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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FMCSA Shuts Down Dangerous Tennessee Trucking Company

By | Truck Accidents

When most people think about truck accidents, they usually look to place blame on a negligent driver. In many cases, though, the accident can be traced to negligence on the part of the trucking company itself. Trucking companies are responsible not only for making sure that vehicles are properly maintained in safe working condition, but also for ensuring that their drivers are competent and well-trained. Trucking companies that do not comply with safety regulations can be shut down by the federal government. Late last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shuttered a Tennessee trucking company out of concerns it…

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Teen Killed in Shelby County Truck Crash

By | Truck Accidents

The recent death of a Memphis-area teenager is serving as a stark reminder of the need to be on the lookout for heavy trucks. The girl, a 17-year-old high school senior, was killed last week when her Jeep was hit by a dump truck at the intersection of Raleigh-LaGrange and Collierville-Arlington roads. According to police, the teen was attempting to make a turn when the truck crashed into the driver’s side of her vehicle. She was killed instantly. Police are still investigating the accident to determine the exact cause of the fatal car accident. However, they have said that the…

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Tennessee Teens at High Risk for Fatal Car Accidents

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among American teenagers. In Tennessee, 15 percent of 16 and 17-year-old drivers who are involved in motor vehicle accidents end up dying from their injuries. This fatality rate is the 12th highest in the nation. There are a number of factors that lead to Tennessee’s high rate of teen driving deaths, including dangerous country roads and a relatively low number of trauma centers. However, the biggest risk comes from teens’ own behavior. Tennessee has laws in place that are designed to protect teens against the risks that come along with being…

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