Single-vehicle accident injures one

A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 East near Sycamore View Road caused the hospitalization of one woman. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Memphis Fire Department, an SUV rolled over, causing a woman to be ejected from the vehicle. At the time of reporting, it was not yet clear whether the woman was the passenger or driver of the vehicle. Police said the victim sustained critical injuries because of the incident. The left lane of I-40 was closed to public traffic on both eastbound and westbound directions of the highway while police conducted a probe into the scene and emergency maintenance crews cleared the area.

Our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers provide legal services for our clients in Memphis and other areas in Tennessee. We handle personal injury accident cases involving car accidents, auto defects, and truck accidents, among others. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at (866) 537-1881.



Distracted driving deaths: when texting bans are not effective

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, in an effort to observe motorists from a higher vantage point, used to observe them from a tractor-trailer. They could see drivers typing on their cell phones while on the road, and when they observed this dangerous behavior they would radio other troopers, who would stop the drivers then issue a citation.

Texting while driving is prohibited in Tennessee and in 45 other states, falling under the “due care law,” which stipulates that drivers are responsible for “devoting full time and attention to operating a motor vehicle.” This issue is getting worse in the state, with Sergeant Chris Richardson saying, “It’s a texting and driving epidemic.”

We at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers are not afraid to fight for you in court to help you obtain a fair offer of compensation for your injuries should you have the misfortune of being hurt in a personal injury accident in Memphis. If you sustain injuries in Tennessee due to the negligent actions of others, call our offices today at (866) 537-1881.



Woman charged with drunk driving in fatal Indiana motorcycle accident

A woman from the state of Tennessee is facing charges of driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury (a Level 6 felony), misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated, and citations of failure to yield the right of way, and refusal to submit to a certified chemical test.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Indiana State Police, a motorcycle was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt while headed west along U.S. Route 6 near Valparaiso, Indiana. The Porter County accident occurred on Saturday, November 5. The motorcycle passenger died as a result of the accident, while the motorcycle driver sustained serious head and foot injuries.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, we see motorcycle and car accidents like this one far too often. We know how difficult it can be for families to recover after a serious loss and want to help you get the compensation you deserve to make things easier. Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims of the accident.



New technology can help older drivers navigate safely

Better technology can aid drivers of all ages and help them enjoy a safer, more relaxing driving experience, especially since motorists who are aged 70 and older are more likely to get confused at intersections and on-ramps.

According to automotive insurer The Hartford and MIT’s AgeLab, the presence of safety technology will be a factor heavily considered by drivers in coming years. Three-fourths of drivers aged 50 and above are planning to consider safety technology when they purchase their own vehicle within the next two years. That marks an increase in drivers aged 50 and above who bought vehicles with safety technology during the past two years.

The move to develop self-driving cars is a step toward doing away with the human error present in most vehicular accidents. In fact, Google plans to have its self-driving cars available by 2020, an objective that many in the auto industry believe is too ambitious since they believe self-driving cars can only come about over 10 years from now.

Without safety technology, accidents are bound to be prevalent. At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our personal injury attorneys will develop a close working relationship to help you come up with a legal strategy to help you fight and win financial compensation for your personal injury accident. Call our Memphis offices today at (866) 537-1881 to hold other parties responsible for their negligence.



Driver who was sleeping at the wheel causes Highway 58 crash

A three-vehicular collision that occurred along Highway 58 at Hickory Valley Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Monday, August 22 at around 8 p.m. resulted in four people getting injured, with two of them reported as being in critical condition.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Chattanooga Police Department, a Ford Ranger was seen going in and out of the turn lane as it was traveling northbound along the highway. The Ranger hit a southbound Honda Civic sitting in the turn lane and overturned, colliding with one other vehicle. The driver of the Ranger, who later admitted that he fell asleep behind the wheel, had been trapped inside his vehicle.

Three other people from the other vehicles were hurt during the incident. All four victims were taken via Emergency Medical Services ambulances to area hospitals for immediate treatment.

The northbound lanes of Highway 58 at Hickory Valley Road were immediately shut down following the accident.

Chattanooga Police Traffic Investigations are conducting further investigation to find out other factors that might have contributed to the accident.

If you had been injured in a car accident in Memphis or other areas in Tennessee because of the negligent behaviors of others, do not hesitate to seek legal help from our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers. Call our offices today at (866) 537-1881 to speak to a qualified member of our legal team as soon as you can.



