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Category: Car Accident

7 Overlooked Car Accident-Related Dangers

Posted in Car Accident on August 10, 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that more than 40,000 people were killed in automobile-related accidents in the U.S. in 2017. That’s a slight decrease from 2016—around one percent—but it’s still six percent higher than the total number of crash-related fatalities in 2015. Despite increased enforcement from police officers and state troopers and… read more

2018-2019 Back to School Safety Tips for Students and Parents

Posted in Car Accident on August 8, 2018

Summer is drawing to a close, and students report back to class this week in Davidson County and other school districts throughout Middle Tennessee. It can be difficult for both students and parents to get back into the schoolyear mindset, especially after the summer break. But it’s important for everyone in your family to focus… read more

The 8 Biggest Risks Drivers Face During the Summer

Posted in Car Accident on July 13, 2018

Although there’s only a few weeks left until school starts back for many children throughout Middle Tennessee, summer has just begun. It’s important to remember that while summer may seem like a more relaxed and carefree time of year, the National Safety Council reports that car accidents and pedestrian deaths both spike between the months… read more

8 Ways We Can Protect You from the Insurance Company

Posted in Car Accident on July 6, 2018

If you were recently hurt in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, you need compensation for your accident-related expenses, including your medical bills and lost wages. Civil complaints against other parties, whether they’re individual drivers, corporate entities, or even governmental bodies, allow victims like you an opportunity to get money for the damages you… read more

Be Safe This Summer while Driving through Nashville’s Work Zones

Posted in Car Accident on June 23, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced that it will be work on two different downtown interstate loops over the course of summer 2018 that will both require weekend lane closures and shutdowns. In late April 2018, a water truck crashed into the Interstate 40 overpass at the I-65/I-40 split, necessitating… read more

The 6 Risky Behaviors That Cause Auto Accident Injuries in Tennessee

Posted in Car Accident on June 19, 2018

For victims, car accidents can seem like random, chaotic, and even unavoidable events that leave a path of pain and destruction in their wake. But multiple studies conducted in recent years have shown that more than 90 percent of car accidents that occur in the U.S. are due to driver error. Despite new and advanced… read more

8 Things You Need to Know about Seat Belt Enforcement and Safety

Posted in Car Accident on June 13, 2018

No matter how short your drive will be or how familiar you are with the route, there’s a chance you’ll be involved in an auto accident every time you get behind the wheel of your vehicle. Modern cars, trucks, and SUVs are equipped with a bevy of safety features, including advanced airbags, stability and traction… read more

6 Reasons to Get a Lawyer after an Auto Accident

Posted in Car Accident on June 13, 2018

The aftermath of an auto accident can be a painful, lonely, and anxious time. You and your loved ones may be dealing with serious injuries that can make it difficult or impossible to go back to work. In addition, you also may be facing expensive medical bills that you don’t know how you’ll be able… read more

Memorial Day Weekend 2018 Safety Tips

Posted in Car Accident on May 23, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off in just a few days, and that means the unofficial start of summer is almost here. Like other summer holiday weekends, Memorial Day means more vehicles on the road than normal, and that also means an increase in the risk of auto accidents for many drivers. At Matt Hardin Law,… read more

5 Tips for Protecting Your Sanity and Safety in Nashville Traffic

Posted in Car Accident on May 21, 2018

A proposed mass transit plan was recently voted down in Nashville, and that means commuting options for most drivers into and around the city will remain the area’s major interstates and highways. People who have lived and worked in the area for any amount of time know that traffic can be significant, especially during the… read more