Car Accidents Archives

Auto insurance policy limits explained

Purchasing auto insurance seems like an overly complicated process, but we're here to help clear the air on a few things. One of the most confusing aspects of determining your car insurance rates are the limits on your insurance, and making sure you have enough insurance to legally drive in your state.

What happens after an Uber accident?

Uber and other similar services are becoming quite popular. However, the laws are having some difficulty keeping up with the liability for such vehicles when they are involved in accidents. The confusion extends to drivers and passengers in Tennessee and Kentucky who may not know exactly what happens if their Uber vehicle gets into a crash.

Multi-vehicle accidents can be common and sometimes complicated

Multi-car accidents are very common. It's estimated that up to ⅓ of all car accidents involve more than two vehicles. In Tennessee, 46% of all accidents were multi-vehicle accidents in 2015. Multi-car accidents also include pile-ups and chain-reaction accidents. Not many people know what to do in the instance of a multi-vehicle accident, but it's best to be prepared.

Hey, car drivers and bicyclists, let's cut each other some slack

Over the decades, Nashville and communities throughout Middle Tennessee have seen an increase in the number of bicycles on our city streets and country roads. And every Spring, we can read and hear complaints from cars and bikers about sharing the road. Since both cars and bicycles are likely to continue to increase in our region, we thought it would be a good idea to share some information about bicycle accidents, as well as some tips about simple things we can all do to make room for each other.

Should I give a recorded statement if I've been in a car wreck?

If you've been in an auto accident, you know that dealing with insurance companies can be a hassle. Making recorded statements can hurt your ability to be fairly compensated. It's important to always be careful when talking with insurance adjusters.

Top 10 scary but true facts about auto accidents

Car accidents are scary, and the statistics prove it. In addition to the loss of life and pain that comes with it, there is also an economic loss to consider. The person that was injured may not be able to work anymore due to their injuries. Or, think about the family who has to figure out how to survive with only one income because the breadwinner died in an accident.

Five tips for driving in the rain

Nashville weather in the Spring can be very rain-filled. Severe thunderstorms can pop up out of nowhere, and can make driving very dangerous. There are more than 1,259,000 weather-related accidents each year. Drive safely, and you won't be one of them.

If someone dies in an auto accident that's my fault, what can happen to me?

No one likes to think about deadly car crashes. But they happen every day in the state of Tennessee. In 2016, 1,036 people died as a result of a car accident (962 in 2015). In most of those cases, someone was at fault. If you are at fault in an accident and someone was killed, it's good to know your options.

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