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November 2016 Archives

Tired truck drivers may not even realize they're fatigued

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has put rules in place regarding how many hours truck drivers can work during a week, when they need to take breaks and more. The idea here is to keep truckers from being overworked and overly fatigued behind the wheel. After all, many are paid based on production -- such as the amount of miles driven -- and so they could be tempted to work even when it wasn't safe to do so.

How to determine fault and liability in a car accident

In a lot of traffic accidents, it is fairly obvious which parties are liable for the resulting damages and injuries. However, some factual scenarios may require more investigation by a Tennessee personal injury attorney to determine who is at fault, and who may be required to pay for the damages and injuries of other parties. This article will review how personal injury lawyers establish fault and liability in a car crash. First, we will begin with fault.

Should eating behind the wheel be banned?

We're very conscious of distracted driving these days, but that typically just means cellphone use. There are other serious distractions, though, such as trying to eat while driving. Does that mean hitting up the drive-thru and then eating your hamburger on the road should be illegal?

Can you challenge a breath test?

So you got pulled over, the Tennessee police gave you a breath test and it said you were over the legal limit. They arrested you and they want to charge you with a DUI. That's the end of it, right? The test says that you broke the law, so you're going to be convicted.

Federal truck regulators may use BMI for trucker apnea testing

Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition where the muscles of the throat relax during sleep and close off the airway, which leads to periods of breathing cessation and accompanied by loud snoring. This condition causes poor sleep that is not restive or restorative and leads to excessive daytime drowsiness.

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