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Jul 30, 2019

Do I Need to See a Doctor if I Don’t Feel Any Pain After a Crash?

By |July 30th, 2019|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

 Do you need to see a doctor if you don't feel any pain after a crash? Sometimes the answer is yes. If you're involved in a serious accident with a serious impact, then you probably want to go and get checked out, even if you don't feel any pain immediately after a crash. If you don't feel any pain immediately, that doesn't mean you're not going to feel pain at some time in the future. [...]

Jun 26, 2019

Common Questions about Uninsured Motorist Protection

By |June 26th, 2019|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

If you’re hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may need to rely on your own policy for help. Today, T. Scott Jones answers some common questions about uninsured motorist coverage. Do I Need to Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage?  Why you need to have uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage is like any other insurance coverage: it's there to protect you, particularly in the event that you're involved in an accident with injuries or [...]

Jun 19, 2019

Tennessee Confirmed as the Worst State for Cell Phone Distracted Driving Fatalities

By |June 19th, 2019|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

The state of Tennessee was recently branded with an unfortunate mark. Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, it is the worst state for distracted driving deaths involving cell phone use. The study, released by Value Penguin, looked at the statistics on deaths in the state connected to cell phone use and driving from 2015 to 2017. Tennessee fared miserably when compared to all other states. During this time period, more than 1,400 deaths [...]

Apr 17, 2019

Duty to Report Minor Accidents in Tennessee

By |April 17th, 2019|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

When serious accidents happen, drivers have a duty to contact the police. A serious accident usually means that a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist was injured. If a car isn’t drivable after a crash, that also suggests the accident was serious. A question that often arises after an accident is, What must drivers do if the car accident doesn’t cause any injuries or massive property damage? And where does Tennessee draw the line between minor accidents [...]

Mar 12, 2019

Can I Recover for My Injury if I Am Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident?

By |March 12th, 2019|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

 An interesting question is whether or not you can recover for an injury when you're involved in a hit and run accident. There are a couple of factors that come into play and need to be considered. One is, whether or not there was an impact with your vehicle. If there was an actual physical impact, then yes, you can recover. In the event there wasn't an impact – say someone cut you off and [...]

Dec 26, 2018

If You Are Hit and Injured by a Drugged Driver, You Have Rights

By |December 26th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Being hit and injured by drivers who are high on prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and/or illegal drugs always has been a problem. However, the number of auto accidents related to people who are high on opioids, marijuana, and other drugs has been increasing recently, in part because some states have legalized the use of marijuana – and opioids seem to be everywhere. If you are injured in a crash with a drugged driver, you have the [...]

Jul 25, 2018

Can I File a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit After My Car Crash?

By |July 25th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

You can face devastating consequences after experiencing a spinal cord injury in Knoxville or anywhere throughout the State of Tennessee. These consequences can include long-term injury, the inability to work or engage in everyday activities, the inability to care for yourself or your family members, severe disability, and even paralysis. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), car accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the U.S. They [...]

May 2, 2018

The Worst Tire Ever Made

By |May 2nd, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Court documents recently made public reveal the Goodyear G159 RV tire to be “the worst tire made in history.” This is not hyperbole, as a shocking article from Jalopnik disclosed that the tire was linked to hundreds of vehicle crashes and several fatalities. New evidence disclosed in an Arizona court on April 4, 2018 revealed that the product is tied to more than 700 complaints. The issue at a glance Jalopnik's investigation of the court documents [...]

Apr 18, 2018

What Is an Auto Recall?

By |April 18th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

An auto recall is when automakers or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified a safety defect in one or more vehicle models. As a result, the vehicle with the defect violates the safety standards established by the federal government, and a defect can concern either the entire vehicle or a part thereof, such as the design. Therefore, a recall can involve: Broken steering parts Broken or stuck accelerator controls Fractured wheels Malfunctioning windshield [...]

Mar 28, 2018

How Dangerous is Distracted Driving?

By |March 28th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Distracted driving includes texting while driving, talking on your smartphone while operating a vehicle, eating, playing with the radio, looking at a GPS system, or any activity that takes your hands off the steering wheel and your eyes off the road. Distracted driving also includes driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving while drowsy. The statistics are overwhelming. Distracted driving is a leading cause of death, catastrophic injury, and permanent harm to vehicle drivers, [...]

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