Blog Posts in August, 2011

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  • Federal Rule Requiring Electronic Logbooks for Trucks Faces Legal Challenge

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 30, 2011

    Falsification of paper logbooks by truckers under pressure to meet tight deadlines has been a problem for years. In 2003, when federal regulators were writing rules on the number of hours that drivers can be on the road at any one time, the alteration of logbooks was found to be widespread. That situation hasn't changed and may even have intensified since then. That's why federal regulators are ...
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  • Diabetic emergency causes accident with sheriff's car in Tennessee

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 26, 2011

    A diabetic must keep careful watch on his or her blood sugar levels or risk having a diabetic emergency. Some sources have reported that diabetic emergencies can be mild and merely cause irritability in the person with diabetes until blood sugar levels are raised. On the other hand, diabetic emergencies can result in loss of motor functions, consciousness, or even put the diabetic in a long-term ...
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  • Two Tennesseans die in Indiana trucking accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 17, 2011

    Everyone should pay attention to traffic conditions and posted signs, but motorists driving large tractor trailers need to be extra careful because of the damage their trucks can cause. When a tractor trailer driver fails to heed normal traffic safety procedures, he or she can injure or kill many people, including him or herself. Jasper County, Indiana, is learning just how important it is to pay ...
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  • Mobile meth lab explodes on major highway injuring one

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 16, 2011

    Driving can be dangerous. Sometimes there are distracted drivers, motorists who text and drive, and drunk drivers who can all cause serious motor vehicle accidents . The Tennessean, however, has reported on a new danger to drivers-a mobile methamphetamine laboratory. One man was severely burned after his one-pot meth lab exploded while he was a passenger in a car on the Martin Luther King Parkway. ...
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  • Smartphone Apps Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 15, 2011

    Texting while driving is a menace on roads in Tennessee and across the country. Over 30 states have passed some form of ban on texting or excessive cell-phone use. But car accidents caused by distracted driving are still far too frequent. Could it be however, that technology could be used to fight technology? A new smartphone app may offer the ability to disable the ability of a phone to text ...
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  • Wrongful death lawsuit against Tennessee airline has no damage cap

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 12, 2011

    It is a tragedy to lose a loved one in an accident. While no amount of money will bring that person back, the money won in a wrongful death lawsuit can help to cover some of the costs that arise. Punitive damages also give victims' families some vindication that the party at fault has been punished. A U.S. District Judge has recently decided that the families of victims who died in a plane crash ...
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  • Nashville man sues New England Patriot after car crash

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 10, 2011

    A Nashville man has sued New England Patriot Albert Haynesworth after a 2008 car accident on Interstate 65 that left him disabled and unable to leave his bed. The 28-year-old man had actually been a fan of Haynesworth before the accident and had played the same position, defensive lineman, in high school. The victim has gone through numerous surgeries after sustaining a broken leg and pelvis. ...
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  • Carolina defensive end injured in Tennessee motorcycle accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 5, 2011

    It seems the Carolina Panthers defensive end and Tennessee native will be retiring his motorcycle after he was injured in a recent motorcycle accident . Not only that, but his injuries will keep him out of the first two weeks of training camp. Greg Hardy had been traveling on Interstate 40 just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, when his motorcycle rolled several times on wet pavement. The ...
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  • West Tennessee teen returns home after three-month hospital stay

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 3, 2011

    For one Tennessee teen, the past three months have not been filled with typical summer break activities. The young man has returned home to Crockett County after spending three months in hospitals, repairing the serious damage caused by a hit-and-run accident. The teen was injured when a man ran him over at a county baseball game in early April. The teen went to Shepherd's Center in Atlanta to ...
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  • Cookeville woman injures horse and rider in hit-and-run

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 1, 2011

    It is clear that anyone driving needs to pay careful attention to other motorists and people on the road, but drivers need to take extra precautions when driving in more rural areas. There could be people on tractors; livestock outside of its fencing; or, as in this case, people on horseback. A horseback rider and his horse were recently injured in a car accident in Putnam County, Tennessee. A ...
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