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Safety Standards for Tennessee Motorcyclists

According to a 2013 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), mile for mile, motorcyclists were 26 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than individuals in a passenger car. The same data showed that motorcycle riders were five times as likely to sustain injuries in a traffic accident compared to [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

The 4 Essential Elements of a Tennessee Personal Injury Case

When you are injured due another's negligent behavior, you have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in order to be compensated for any injuries and financial losses they caused you to suffer. However, in order to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, your case must possess 4 essential elements: Element #1: Duty of [...]

January 12th, 2016|General|0 Comments

NTSB Report Confirms Pilot Error In Southwest Hard Landing

Two years after the accident that left several passengers injured, the NTSB has released its report on the cause of the Southwest 345 "hard landing" and it shows it was pilot error. It also shows that the plane did land nose gear first, which is a point that many in the aviation field have argued [...]

July 31st, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Train Carrying Hazardous Chemical Derails in Maryville

People were awakened in the middle of the night by knocks on theirs doors and automated reverse 911 alerts and told told to evacuate their homes immediately after a train derailed near Maryville. The CSX train was carrying, among other materials, cars filled with acrylonitrile, a caustic and highly flammable material used in carpet manufacturing. [...]

July 2nd, 2015|General|0 Comments

Knoxville Doctor, Wife and Daughter Killed In Plane Crash

"We Have No Engines, I Need Help" Heartbreaking Last Words of Pilot With Family Aboard A Knoxville doctor, his wife and their college age daughter from Knoxville were killed when their small plane crashed into a house in Plainville Massachusetts. Joseph Richard Kalister, wife Betty, and daughter Nicole were heading to orientation at the college [...]

June 30th, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Why are big trucks such a fire hazard in the event of a wreck?

An accident involving a tractor trailer truck is always serious, they are the largest and heaviest vehicles on our roads. Even single vehicle accidents involving just the truck can be deadly for the driver. One of the reasons that trucks are so dangerous are post accident fires caused by leaking fuel tanks. Truck drivers are [...]

June 21st, 2015|Trucking Accidents|0 Comments

2015 RECALLS—CONSUMER SAFETY ALERT

While this is not a complete list, here are a few the most recent items that have been recalled in the last several months for various reasons. There have been a number of children-related items, some of which are listed below: CPSC Investigation Alert—Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has opened an investigation [...]

June 19th, 2015|Defective Products|0 Comments

Keith Williams to speak at ABA’s Aviation Litigation Institute

From lessons learned in the tragedy of 911 to the Comair crash in Lexington Kentucky to the Germanwings "crash by pilot suicide", Aviation Law continues to evolve and change along with the new technologies available in airplanes along with new causes of aviation disasters. Since beginning his aviation accident and disaster practice almost 15 years ago, Keith [...]

May 28th, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Playground Surfacing Material – Best Use EVER For Old Tires

The first time I saw a playground covered in recycled rubber, I was a little surprised. I grew up when playgrounds were covered in dirt and grass and, yes, sometimes gravel. The kids with me were barefoot and I stopped them before they ran in to caution them that the black rubber would probably burn [...]

May 21st, 2015|Child Injury|0 Comments

Is my car or truck held together with glue? Is that safe?

Everyone likes the idea of better gas mileage. We typically focus on fuel type and engine design to maximize fuel usage in our vehicles, but the basic math is this - lighter weight vehicles use less gas. Vehicle manufacturers have been using glue (not glue like we use - this is super advanced epoxy space [...]

May 8th, 2015|Car Accidents|0 Comments