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May 2017 Archives

How do I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Surviving family members of victims who die due to the negligence, maliciousness, recklessness or deliberate behavior of another person might be legally able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against that person or party. A lawsuit of this kind allows the surviving family members to collect compensation for their loved one's untimely death. So, how do I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Understanding what some of the more common drug interactions are

According to a study recently published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans have a pretty significant dependency on drugs. In fact, the CDC found that at least 82 percent of all Americans take at least one medicine with as much as 30 percent taking five or more.

LayZ Board Hoverboard confirmed as cause of deadly house fire

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has evidence that a LayZ Board brand self-balancing scooter, also known as a "hoverboard," was responsible for a March house fire that killed two little girls. LayZ Board is only one brand of the device. Its products are manufactured in Shenzhen, China. Over 3,000 LayZ Boards were imported into the U.S.

Parents should be mindful when buying used child items

Parents need to be cautious when buying brand new items for their children, but must be extra cautious when buying used items. There aren't many stores that sell used child or baby items. Most of them can be found using online marketplaces and other methods of sale. Here are the most common items parents must be mindful of when buying used.

The true dangers of fentanyl

Fentanyl has been in the news quite a bit recently. A police officer in Ohio had a brush with death a couple of days ago when he came in contact with the drug. According to reports, an Ohio police officer stopped a suspicious vehicle and witnessed two occupants trying to rub a white substance into the vehicle's carpet.

Trust our attorneys for your defective medical device case

Defective medical devices can cause patients to suffer serious injuries that could lead to extensive medical problems. Defective devices include various different products that have either been recalled or not. When injured by a defective medical device, it's imperative that you speak with an experienced products liability attorney to discuss your case and what comes next.

How do I file a safety complaint about my car?

Cars get us to and from home, school, work, fun and everything in between. As much as we love our cars, they can become problematic at times. From routine maintenance to parts replacement and even recall notices, cars require a lot of care to keep them running properly. However, what if something unsafe happens with your car? How do you file a safety complaint?

Over 1.25 million Ram trucks recalled for dangerous software error

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, manufacturer of the Ram line of pickup trucks, has just issued a safety recall after a software error was blamed for at least two accidents, including one fatality. The recall will begin in late June, at which point owners can bring in their vehicles for reprogramming.

Hey, car drivers and bicyclists, let's cut each other some slack

Over the decades, Nashville and communities throughout Middle Tennessee have seen an increase in the number of bicycles on our city streets and country roads. And every Spring, we can read and hear complaints from cars and bikers about sharing the road. Since both cars and bicycles are likely to continue to increase in our region, we thought it would be a good idea to share some information about bicycle accidents, as well as some tips about simple things we can all do to make room for each other.

Drowning and wrongful death in Tennessee

The summer season is right around the corner, which means plenty of days spent in the pool, the ocean, the lake and other bodies of water. Safety around water is important to having a fun outing with the family. Accidents do happen and a person, especially a child, can drown in minutes. If the drowning was the fault of someone else, it's possible that you could file a wrongful death claim.

Effect of statutes of repose on product liability suits

Many Nashville residents are familiar with the basic idea behind statutes of limitations; less well known are statutes of repose, which can also limit a plaintiff’s ability to bring a claim. Under some circumstances, statutes of repose can have a devastating effect on potential products liability plaintiffs.  

Honda and Takata sued in United States by Malaysian family

A Malaysian family has sued both Honda and Takata in a United States court over the death of the family's wife. The woman's death is one of 16 blamed on airbag defects. The husband of the deceased woman filed the lawsuit and wants the companies to disclose more information about the defects.

Should I give a recorded statement if I've been in a car wreck?

If you've been in an auto accident, you know that dealing with insurance companies can be a hassle. Making recorded statements can hurt your ability to be fairly compensated. It's important to always be careful when talking with insurance adjusters.

How can I protect my medical devices from hackers?

Believe it or not, hackers can access your medical devices. It has happened before and will likely happen again so long as technology exists. Keeping your medical devices secure is just as important as protecting your online profiles, financial accounts and other accounts that use passwords. So, how can I protect my medical devices from hackers?

Motorcycle safety month helps raise awareness

Motorcycles can be dangerous if not enjoyed properly. While some accidents cannot be prevented, most are caused by negligence, weather, or inexperience. During motorcycle safety month, we're talking about key statistics, causes of motorcycle accidents, and tips to share the road.

Top 10 scary but true facts about auto accidents

Car accidents are scary, and the statistics prove it. In addition to the loss of life and pain that comes with it, there is also an economic loss to consider. The person that was injured may not be able to work anymore due to their injuries. Or, think about the family who has to figure out how to survive with only one income because the breadwinner died in an accident.

Autonomous car software failure: Who will be to blame?

The concept of autonomous and semi-autonomous cars is a very interesting one that has inspired a great deal of discussion lately. One frequently-voiced concern is the question of responsibility in the case of a malfunction of autopilot software that leads to an accident, injury or death. This question has been brought further into the light recently following a complaint filed against Tesla, Elon Musk’s ambitious car company.

Inside an auto defects investigation

Auto defects can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a person's car and if not rectified, could lead to serious accidents. The minute a recall is issued, the owner of a car should have the defect repaired in order to avoid any potential problems. Here is a look at an auto defects investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Dangers of buying medicine on the Internet

Buying medicine can be dangerous enough when purchasing it over the counter, especially if you do not do a little research beforehand. If you decide to purchase medicine over the Internet, you could run into quite a bit of trouble. Here are the dangers of buying medicine on the Internet.

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