Jump to Navigation

Posts tagged "Personal Injury"

Driving tips for an accident-free winter

Winter roads are typically icy and snowy, and this can pose a problem for many drivers in Tennessee. Tires lose their traction on such roads, and cars are more apt to go out of control, but most accidents in winter are due to driver negligence. It will benefit drivers, then, to consider the following safety tips.

Daylight saving time can increase crash risk for drivers

With the end daylight saving time on Nov. 3, people in Tennessee and across the U.S. turned back their clocks. While this annual tradition provides an extra hour of sleep, it may also increase the risk of traffic accidents, according to AAA.

More than 47,000 drivers cited during safety blitz

Police officers around the country cited almost 47,000 passenger and commercial vehicle drivers and issued more than 85,000 warnings during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's most recent Operation Safe Driver Week. The annual road safety blitz began on July 14 and ended on July 20. The CVSA asked law enforcement to concentrate on speeding violations during Operation Safe Driver Week, and 17,556 of the 46,752 citations issued were handed to drivers who either exceeded posted speed limits or drove too fast for prevailing traffic conditions. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, excessive speed is a factor in one in four fatal motor vehicle accidents in Tennessee and across the U.S.

Five ways that Tennessee drivers can help prevent crashes

There are any number of ways that drivers can help prevent crashes. Road safety is becoming more crucial as the number of car crash fatalities continues to hover around 40,000. One should not forget the millions who are injured, too. In 2018, for example, 4.5 million people in the U.S. were injured in auto accidents, which is about one person every seven seconds.

Truck driver fatigue is on the rise

Tennessee residents might be interested to learn that researchers from Ball State University analyzed more than 150,000 working adults across the U.S. to determine what professions were most prone to sleep deprivation. Overall, 35.6% of respondents said they suffered from inadequate sleep in 2018. Back in 2010, the percentage was 30.9%.

Sleep deprivation high among commercial truckers

Commercial truckers in Tennessee can work long hours, sometimes getting less than the recommended seven hours of sleep as a result. Truckers are not the only workers who are experiencing a chronic lack of sleep, though. A study from Ball State University surveyed more than 150,000 working adults in the U.S. and discovered which professions run the highest risk for sleep deprivation.

Drunk driving facts

Drunk driving is still alarmingly common in Tennessee and across the United States according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency reports that nearly 30 people are killed in alcohol-related traffic accidents on U.S. roads each day. In 2017, 10,874 Americans died in drunk-driving wrecks, which averages to one death every 48 minutes.

FMCSA moves to relax hours of service regulations

Truck drivers in Tennessee and around the country could work shifts as long as 17 hours if recently proposed revisions to federal hours of service regulations are implemented. The current rules limit truck driver shifts to 14 hours. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the revisions will make the nation's roads safer, but several advocacy groups including Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Truck Safety Coalition oppose them.

Drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving

Few Tennessee drivers would think of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, but the results of a recent American Automobile Association survey suggest that about one in three of people have driven while dangerously fatigued within the last month. Going without sleep for 24 hours impairs a driver as much as five shots of whisky, yet study after study shows that motorists are willing to take this risk even when they are aware of it.

Tennessee trucker convicted in impaired driving crash that killed two

If you drive northeast of Cleveland on Interstate 75 for about an hour and a half, you will arrive in Knox County. That is where a jury recently found a Tennessee trucker guilty of manslaughter in a violent truck accident that killed two people in 2016.

Contact Us Today!

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Logan-Thompson, P.C., Attorneys at Law
30 2nd St NW
Cleveland, TN 37311

Phone: 423-716-6261
Toll free: 800-506-8012
Fax: 423-472-0211
Cleveland Law Office Map