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Fatal motorcycle accident in Tennessee

May 29, 2019 9:57 am Published by

A fatal motorcycle accident in Tennessee occurred when the driver of a SUV pulled out in front of a motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Jacob Mathis. A fatal motorcyclist was killed in Nashville on May 27, 2019, at the intersection of Murfreesboro Pike and Hobson Pike....

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Fragments of a motorcycle after a crash. Contact our Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys today.

Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

May 15, 2019 10:41 am Published by

Motorcycle accidents occur in an instant, but the aftermath of a serious accident is often prolonged, overwhelming, and frustrating. It’s difficult to untangle the split-second events leading up to the crash, and dealing with insurance companies, witnesses, and healthcare providers...

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Filing a Civil Lawsuit: 5 things to know

May 14, 2019 4:26 pm Published by

It can be surprising–and often frustrating–to learn how lengthy the average lawsuit process really is. People often file claims with the hope of obtaining a quick settlement within a few weeks, but such an outcome is sadly unrealistic. The lifespan...

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Good Kids, Bad City: Book Review

May 13, 2019 12:19 pm Published by

In the May 2019 issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal, Nashville civil rights attorney Christopher Smith reviews Good Kids, Bad City by author Kyle Swenson.   The review is reproduced with permission below: Three innocent men, wrongfully imprisoned for a combined 106...

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a danger sign at sea warns of potential risks. Failure to warn is a common theory of products liability law.

Choosing a Nashville product liability attorney

May 13, 2019 12:19 pm Published by

When a consumer buys a product, they rightfully expect it to perform safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. A defective product –- one that is designed with flaws or manufactured improperly –- may cause injury to consumers,...

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A pharmacist prepares medication. Medical device lawsuits are on the rise

Defective medical device lawsuits

May 10, 2019 12:19 pm Published by

According to a recent market forecast, the medical device industry is currently worth over $400 billion and is growing quickly. The fast-expanding market for medical devices means that new products are released into the hands of healthcare providers almost every...

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Tennessee’s Dog Bite Laws

April 23, 2019 9:21 pm Published by

Tennessee’s dog bite law may prove confusing to victims at first glance. Tennessee law imposes different standards of liability on dog owners depending on where, and under what circumstances, their dog caused injury to another. To better understand a dog...

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Metro Nashville Police are cracking down on distracted driving

Tennessee cracks down on distracted driving

April 13, 2019 6:46 pm Published by

In April 2019, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office launched a new campaign, dubbed Operation Incognito, in an effort to reduce distracted driving on state highways, particularly in the Chattanooga area. Cracking down on distracted driving The campaign involves highway safety...

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