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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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Road Debris Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries, Especially to Motorcycle Riders

By R. Sadler Bailey | February 25, 2021

A recent accident shows just how devastating any type of road debris can be. A 23-year-old man in Memphis lost both his arms when his motorcycle struck a wheelbarrow that was in the middle of the road on Interstate 40 in Chelsea, Tennessee. The accident happened the day after Christmas, 2020. According to WMC Action…

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Coping When Your Child Has a Birth Injury

By Thomas Greer | January 27, 2021

Adjusting to life can be difficult for parents whose children suffer from the effects of birth injuries. Along with the challenges of caring for a child with special needs, there is the loss of the future they planned. In cases where a child will never be able to care for him or herself, the pressure…

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Lane Departure Truck Accidents

By Thomas Greer | November 4, 2020

Trucks have terrible sight lines. The length, breadth, and width of most trucks make it impossible for the driver to see some of the surrounding traffic. The dangers of blind spots are especially increased for semi-trucks which can run more than 70 feet long. Trucks are often loaded with heavy and shifting cargo and are…

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Why Is It Important to Hire an Attorney after a Tractor-Trailer Wreck?

By Thomas Greer | June 10, 2020

 It’s important to hire an attorney after a tractor-trailer wreck for lots of reasons. The first reason is that tractor-trailer wrecks are more likely to seriously injure somebody because of their weight and their size and their speed. You’re talking about an 80,000 thousand pound vehicle out on the roadway, so even at slow…

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Negligent Trucking Companies: Speeding

By Thomas Greer | April 22, 2020

Unfortunately, we see truck wreck cases all the time that are caused by a speeding truck driver. And the sheer damage that can be done by these 18-wheelers on the roadway is pretty horrific. When they’re fully loaded, they’re 80,000 pounds – and it doesn’t take much for them to do a lot of catastrophic…

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Tennessee?

By R. Sadler Bailey | February 26, 2020

A wrongful death claim is commonly filed on behalf of the deceased by his or her loved one. The claim may be filed when the deceased individual would have still been alive had it not been for the negligence of another individual or multiple individuals. The compensation received is often used to cover burial expenses…

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What Are the Top Causes of Trucking Accidents in Tennessee?

By Thomas Greer | February 19, 2020

Well, the common things that we see in our practice are fatigue, and that could be the result of drivers driving too many hours, violating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. We see lack of training. Oftentimes, the trucking companies have an incentive to get drivers out on the road, and they don’t do a…

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