December 2013 Archives | Personal Injury News

December 2013 Archives

Seven vehicles involved in accident on Tennessee highway

Tennessee residents are likely aware that when an accident occurs on one of the state's wide, multi-lane interstate highways, many vehicles are often dragged into the wreckage and the results can be devastating. All it takes is one driver losing control or acting negligently and several drivers can suddenly become involved in a multi-vehicle crash. In cases when a multi-vehicle accident begins with the actions of a negligent driver, victims may choose to bring a negligence claim to court in order to pursue compensation.

Swing-door elevators continue to cause death and injury to kids

In this day and age, life is so technologically advanced that individuals in Nashville and nationwide have come to rely heavily on machines to benefit them. As such, it can become easy to feel comfortable around common machinery; however, it can also be simple to forget that while mechanical products add luxury, comfort and prestige to life, they are known to fail or be designed in such a way that causes unsuspecting users harm.

Hit and run involving 2 soldiers leaves one dead in Tennessee

When a driver leaves the scene of an accident without exchanging insurance information, that driver has committed a hit-and-run. Hit-and-run accidents are basically admissions of guilt and oftentimes courts will find the perpetrator of a hit and run to be at fault for the accident. In such cases, it is possible for victims to file negligence suits against the drivers responsible in the accidents.

Drunk driving causes multi-vehicle accident in Tennessee

There are not many things quite as dangerous and reckless as someone intoxicated on the road. Drunk driving is the cause of many automobile accidents and statistics show a large correlation between intoxication and an increased rate of accidents. Victims may, understandably, feel outraged after such incidents, not knowing where to turn for help. But in some cases, thankfully, getting help with certain costs is possible.

Exploding gas cans cause of many wrongful death and injury suits

Product manufacturers have a duty to test their goods and ensure that they are safe before they are put on the market. Similarly, retailers and distributers also have an obligation to pull items off of their shelves if they come to the knowledge that they are defective in some way. When both entities fail to do so, the consequences for Nashville consumers can be deadly.

One dead in a head-on collision involving two trucks

One of the most dangerous and deadly types of car accidents is that of a head-on collision. Head-on collisions involve twice the amount of force as that of a crash between a mobile and immobile vehicle, for example, and are thus more likely to involve injuries or fatalities. Sometimes, these accidents may occur without there being a driver at fault; other times, though, a head-on collision can occur as the result of the negligent actions of a driver.

Two-car accident in Tennessee results in injuries

The types of injuries that result from car accidents are many. Some of them, like brain injuries, are more traumatic and debilitating, while others do not require intensive treatment. Most injuries are united in one aspect, though, and that is the monetary cost -- any time a victim requires medical care following a car accident there are going to be expenses involved.

Ford recalls Escape crossover vehicle for the 7th time

When vehicles are recalled due to defects, the consumer public often loses trust in that vehicle's ability to keep passengers, motorists and pedestrians safe. In some instances, however, the vehicle manufacturer doesn't face much retribution following an auto recall.

Study shows trucks significantly increase severity of crashes

It is no great mystery why truck accidents are often catastrophic affairs. A fully-loaded truck weighs an enormous amount -- much more than the average vehicle -- and the force that is created when that amount of weight is travelling at high speeds is hugely destructive. These accidents often have deadly results, depriving loved ones of an accident victim's life. Because of the enormously destructive power possible in a truck accident, truckers are expected to follow extra rules and guidelines set in place to protect others on the road. Even with these rules and regulations, truck accidents still occur at an unfortunately high rate.

Research shows increased rate of accidents during holiday season

The frequency of car accidents is consistently high. No matter what time of year it is, car accidents happen daily. Given that frequency, most Tennessee residents probably know someone who has been involved in a wreck -- or they have lived through accidents themselves.

Lawsuit against pharmaceutical company yields a $4 million payout

When women are pregnant they must adhere to strict guidelines in order to ensure that their child is born as healthy as possible. They are discouraged from drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco, no matter how much it may seem to enhance the Nashville nightlife. While those are the most commonly discussed hazards that affect fetuses, many medications can be extremely dangerous to an unborn baby and inhibit their development.

Truck and motorcycle collide on Tennessee highway

Motorcyclists who walk away from accidents suffering mere injuries are, in some sense, lucky. Fatality rates for riders involved in motorcycle accidents are high due to the increased vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road. The small frames provide little protection and leave riders exposed to the elements, rendering motorcycle riding a dangerous activity.

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