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Employment law: Lieutenant prevails against sheriff

Many people are placed in a difficult situation in which they must ask questions of their employers that could result in conflict. Some workers in Tennessee who have been in such a situation have then been retaliated against in the form of wrongful termination. Unfortunately, these complex employment law matters often require an experienced attorney to seek a resolution.

A former sheriff's lieutenant in another state and a sheriff have recently settled a disagreement that followed the former's termination in Oct. 2013. He claims that while serving as a lieutenant, he also sat on the board of supervisors for the county. It was in that position that he was asked to look into the pound which was managed by the sheriff.

Tennessee truck accidents: 4 injured in collision

Those who drive commercial vehicles have a fairly large responsibility to themselves and others on the roadways. Because a slight miscalculation can result in truck accidents with severe consequences, it is important for these drivers to be aware of road conditions and structures they may potentially have difficulty clearing. Unfortunately, four people were recently sent to the hospital following a Tennessee crash involving a dump truck.

The incident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. near a stretch of Tennessee undergoing construction. According to reports, a 51-year-old man was driving a dump truck owned by Summers-Taylor Inc. The bed on the truck was apparently raised when the man attempted -- unsuccessfully -- to clear an overpass.

Tennessee pedestrian accident could lead to wrongful death claim

There are a variety of different ways to legally utilize the roadways in Tennessee. Because motor vehicles aren't the only accepted mode of transportation and they can cause significant harm to others -- especially pedestrians -- motorists must remain vigilant at all times. Unfortunately, a man's family may be considering a wrongful death lawsuit after he was allegedly struck while walking.

The incident happened just before midnight on a night in early August. Police claim that a driver struck a parked car before striking a pedestrian. The same car allegedly continued on, striking another vehicle head-on and causing severe damage to both vehicles.

Multitasking should not be part of your driving performance

Texting while driving is extremely dangerous, but it is certainly not the only activity that comes under the heading of distracted driving. Any time you are out on the road, you face all kinds of distractions. Some you cannot avoid, but you do have control over others.

There are three types of distraction. You will find that all three involve some sort of multitasking activity, which is something you want to avoid when you are behind the wheel.

Wrongful death: Woman killed in Tennessee car crash

Even when only driving a short distance, a driver likely encounters many different distractions. Talking with a passenger in the vehicle or attempting to change the radio station is often all that it takes to cause an accident that will tragically alter the lives of many, making it necessary to remain vigilant at all times. Unfortunately, one family may be considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit after a recent crash that took one woman's life.

The accident happened just before 6 p.m. one afternoon on a day in mid-July. The victim was reportedly a passenger in a pickup truck. The Tennessee Highway Patrol claims that the driver allowed the vehicle to drift over the center line, off the roadway and into a ditch before striking a tree.

Tennessee car accidents: Man killed by intoxicated driver

There are many precautions that drivers in Tennessee take to protect their safety. However, in many cases, it is impossible to prevent car accidents caused by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, one man was killed in a recent accident believed to have been caused by a driver who was intoxicated.

The accident happened during the early morning hours of a day in July. According to reports, a car left an exit ramp, striking a sign. Police say that the car continued on into lanes of traffic, ultimately driving into oncoming traffic.

Texting driver strikes two pedestrians

Keep your eyes on the road and keep your hands at 10 and 2 o’clock. These basic messages from driver’s education class seem simple, but when you’re in the car between classes, on your way to work, or driving for hours on a road trip, sometimes even the fundamentals are overlooked.

Distracted driving is a well-known term with broad meaning. Use of a cell phone is a common experience for most drivers, whether that means for discussion with a friend, to pick out a playlist or to send a text message. Studies show that most drivers know it’s wrong to look at their phones, but urge overrides instinct and they get distracted anyway. Besides phone usage, distracted driving occurs whenever a driver’s attention wanders. Other common distractions include eating, tuning a radio, applying makeup and checking on pets. Data from 2007 to 2017 compiled 187,053 instances of distracted driving incidents in Tennessee. On average, that’s more than 18,000 crashes each year in The Volunteer State.

Car accidents: Tennessee bicycle crash results in arrests

Bicycling has become a favorite pastime for many people across the country. While there are various positive benefits of doing so, cyclists are often at risk of being involved in car accidents caused by inattentive and otherwise negligent drivers. For example, a man in Tennessee was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in an incident that sent a cyclist to the hospital.

The incident happened on a day in June. Reports indicate that the victim and a friend were biking in an area designated as a bicycle route. The friend with the victim was recording their ride with a camera and is said to have captured the incident.

Employment law: Court reinstates wrongful termination case

As most people in Tennessee are likely aware, romantic relationships can often come to an unexpected end. Couples who choose to end their relationship but share children together face complications. However, those who also share a workplace may face additional difficulties that could potentially result in an employment law claim. For example, an out-of-state woman has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, alleging that she was fired for refusing to withdraw an order of protection against her estranged partner who was also serving as her manager.

The plaintiff in the case was a nurse at a health care and rehabilitation center in another state. According to reports, she was in a relationship with another employee at the center; the pair were together for approximately four years and had two children together when she claims that he assaulted her. The plaintiff reportedly sought an order of protection against the man; she was ultimately granted one that would last a year.

Recent Tennessee crash potential case of wrongful death

The vast majority of drivers in Tennessee are vigilant and take measures to avoid car accidents. Unfortunately, many accidents happen so quickly that even the safest of drivers are unable to properly react. Unfortunately, a woman recently lost her life in a crash that could potentially result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The incident that led to the woman's death reportedly happened just after 7 a.m. on a day in early July. According to reports, a 31-year-old male was driving west on a Tennessee interstate when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle, causing him to cross the median and hit an oncoming tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer then lost control, causing it to cross the media into westbound traffic.

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