BICYCLE RIDERS FACING INCREASING RISK OF ACCIDENT

As we move into summer, bicycle riders will again begin to appear more on our roads. This includes both adult riders and as well children riding bicycles on summer vacation. There are some important numbers to keep in mind so we can all be safe on our roads. In 2016,...

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY REMAINS A GROWING CONCERN

One program, which is part of the Smart Growth America group, is the National Complete Streets Coalition. They have some incredible information regarding pedestrian safety in America’s largest Metro areas. Unfortunately, Nashville, Memphis, and Chattanooga, as well as...

MIDDLE TENNESSEE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT STATISTICS

The numbers are simply not good.  Below is a list of the average number of accidents and injuries, which occurred in these Middle Tennessee Counties. So when I say average, you can estimate with confidence that these numbers will be reached every year.  In fact, as...

INSURANCE COMPANY FIGHTS JURY AWARD FOR INJURED SPA PATRON

Hamilton County: Suzanne West (Plaintiff) was at a Chattanooga spa getting a facial treatment and sustained permanent injuries to her face. The spa, through their insurance company and their lawyers admitted fault, but the case went to a jury trial on damages only....

Know Your Rights: Slip and Fall Injuries

Generally speaking, property owners (for example, a grocery store) have a duty to keep their land and building safe for visitors.  When property owners are negligent in the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of their property, an innocent person can suffer devastating...