Can I File a Lawsuit if the Other Driver Lost Control of the Car?

Many car accidents are due to clear negligence by another driver. Drivers who speed, drive while distracted, run through red lights, drive while intoxicated, or violate other Tennessee traffic laws deserve to be held liable for the accidents they cause. These drivers should pay your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.…

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I-40 Is a Really Dangerous Road

Following behind I-80 and I-90, I-40 is one of the longest interstate highways that runs through the United State, passing through Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Guess what else the highway is known for? Being one of the deadliest highways in nearly every state it touches. How has I-40 earned…

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The True Dangers of Work Zones

For most of us, our typical reaction to driving up to a work zone is annoyance and frustration. On our commute to or from work, speeding down the freeway, the last thing we want is to be stopped — or even slowed down. After all, how much construction could one road need? Do they actually…

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Is Ride-Sharing Making Our Roads Safer?

The concept of ride-sharing has revolutionized both modern commuting and partying alike. You no longer need to designate one friend to be the sober driver after a night out in Memphis. Maybe your car is being worked on and renting a vehicle is entirely too expensive. Now, you have more options for better prices, even…

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Paralyzed Passenger Seeks $63 Million in Damages from Uber

Rideshare drivers are liable to their passengers for the accidents they cause. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft can be held liable to passengers provided their driver was “on duty” when he/she was transporting the passenger. This is why both companies have policies in place for accident claims that cover up to $1 million in…

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How Technology and Regulations Can Reduce Fatal Traffic Accidents

There are many different ways to try to make cars and trucks safer. New technology is constantly being developed to help drivers anticipate and respond to traffic emergencies. Regulations help ensure that cars have the equipment they need and that manufacturers ensure that their products are free from defects that cause terrible accidents. Litigation also…

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Using Technology to Increase Driver Safety

All drivers should understand the basics of safe driving. Don’t drive while you’re distracted, tired, or intoxicated. Obey the Tennessee traffic laws. Drivers should understand how to drive when it’s raining, snowing, foggy, or too sunny. But as cars and trucks become more technologically advanced, driver safety may rely more on technology than good ol’…

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NHTSA Predicts at Least 200 Autonomous Vehicle Crashes Annually

Self-driving cars and trucks have been in development for a long time. Already most new cars have computer software that automates some aspects of the car’s driving as well as the car’s safety. The long-term goal of manufacturers is to develop vehicles that won’t require any drivers at all. For now, the movement is toward…

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Wrong-Way Crashes in Tennessee

The most fundamental rule of driving should be to drive in the correct direction. Yet every year, drivers kill or severely injure others because they are going the wrong way. Wrong-way driving is driving a vehicle in a lane or on a road in the opposite flow of traffic. According to the National Traffic Safety…

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