Blog Posts in March, 2014

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  • Senator says recalled GM vehicles are not safe to drive

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 28, 2014

    There has been a lot of troubling information in the news lately about automakers knowingly putting Americans in harm's way. On the heels of Toyota's sudden acceleration nightmare, General Motors recently admitted that there are potential problems with ignition switches in many of its vehicles. In both cases, the automakers reportedly knew of the potential defects long before issuing any ...
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  • Being proactive after an auto accident can make a big difference

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 28, 2014

    Anyone who has been involved in a car accident -- no matter how serious -- knows how stressful that experience can be. Whether you're making the morning commute or driving the kids to soccer practice, having to deal with the effects of a crash can create a sense of confusion and perhaps helplessness. Despite the major disruption an accident can create, victims may be able to protect themselves in ...
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  • Feds seek to cut fatalities with new commercial truck regulations

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 26, 2014

    Tallying thousands of highway miles every year provides commercial truck drivers experience and a certain level of comfort behind the wheel of a large vehicle. Although this may be true, spending so much time on the road can also take a physical toll, which is exactly why truck drivers and their employers are required to follow federal mandates for hours of service and rest periods. Current ...
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  • Dog attacks: Breed is only 1 factor in determining aggressiveness

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 21, 2014

    When a person hears about a dog attack, he or she might have a specific notion about what the situation looked like. Based on preconceived ideas about these incidents, people might generally imagine that the attack involved an aggressive breed, such as a pit bull or Rottweiler. While certain breeds might have a predisposition toward aggressive behavior, a recently released study indicated that a ...
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  • What's needed to file a Tennessee medical malpractice suit?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 19, 2014

    At times, patients know when they've been given sub-standard medical care and have suffered as a result. Even though it may be clear that doctor, nursing or hospital negligence contributed to a medical injury, the steps needed to move forward with a medical malpractice claim might not be so obvious, especially given that personal injury laws can vary by state. Of course, every medical malpractice ...
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  • Pedestrian fatalities jump in Tennessee, despite national drop

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 14, 2014

    For many Nashville residents, traveling on foot might be the best option to get from place to place. Whether a person is close enough to their final destination, doesn't want to put up with traffic congestion or would like some physical activity, there are a number of reasons why walking is a preferred option for many urban dwellers. The unfortunate reality, however, is that being a pedestrian ...
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  • Accident prevention: Truckers already face hand-held phone ban

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 12, 2014

    Although it's something many people do each and every day, driving really is a complex task. Between regulating speed, observing posted traffic laws and keeping an eye out for everyone else on the road, motorists have a lot on their plate. This, of course, doesn't even include many of the distractions drivers intentionally create for themselves. Last week, we covered a story emerging from ...
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  • Tennessee lawmakers take aim at distracted driving

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 7, 2014

    It's no secret that using a smartphone while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle is dangerous. Drivers who remove their eyes from the road, even for a moment or two, can miss a lot. In order to address this problem and prevent car accidents, Tennessee lawmakers banned texting and driving. Interestingly enough, some state legislators would like to take the law a step further by banning cell phone ...
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  • Alcohol providers may also be liable in drunk driving accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 5, 2014

    Although most everybody knows that drunk driving is illegal, the unfortunate reality is that thousands of motorists get behind the wheel when they're over the legal limit. Furthermore, alcohol impairment is a frequent cause of accidents on Tennessee roads. In drunk driving accident cases, much of the attention and responsibility is shifted to the at-fault drivers, which makes sense. After all, ...
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