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Tennessee Is on the List for the Worst Drivers in the Nation

Tennessee Is on the List for the Worst Drivers in the Nation You may have been driving around Tennessee and thought, “Wow. Tennessee drivers are the worst.” Well, now a survey compiled by SmartAsset, a personal-finance company, proves that this is actually true. Tennessee ranked in the top 10 for states with the worst drivers….

Guardrail Company Sued by Families in Wake of Fatal Crashes

Guardrail Company Sued by Families in Wake of Fatal Crashes Families are holding guardrail companies responsible for the deaths of their loved ones Wilbert Byrd’s son and daughter, Malcom Byrd and Kimciana Hunter, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several companies involved in the making of the X-Light Guardrail system, including the Lindsay Corporation…

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…

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…

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…

Legal Options for Injured Vehicle Passengers

Legal Options for Injured Vehicle Passengers When you have been injured in a serious car accident, you likely have many questions about what next steps to take. You may find that your medical bills, for example, are overwhelming and the pain and suffering you are coping with as a result of the accident can be…

Common Legal Mistakes After a Car Accident in Tennessee

Don’t Make These Common Legal Mistakes After a Tennessee Car Accident When you are involved in a car accident, shock, fear, worry and concern may immediately replace reason in your mind. However, some mistakes that are made in the immediate moments after a car accident can have a significant and direct impact on the viability…

Road Rage – A Serious Danger on US Roadways

The increasing problem of road rage Almost 80 percent of drivers admitted to having feelings associated with road rage at least once while behind the wheel in the past year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Even more alarming is the fact that about eight million drivers in the United States admitted to…

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving Getting behind the wheel when feeling a little sleepy or drowsy sounds harmless. However, it is essentially the same thing as saying you feel like getting behind the wheel when you are little intoxicated is harmless. Studies continue to show that drowsy driving is as dangerous and drunk driving because…

The Incidence of Tractor Trailer Accidents in America Is Alarming

Individuals can sustain serious injuries in a tractor-trailer accident in Tennessee. The majority deaths in large truck collisions are occupants of passenger vehicles. The primary reason behind this is because individuals traveling in smaller vehicles do not have the same level of protection as a truck driver might. This means that a truck driver might…