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What should I do after a car accident?

Anyone in Tennessee who's ever been in a car accident has probably asked themselves the question, "What am I supposed to do now?" Most people know that it's important to exchange insurance information with the other driver and file a police report after a car accident. But there are other things to keep in mind, too.

Helmet laws weaken as motorcycle deaths surge

We recently told you about a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that shows how motorcycle helmets save lives. Despite the evidence, fewer states require motorcycle helmets than in decades past, and there's an alarming trend in the number of fatal motorcycle accidents.

Crash with tractor-trailer kills motorcyclist in Alcoa

As we reported in a recent blog post, data continues to support the stance that wearing a motorcycle helmet can save a rider's life in the event of a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, it's never true 100 percent of the time.

Cars will soon warn each other about impending collisions

Wouldn't it be nice if our cars were able to sense that a crash was about to happen? It might sound like something out of "The Twilight Zone" but it's about to come a reality. Technology has progressed to the point that cars will be able to "communicate" with each other to warn of potential car accidents.

Man facing vehicular homicide charges for hit-and-run

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a horrific hit-and-run accident that left two people dead. Police arrested the driver shortly thereafter, and now a grand jury has indicted him on six counts for his role in the fatal car accident.

Two killed in chase; officers 'acted appropriately'

When people try to evade police, they are putting themselves at risk. Not only could they be later facing legal consequences, but traveling at high speeds may endanger their own lives. Sadly, it's not all that uncommon.

Teens may encourage fellow drivers to put the phone down

There are all sorts of laws aimed at protecting teen drivers and passengers. In addition to laws that limit talking on a cellphone while driving, and banning texting while driving, there are also graduated licensing laws in some states to slowly introduce teens to driving.

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