What Is a Load Shift Accident?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported approximately 475,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2016. Of these accidents, police attributed six to cargo load losses or shifts. While this might seem like a comparatively small number, it represents six serious commercial truck accidents and personal injuries that would not have happened with the simple… read more

What Are the Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a brain injury that arises from an external force, such as a blow or bump to the head. If the jolt is hard enough, it could move the brain around inside the skull, resulting in swelling, bleeding, tissue tears, or other brain injuries. A victim’s odds of recovering… read more

Why Is Summer Dangerous for Teenage Drivers?

Drivers who are just starting out can’t possibly have the experience, knowledge, and skills as seasoned adult drivers. This already puts teen drivers at a disadvantage on the road and increases the risk of collisions. In fact, the risk of car accidents is nearly three times higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than drivers 20 and… read more

How Do Lane Departure Accidents Happen?

Unsafe lane departures caused about 1,950 car accidents in Davidson County in 2017. According to national statistics, lane departures caused 53% of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016. Lane departure accidents refer to collisions that occur after a vehicle leaves its lane, traveling either off the road or into another lane…. read more

Merging Safety Tips

In Tennessee, people reported 393,912 car accidents in 2017. A breakdown of the accident causes for Davidson County shows that “improper lane changing,” “failure to signal intentions,” and “failure to keep in proper lane” caused almost 4,200 accidents in 2017. These are all common mistakes drivers make when trying to merge lanes. The best thing… read more

Can I File Medical Malpractice for Sepsis?

Sepsis is a deadly type of blood and tissue reaction to an infection within the body. Without immediate treatment, sepsis can be fatal. Sepsis is also preventable, by avoiding the original infection. Infections stem from contamination of wounds, such as unsanitary premises, unwashed hands, and unclean medical tools. If you or a loved one has… read more

What Risks Do Tow Truck Drivers Have on the Job?

Tow-truck driving is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Traveling to a foreign location, calming stressed drivers, working with heavy equipment, and maneuvering busy roads are all just part of a day’s work for tow-truck drivers. They can face many health and safety risks while on the job. Although they require special… read more

How to Determine Liability in Car Accidents Involving More Than Two Cars

Car accidents occur in many scenarios, and determining fault when two cars collide tends to be straightforward. However, not all car accidents involve only two parties, and one collision may cause a chain reaction, especially in high traffic situations. When multiple cars are involved, determining liability becomes more difficult. Tennessee law makes those responsible for… read more

What Is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

Bringing a newborn into the world is cause for celebration, but not all births go smoothly. If an infant has a medical condition, it can be a stressful experience for a parent. Sometimes there are difficulties understanding if the condition is a result of birth injury or birth defect, further heightening the level of stress… read more

How to Stay Safe While Merging

Driving on any highway includes the chance of needing to merge. Lanes may switch, an incident may have occurred ahead, and sometimes merging helps the overall flow of traffic. However, it’s not always easy to get to the lane you need to be in, especially when everyone else is trying to do the same. Sometimes… read more