April 2014 Archives | Personal Injury News

April 2014 Archives

Three-car crash in Tennessee kills one, leaves three injured

In a rear-end car accident, the driver whose car rear-ended the other vehicle is often found to be at fault. Drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance between their cars and the cars in front of them. This distance should afford them adequate time to apply the brakes quickly enough to prevent an accident. When they fail to maintain this adequate distance, the results can be devastating.

Man claims a braking defect in his GM car caused accident

Motor vehicles were once a rarity, but nowadays you would be hard-pressed to find a Nashville household that does not own at least one car. With this ubiquity comes an increasing awareness of the safety issues that accompany the use of these machines. Many modern cars feature cutting-edge safety systems, which can save lives when used properly. However, when such mechanisms are improperly installed or suffer from design flaws, these systems can in fact create dangerous situations.

Driver facing charges after fatal crash in Tennessee

In an accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian has little chance of walking away unscathed. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in such an accident, as they are not protected by the size and safety features that a motor vehicle provides. Because of the vulnerability of pedestrians, drivers in motor vehicles must exercise extreme caution when driving in areas with high amounts of foot traffic. When drivers fail to notice pedestrians and cause accidents, they may be found guilty of negligence.

11 injures tied to recalled tool chest

Many Nashville residents are fans of DIY work around their homes, and trust that the tools and accessories they purchase to help them complete these projects are safe. However, sometimes these products can suffer from a manufacturing or design defect that makes them dangerous to use or keep near the home. When this happens, a recall is often issued to correct the problem and prevent injuries from occurring.

Lobbyists seek to increase the size and weight of large trucks

Tractor trailers traveling upon our interstate highways weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The size and weight disparity between large trucks and passenger vehicles means that, in a truck driving accident, passenger vehicle occupants will often suffer serious injuries and possibly death.

Motorcycle accident in Tennessee results in five injuries

Oftentimes, drivers fail to notice the motorcycles they share the road with. In many of these cases, it is not the motorcyclist's fault. Drivers are expected to be aware of their surroundings and ready to act quickly should something unexpected enter into their field of vision. When they fail to do so, they may be found guilty of negligence.

Tennessee motorcycle accident results in woman's death

Motorcycles are not always the safest vehicles. There are many design features that put motorcycle riders at a disadvantage on the road. Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of motorcycles are their size. Because of their small frames, motorcycles are less protected and also less visible than other vehicles. This increases the likelihood of crashes occurring -- other drivers are less likely to see them -- and also increases the chances of severe or fatal injuries occurring, as the riders are largely unprotected.

Suspect arrested after fatal hit-and-run crash in Tennessee

In an instant, a car accident can claim a loved one's life. The trauma can be even worse when a family member is present in the accident. There are few events in life more devastating and traumatic than being in an accident and losing a loved one all in the same day. When these accidents are the result of another driver's recklessness, victims have every right to be outraged. They also have legal rights that should be protected.

Fireplace products explode due to defect

On cold winter nights, many Nashville residents love to snuggle up near their fireplaces with their families. Although most people have become accustomed to the idea of using fire, gas and electricity throughout their homes, the truth is that appliances that rely on these energy sources can be quite dangerous. Because of this, a product line for such an appliance suffers from a design or manufacturing defect, it must be corrected immediately in order to prevent a tragic accident from occurring.

Woman suffers fatal injuries following crash in Tennessee

In an instant, a fatal car accident can rip a loved one away, leaving family members traumatized and emotionally devastated. While dealing with this emotional burden, victims should not have to suffer further with hefty financial burdens. In some cases, the emotional trauma takes an enormously long time to heal. Oftentimes it is never fully mended. But for the financial hurt, victims can sometimes take immediate legal action and recover some of the costs associated with the death of a loved one.

Generic makers oppose FDA rule, fear product liability

A large portion of people in Nashville rely on prescription and over-the-counter drugs on daily basis, so it can be very important for drug companies and federal agencies to keep the public informed about any potential risks that have been linked to these products. Many would also argue that when injuries and fatalities result from the use of dangerous or defective products, people should have the right to sue the manufacturer.

Woman facing charges following hit-and-run crash in Tennessee

In some cases, drivers may flee the scene of an accident in order to potentially avoid legal consequences. They do so because they know that they are likely at fault in the accident. So essentially, a hit-and-run is oftentimes an admission of guilt. If the suspected driver is later found after a hit-and-run accident, victims may then choose to pursue legal action.

Motorcycle accidents are a common cause of brain injury

When drivers do not devote their full attention to the road, they may easily neglect to notice a smaller vehicle such as a motorcycle. Motorcycles, unfortunately, are not only smaller and less visible than other vehicles, they are also far less protected. With less protection, motorcycle riders are at high risk of suffering injuries. This renders motorcycle riding doubly dangerous -- riders are more likely to be involved in accidents and are at greater risk of injury. In some tragic cases, these injuries can be debilitating --especially when head trauma is involved.

9 incidents of children entangled in IKEA bed canopies

Securing their children's safety is probably one of the biggest priorities in Nashville parents' lives. This can be difficult, especially when children reach school age and begin to engage in activities without parental supervision. However, most parents likely feel confident that when their kids are tucked in their beds at night, they are very safe. This confidence can be severely shaken when a bed-related product is recalled because of a design defect that could seriously injure or kill infants or small children.

Truck driver fined, loses license following Tennessee crash

Truck drivers can face a myriad of consequences following their involvement in accidents. Because of the immense size and weight of their vehicles, truck drivers are expected to exercise the utmost caution so they can potentially prevent an accident from occurring. Failure to do so can result in catastrophic injuries. In some cases, too, truck accidents can be fatal. In such cases, the families and loved ones of victims often seek out justice in a court of law.

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