Transportation Safety Board Seeks Sweeping Rules on Truckers & Cell Phones

Large trucks and buses pose significant risks to drivers in smaller passenger vehicles…big rigs and buses harder to control and require the driver to be extra careful and alert. One distraction that can, and has led to some major accidents, is cell-phone use while driving. In light of this, a total ban on cell phone use is being proposed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for millions of bus and truck drivers. The change would be the most sweeping since mandatory seat belt rules were introduced some decades ago. But considering the ban would cover BOTH hand-held and... Read More

Sid Gilreath Named Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for Knoxville

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Sid Gilreath, the founding partner of Gilreath & Associates, is honored to be named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Medical Malpractice Attorney of the Year for Knoxville, Tennessee. Congratulations Sid!! Sid was selected by fellow colleagues for the honor from the pre-eminent peer-reviewed publication. “I’m especially humbled that my medical malpractice and legal colleagues felt I was deserving of this award,” says Sid. Best Lawyers employs an exhaustive survey and interview process for determining recipients of its “Lawyer of the Year” honor. For the 2012 list, over 41,000 attorneys... Read More