Category: Personal Injury

The Dangers of Roundup Are a Big Concern for Middle Tennessee

Working outdoors, tending flowers and greenery, and breathing in fresh air all day long seems like a recipe for good health — right? Unfortunately, for modern-day nursery workers, landscapers, and even home gardeners, the use of pesticides and herbicides has become a fact of life. These chemicals do a great job keeping hungry insects at […]

Monumental Supreme Court Ruling Exposes TVA to Lawsuits

In 2013, two fishermen competing in a fishing tournament steered their boat into the Tennessee River. In that same space, workers with the Tennessee Valley Authority were raising a submerged power line. The boat was struck by a conductor, badly injuring the boat’s operator, Gary Thacker, and killing his passenger, Anthony Szozda. Thacker and his […]

Tennessee landfills poisoning water

It was a 2008 incident in our state — a coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston plant — that led to a 2015 EPA regulation, called the Coal Ash Rule, that requires energy providers to line their landfills to prevent leakage and to monitor them for groundwater contamination. Coal ash is the […]

Avoid Buying Defective Toys and Hobby Equipment This Holiday

It’s easy for kids–and parents–to get excited about all the new toys and recreational items during the holiday season. Who can blame them? Not only are advertisements all over the television, but they’re on the Internet and in flyers, too. In fact, it’s tough to miss the latest and greatest treasures being marketed this year. […]

Fatigue Is a Major Problem for All of Us

While there was a safety campaign the first week of November called Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, the message behind the campaign is one that we should carry with us year-round. Being sleepy is more than just annoying. In fact, it can be downright dangerous to us, to our loved ones, and for people in the […]

Scooter Injuries Are Real - and They're Becoming Quite Common

Have you noticed the growing number of electric scooters zipping around Tennessee in urban centers? These types of motorized devices are giving countless kids, teens, and adults a faster way to move around cities. However, they aren’t as risk-free as some might expect. In fact, scooter injuries are becoming common across the country. Simultaneously, the […]

Living with a Disability: Prioritizing Your Health

When you’ve been labeled with a disability diagnosis, you may feel as if you’ll never gain (or regain) control of your health. You may even stop caring due to bouts of depression or hopelessness. This is understandable, but it’s important to recognize that even though your physical challenges are different from those of the people […]

TDOT Aims to Improve Work Zone Safety and Drivers Can Help

In roadway work zones, flaggers help control the flow of traffic. These Tennessee Department of Transportation employees are the people who hold the “Stop/Slow” sign. Last year, a driver struck a flagger in Fayette County. TDOT wants to prevent that from happening to any other transportation workers, so it’s trying to improve worker visibility. In […]

Legal Questions Surround Self-Driving Cars and Fatalities

If a fully autonomous vehicle causes a death, who is to blame? That’s a question that doesn’t have a clear answer, but an answer may be coming soon. In March, a self-driving Uber car stuck and killed a cyclist who was walking her bike across a street in Tempe, Ariz. The car – a Volvo […]

Hunters Be Cautious: Some Leisure Sporting Equipment Could Be Defective

Many people use crossbows, rifles, and slingshots for hunting or for sport, and one would logically assume that these devices will function as intended. However,  several recalls in recent years have shown that thousands of products with dangerous defects have ended up in stores. Take a look at the following recalls, if you have a […]

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