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Dec 13, 2017

Driving Safely in Winter Weather

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Weather in Tennessee is unpredictable, and weather during the winter months is no exception. Roadways can become slippery with ice and snow before you know it. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is always prepared. At the beginning of 2017, they stocked 247,000 tons of salt and 1.6 million gallons of salt brine, a pre-treatment [...]

Nov 16, 2017

Teens Who Stole Trucks in Memphis Suffer Fatal Loss in Southaven

By |Nov 16, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

In early October, four teenagers stole two trucks from Memphis and drove them across state lines to Southaven, Mississippi. They were flying down a back road when one of the Ford F-150s flipped, killing a 16 year old Memphis teenager, and injuring another. The driver of the F-150 jumped into the second stolen vehicle and, [...]

Oct 12, 2017

The Trauma of a Head-On Car Crash 

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A head-on traffic collision is one of the most traumatic and frightening types of roadway accidents a person can experience. Not only are the injured parties likely to see the inevitability of the accident as it unfolds, but they also face some of the most serious injuries of any type of vehicle accident. Why head-on [...]

Sep 6, 2017

Liability in Tennessee Auto Accidents Involving More Than Two Cars

By |Sep 6, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Traffic pileups happen frequently in urban areas like Memphis, particularly during rush hour and peak commute times. When there are multiple cars involved in an auto accident, it can be a chore to determine fault. If you were in a multiple car accident, whether you are at fault or not, it is advisable to retain [...]

Aug 23, 2017

Determining Fault in Tennessee Rear End Accidents

By |Aug 23, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Minor fender benders are an all-too-common occurrence on the Tennessee roadways, particularly during peak hours when traffic is bumper to bumper. These scenarios often involve a rear-end accident, in which the front of one car strikes the back of the vehicle in front of it. Rear-end accidents often occur because the vehicle in front stopped [...]

Aug 3, 2017

Summer: The Deadliest Time of Year for Teenage Drivers

By |Aug 3, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

The American Automobile Association (AAA) labels the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the “100 Deadliest Days.” This disturbing description stems from the fact that fatal teen driving accidents increase by 15% during the summer months, when compared to the remainder of the year. According to AAA, more than 1,600 people have been [...]

Jun 28, 2017

West Tennessee Car Crashes Caused by Drunk Drivers Devastate Lives

By |Jun 28, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Despite the known risks, thousands of drunk drivers get behind the wheel every year. Although no one is allowed to operate a vehicle with a BAC above 0.08%, too many reckless drivers think they can beat the system. What they might not realize is that impaired driving causes reduced reaction time, decreased concentration, inhibited judgment, [...]

May 24, 2017

Prom and Graduation Season: Who is Liable for Teenage Car Crashes?

By |May 24, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Spring has arrived, and young drivers will hit the Tennessee roads for such adolescent milestones as prom, graduation, and senior year parties. While these celebratory events should be filled with joy and memory-making moments, they far too often end in horrible tragedies at the hands of teen drivers. Inexperienced vehicle operation, coupled with poor decision-making, [...]

May 11, 2017

Do Drivers Value Traffic Safety?

By |May 11, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Every year, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducts a national survey to evaluate the opinions and attitudes of American drivers in relation to traffic safety. As in previous years, the 2016 Traffic Safety Culture Index finds that though people in the United States value safe travel and desire a greater level of safety, their [...]

Apr 27, 2017

Car Crash Statistics for Memphis and Tennessee

By |Apr 27, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Memphis is a great city. It’s the largest in Tennessee (just beating out Nashville as of May 2016 by around a thousand people), and the greater metro area boasts a population of 1,317,314 people as of 2014. Founded by Andrew Jackson, who would go on to be elected President of the United States, John Overton, [...]

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