Accident-Lawyer News: Mechanical Failure Causes Fatal Bus Crash

The relationship between mechanical problems and car accidents has been a hot topic this year because of the General Motors lawsuits, but the issue persists. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, mechanical failures and manufacturing defects cause approximately 12 percent of all car crashes in the United States. In many cases, poor maintenance causes these wrecks, which often turn fatal.

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Drunk Driver Kills Businessman, and More Accident-Lawyer News

All drunk drivers are irresponsible, and many suffer from alcoholism. This disease explains their compulsive behavior; however, it does not excuse their decision to drive negligently, because it directly affects other people’s safety.

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Accident-Attorney News: 3 Lesser Known Types of Negligent Driving

Everyone knows about the most common types of negligent driving. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers has been campaigning against drunk driving since 1980, keeping Americans informed on the dangers of that type of negligent driving.

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Can I Appeal After a Medical Malpractice Suit, and Other Personal-Injury Lawyer FAQs

During any personal-injury lawsuit, it’s natural to have many questions. The applicable laws are often very confusing and require years of study to fully understand. That’s just one of the reasons you should hire a lawyer.

Your personal-injury lawyer is there to help you make legal decisions that are based on an in-depth understanding of the law, as well as on experience gained through many years in the courtroom.

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Accident-Lawyer Tips: 3 Ways to Increase Motorcycle Safety

WATE News reports that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Tennessee, and the Highway Safety Office and local law enforcement agencies are collaborating to promote motorcycle safety. The effort is prompted in part by Tennessee’s growing number of motorcycle accidents.

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Police Officer Killed on Interstate and Other Accident-Attorney News

Standing or walking along the highway is extremely dangerous, and it’s why so many highway construction workers suffer injuries every year. Likewise, it’s common to read about good Samaritans exiting their vehicles to help stranded motorists along the shoulder, before a reckless driver strikes both parties.

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Accident-Lawyer News: Police Determine No Fault in Crash

After any car accident causes injuries or a significant amount of property damage, local police conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether or not to make arrests and issue citations. Even if they don’t take any further action, these reports are particularly useful for any drivers involved who wish to file a personal-injury lawsuit.

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Accident-Lawyer News: Hit-And-Run Roundup

Hit and runs have become an epidemic in the United States. Although there is no central location for hit-and-run car accident statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one in five pedestrian deaths involves a hit and run. The AAA Foundation believes that the number of drivers who leave the scene of an accident each year is increasingly dramatically.

 

One look at the local news confirms these suspicions. In Tennessee, hit-and-run drivers who cause property damage face fines, 30 days in jail and a possible license suspension. However, those drivers who cause an injury or death spend up to one year in jail and must pay harsher fines. The prosecutor also has the option to charge the suspect with a felony if police determine that the driver knew that the accident caused the injury.

Many people criticize these laws, complaining that the penalties are not severe enough, giving drunk drivers incentive to leave the scene and sober up to avoid a DUI. Fortunately, victims of hit-and-run drivers have the option to file civil lawsuits to find justice and recover compensation for their injuries.

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3 Ways To Use Your Smartphone After A Crash

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so this post should come with a word of caution: it’s never safe to use your smartphone while driving. That said, your phone can prove very useful after you’ve been in a car accident with a distracted driver.

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Reckless Drivers Kill TN Teens

It’s difficult to fathom the amount of grief that a parent experiences after losing a child, especially when a negligent driver is to blame in a hit-and-run accident. Two sets of Tennessee parents face the impossible task of burying their children this month after preventable car accidents took the lives of a 19-year-old and a 14-year-old.

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