Blog Posts in November, 2015

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  • GM liable for punitive damages in ignition switch suits

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 23, 2015

    Some individuals in Tennessee may have heard about lawsuits against General Motors regarding faulty ignition switches. The company admitted it knew its ignition switches were faulty for about ten years despite waiting until February 2014 to recall the cars. At least 169 people have been killed in crashes related to the switches, and many others were injured. In 2009, General Motors filed for ...
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  • Car safety experts look to technology to reduce fatalities

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 17, 2015

    Every day, the greatest risk to safety encountered by people in Tennessee is traveling by motor vehicle. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, drivers and passengers on the roadways face a risk of death 300 times greater than people in commercial airplanes. Historically, advances in safety technology, like seat belts, have saved lives. Seat belts and other ...
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  • Fatality accident on Tennessee's Highway 14

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 9, 2015

    A five-car accident occurred on a section of Highway 14 on Nov. 6. The incident occurred north of Highway 385 at approximately 4:30 p.m. and resulted in two deaths. Four other individuals were injured in the accident, and three additional parties escaped the wreck without injury. Authorities indicate that the catalyst for the fatal collision was a pickup truck traveling south on Highway 14. The ...
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  • Campaign against drinking by young drivers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 3, 2015

    As Tennessee residents might know, a major cause of death among those under age 21 is motor vehicle accidents. Drinking and driving is implicated in approximately 25 percent of fatal accidents involving this age group, and almost 50 percent are drivers of the vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has teamed with the Ad Council to conduct a campaign aimed at instructing ...
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