Nashville Personal Injury Blog

What are the top causes of bicycle accident injuries and deaths?

There are many good reasons to ride a bicycle, such as the ability to get exercise as you commute to and from work. Unfortunately, just the same as a motor vehicle, riding a bike can be dangerous at times.

In addition to wearing the proper safety gear, one of the best things you can do is become familiar with the top causes of bicycle accidents. This knowledge will help you make more informed decisions while you're in the saddle.

Hydroplaning: Things you can do to avoid trouble

As a driver in the state of Tennessee, you know that rain can move into the area at pretty much any time of the year.

If you're behind the wheel when the rain begins to fall, you need to change your approach to improve your safety. This means many things, such as slowing down to avoid hydroplaning.

Are you driving on defective tires?

When you purchase a new vehicle, you expect that every part, including the tires, was designed with your safety in mind. The same holds true if you purchase new tires for an existing vehicle.

Unfortunately, due in large part to a less-than-ideal government recall system, many people could be rolling around on recalled tires. Worse yet, it's possible that some recalled tires remain on store shelves.

Motorcyclists and cars turning left in front of them

Motorcyclists realize that danger lurks around every corner, with any type of accident having the potential to cause serious injury.

You know that there is nothing more important than avoiding trouble on the road. You also know that some drivers don't take the same level of care as you.

Multi-vehicle accidents can be common and sometimes complicated

Multi-car accidents are very common. It's estimated that up to ⅓ of all car accidents involve more than two vehicles. In Tennessee, 46% of all accidents were multi-vehicle accidents in 2015. Multi-car accidents also include pile-ups and chain-reaction accidents. Not many people know what to do in the instance of a multi-vehicle accident, but it's best to be prepared.

Safety tips for back-to-school season

Summer has come and gone, and it's already time for kids to head back to school. Between the thrill of meeting new classmates and buying school supplies, there can be a bunch of excitement this time of year. However, the start of the school year is not a time to sacrifice on safety. Here are a few tips to help you and your family stay safe all school year long.

Modifying a vehicle could make it harder to sue for defects

When your vehicle is defective, it causes an accident, and you're injured, you may be able to sue based on those defects. You're likely facing medical bills and other costs, and you may deserve compensation.

One important thing to note is that, while working on your vehicle doesn't necessarily invalidate your claim, significant modifications could do so. One of the three criteria that needs to be met for a strict liability case is that you have not substantially altered the vehicle's condition.

Spinal cord injuries and outcomes will vary

Any type of spinal cord injury, regardless of the cause, has the potential to change a person's life forever. In the most serious of situations, this type of injury can lead to a person's premature death. Any type of trauma to the spinal cord, such as in a car accident or sports collision, can cause damage.

The spinal cord does not have to be severed in order for damage to occur. If it's crushed, stretched or even bruised, it can have a negative effect on the body.

Defective and recalled drugs can cause serious issues

Drug recalls are often very serious matters. Pharmaceutical companies won't issue these recalls based on a simple assumption that something might go wrong. Instead, they are usually issued when there is complete certainty that there is a problem with the drug.

For the patients who suffer injuries because of issues with prescription drugs, the pain and suffering are often considerable. Truthfully, there isn't any reason why you should have to deal with this type of damage when the cause was a defective or recalled drug.

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