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May 2015 Archives

3 children die in Tennessee crash

Car accidents occur on a regular basis in Tennessee. Many of these are minor and result only in a few scratches on a bumper. Some accidents, however, produce life-altering outcomes. In the worst case scenarios, one or more fatalities may result from a single accident.

Hands-free phones cause cognitive distraction

Many states, including Tennessee, are grappling with the issue of distracted driving. To combat distracted driving behaviors, legislators in multiple states have passed laws prohibiting the use of handheld cellphones while driving. It is likely that many of these legislators were acting on the presumption that hands-free phones and devices are safe. However, a recent report indicates that this may not be true.

Even one drink can affect older drivers in Tennessee

As the body ages, it is less capable of breaking down alcohol. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notes that older people in Tennessee and around the country could be at a higher risk for unknowingly driving while intoxicated because of the following: 

The statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Tennessee

The victims of accidents in Tennessee must act relatively quickly to ensure that their claims will not be dismissed due to legal technicalities such as statutes of limitations. As explained by Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute, statutes of limitations place limits on the amount of time a party has to initiate a lawsuit.  The laws establishing these time limits will vary by state and may also differ based on the type of claim.

Penalties for drunk driving in Tennessee

At the law office of Pryor, Priest and Harber, we appreciate how difficult it can be for Tennessee residents to recover from accidents caused by drunk drivers. Such collisions may leave victims with serious physical injury, financial loss and psychological trauma. While nothing can undo the harms of a drunk driving accident, there are penalties for those who drink and drive.

Bruce Jenner facing civil charges following deadly wreck

Tennessee residents might be familiar with the news report about Bruce Jenner's recent car accident and the wrongful death lawsuit he faces. According to reports, surviving family members of a woman who died in the car accident on Feb. 7 have filed civil charges against Jenner, claiming that the 65-year-old ex-athlete is to blame for driving in a negligent manner that caused the crash.

Tennessee crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

A car accident that occurred in Tennessee on May 2 left one person dead and two others injured. According to authorities, the incident took place near the intersection of 40th Avenue North and Albion Street close to Tennessee State University.

Lewisburg police chief injured in Tennessee car accident

The Lewisburg police chief was involved in a car accident on April 18. The police chief, a 57-year-old man, was on his way to breakfast around 6 a.m. when a vehicle that was being driven by a 68-year-old woman rear-ended him at a stoplight, pushing his vehicle into the intersection. His vehicle then crashed into a light pole nearby.

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