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When you get a jury duty summons in the mail, your first instinct might be to rip it up, ignore it, or call the court to ...
At least three victims were killed, and one seriously injured, in two separate wrecks involving commercial ...
The Great Trials podcast talks about some of the biggest, most important trials in American history. The show also ...
Tasked with protecting the public from negligent health professionals, the Tennessee Department of Health releases a ...
Blog Posts in March, 2014Blog Home
Senator says recalled GM vehicles are not safe to drive
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 28, 2014There 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 ...Continue Reading
Being proactive after an auto accident can make a big difference
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 28, 2014Anyone 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 ...Continue Reading
Feds seek to cut fatalities with new commercial truck regulations
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 26, 2014Tallying 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 ...Continue Reading
Dog attacks: Breed is only 1 factor in determining aggressiveness
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 21, 2014When 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 ...Continue Reading
What's needed to file a Tennessee medical malpractice suit?
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 19, 2014At 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 ...Continue Reading
Pedestrian fatalities jump in Tennessee, despite national drop
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 14, 2014For 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 ...Continue Reading
Accident prevention: Truckers already face hand-held phone ban
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 12, 2014Although 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 ...Continue Reading
Tennessee lawmakers take aim at distracted driving
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 7, 2014It'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 ...Continue Reading
Alcohol providers may also be liable in drunk driving accidents
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 5, 2014Although 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, ...Continue Reading
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