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Category: Auto Accident

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Points on a Tennessee Drivers Record – How Many is Too Many?

The State of Tennessee is no different than other places in our country in that you are allowed a certain number of points on your driver’s record per year before your license is suspended . These points can be assessed against your record for moving violations such as speeding, reckless driving, or accidents.  The Tennessee Department of Safety monitors your driving record, and anyone who has accumulated twelve (12) or more points during any 12 month period is sent a notice of... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Not Wearing a Seatbelt Doesn’t Prevent You from Filing a Legal Claim

There are many factors involved in an automobile accident that must be investigated and examined to determine if a valid legal claim exists. One such factor that always comes up on both the plaintiff and defendant’s side is whether the drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the auto accident. This is important because an argument can be made that an individual’s lack of seatbelt, as required by Tennessee law, contributed to his/her injuries. We commonly hear insurance... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Monday, March 19, 2018

PTSD and Auto Accidents: What to Know

While most car accidents are minor and result in no discernable injuries, an accident can be so horrific with damages so significant that the involved parties suffer lifelong physical and emotional scars. One way emotional scarring can manifest itself is through Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental health condition sustained by individuals who have lived and suffered through an extremely traumatizing situation or accident. While the public is used to hearing the... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, January 11, 2018

When a Car Accident Becomes a Crime

Car accidents are usually just what the words imply. An accident. An unintended action due to the negligent driving of another. While these matters can have serious and life-altering consequences, the remedy for accident claims is usually reserved for Civil Court. In Civil Court, a Plaintiff can recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other allowable damages related to an auto accident.   Usually, the at-fault driver is issued a... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, January 4, 2018

Memphis Drunk Driving Accidents During the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, we cannot stress the need to be safe when traveling to your destinations in and around Memphis. Unfortunately, while you may do your best to arrive safely, your trip can be severely affected by those who may choose to drink and drive. According to statistics on MADD.org , there were 10,497 alcohol impaired fatalities across the United States in 2016, higher than any recently reported year. Even more concerning is that drunk driving accidents... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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