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November 2017 Archives

Car crashes are common, but are some preventable?

Almost every driver has been there before: a recent wreck seen on the side of the road, blue and red lights flashing and a long line of drivers curious to know what happened. To be on this side of an accident is fortunate; countless Tennesseeans experience dangerous -- and even deadly -- accidents while on the road. Still, the curiosity of why wrecks happen in the first place plagues the minds of many. How do these tragic accidents occur, and can anything be done to prevent them? 

The pros and cons of motorcycling

For a motorcycle enthusiast, there is nothing quite like watching the world fly by while cruising on a beautiful bike. This perk just happens to be one of the many benefits of owning a motorcycle. Likewise, there are many who would disagree with this sentiment; some would claim that the risks of riding on open roadways alongside cars are far too great. Whether it is breezing through Tennessee's mesmerizing valleys or strolling through rush hour traffic, it is clear that motorcycle accidents are just as prominent as ever before. 

Car accidents: Safety tips to avoid collisions with wildlife

When most people in the Knoxville area think about car crashes, they immediately think about the incidents that involve other motorists. Very few of them realize that not all accidents are the direct cause of another person’s negligence. Sometimes, motor vehicle wrecks occur because of wildlife in the area. Each year, thousands of people are injured and more than 200 people die in motor vehicle accidents that involve deer and wildlife, states 

Drugged driving car accidents and how to avoid them

When one takes into consideration how much a car accident in Knoxville can affect their life, they may instantly think of the damage that can occur to their vehicle. Very few individuals think about how those accidents can occur and many of them involve drugged drivers. According to, more people are drive while impaired by drugs than under the influence of alcohol. These drugs often include prescription pills, over-the-counter meds and illegal substances. 

Who is to blame for truck accidents?

Many motorists in Knoxville may not realize that when truck accidents occur, they are more likely to sustain serious injuries and die because they are in smaller vehicles. Truck accidents are happening more often. Passenger car operators are in danger of losing their lives and the lives of their loved ones. To reduce the number of accidents that involve semis, trailers and passenger vehicles, more truck companies are “installing dash cams to monitor and alert truckers to potential risks that lead to accidents to prevent them,” states 

What to do if you are injured in a car accident

Most motorists know there are factors that can increase the likelihood of them being involved in car accidents. states that in 2015, 958 people died in car accidents in Tennessee. Many more people sustained injuries. There are driving tactics that you can use to reduce your risk of collision. It is a good idea for you to learn what you should do if you are injured in an accident. 

Tennesee's DUI laws may not be tough enough

Most people in Tennessee are responsible and take appropriate caution when driving to keep themselves and others safe. Sadly, however, not everyone does this. Despite decades of public awareness and education, drinking and driving continues to be a problem that plagues the state.

Drugged driver given another chance at probation

Tennessee residents often hear about how strict the state's laws on drunk or drugged driving are. However, at the same time they also hear about too many cases of an impaired driver seeming to get off without full consequences despite their reckless and negligent behavior.

The differences between car insurance and life insurance

Needless to say, the topic of fatal car crashes is one that most Tennesseans would rather avoid. When such a tragic event happens, many families are left with the overwhelming financial burden of covering expensive funeral costs. Much talk revolves around the question of whether life insurance covers a death that happens as a result of a car accident. While life insurance covers deaths in most cases, it is crucial to know the details in the case of a fatal crash.  

Helmet laws: a safe tactic or violation of freedom?

Any motorbike owner can attest to the pure joys of riding down a highway during perfect weather. After all, motorcycles offer a closeness with the outdoors unlike that of everyday motor vehicles. Yet the laws surrounding helmet requirements for motorcyclists have long been a point of controversy among both motorcyclists and the general public. Although Tennessee requires all motorists to wear helmets, is there room for future change? 

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