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The most common cause of a bike accident is collision with a car or truck.  Not surprisingly, given the disparity in weight and protection between a bicycle and car, the bicyclist typically suffers serious injuries.   Most bicycle accidents occur in urban areas and are caused by a car or truck driver failing to yield.  According to the Department of Safety, there were 370 bicycle accidents in Tennessee in the most recent data year.  So, if you are a bicyclist, do you know what to do after a bike accident?  Do you know what insurance covers a bicycle accident?  Do you know how to make a claim for a bike accident?   And do you know how long it is going to take to recover from a bike accident? Continue reading

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Litigation is fighting with rules, confrontation with a referee.  Most people do not enjoy confrontation, and for others, it brings out their worst.   If you are involved in litigation or have a claim that may result in litigation, please take our advice: don’t get cute.  A few news articles lately have shown what happens when people try to get cute during litigation. Continue reading

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Five lawyers at The Law Offices of John Day have been recognized by Best Lawyers.   The categories in which at least one of our five lawyers were recognized were: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation. What is Best Lawyers and why should you care?  Best Lawyers is an organization that only recognizes lawyers who have been nominated and voted on by their professional peers through more than 13 million evaluations across 76 counties.  This year, after that laborious process, Best Lawyers recognized and listed 159,987 lawyers.  So why is this important? Continue reading

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Kristen Chenoweth, the Emmy and Tony winning actress, has a new book out, and this week she has been giving interviews to promote it. In the interviews, she has talked at length about the serious injuries she sustained in an accident on the set of the television show “The Good Wife.” Lighting equipment on the set fell and hit her causing a fractured skull, a fractured rib and nose, broken teeth and other long-lasting injuries. Chenoweth’s Dad counseled her to get legal representation. She did not. She now regrets it. Here are some things you should think about if you are hurt in an accident and are reluctant to seek legal representation. Continue reading

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It is fascinating to see what some people search for on the internet.  “I want a lawyer and a sandwich” is commonly searched because of a popular line in the 2011 movie titled Blitz.  A sassy criminal suspect delivers the line in response to being placed in police custody.   Of course, most internet searches focus on more routine and basic legal issues such as “When do I need a lawyer for a car accident?” and “How do I hire a lawyer with no money?” and “Can anyone be your lawyer?”  We have rounded up some of the most common questions and answered them.  Read on. Continue reading

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If you have Googled “How to Win an Accident Case” or “How Much Can I Sue for in an Accident Case” or “How to File an Accident Lawsuit” or anything similar to these types of searches, please proceed with extreme caution.  If you were in an accident with very minor, fully resolved injuries (like your neck was a little sore for a couple of days and without any medical intervention it completely improved), you do not need a lawyer.  But anything beyond that, you really should, at a minimum, consult an injury lawyer.  Now let us tell you why. Continue reading

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The first person ever arrested for drunk driving was a man named George Smith.  According to the History Channel, on September 10, 1897, Mr. Smith, a young taxi driver, got drunk and then drove his taxi into a building.  124 years and 6 days later, drunk driving continues to be a problem on roadways.   That is why The Law Offices of John Day continues to offer safe ride homes, and we are excited about our current free rideshare program with Middle Tennessee State University. Continue reading

Since 1983, Best Lawyers has recognized the top 6% of private practicing attorneys as decided by other lawyers in a peer-review process.  Permit us to toot our horn for a moment and then explain why injury victims should care about whether their lawyer is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

This year, the attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day garnered the following recognition from Best Lawyers: Continue reading

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Across the country and locally in Nashville, there is important news about car accidents.  First, in 2020, deaths caused by car accidents rose 7.2% despite the fact that most Americans were driving less due to the pandemic.  Second, in local news, Metro Police will no longer respond to some traffic accidents.  Read on for more information on both of these issues and what you should do if you are in a car accident in Metro Nashville. Continue reading

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To understand the breadth of the current problem, let’s first look at 2020.  Despite fewer people being on the road due to the pandemic, 2020 saw an 8% increase in motor vehicle accidents (car, truck, motorcycles and buses).  That 8% increase was the highest year-to-year jump in 96 years.  But, it gets worse.  In Tennessee, fatal accidents are up by an astonishing 21.5% for the first quarter of 2021.  356 fatal accidents have occurred on Tennessee roadways so far this year.  At this time last year, there were only 209 according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.  For more information on where these wrecks are happening and what age groups and types of vehicles are most involved, read on. Continue reading

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