August 2018 Archives

Car accidents can sometimes lead to additional charges

One of the most frightening experiences for any motorist or pedestrian is to be caught up in a collision. There are times that these car accidents will also lead to additional charges against the at-fault driver who may be wanted for reasons beyond the current wreck. Recently, a man who was wanted by Tennessee officials for causing a serious hit-and-run accident was located in the state's correctional system after being remanded into custody for other charges.

Families of heatstroke victims could have case for wrongful death

From the years between 1960 and 2017, there were approximately 145 deaths of football players due to heat-related causes. Recently, a 19-year-old college football player died of heatstroke complications. Sadly, this type of tragedy could impact Tennessee families if schools are not vigilant to ensure student safety, and failure to do so could provide a basis for a wrongful death lawsuit.

Was the accident your fault? Understanding comparative negligence

Tennessee operates under a law of modified comparative negligence. If a driver commits a traffic violation and causes an accident inflicting their own injury, he or she may not have the ability to seek damages. Modified comparative negligence proves that driving while distracted or intoxicated may not only be life threatening – it also takes away your ability to seek compensation for your serious injuries.

Certain jobs put you at a greater risk for hearing loss

People encounter loud sounds daily, whether while sitting in traffic, out shopping or working out at the gym. You may also encounter higher noise levels at your workplace. A coworker who takes long, loud personal calls at his desk, or perhaps you work with noisy machinery on a regular basis. A coworker that talks too loudly is certainly annoying, but it is unlikely to damage your hearing. However, prolonged exposure to loud sounds at work can cause noise-induced hearing loss.

Seriously injured man likely filed for workers' compensation

While it is not as common today, there are workers who are content to spend their working lives with one company in the hopes of enjoying retirement benefits when they reach the required age. Unfortunately, longevity at a company does not guarantee that one will never become a victim of a serious workplace accident. Whenever a Tennessee resident is hurt on the job, he or she is assured of the right to file for workers' compensation benefits.

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