April 2015 Archives | Personal Injury News

April 2015 Archives

Understanding the dangers of defective drugs

People throughout Tennessee, the U.S. and the world are often directed to use a range of over-the-counter and prescription medications each year. The purpose of such medications is generally to relieve symptoms or aid in the treatment of certain medical conditions. In some cases, however, drugs may hit the market that can cause serious adverse health effects, or death. Before taking any type of medication, it can be important for people to understand the risks that even drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could pose.

Multi-vehicle crash kills 5 nursing students

Many Tennessee residents have likely seen news reports about a multi-vehicle accident in Georgia that resulted in five deaths. The fatal accident occurred on April 22 when seven vehicles crashed near Savannah on Interstate 16. In addition to the fatalities, two people were injured in the wreck.

Auto collision injures police chief

Tennessee Highway Patrol report that the chief of the Lewisburg Police Department was injured in a two-car collision during the early morning hours of April 18. Officials do not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Speedway worker killed in car accident as passenger in luxury car

People in Tennessee are known to love their motor sports and fast cars. These hobbies are enjoyable but carry with them a certain amount of risk as evidenced by a car accident at Walt Disney World Speedway, an attraction that catered to those who like high-performance sports cars and racing. The accident led to the death of a 36-year-old man who was a passenger in the vehicle as he rode with a younger driver.

Woman killed in truck accident

On the morning of April 14, Tennessee Highway Patrol crews reported to the scene of a truck accident in Rutherford County. The accident involved a commercial truck and a passenger car and resulted in fatal injuries to a 21-year-old woman. THP crews were reportedly investigating the wreck into the late afternoon, and police say that the truck driver might face charges.

Mines continue to manufacture unsafe working conditions

When it comes to safety in Nashville, Tennessee, regulations have been put into place that are designed to lower management and manufacturing risks. However, there are defective products or manufacturing or unsafe business practices that can create dangerous situations. Sometimes, these situations may even be lethal. This can especially be the case with already-dangerous businesses like mining.

Following simple tips can avoid wet weather driving accidents

Tennessee and many other parts of the country are in the middle of the annual rainy season. However, automobile travel cannot wait for summer weather. In order to avoid being involved in one of the 1.2 million motor vehicle crashes each year, there are some basic tips to follow when driving in the rain.

Premature aging could be one effect of brain injury

Individuals in Tennessee who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury may have brains that age more rapidly than those that are uninjured. A study that appeared in the "Annals of Neurology" in April suggested that this premature aging may be one effect of a brain injury.

Toddler, 3 others injured in Nashville head-on collision

Being out on the road in Nashville can be treacherous if one of the fellow motorists is behaving irresponsibly. A negligent driver can be just as, if not more, dangerous than a driver who is reckless or under the influence. The dangers of being in an auto accident are well-known with the possibility of severe injury and death resulting. Those who are hurt in an accident need to realize what they're facing and that they might need legal assistance in the aftermath.

3 die after eating tainted Blue Bell ice cream

With the departure of winter, Nashville residents are beginning to enjoy the warmer weather. For many people, this involves outdoor activities and sharing cold treats like ice cream and popsicles. Unfortunately, instances can arise in which such foods are contaminated by bacteria, turning these treats into the source of life-threatening illness.

What are the symptoms of amnesia?

When a person in Nashville suffers a head injury in an accident or incident, there are many concerns that will arise as symptoms present themselves. One particular issue that can crop up is amnesia. While it may seem to be fodder for sitcom comedy or an unusual occurrence from a medical drama, it really does happen. Any form of brain trauma can be an expensive problem both personally and professionally. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms of amnesia can help in seeking treatment.

Federal trucking regulations for property-carrying vehicles

In Davidson and across the entire nation, trucks are always visible when one heads out on the road. Property being carted from place to place is a necessity and trucks are needed for this purpose.They can also be dangerous. The speed at which they're moving along with their intimidating size are bad enough. But when the driver might be violating federal trucking regulations when it comes to the maximum amount of time they can be on the road, everyone in the truck's path can be in jeopardy.

What treatments and medications are given after TN brain trauma?

Any kind of accident that happens in Tennessee can lead to brain trauma. It could happen at work or at home. It can occur as a pedestrian, a bicyclist or a motorist. It might be due to the negligence of another or it could simply happen as a matter of circumstance and bad luck. Understanding treatments and medications is an important part of a person's rehabilitation and recovery as the potential financial costs cannot be ignored. This is true even if the symptoms result in the brain injury being classified as mild.

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