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Mother Nature is unpredictable; just ask the people of Gatlinburg, or Houston, or anyone in California. Humans can be unpredictable, too. As of right now, there have been 151,592 traffic crashes in Tennessee this year, and 10.429 of them have happened in Knox County. Of those 151,592 crashes:

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Unlike Superman, Achilles and the other heroes of myth, we’re not invulnerable to pain and suffering. People sustain life-threatening injuries every day: from terrifying natural disasters, unavoidable auto accidents, and simple slips. Fortunately, when you get injured, you are not alone; you can have a personal injury attorney by your side.

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All of us at Banks and Jones would like to congratulate T. Scott Jones for obtaining an AV Preeminent® rating! The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system is among the most-respected objective ratings programs for legal excellence, and is typically considered the gold standard when it comes to recognizing attorneys for their work and dedication.

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According to the NHTSA study, about 96% of intersection accidents are due to some type of driver error. The most attributed kinds of driver negligence are:

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In the United States, there are a lot of laws regarding the purchase, sale and consumption of alcohol, and those laws can vary from state to state. Both federal and state law require, however, that a person must be 21 years old or older before he or she can drink alcoholic beverages. There’s another law governing underage drinking in Tennessee. We call it a “dram shop” law, or social host liability.

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Trucks are dangerous vehicles for many reasons, including their dimensions. The large height, width, and length of trucks make it difficult for small cars and motorcycles to see in front and around them. The extreme dimensions of trucks also make it much more difficult for the truck driver to see other vehicles – because most trucks rely on side mirrors and not rear-view mirrors to navigate through traffic.

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You are driving into the sunrise or sunset when suddenly you collide with another vehicle. Finding the answers to who, what, why, and how is important in a successful auto accident case, and one method to find said answers is to look at your vehicle’s event data recorder (EDR).

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Many truck and car drivers simply don’t think to look for motorcycles when they are driving. Here are some ways you can help the other drivers see you and your motorcycle:

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The Knoxville News Sentinel reported on July 13 that a 91-year-old man was killed in an accident that happened near the intersection of Henley Street and Summit Hill Drive. The 91-year-old man made a left-hand turn at the intersection and was struck by an oncoming police cruiser who was responding to an emergency call.

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With 11 miles and 318 curves in Blount County, Tennessee and Swain County, North Carolina, Deals Gap is a beautiful and popular American road for motorcyclists and sports car drivers. It also is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the United States, as the June 3rd deadly crash involving two young men demonstrates.
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