April 2018 Archives

Why do insurers dispute repair costs?

Which is worse: having an accident or having to deal with getting your vehicle repaired? Many people in Tennessee might find it hard to decide between the two, especially if they are caught between a repair shop and an insurance company that does not see eye to eye about what repairs are needed and the cost of the work.

Truck crash deaths in Shelby County spike

Shelby County residents may enjoy many things that contribute to a high quality of life for them and their families. Unfortunately, tragic events like car accidents can happen at any time and leave a negative mark on that quality of life. When it comes to sharing the road with large vehicles like tractor trailers, people in average passenger vehicles can be at quite a disadvantage. Records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paint a very bleak picture of these crashes in the region. 

Bicycling safety: tips for the road

With Tennessee's spring in full bloom at last, cyclists around the state have quickly flocked to its gorgeous roads. Likewise, countless Tennessee drivers have hit the roads toward adventure. With this blend in transportation comes the inevitable safety risks. What can bicyclists in the state do to prevent a mishap? 

What are common causes for bicycle-motorist crashes?

Riding a bicycle in Tennessee allows you the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery while commuting in an eco-savvy manner. Unfortunately, sharing the road with motorists can come with its share of danger. According to the Tennessee Traffic Safety Resource Office, however, many bicycle accidents can be prevented. Knowing some of the more common causes of crashes between bicyclists and motorists can help you adjust your riding accordingly and be more vigilant on the road.

A Brave New World for Accident Litigation? (Pt. 2 of 3)

In part one of this three-part blog entry on the fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car, we looked at the basic story and introduced some of the concerns. In this installment, we’re going to look at some of the legal ramifications of this case, especially concerning what type of case this should be and the relevant liability rules as they would apply in Tennessee.

A Brave New World for Auto Accident Litigation? (Pt. 1 of 3)

There was a time not too long ago when auto accidents involved human drivers. Other than the occasional brake failure or other technological malfunction, most of these cases involved the comparative negligence of the two drivers to determine who was most at fault and the degree of compensation that should be awarded.

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