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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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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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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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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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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3 Questions People Frequently Ask Their Car Accident Lawyer

WBIR News reports that there was a 2.7 percent decrease in the number of Tennesseans killed in traffic accidents between 2012 and 2013. Still, new statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security indicate that 988 lost their lives in those accidents. Also, 9,145 people were injured in car accidents last year in our state, meaning that an average of 25 people suffer injuries every day.

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If you are one of those unlucky 25 drivers and your accident was the result of another motorist’s negligence, you will likely have more questions than answers about what comes next. The first step to take is to take care of your injuries. Then, give us a call.

At Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC, we specialize in pushing large insurance companies to do the right thing and pay for our clients’ injuries. If you find yourself in need of an accident lawyer in Nashville, we would love the opportunity to meet with you and offer our expert advice during a free initial consultation. To learn more about our services, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!

1. Who Should Or Shouldn’t I Talk To About The Accident

This is the most commonly asked question regarding car accidents because most people have heard that speaking to certain parties before contacting a lawyer may affect their chances of a positive outcome in court. You can and should speak with the police about your accident in order to ensure that their report is balanced and complete.

Likewise, you shouldn’t hesitate to give your insurance company basic information about the wreck. But make sure you contact an attorney before you speak with another driver’s insurance company because their primary goal is to pay you less, and they are not afraid to use anything you say against you to justify a lower payment.

2. What Information Should I Gather About The Car Accident?

Get a notebook to record every possible detail about the crash. First, collect the names, phone numbers, insurance information and license plate numbers of every driver involved. Then, if you are able, try to collect the contact information of a few witnesses.

Next, write down details about the medical attention that you receive, your interactions with the police and any correspondence with insurance companies. Don’t forget to include dates!

3. Why Should I Contact An Attorney?

Insurance companies that owe you money are not on your side. They are concerned about their bottom-line, and any money that they can get away with not paying you is money in their pockets. When it comes time to negotiate with or file a claim against an insurance company, you need someone on your side who knows the law thoroughly.

At Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC, we have helped more than 1,000 Nashville residents seek justice through personal-injury lawsuits. To learn more about our practice or to schedule a no-cost consultation, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!

 

 

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