We all know that alcohol impairs a person's judgement, making it dangerous to drive while under the influence. However, those who have drank too much to drive in the past know that the morning after isn't always much clearer.
You were out doing your normal thing. Maybe you were driving to work, school, taxiing children around or just running errands when it happened -- someone hit your car. At first, you were stunned, but the overall damage seemed minor, so insurance information was exchanged and you went on your way. A few hours, days or even weeks later, you started experiencing pain or other symptoms that something may be wrong, but how can that be when the crash seemed so insignificant? The truth is that plenty of Tennessee residents have experience injuries in relatively minor motor vehicle accidents.
On March 26, police in Tennessee were called to the scene of an auto versus pedestrian accident. This incident occurred in the Whitehaven area. The victim has been identified as a female child, age 11. Sadly, she died shortly after the crash. According to current laws, following fatal motor vehicle accidents, victims' surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing civil claims against the party or parties believed responsible.
Police in Tennessee are in the process of investigating a recent car crash that claimed the life of one man and left two other individuals injured. This event occurred in early March in Shelby County. Following motor vehicle accidents like this, according to state laws, the victims or their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents all happen for a number of reasons. One reason that some Tennessee residents may not be familiar with is inattentional blindness. What it is? What causes it? Can victims of inattentional blindness-related motor vehicle accidents seek compensation for their losses?
Truck weigh stations are commonly seen on the sides of Tennessee highways. Most people just drive on by, not giving these stops a second thought. The truth is, truck weigh stations serve a valuable purpose. The work done at these stops help keep dangerous trucks off the road, which helps to prevent motor vehicle accidents.
A multi-vehicle car crash in a Memphis neighborhood left several people injured. This event occurred in the early evening of Jan. 21. Motor vehicle accidents involving numerous cars can do a lot of damage -- not only to physical property but to the victims physically, and to them and their families emotionally and financially.
It is pretty easy to tell when a driver is on his or her cellphone. An individual looking at a phone instead of the road can be seen drifting out of their lane of traffic, ignoring traffic signs and signals and, sadly, causing motor vehicle accidents. When it comes to semi drivers, you may expect these professionals to be immune to the distractions that affect other drivers in Tennessee or elsewhere. Sadly, they are not and when they become distracted and cause accidents, the results can be devastating for victims or their loved ones.
This time of year, numerous people in Tennessee and elsewhere will be attending social events where alcohol is available for consumption. Unfortunately, many of them will fail to plan ahead and end up driving home while impaired. Sadly, some of them will cause motor vehicle accidents that have serious -- if not fatal -- consequences.
Distracted drivers are spotted on Tennessee roads every single day. The state recognizes that numerous individuals are injured in distracted driver-related motor vehicle accidents every year and sees this as a significant issue. If you were hit and injured by a distracted driver, according to the state, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.