Fairness is an important principle for Knoxville residents in their everyday lives. And yet, there are some situations that are inherently unfair, such that individuals have no way to level the playing field.
Many Knoxville residents agree that everyone must play by the rules. And yet, certain individuals are held to higher standards than others because of their position or experience.
Knoxville residents place a great deal of trust in the people they deal with on an everyday basis. This is not only true in more intimate settings like at home and in the office, but also out in public. When individuals are on the road, for example, they trust that the motorists around them are driving safely and obeying the rules of the road. Unfortunately, that often turns out not to be the case, as other drivers can make serious mistakes that endanger the lives of everyone else on the road.
The advances in technology have been astonishing over the past several decades. For instance, many Knoxville residents now depend heavily on their smartphones, which did not even exist just a few years ago.
All Knoxville residents must follow the rules of the road when they are driving. For most, this means obeying the posted speed limit, stopping and yielding where required and not texting while driving, among other requirements. Some individuals are required to follow more rules, however, depending on the vehicle they are operating.
Even the slightest change of circumstances can make a big difference when it comes to the eyes of the law. For instance, with motor vehicle accidents, it may initially seem as though all accidents are the same or similar. Yet, differences in the drivers and vehicles involved, among other things, can play a huge role in a later lawsuit brought by those injured in the accident against the negligent driver.
One driver is dead and three people were injured in a terrifying semi-truck crash that closed both lanes of I-75 north of Knoxville on Wednesday. The driver of a northbound truck carrying batteries appears to have lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median of the interstate, hit a SUV and another semi-truck southbound.