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Protecting Yourself After An Accident: Scams, Uninsured Drivers, And Board-Certified Lawyers

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There are many things that can catch injured victims by surprise after an accident. From hiring attorneys who aren’t board-certified to telemarketer scams to dealing with uninsured drivers, the personal injury lawyers of the McMahan Law Firm have heard the horror stories that can happen to people after they have been injured. Recently, Attorney Jay Kennamer was a guest on Chattanooga News Channel 9’s ‘This N That’ to discuss the different tactics that are used to target recently-injured victims.  The Importance of Hiring a Board-Certified Attorney After Your Accident In commercials and other advertisements, law firms will often claim that they are experienced, but not everyone can be a National Board-Certified Trial lawyer. At the McMahan Law Firm, we have two National Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialists. It is an extremely hard distinction to achieve that requires a certain number of cases and depositions. Having a Board-Certified Trial Specialist on your …

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Caregiver Abuse Can Extend To Not Only The Elderly But The Young As Well

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Every day throughout Tennessee families put trained professionals in care of their loved one. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are among the most common places for this care to be administered, but it can also be done from the patient’s own home. Often when we think about these relationships, we relate it to the elderly, but that’s not always the case either. Young people who are disabled will often need specialized care that their parents might not be able to perform or someone to look over them when their parents are at work. Unfortunately, abuse or neglect can occur while in the care of these professionals. It’s a truly horrible act that can shock even seasoned personal injury lawyers in Knoxville. One such case happened in the state recently when a nanny was arrested on suspicion that she was putting large amounts of salt in a disabled boy’s feeding …

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Elderly Judge Allegedly Uses Automobile As A Weapon | Knoxville Auto Accident Lawyers

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Even when you’re driving safely and taking your time, your automobile can still be incredibly dangerous.  You’re talking about a 4,000 lb piece of machinery capable of reaching high rates of speed.  When someone behind the wheel has bad intentions, you don’t need Knoxville auto accident lawyers to tell you how serious of a situation that is. When a person tries to use their vehicle as a weapon, it’s assault, plain and simple, and that’s exactly what an Oak Ridge city judge is charged with.  The 94-year-old is said to have struck a man with his car last November. The judge is vehemently denying that what he did constituted assault.  Witnesses at the scene paint a very different story, however. They claim that the judge fell down at an Oak Ridge intersection and many came to his aid.  Fearing that he was seriously injured, one of those that responded wanted the …

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Tennessee Truck Accident Takes First Life In New Year

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A year without a fatal Tennessee traffic accident will always be worth striving for. Unfortunately, that’s something that’s only possible in a perfect world and our streets and highways are far from perfect. There is always reason to be hopeful that each year will be better than the year before, and in fact, there has been a downward trend of deadly accidents in our state. Sadly, however, last week saw the first fatal Tennessee truck accident of 2015. A woman was driving along US Route 127 through Darke County when she crossed the center line and collided head-on with a tractor trailer. The wreck took the woman’s life in an instant while the truck driver was able to walk away uninjured. It’s a common consequence when smaller passenger cars run into big trucks. An investigation will take place that will hopefully give some insight into why the woman crossed the …

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Knoxville Injury Lawyers Reveal More New Developments In Wake Of Deadly Bus Accident

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A massive investigation was launched after the double school bus accident in Knoxville took several lives on December 2nd.  Since the accident, new developments have continued to come to light that point to negligence as a potential factor in the deadly wreck.  As injury lawyers in Knoxville, we can only hope that all the details will be revealed so that those affected can get the justice and closure they deserve. In a previous post we already mentioned that the driver of the bus that swerved across the median did not have the appropriate license to be operating a school bus on his own. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has claimed that the permit the man was issued only allowed him to drive a school bus while another bus driver was also on board. In another new development, it’s been released that the driver of the other bus had prescription drugs on …

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Knoxville Hunting Accident Prevention Tips

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One of the most popular recreational activities in Eastern Tennessee is hunting, and we’re right in the middle of hunting season.  Of course, that also means that hunting accidents will once again become an issue.  In fact, just last week in Knoxville a man was accidentally shot by a fellow hunter.  According to the hunter, he was aiming at a moving deer when he unintentionally shot his friend in the leg. Fortunately the injuries weren’t life-threatening, but it does raise a lot of questions about safe hunting.  There are a lot of common causes for hunting accidents. Simple lapses in judgment are the most common causes and can range from mistaking a person for an animal to not looking in front or beyond your target. Other common causes can include being inexperienced and not having enough practice, not following proper firearm safety rules, or even mechanical failures within your firearm …