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Jul 7, 2021

Why Are Fatal Intersection Accidents So Common?

By |July 7th, 2021|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Why Are Fatal Intersection Accidents So Common?

No matter how long you’ve been driving, the chances are good you’ve seen more than one intersection accident, usually around a shopping plaza or on a rural road. Intersection collisions happen pretty often, and the force of the impact can easily lead to the death of a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcycle rider. Knoxville drivers know all about dangerous intersections. According to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study, “eastbound Western Avenue (SR 62) at [...]

Jun 29, 2021

My Kid Got a DUI. What Should I Do Now?

By |June 29th, 2021|DUI|Comments Off on My Kid Got a DUI. What Should I Do Now?

No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes, including teenagers. You can teach them right from wrong all you want, and they might still make the wrong decision when it comes to underage drinking and driving. As dangerous as this is, many teens still decide to drink at parties and then drive home. If your teen is involved in an accident or pulled over by a police officer after drinking, the teen will be arrested on the [...]

Jun 23, 2021

The Trucking Company Is Calling. What Should I Do?

By |June 23rd, 2021|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on The Trucking Company Is Calling. What Should I Do?

The other side is calling, and you've been involved in an accident with a truck driving company. Understand that in the state of Tennessee, only one party needs to know that a call is being recorded. I can assure you, when you hear these words, "These calls are being recorded for quality assurance purposes," it's not necessarily quality assurance. It's recorded for a business purpose. That is, to preserve any statement that you made that [...]

Jun 16, 2021

Can a DUI Charge Be Dropped or Negotiated into Another Charge?

By |June 16th, 2021|DUI|Comments Off on Can a DUI Charge Be Dropped or Negotiated into Another Charge?

Being arrested for DUI in Tennessee comes with strict penalties. Whether this is your first arrest or you’ve been arrested for DUI before, you will face automatic jail time for the crime. There are a host of mitigating factors that go into determining the exact amount of time you must spend in jail, how much you will have to pay in fines, and how long you will lose your license. Those factors include the following: Whether [...]

Jun 9, 2021

Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

By |June 9th, 2021|Workers Compensation|Comments Off on Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

Under state and federal law, you’re never required to hire a lawyer – but it’s usually in your best interest to work with one no matter what your legal concerns are. T. Scott Jones and Chris Beavers talk about why you should hire a lawyer in the following videos. Why should I hire an attorney for a DUI charge? Why should you hire an attorney for a DUI charge? You should hire an attorney because [...]

Jun 2, 2021

Women at Greater Risk of Serious Injury Than Men in Motor Vehicle Crashes

By |June 2nd, 2021|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Women at Greater Risk of Serious Injury Than Men in Motor Vehicle Crashes

A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that women are at a greater risk of suffering serious injury compared to men in motor vehicle crashes. The study has found that the increased risk is due to the types of vehicles women drive and the circumstances surrounding the accidents and not the physical differences between women and men. The study from the IIHS, along with supporting data, shows that men are [...]

Apr 28, 2021

Liability in Distracted Walking & Jaywalking Claims

By |April 28th, 2021|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Liability in Distracted Walking & Jaywalking Claims

So you've been hit by a car; you weren't in a designated crosswalk. A lot of times that's referred to as “jaywalking” in our common parlance. That doesn't mean that you're always responsible. There are a number of factors that play into that: Were you wearing bright clothes? Was it the middle of the day? Was it night? Was the driver speeding? Understand that drivers are tasked with the responsibility of seeing what is there to [...]

Apr 21, 2021

What Are My Rights If I’m Hit by a Drunk or Drugged Driver?

By |April 21st, 2021|DUI|Comments Off on What Are My Rights If I’m Hit by a Drunk or Drugged Driver?

What are your rights if you're hit by a drunk or drug driver? Well, you have an accident claim just like any other accident claim, but you need to make sure that you have an attorney that knows the particular issues unique to dealing with a drunk driving situation. First off, you may have a claim for what are known as punitive damages, which means you can have a claim for the actual injuries that [...]

Apr 14, 2021

Jury Selection in Criminal Defense Cases

By |April 14th, 2021|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Jury Selection in Criminal Defense Cases

Every jury trial has risks. There are no guarantees that any juror will rule in your favor. However, there are often strong indicators that a member of the jury is inclined to find that there is a reasonable doubt as compared to other jury members. Every member of the jury has certain prejudices and biases whether it's the color of a defendant’s skin, the way a defendant looks, or automatically believing the testimony of a police [...]

Apr 7, 2021

Should I Talk to the Police?

By |April 7th, 2021|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Should I Talk to the Police?

Should you talk to the police? You know were taught that the police are our friends, and they certainly are. They serve a valuable purpose, but when you're charged with a crime or you have the potential to be charged with a crime – perhaps you're a suspect, perhaps you're a witness, but likely you won't know which of the two you are – I would strongly recommend that you exercise your 5th amendment constitutional [...]

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