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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Personal-Injury Attorney News: Nursing-Home Abuse Roundup

The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that approximately 10 percent of the population older than 60 is suffering some form of abuse or neglect. Abuse is especially prevalent in nursing homes where family members visit seldom or not at all. Elderly dementia patients are the group most at risk because caregivers know their victims have no way of reporting abuse.

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Accident-Lawyer News: Drunk Driver Rampages Through Park

One of the more frightening aspects of the drunk-driving epidemic is the number of repeat offenders. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, the state has more than 59,000 third-time DUI offenders and more than 17,000 five-time offenders. The reality of the situation is that many of these drivers continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated until they cause an accident or end up behind bars.

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Distracted Driver Kills Cyclist, and More Accident-Lawyer News

It’s difficult to grasp just how dangerous texting and driving is until you hear the statistics in the United States. The Daily Helmsman reports that distracted drivers kill approximately nine people every day.

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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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Personal-Injury Lawyer News: Not All Malpractice Lawsuits Are Motivated by Money

Personal-injury lawsuits serve a dual purpose in our society, but most people focus on the monetary side of the process. The lawsuits are primarily about compensating victims of negligent behavior, and this is the aspect that receives the most press.

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Good Samaritans Track Down Hit-and-Run Driver, and Other Accident-Lawyer News

Hit-and-run accidents are on the rise in the United States, and Tennessee is no exception to the trend. According to AAA, the majority of drivers who leave the scene of accidents either do not hold a valid license or are impaired. Either way, most hit-and-run drivers have something to gain by fleeing.

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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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