Transportation data shows that the worst drivers in the U.S. are in the southeast

SmartAsset, a New York based personal finance technology company, released a study that reveals where the worst drivers in the country live. According to data compiled from the Insurance Research Council, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these drivers tend to live in the Southeast.

The study ranked states according to such factors as drunk driving arrests, speeding tickets, and fatal accidents. The states that scored the worst at these factors included Mississippi, Florida, and Texas.

Insurance Information Institute, Loretta Worters, notes a correlation between a state’s insurance prices and its number of bad drivers. Florida and New Jersey, which are two of the most expensive states with regards to car insurance, are also homes to some of the country’s worst drivers.

If you’ve had personal experience with some of these bad drivers, the personal injury attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers can help you navigate the legal system and receive compensation. Call our offices today at (866) 537-1881.



Crash victim’s family suing the City of Memphis

The family of 80-year-old Memphis resident Lucille Grose, who lost her life in a two-vehicle accident on July 18, 2015, filed a lawsuit against the city’s police department. The lawsuit in the United States District Court of Western Tennessee charges the Memphis Police Department and the Memphis Fire Department with negligence. The family is seeking $5 million in damages.

According to police investigations, Grose pulled from a private driveway onto Shelby Drive in her 2000 Mazda when a Ford pickup traveling west on Shelby Drive crashed into her driver’s side door. The plaintiffs claim that even though a DUI police officer came to the scene of the accident, “a decision was made by MPD not to do a field sobriety test for alcohol or drugs upon the defendant of this fatality to see if this was a factor or possibility of drugs and alcohol was a causation to this fatality.”

The car accident attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers in Memphis understand the immediate physical and emotional damages of a crash may be too difficult to shoulder. Call us at (866) 537-1881 to see if legal action could help hold others responsible for your loss.



Soddy-Daisy crash kills one, injures another

The Soddy-Daisy Police Department in Hamilton County, Tennessee has reported that one individual lost his life while another incurred serious injuries in a single vehicular accident that occurred before the Harrison Lane exit along Highway 27 at around 10 p.m. on Friday, July 8.

Both occupants – the passenger and the driver – were ejected from the vehicle and thrown into the roadway.

One individual was declared dead at the scene of the accident while the other was taken to a local hospital by the Hamilton County Emergency Services personnel. Both victims’ names had not been released to the public.

The matter is currently being investigated by members of the Soddy-Daisy Police Department to determine what caused the accident in the first place.

The thoughts of our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers are with the victim and his loved ones. We understand how tragic vehicular accidents can be and want to treat every case with care.



Tesla should forget Autopilot project – Consumer Reports

Product reviews and ratings magazine Consumer Reports urged California-based energy storage and automotive company Tesla Motors, Inc. to temporarily discontinue its Autopilot models until such time that the mechanism is updated to ensure that drivers are required to have their hands on the steering wheel at all times.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had earlier reported that 40-year-old Canton, Ohio resident Joshua Brown, the driver of a 2015 Tesla Model S sports car that was using the autopilot system, lost his life when his car drove into the path of a tractor-trailer on May 7, 2016, in Williston in Levy County, Florida. This counted as the first fatality using Tesla’s automated vehicle system.

Tesla’s Autopilot system makes use of cameras, computers, and radars to determine if there are objects in the vehicle’s way and a crash is imminent, using such incidents to determine when to veer away from said objects.

If you had been injured in a car accident in Memphis or other areas in Tennessee because other motorists are making illegal or dangerous maneuvers, driving under the influence, or driving while distracted, our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers can help you take legal action against these irresponsible people when you call our offices today at (866) 537-1881.



Nashville single-car crash kills one

A single-vehicle accident on Murfreesboro Road, near Mt. View Road, resulted in the death of an individual. The accident occurred in front of a Publix in Nashville, Tennessee around 2 p.m. last Monday, June 20.

The Metro Nashville Police Department identified the victim as 29-year-old Smyrna resident Joshua Abendroth. According to preliminary investigations, Abendroth was travelling in a 2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV when the vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes of traffic and then crashed into a utility pole. Both Abendroth and another passenger were ejected from the vehicle. Abendroth was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The other person in the vehicle was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the treatment of his critical injuries. Police officers confirmed both men will undergo toxicology tests. Authorities are still investigating the crash to determine who was driving the vehicle when the incident took place.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, we regularly witness the effect of accidents such as this one. We are saddened to hear about the loss to the community, and our thoughts are with the families of the victims.



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