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Jul 21, 2017

Japanese Airbag Manufacturer Takata Files for Bankruptcy

By |Jul 21, 2017|Products Liability|0 Comments|

Disturbing news for anyone affected by the Takata airbag recall: on June 25, the Japanese manufacturer filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States, as well as in Japan. Takata is responsible for the world’s largest auto safety recall after it was discovered that their airbag inflators could deploy explosively, potentially injuring or […]

Jul 19, 2017

Drunk Driver Crashes into a Home, Causing the Death of 71-Year-Old Woman

By |Jul 19, 2017|Auto Accident, Car Accident|0 Comments|

On a fateful night in August 2016, Bobbie Ann Lafollette, 71, sat on her condo’s living room sofa in River Plantation, TN. Suddenly, Michael Harris, 28, crashed his car into Lafollette’s home, killing her instantly. Harris ran from the scene, leaving his car lodged inside the woman’s home. Police eventually caught up with Harris, […]

Jul 17, 2017

Truck Side Guardrails Necessary for Safety

By |Jul 17, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments|

A recent report from the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center confirmed the deadly consequences of trucks that fail to employ side safety rails. The report, as reviewed by our Nashville truck accident lawyers, indicates that almost 25% of pedestrians and 50% of bicycle riders are killed in truck accidents when they strike the side […]

Jul 14, 2017

How to File a Tennessee Wrongful Death Claim

By |Jul 14, 2017|Wrongful Death|0 Comments|

Losing a loved one is one of the most tragic events someone can suffer. When the loved one dies through the fault of another, the suffering and emotional pain can be inconsolable. Family members have the right to hold the people and businesses that caused your cherished one’s death accountable. No award can make […]

Jul 13, 2017

New Trauma Study Examines the Relationship Between Rest and Concussions

By |Jul 13, 2017|Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments|

The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation recently published a study that questions whether physical and mental rest helps concussion victims recover faster. The study was reported in the July/August 2016 issue by a University of Delaware kinesiology and applied physiology professor.

The objective of the study was to determine whether an acute period of physical […]

Jul 10, 2017

Three People Tragically Killed in Head-on Crash in Knoxville

By |Jul 10, 2017|Accidents, Auto Accident, Car Accident, Wrongful Death|0 Comments|

A husband and wife were killed on Interstate 640 near Washington Pike when their Honda crashed head-on with a Camry. The driver of the Camry also died. According to WLTV Channel 8, the preliminary review showed that the Camry crossed a median, avoided hitting several cars, and ultimately struck the Honda head-on in the […]

Jul 7, 2017

Semi-Truck Rollover Highlights Dangers of Tractor-Trailers

By |Jul 7, 2017|Accidents, Auto Accident, Safety, Truck Accidents|0 Comments|

News Channel 5 reported on March 21, 2017, that a tractor-trailer rolled onto a car on South Church Street off of exit 81 of Interstate 24. The accident happened in Murfreesboro during severe storms. The cause of the accident and the extent of any injuries was not reported. In this type of case, police […]

Jun 26, 2017

American Association for Justice Report on Concussions and the Courthouse

By |Jun 26, 2017|Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments|

In December of 2015, the National Law Review reported on a study of the role of civil courts on sports leagues. The courts are dictating that sports leagues do more than just try to prevent concussions. The leagues should also alter treatment for athletes who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A settlement was reached […]

Jun 23, 2017

Distracted Driving: Keeping Tennessee Teens Safe on the Road

By |Jun 23, 2017|Accidents, Auto Accident, Car Accident, Distracted Driving|1 Comment|

According to Teen Driver Source, driving while distracted is a leading source of fatal car accidents. Over 3,100 people were killed, and over 420,000 people were injured in car crashes that involved distracted drivers in 2013. In that same year, 10% of teenagers (between 15 and 19) who were in deadly accidents were distracted […]

Jun 21, 2017

This is What Can Happen to Your Brain in a Car Crash When You Hit Your Head

By |Jun 21, 2017|Accidents, Auto Accident, Brain Injury, Car Accident, Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments|

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, and TBI’s contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths. The long-term […]