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Nov 15, 2017

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Personal Injury Attorney

By |Nov 15, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Unlike Superman, Achilles and the other heroes of myth, we’re not invulnerable to pain and suffering.  People sustain life-threatening injuries every day: from terrifying natural disasters, unavoidable auto accidents, and simple slips. Fortunately, when you get injured, you are not alone; you can have a personal injury attorney by your side. There are a number [...]

Nov 2, 2017

Congratulations, T. Scott Jones, on Your AV Preeminent® Rating!

By |Nov 2, 2017|Firm News|0 Comments

All of us at Banks and Jones would like to congratulate T. Scott Jones for obtaining an AV Preeminent® rating! The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system is among the most-respected objective ratings programs for legal excellence, and is typically considered the gold standard when it comes to recognizing attorneys for their work and dedication. Unlike [...]

Oct 17, 2017

Why Many Car Accidents Happen at Intersections

By |Oct 17, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirm that 40% of car accidents in the United States occur at intersections. Intersection accidents are common because there at least two crossing roads. Roads typically have at least two lanes of travel, which means most intersection traffic involves four lanes of travel. Cars at intersections can [...]

Oct 4, 2017

Understanding Tennessee’s Dram Shop Law

By |Oct 4, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

In the United States, there are a lot of laws regarding the purchase, sale and consumption of alcohol, and those laws can vary from state to state. Both federal and state law require, however, that a person must be 21 years old or older before he or she can drink alcoholic beverages. There’s another law [...]

Sep 20, 2017

Legal Limits on the Acceptable Height, Width, and Length of Trucks

By |Sep 20, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Trucks are dangerous vehicles for many reasons, including their dimensions. The large height, width, and length of trucks make it difficult for small cars and motorcycles to see in front and around them. The extreme dimensions of trucks also make it much more difficult for the truck driver to see other vehicles – because most [...]

Sep 6, 2017

Event Data Recorders Can Help Build a Case After a Car Crash

By |Sep 6, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

You are driving into the sunrise or sunset when suddenly you collide with another vehicle. Finding the answers to who, what, why, and how is important in a successful auto accident case, and one method to find said answers is to look at your vehicle’s event data recorder (EDR). What is an event data recorder? [...]

Aug 14, 2017

How Motorcycle Riders Can Make Themselves More Visible

By |Aug 14, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

There’s an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That adage applies to motorcycle drivers and passengers. Many motorcycle accidents cause death or catastrophic injuries because the motorcycle rider can fall straight to the hard ground or be thrown into the truck or car that caused the accident. The [...]

Jul 19, 2017

The Dangers of the Dragon’s Tail

By |Jul 19, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

With 11 miles and 318 curves in Blount County, Tennessee and Swain County, North Carolina, Deals Gap is a beautiful and popular American road for motorcyclists and sports car drivers. It also is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the United States, as the June 3rd deadly crash involving two young men [...]

Jul 5, 2017

Be Aware of Summertime Dangers

By |Jul 5, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Summer is time for fun in the sun, to stay cool at the pool, and other playful, rhyming activities. It’s vacation time, and you want to have the best possible experiences with your family. Still, just as it does to the other three seasons, danger casts its shadow over summer. So we want you to [...]

Jun 21, 2017

The Future is Now: Federal Guidelines for Driverless Vehicles

By |Jun 21, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Driverless cars used to be the perfect symbol for the future. Thanks to companies like Tesla and Google, though, the future is now – and driverless cars are a real thing. As exciting as that is, though, there are still issues when it comes to liability and driver safety, so back in 2016, the United [...]