Many people in Tennessee suffer serious personal injuries or die each year as a result of the actions of a drunk driver. The problem is a national one, with similar accidents occurring in every state across the nation.
Authorities with the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a 23-year-old White Bluff man was killed in a head-on collision on Nov. 3. The accident reportedly occurred around 6 p.m. in Erin on Highway 49.
Taking pride in your community is one of the signs that you care about where you live. One of the ways to show your pride is to help keep the area clean. For one Shelby County woman, sweeping her sidewalk ended with a tragic accident.
When most people hear about an instance of drunk driving, there is usually one thought that is universal: I hope no one got hurt because of that decision. That's because, as so many readers of our blog know, drunk driving can lead to incredibly serious accidents. And behind every one of those accidents is a family that is left grieving and wanting justice for their loved one.
In our Memphis Personal Injury Law Blog and in many news stories, the focus is on the facts of the accident. The focus is on what went wrong, when a negligent act occurred and the immediate assessment of the injuries. We may share the fact that victims can seek compensation by way of a personal injury lawsuit, but what is that compensation for?
There are many working parts when it comes to the entire goal of traffic safety. There are motorists, some on motorcycles and others in SUVs. There are pedestrians and bicyclists. There are traffic laws, some new some old. There are drunk drivers, distracted drivers and simply drivers who make dumb decisions.