Last week, we started this mid-week boost where we try to give you something to smile about in the face of all the bad news and anxiety. We also want to give you some important legal tips that can help your neighbor or you during this time of social distancing. But, let’s start with an update. Continue reading
This is hard. I don’t even have to explain what I am talking about. Everyone of us knows – all too well. Watching the news can make it harder with statistics on confirmed cases, economic fallout, dire predictions, etc. Scrolling through social media, it is easy to find doomsday rumors, finger-pointing and crazy conspiracy theories. So we wanted to try and help be the antidote to all that bad news and noise and join the ranks of those who are trying to make people smile and feel better. We want to remind people that as Tennesseans we are strong and resilient and this too shall pass. So here is your mid-week boost. Continue reading
Since 2018, federal law requires all new American cars to have at least one camera: a rearview camera. Many vehicles have multiple cameras that will record even when the vehicle is off, and some vehicles have cameras that monitor the driver’s face. Car cameras have lots of benefits but they also raise some interesting questions for car accident cases and beyond.
Spring forward was this Sunday. While most of us are not crazy about the time change and need a few days to adjust our body clocks, it does serve as a good reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. And now, vehicle manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want to use the time change to remind you to do one other safety check, and we love the idea.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched its first-ever Safety Recall Week. The initiative is designed to encourage car and truck owners to check for open recalls on their vehicle twice a year — with the changing of the time. Here are some important facts you may not know about vehicle recalls and why they are so important: Continue reading
Currently, the Trump Administration is working to relax trucking regulations. Yet, trucking accidents have increased 40% since 2009. According to the most recent data, 4,136 people lose their lives each year in trucking accidents (trucking accidents includes semis and other large commercial vehicles), and another 87,000 are injured. Do you know when and where you are most likely to have an accident with a truck driver? Read on for these and other important information about deadly trucking accidents. Continue reading
Unfortunately, chances are you will be in one. Experts estimate, on average, drivers will experience a car accident every 18 years, so most folks will have multiple car accidents in their lifetime even if they are only minor. With those odds, it is time you brush up on what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do following an accident. And, because accidents tend to shake us up, we recommend you print this post to keep in your glove box, so that you can easily reference it if you need to do so. Continue reading
We love this photo for several reasons. First, this really is the Oscar Mayer wiener-mobile getting pulled over for a driving violation although it looks like it could be a scene from a Jim Carey or Chevy Chase movie. Second, it happened in John’s home state of Wisconsin. We can’t help but wonder if it had been a brat-mobile or a cheese-mobile whether the vehicle would have been pulled over at all. Third, this photo inspired us to remind Tennessee drivers of some important laws so that they are not an Oscar Mayer wiener. So read on to find out what the wiener-mobile did wrong and what you can do right. Continue reading
At dinner one night, when our son was little, he told a story about how a company had made a toy that did not perform as expected. He concluded his tale with an indignant “They don’t care about us; they just want our money”. From the mouths of babes, right? We all laughed but the sad truth is that every day in the headlines we see where corporations put profits over safety. To some, financial growth is the sole objective. So what can be done? Continue reading
Well, we are one week into the new year and the new decade. How are you doing on your resolutions? Most folks, roughly 80%, will trash their resolutions by January 10th. The failure rate on resolutions is so high because generally resolutions like weight loss or learning a foreign language or completing your graduate degree require hard work and take significant time. But, we have 5 important resolutions that can be done in a couple of hours max and could make an incredible difference in your life. Continue reading
Forty-eight percent of car accidents on New Year’s Eve are alcohol-related. In fact, New Year’s Eve is the second deadliest day of the year for car accidents (Memorial Day is first). For these reasons, The Law Offices of John Day is proud to announce it will, for the third year in a row, be offering free Uber rides home for Murfreesboro residents. Read on to learn how you can get home safely after a fun New Year’s Eve. Continue reading