May 2015 Archives | Personal Injury News

May 2015 Archives

You do not have to pay for someone else's negligence

Not every car accident is a life-changing ordeal that seriously affects not only you but your loved ones as well. However, such accidents do happen, and unfortunately there is no way to predict where or when they will occur. You could go through your life never getting into an accident, driving safely for years and years, and then suddenly another driver glances down to read a text message or decides to have a few shots before getting behind the wheel.

Is robotic surgery safe?

We live in a time when amazing medical breakthroughs come through almost on a daily basis. Many of these new medicines and technologies have proven to be lifesavers. However, some others can end up causing more harm than good. This goes for medical devices and procedures as well as new medications. Some Nashville residents who put their trust in their doctors end up suffering as a result.

Airbags recalled after causing serious injuries and deaths

When consumers buy a major product such as a vehicle, they expect this product to be as safe and reliable as possible. Unfortunately, many people are seriously injured or killed throughout the United States each year as a result of defective products. Residents in Nashville and countless other cities may unknowingly be affected by a major safety hazard in their vehicles that has recently come to light.

Understanding Tennessee motorcycle laws

One of the most difficult things about riding a motorcycle is being aware of how each state's laws differ from those of other states. Not only is this important for ensuring that you obey the law, it is also important to know what other drivers expect of motorcyclists to help avoid motorcycle accidents. Because each state has different laws for motorcyclists, drivers in those states may have certain expectations of how sharing the road with a motorcycle should be.

Nine injured in Tennessee drunk driving accident

Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense, and police understandably exert a great deal of care to catch drunk drivers before it is too late. There is very good reason that such legal measures are taken to deter and eliminate drunk drivers: they are dangerous. The simple fact is that consuming alcohol impairs your ability to drive a car, from reduced reaction time to impaired vision or decision-making, driving while drunk is a risk to your own safety. Just as important and noteworthy, it is also a risk to the safety of others.

Truck accident victim in critical condition in Tennessee hospital

Obviously drivers want to avoid accidents of any type, since even the mildest of fender benders can still put a damper on your day and may lead to multiple phone calls with insurance companies. However, while no accident is desirable, if there is one type of accident you definitely want to avoid, it is a truck accident. Truck accidents come with all the annoyances and issues of other accidents, but because of the size of the large 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers involved, it is very likely that you and your car will suffer severe damages.

Voluntary recall of IKEA safety gates after children fall

When parents purchase a toy or child safety device, they expect the product to be entirely safe for their child to use. Unfortunately for many families in Nashville and other areas of the country, dangerous products intended for children still cause injuries and even tragic deaths. In many cases, a design defect was the cause of injuries to consumers. Other instances that caused accidents might have included misleading or missing instructions that led to a misuse of the product.

What should you know before filing wrongful death claims?

Suffering the loss of a loved one can be devastating for people in Tennessee, and elsewhere. The impact can be all the more shattering when a death is caused by the negligence, carelessness or intentional actions of another. Often, in these cases, the families who are left behind are not only struggling with their grief, but also with unexpected financial challenges. In order to obtain the support and assistance they need, many who have experienced such situations choose to file wrongful death lawsuits. Before taking this type of action, however, it behooves people to have an understanding of wrongful death claims.

Risks of driving a motorcycle

Motorcycle drivers in Tennessee are exposed to more risk than others on the road because motorcycles offer less protection than other vehicles, and this risk is compounded because drivers often fail to anticipate for the appearance of a motorcycle on the road. Understanding the risks one faces while operating this kind of vehicle is important as motorcyclists are far more likely to become injured than someone in a passenger vehicle. Additionally, while the fatality rates for accidents involving cars and small trucks have been declining steadily for more than a decade, those for motorcycle accidents have increased.

A car accident can result from a 2-second distraction

Drivers in Tennessee might not realize how distractions can be the catalyst for a car collision. Glancing away from the road for a mere two seconds at 70 mph will lead to a driver traveling approximately 200 feet without watching where they are going. There are numerous reasons why a driver might look away including texting and driving. This might reduce the ability to anticipate and raise the risk of a car accident.

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