How Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents: Unique Challenges and Legal Considerations

By R. Sadler Bailey | June 21, 2023

Truck accidents pose unique challenges compared to car accidents, due to the sheer size, weight, and height of commercial trucks. Truck accidents often result in devastating injuries, extensive property damage, and complex legal implications. Today we want to talk about the ways truck accidents can differ from car accidents. It is important to understand these…

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What is a Nursing Home’s Liability if a Patient Falls While They are Admitted to the Facility?

By Thomas Greer | May 22, 2023

Just like any other property owner, nursing homes are liable for a resident’s slip and fall on the property under the area of law called premises liability. However, a nursing home may also be liable under a medical negligence legal theory for residents who fall and are seriously injured. As practicing Tennessee nursing home attorneys, we have seen…

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The Dangers of Truck Fires

By R. Sadler Bailey | January 11, 2023

What if you were driving on the highway and saw a commercial truck on fire? How scary would it be just to drive near that type of accident? Truck accidents in general are frightening, but when a truck is on fire, things can become worse quickly. Truck fires can cause serious damage to the trucker…

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How to Choose the Right Memphis Truck Accident Lawyer

By Thomas Greer | August 24, 2022

Truck accidents often cause life-altering injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, traumatic amputation, and severe fractures. Many truck accidents are deadly. Commercial truck crashes are often catastrophic because the size, weight, and dimensions of these vehicles are significantly larger than passenger cars or motorcycles. Victims who survive often require a lifetime of…

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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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