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May 11, 2022

Truck Drivers Can Be Hurt in Accidents, Too

By |May 11th, 2022|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Truck Drivers Can Be Hurt in Accidents, Too

Truck drivers don’t have it easy — and you don’t have to tell them that. Sure, there’s probably something soothing about hours on the open road with your own music and no one to judge you for it, but nothing is quite like we imagine it to be. Again, though, truck drivers already know this. They already know about their long hours and heavy loads and hectic schedules taking them away from home, and they (hopefully) [...]

May 4, 2022

How Can I Avoid Arrest at Bonnaroo?

By |May 4th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on How Can I Avoid Arrest at Bonnaroo?

Bonnaroo was put on hold in 2020 and 2021 because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The popular music festival makes a triumphant return to the schedule this June. With that being said, are you planning to make the pilgrimage to Bonnaroo? If so, it might be a good idea to keep your behavior in check to avoid arrest. No matter how diligent you might be in staying out of trouble, trouble might just find you. The experienced [...]

Mar 23, 2022

Distracted Drivers Endanger Everyone

By |March 23rd, 2022|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Distracted Drivers Endanger Everyone

For a lot of us, driving is a daily chore we have to take part in to get to where we need to go. Whether it’s a commute to work, school, or wherever your errands take you, you get there behind the wheel of a car. While newer drivers may still get to enjoy the novelty of the open road, more seasoned folks typically have a more apathetic view — if not an outright distaste. Driving, [...]

Mar 15, 2022

Take Tennessee Drug Charges Seriously

By |March 15th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Take Tennessee Drug Charges Seriously

The world, and our society within it, is constantly changing. As we develop as a whole, our views, morals, knowledge, and entire cultures reflect these developments, and that’s great! That being said, not everything goes through these changes and progress at the same time or even in the same way — especially when it comes to the law. Seriously, it takes a LOT for laws to change, and even then it’s usually in incremental, tiny ways. [...]

Mar 8, 2022

Unique Dangers for Female Drivers

By |March 8th, 2022|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Unique Dangers for Female Drivers

Driving any sort of vehicle poses some sort of risk, simply because of the nature of the activity. Controlling a giant metal deathtrap on wheels will, inevitably, trap some death. That’s why laws, regulations, safety features, and overall standards of care are always changing and improving wherever and whenever possible. Ideally, there would be no risk! After all, many of us have no choice but to drive every day. Wouldn’t it be nice if you were [...]

Mar 2, 2022

Surprise Airbags Help No One

By |March 2nd, 2022|Products Liability|Comments Off on Surprise Airbags Help No One

It’s pretty common knowledge: things are supposed to work. We use all sorts of things every day, invented for our convenience and ease, and we are meant to rely on those things to actually do their jobs. Of course, the reality is a bit different. Things are not, in fact, created by some perfect Thing Machine to never have design flaws or errors, but by people. People can make so many, many errors with so many, [...]

Jan 4, 2022

Better Think Twice Before Singing “Happy Birthday” in Public This Year

By |January 4th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Better Think Twice Before Singing “Happy Birthday” in Public This Year

It’s a general presumption that people should know what activities are considered crimes in Tennessee. You shouldn’t steal. If you hit someone, you’ll probably be arrested. If you drive over the speed limit, you’ll be ticketed. If you sell drugs, you’re breaking the law. It’s normally not an excuse to say, “But Your Honor, I thought what I was doing was legal.” Still, there are times that even a judge might be surprised that something is [...]

Dec 28, 2021

The Pandemic Kept a Lot of People Wrongfully Detained and Imprisoned

By |December 28th, 2021|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on The Pandemic Kept a Lot of People Wrongfully Detained and Imprisoned

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we all live in many ways. One of those ways is when criminal defendants have their day in court. Due to the danger of contracting the disease, before vaccinations, many trials were postponed. The delay affected jury trials throughout the United States. While the delays are understandable because of public safety concerns, the delays are still preventing defendants from having their day in court. Worse, many defendants who can’t afford [...]

Dec 23, 2021

Case Against Commissioner Julia Hurley Dismissed

By |December 23rd, 2021|Firm News|Comments Off on Case Against Commissioner Julia Hurley Dismissed

It has taken almost two years, but Banks & Jones is proud to announce that the court case against Loudon County Commissioner Julia Hurley has finally been heard, and the case was dismissed, allowing Commissioner Hurley to remain in her role serving the good people of District 2. T. Scott Jones, who represented Commissioner Hurley, spoke with News 10 about why the decision was the right one. "The judge applied common sense legal reasoning," said T. [...]

Dec 21, 2021

What Does an Accident Reconstruction Expert Do?

By |December 21st, 2021|Personal Injury|Comments Off on What Does an Accident Reconstruction Expert Do?

In some car accidents and truck accidents, it may be clear who caused the wreck. There are many accidents, though, where it’s not clear how the accident occurred or who is responsible. In some cases, both drivers may be partially at fault – though the driver that struck you was much more negligent. In multiple-car accidents, it’s often unclear how the chain reaction of collisions occurred. When the way the accident happened isn’t clear or when [...]

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