May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Remember to share the road and keep motorcyclists safe. May is motorcycle awareness month and with good reason. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, in 2014, 4,586 motorcyclists were killed. This means that motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities involving other types of…

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Underage Binge Drinking Still Prominent in U.S.

Underage Binge Drinking Still Prominent in the U.S. The number of minors who report not just underage drinking, but binge drinking, is shocking. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deems alcohol to be the most frequently used and abused drug by minors in the United States. The statistics are staggering. The 2015 Youth…

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Tennessee House Criminal Justice Chairman Files Bill to Stop the Decriminalization of Marijuana

Tennessee House Criminal Justice Chairman Files Bill to Stop the Decriminalization of Marijuana Tennessee lawmaker tries to put a stop to marijuana decriminalization in his state William Lamberth, a Republican lawmaker and Chairman of the Tennessee House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee, has sponsored legislation that would undue several efforts in Tennessee to decriminalize marijuana….

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University of Tennessee Football Players’ Criminal Trial

Social Media Accounts May Be Fair Game in University of Tennessee Football Players’ Criminal Trials Appellate Judges will decide whether social media posts, messages, and texts of the accuser will be turned over to defense attorneys. Former University of Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams are currently facing charges of raping a female…

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Can You Beat a DUI Charge in Tennessee?

Can You Beat a DUI?   If you find yourself facing a DUI charge, all hope is not lost According to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 8,420 in 2014 for Driving Under the Influence. Tennessee takes drunk driving very seriously. For the 1st offense alone, you could be…

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Choosing a Murfreesboro personal injury attorney

Trusted Murfreesboro Personal Injury Attorneys   Dedicated to results for more than 40 years If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you are probably feeling a wide range of emotions. Angry. Anxious. Overwhelmed. It can all seem like too much to handle. The experienced Murfreesboro personal injury attorneys at Kidwell, South,…

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Distracted Drivers Make Roads Increasingly Unsafe

Distracted Drivers Make Roads Increasingly Unsafe   Smartphone use while driving an unprecedented risk to drivers everywhere The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released data stating 35,092 people died in auto accidents in 2015, a 7.2 percent increase from 2014. Additionally, the NHTSA found that traffic fatalities were 10.4% higher during the first…

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Accident Deaths on the Rise Across the U.S.

Accident Deaths on the Rise Across the U.S.   The number of car crash fatalities continues to increase. The National Safety Council (NSC) has released sobering statistics regarding the increase of traffic fatalities in the U.S. The NSC estimates that 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured in the U.S. in 2015 alone. This…

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Cardiac Stents & Medical Malpractice

Cardiac Stents and Medical Malpractice   Cardiac stents have been increasingly overused, exposing doctors to medical malpractice claims. Cardiac stents are most often used to restore blood flow to people who have suffered a heart attack. The tube-shaped stent is inserted into the coronary arteries to open them up. However, there have been an increasing…

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What is Medical Malpractice in Tennessee?

What is Medical Malpractice? Learn all about the legal elements of medical malpractice and the most common cases that arise. Do no harm. You hope your healthcare professionals adhere to these words in their practice. What happens, however, when harm is done? What do you do when you are hurt under the care of a…

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