No one questions the dangers of drinking and driving. Although there is often argument around what the legal limits should be and who should absorb the cost of the harm resulting from alcohol-related accidents, etc., everyone seems to understand that drunk driving is dangerous for everyone.
Thanksgiving and the entire holiday season can be a wonderful time for most people. With family, feasting and gift-giving, the holidays are often the best time of the year.
Many people think of personal injury cases in general, and slip-and-fall claims in particular, as no big deal. We rarely think that slip-and-fall cases involve serious injuries and many people look down on these claims as a desperate attempt for a payout.
Most people underestimate the dangers of driving in the rain. It doesn't seem nearly as dangerous or potentially deadly as driving in snow or ice. However, driving in the rain or when the roads are wet can be just as dangerous - arguably more dangerous - than driving in other weather conditions.
As we're coming into fall here in Tennessee, there is no doubt that the rains will coming and most of us will have to drive in wet weather. Although most people don't think of rain and wetness on the roads as a big deal, the reality is that wet roads increase the danger of driving and likelihood of accidents significantly.
If you’ve been injured from a car or truck accident, you are certain to receive a visit from the insurance agent. The insurance company sends the agent to visit you or call you in the hospital. The agent will seem like a friend, deeply concerned about your well-being and ready to make sure you get the compensation you need from your injuries.
If you remember the exam you had to take before getting your drivers' license, there is minimum safe distance when traveling behind another vehicle. In Tennessee, the average stopping distance when traveling 50 miles per hour would be 200 feet. Of course, this distance increases as driving speed increases.
We put our kids on buses every morning assuming they will be coming back in the afternoon. But a recent CBS News analysis suggests an astonishing indifference to who is driving those buses.
Since cell phones have become such a prevalent part of our culture, we don’t usually think of any other significant risk for distracted driving. We blame it all on the smart phone.
When driving along our highways, we often assume that everyone will respect the center line. We don’t usually worry that someone will driver over the center line, so we don’t drive defensively in this regard or watch out for this potentiality.