4 Key Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

By | Personal Injury

Hiring an injury attorney is becoming more and more popular every year. Believe it or not, personal injuries are less about scratches and bruises these days, and are more about serious or life threatening conditions. To help avoid you paying for your own injury when it wasn’t your own fault, to begin with, here are the four main reasons you should hire a personal injury attorney for your case: 1. An Attorney Knows What They’re Doing A Google search can only get you so far. Even if you think you know how to settle your own personal injury settlement, an…

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3 Personal Injury Mistakes that Rookies Make, and How to Avoid Them

By | Personal Injury

When you suffer from a personal injury, your life changes in a second. Whether you’ve suffered from a fall, in a car crash or from a falling object, a sudden injury can cause uncertainty and panic, in addition to your physical injuries. When you a personal injury happens to you or to a loved one, you want to make sure that you avoid rookie personal injury mistakes. Nobody makes rookie personal injury mistakes on purpose, but it’s still important to avoid them. If you stay away from these errors, you can collect the maximum amount possible for your injuries. Let’s…

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4 unbelievable stories of personal injury attorney success

By | Personal Injury

Throughout history, there have been unbelievable personal injury stories. The victims in these cases were awarded large settlement amounts. In this post, you will learn about four specific cases that are landmark personal injury trials. 1. Family Awarded $150 Billion An eight-year-old boy, Robbie Middleton, was tragically attacked in June of 1998. Robbie was walking home when he was attacked, doused with gasoline, and set on fire. This boy stated that an older man, Don Collins, was the person who attacked him. In an article on NBC News, it was reported that asking for the $150 billion amount was done…

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Is Texting and Walking the Next Texting While Driving?

By | Personal Injury

Evidence continues to mount that texting and walking is risky business, according to research reported by WebMD. Research indicates that texting while walking negatively impacts a pedestrian’s balance and his or her gait. It also distracts a walker, rendering them unaware of potential hazards that may be in their path. Texting and walking increases the risk that a pedestrian is injured or that a distracted pedestrian ends up harming someone else in some manner. The Extent of Texting and Walking Texting while walking is a ubiquitous practice at this juncture in time. It is part of the larger phenomena of…

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10 Personal injury mistakes most people make in a personal injury case

By | Car Accident

Feeling Confused after an Accident? 10 Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Personal Injury Case If you have been involved in an accident, handling your personal injury case can be frustrating especially if you are facing victimization from the other party. One of the personal injury mistakes that people often make is in the mediation process. This step should be given the same level of diligence, preparation, and assertiveness that is given during a trial. The outcome of the mediation will greatly depend on the performance of your attorney. What you should keep in mind is that many insurance firms…

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Slip and Fall FAQ

By | Personal Injury

Slip and fall accidents can occur at any time and in any place. These seemingly harmless accidents have been determined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as the leading cause of head injuries in children under 18 and adults over 60 years of age, and the leading cause of wrist, knee, hip, and tailbone injuries of people in the 18-60 year age group. Slip and fall accidents also account for a significant amount of injuries to the spine. In an effort to help clear up questions about this type of accident, we have compiled a slip and fall FAQ…

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Navigating Personal Injury Cases

By | Personal Injury

 Personal injury cases cover a wide range of mishaps and can be very complicated legal issues in many instances. Automobile accidents are a prime example of how claims can get complicated, even though there is a police report filed in association with any resulting injury claims. The official filing establishes the fact that an accident occurred, but it may also show that multiple parties are involved as well. This can give a respondent insurance company a reason to deny a claim in certain situations. It will also list the individuals involved and any transporting of the injured passengers to a…

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Safety News Update

By | Personal Injury

The safety news regarding the Takata air bag recall has apparently become a much more significant issue than was first thought. The recall began as the result of several personal injury lawsuits that were filed with very similar material case facts included, with the primary complaint being the bags exploded without being impacted. The explosions were ultimately ruled as causation of the car accidents and the National Highway and Transportation Safety Board began the investigation. That investigation resulted in the current recall after extensive negotiation with the original car manufacturers, which then revealed that the Takata air bag was very…

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Action planned to prevent wrong-way car accidents in Tennessee

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Accidents on Tennessee highways involving wrong-way drivers have become a concern to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. It has been determined that most of these car accidents happen at cloverleaf interchanges because of the proximity of the exit and entrance ramps. While plans are being devised to safeguard these interchanges, it was reported that the cloverleaf format is no longer being used when junctions are designed. Two wrong-way car accidents occurred this month, resulting in three injured motorists and one fatality, respectively. Another devastating accident was prevented when an officer reportedly stopped a driver as he or she was entering…

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Elder care facility sued for nursing home neglect

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

A nursing home is in a legal entanglement following a patient death in its facility. Tennessee residents may be interested in learning about a female patient who died as a result of alleged nursing home neglect and elder abuse, among other issues. The family of the woman filed a lawsuit as a result. The woman became a resident at the facility after it became apparent that she could no longer take care of herself. This was mostly due to throat cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. When she was admitted, the staff was informed that she would need assistance with ambulation and that…

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Tennessee car accidents: Infant dies in crash

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Drivers face many obstacles that could lead to a crash. Many car accidents in Tennessee are caused by distracted driving and/or the negligence of a motorist. Recently, a 3-month-old infant died after being in a devastating accident. The accident happened on a recent Friday morning in Murfreesboro. Police say that a driver was traveling on Highway 99 with another adult and three young children in the northbound direction. The driver came to a stop to allow a turtle to cross the road. A driver of an SUV did not come to a stop and ended up crashing into the back of…

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Health care worker accused of nursing home abuse

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

When individuals are placed in nursing homes, their relatives generally expect them to be treated with professionally appropriate care. Regrettably, that is not always what happens, and some elderly patients become victims of nursing home abuse in Tennessee nursing homes. In one recent case in another state, a nursing home employee apparently abused a patient and was arrested. A patient at the nursing home was observed to have a number of bruises on various parts of his body. According to reports, staff members witnessed a fellow employee get on top of the patient and strike him. The patient suffers from…

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Family awarded over $1 million in nursing home abuse suit

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

When family members place their loved ones in nursing homes, they expect them to be treated with as much care as possible. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and some elderly patients fall victim to nursing home abuse in Tennessee facilities. In one out-of-state case, a family was awarded over $1 million after a lawsuit was successfully presented. The daughters of a former patient of a nursing home filed a suit against the facility claiming nursing home abuse. After the daughters became suspicious that their mother’s belongings were being stolen, they installed a hidden camera in her room. The…

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Tennessee bus accidents: Driver injured in crash

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Parents expect their children to arrive safety to their destinations when they board them on a school bus. The last thing parents want to learn is that their child’s school bus was involved in an accident, but bus accidents do happen. Recently, a Tennessee school bus was involved in a head-on collision. The accident happened in Loudon County. According to police, the driver of an SUV crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided with the bus head-on. A student who was on board the bus stated that the bus driver had to determine whether to go to left or right….

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