After a car or big truck accident has caused injury to you or your loved ones, the last thing you want to worry about is the bill. Paying for medical bills after an accident is not a fun topic, but one that must be discussed.
When we go to the doctor with an injury or illness, we often receive some medication to alleviate the symptoms and help us feel better. In most cases, that is exactly what happens. However, in too many situations, taking a doctor-prescribed drug only makes matters worse.
Drivers in Tennessee might not realize how distractions can be the catalyst for a car collision. Glancing away from the road for a mere two seconds at 70 mph will lead to a driver traveling approximately 200 feet without watching where they are going. There are numerous reasons why a driver might look away including texting and driving. This might reduce the ability to anticipate and raise the risk of a car accident.
Tennessee Highway Patrol report that the chief of the Lewisburg Police Department was injured in a two-car collision during the early morning hours of April 18. Officials do not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
People in Tennessee are known to love their motor sports and fast cars. These hobbies are enjoyable but carry with them a certain amount of risk as evidenced by a car accident at Walt Disney World Speedway, an attraction that catered to those who like high-performance sports cars and racing. The accident led to the death of a 36-year-old man who was a passenger in the vehicle as he rode with a younger driver.
Tennessee and many other parts of the country are in the middle of the annual rainy season. However, automobile travel cannot wait for summer weather. In order to avoid being involved in one of the 1.2 million motor vehicle crashes each year, there are some basic tips to follow when driving in the rain.
The attorneys at Bart Durham Injury Law have over 75 years of experience in motor vehicle injury cases. In this time we have seen many different types of injuries, caused by various car defects.
The reckless actions of one person have the ability to affect many. When someone chooses to get behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink, the consequences can be deadly. Sadly, innocent people are often the victims of these negligent, drunk drivers.
While people may think of drunk driving as a criminal matter, it has a civil component as well. When someone is injured in a drunk driving accident, that person has the right to sue for damages. These damages could include property damages, but also damages for medical expenses, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation or other expenses caused by the accident. A person may also be entitled to pain and suffering when involved in a drunk driving accident.
Driving a car often takes skill and attention by drivers. Without with the right attention to detail a car accident is likely to occur. Negligent drivers are often the cause of car accidents because they failed to follow the rules, drive while distracted or drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, these are not the only factors that contribute to car accidents in Tennessee. Residents may wonder what other factors contribute to car wrecks within the state.