Tips on What to Do Following a Hit and Run Accident

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If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, then you already realize how stressful such a situation can be.  The Department of Motor Vehicles describes a hit and run accident as “any accident in which a driver intentionally leaves the scene without providing contact information.” Some examples of a hit and run accident are when your unattended parked car is hit and the person leaves no contact information. Or perhaps you as a pedestrian are hit and the individual drives away from the scene without offering any help or calling an ambulance. A hit and run can also be when your... Read More

Wrongful Deaths Contributed to Tennessee Guardrails Leads to Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit by State Government

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In recent months, the guardrails on Tennessee highways have become the focus of a 663 million dollar lawsuit. Whistle-blower Joshua Harman has demanded that the ET-Plus guardrails, which have been modified for safety, be recalled immediately. According to Harman (a former guardrail engineer), Trinity Industries, Inc. did not communicate with federal and state officials that changes to their guardrail design had led to fatalities across the country. Tests show that even though the modified guardrail design are supposed to slow down vehicles, they are breaking into pieces, which has led to... Read More

Attorney Sid Gilreath Awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award

Sid Gilreath being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the TAJ conference

We’d like to extend a big congratulations to our firm’s founding partner, Sid Gilreath! The Tennessee Association for Justice recently awarded Sid Gilreath the Lifetime Achievement Award for his remarkable contributions and achievements throughout his legal career. Sid Gilreath is the founding partner of Gilreath & Associates and has helped thousands of clients receive compensation for personal injury, products liability and medical malpractice. Sid Gilreath is a native Tennessean, received his Bachelor’s degree from Maryville College in 1958, and received his law degree from... Read More

Tennessee Teen Killed in Logging Truck Accident

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Following a deadly trucking accident on May 20, 2015, Tennessee officials must now decide whether the truck driver responsible for killing a teen driver should be charged. According to law, the Tennessee Highway Patrol regulates and enforces such rules. Twenty year old Cody Judd was hauling a load of logs through the town of Cleveland in Bradley Country, Tennessee for Whitener Pulpwood and Logging—although they report he was not an employee—when he struck and killed 17-year-old Ashlyn Lamberth. Judd was not in possession of a class B license, which is required to operate a log... Read More

7 Summer Boating Safety Tips

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Boating is one of America’s favorite pastimes, especially during the summer.  The fourth of July is fast approaching and ranks as one of the most popular boating holidays as people yearn to spend time with friends and family on the lake.  Unfortunately, each year there are numerous injuries and deaths caused by reckless and unsafe boating. The U.S Coast Guard recently released the 2014 recreational boating statistic report which indicated there were 610 boating fatalities and 2,678 reported injuries during that year.  Of the deaths where the cause was known, 78% of the victims... Read More

$23 Million Awarded to Minnesota Family in Defective Drug Trial

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A jury in St. Louis, Missouri recently finalized a unanimous verdict in favor of Maddison Schmidt, a 12-year-old Minnesotan girl who suffers from several birth defects including spina bifida.  Schmidt’s mother took the anti-seizure drug Depakote while she was pregnant to help control her epilepsy, which doctors say resulted in Maddison’s medical issues. The pharmaceutical liability lawyers in the case believe that the drug was defectively designed and inadequately tested. It was also determined that the drug manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories, downplayed the risks of known defects... Read More