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Liability for Bridge Strike Truck Accidents

By R. Sadler Bailey | June 14, 2022

Truck accidents happen for many reasons. Drivers who violate traffic laws or drive while distracted deserve to be held accountable. Trucking companies that place profit before safety must be held responsible. Truck parts manufacturers who make and install defective products should be held liable. The counties and the state of Tennessee may also be at…

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How Are Medical Bills Paid After a Car Accident Settlement?

By Thomas Greer | May 26, 2022

After being involved in a car accident, there are two things you are concerned about: how you will recover from your injuries, and how you will pay for your recovery. There is no such thing as an inexpensive car accident. Even a simple fender bender accident can result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses.…

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Why Hospitals Need Interpreters for Deaf Patients

By Thomas Greer | March 15, 2022

A recent lawsuit illustrates why hospitals and doctors who treat deaf patients need to ensure proper communications between health providers and patients. The lawsuit was filed in federal court against Parkwest Hospital and Covenant Health, which are both located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The lawsuit claims that a deaf patient’s leg was partially amputated improperly, and…

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Will Teen Truckers Ease Supply Chain Shortages, or Make Roads Less Safe?

By R. Sadler Bailey | March 9, 2022

The trucking industry needs more drivers. There are many reasons why there is a shortage of drivers. It is a lonely job that takes drivers away from their families for days or weeks at a time. Driving can be quite monotonous, so it’s easy to get bored or distracted. It’s also difficult to drive a…

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What Are the Deadliest Types of Car Accidents in Tennessee?

By R. Sadler Bailey | February 9, 2022

Some accidents are much more likely to result in deaths than others. Odds are if a driver rear-ends you while you’re stopped at a traffic light, you’re not going to die. On the other hand, if a drunk driver crosses lanes and strikes your car while you’re both driving at 60 mph, the odds that…

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Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident in Tennessee?

By R. Sadler Bailey | January 27, 2022

Truck accidents are extremely dangerous. The size and weight of tractor-trailers, rigs, and other commercial trucks mean that when cars and trucks collide, the occupants of the car are likely to die or suffer catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, head trauma, burns, and internal organ damage. Truck accidents also cause broken bones…

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Dump Truck and Garbage Truck Accidents in Memphis and Jackson

By Thomas Greer | November 17, 2021

Trucks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Each type of truck requires unique driving skills and may be prone to certain types of accidents. For example, 18-wheelers and huge commercial trucks that transport goods throughout Tennessee and across the country are prone to rollovers, jackknives, and wide-turn accidents. When commercial trucks are involved…

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Long Overdue Updates to Trucking Regulations Miss Critical Goal

By Thomas Greer | September 9, 2021

There are so many advertisements, articles, and news stories about trucking accidents all the time that most of us are completely desensitized to the concept at all. At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, we’re hopeful that new infrastructure legislation will help to change this conversation and make our highways safer for all. It’s our job to…

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Medical Liability for a Delayed Diagnosis or Treatment

By Thomas Greer | August 18, 2021

Doctors need to order the correct medical tests at the correct time. If a diagnosis is delayed, then a patient’s condition can worsen. Some patients may die due to a delayed diagnosis. For other patients, the delay in the diagnosis often directly affects whether the patient’s illness can be cured or treated. When doctors delay…

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What Are the Safety Responsibilities of a Truck Driver?

By R. Sadler Bailey | March 3, 2021

Drivers of all types of trucks are responsible for any accidents that happen through their own negligence. This responsibility means that a negligent driver is responsible for your medical bills, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, scarring or disfigurement, and damage to your vehicle. In addition to the driver, other responsible trucking companies may include…

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