Nashville Personal Injury Blog

Medication during pregnancy and later health issues with kids

In some cases, issues with medications taken during pregnancy become clear very quickly. They could result, for example, in a miscarriage.

However, there are also serious issues that develop as time passes in cases in which children are negatively impacted. After all, the symptoms may not show up during pregnancy or even immediately after birth. Kids may need to grow up more, for example, before the symptoms of cognitive and developmental issues become fully clear.

Don’t forget these school bus safety tips

There is no denying the fact that school buses provide a safe mode of transportation. While this may be true, here's something you need to remember: accidents involving school buses can and do happen throughout the country every year.

Here are some of the many school bus safety tips that your children should follow and that you should be aware of:

  • When waiting for the bus to arrive, stand back from traffic.
  • Never stand on the street or in a driveway when waiting on the bus.
  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before approaching the vehicle.
  • If crossing in front of the bus, leave enough space so that the driver can see you.
  • Wait for a signal from the bus driver before walking in front of the bus.
  • Never walk or stop in close proximity to the wheels of a bus.

How can joggers stay safe on the road?

As a jogger, there are many hazards to be aware of. From speeding vehicles to aggressive dogs, you need to know how to remain safe at all times.

Here are some of the many things joggers can do to stay safe on the road:

  • Wear reflective clothing. This goes a long way in ensuring that motor vehicle drivers can see you. While it's important at all times of the day, you definitely want to do this if jogging at night.
  • Face the traffic. You should never run with the flow of traffic. You're much safer if you face the traffic, as it's easier to react.
  • Run on the shoulder of the road or sidewalk. It should go without saying, but you never want to run in the same lane that vehicles will be traveling.
  • Don't wear headphones. Although you may enjoy listening to music when you run, this makes it difficult to hear what's going on around you.
  • Watch for aggressive drivers. You know the type. These are the people who don't share the road, drive too fast and yell at you when they go by.

A brake problem could be the result of a product defect

As your car ages, there is a good chance you will eventually face some type of trouble with its braking system. This doesn't necessarily mean that something will go wrong that causes an accident. It simply means that you may need to make a repair.

Conversely, there are times when new vehicles have a brake problem. In this case, it's important to better understand what is going on, as it's possible that a product defect could be leading to your problem.

You don’t have to deal with consumer defect injuries alone

In the past, when a consumer was injured by a defective product they were left to deal with this on their own.

However, you should never assume that this is your only course of action. While you'll want to put the necessary time into treating your injury, you should also remember one thing: you may be able to hold the negligent party responsible.

Determining who is at fault in an auto accident can be tricky

Fault is a complicated issue when it comes to car wrecks. Most accidents are, well, accidental. However, there is often an issue of negligence that determines who is at fault in an accident.

Should the public know about auto safety issues sooner?

Serious safety issues with vehicles tend to come to light eventually. When enough people are killed in accidents caused by defective tires or when people pass away because their defective airbags didn't deploy, the stories start to pile up. They make the news. The links become clear. Eventually, there may be a recall and a public investigation.

However, some officials do note that the public may be the last to find out.

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