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What We Mean by ‘Lose the Stress’

As we’ve discussed in numerous blog posts, thousands of people are injured every year in car accidents in Nashville, Smyrna, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, and throughout Middle Tennessee.  When we first hear from an injury victim, they’re in a lot of physical and emotional...

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WIN YOUR CASE. LOSE THE STRESS.

Your vehicle is stopped in stand-still traffic.  You’re thinking about work and the kids.  Suddenly you’re violently jarred and hear a loud crash.  You try and get your bearings.  You smell smoke.  Your airbags have deployed.  You know your vehicle is damaged in the...

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WHY DO CAR ACCIDENTS HAPPEN?

There are many reasons why car accidents happen.  Sometimes it’s distracted driving, texting, or failing to maintain one’s lane of traffic.  The State of Tennessee compiles data detailing how Tennessee wrecks happen.  The data can be found here.  The link even breaks...

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Crash Data

The Tennessee Department of Homeland Security released some statistics about accidents in the area from 2013-2017.  This data is found at www.tn.gov/safety/stats/crashdata.html.  The average is based on the of accidents from 2013-2017. These statistics are...

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TRAFFIC TRAFFIC TRAFFIC

Like you, we ride the streets and highways every day to the office, to meet clients and to the courthouse. The population boom has caused a very noticeable increase in time spent in the car on the road.  So we decided to look into some of the plans and projections for...

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Workers’ Compensation, Car Wrecks, & Coworker Liability

Tennessee’s workers’ compensation law is the exclusive remedy for workers injured on the job (Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-6-108, found here).  But, whether someone is in the course and scope of employment when injured isn’t always clear cut.  More so, what if the injury is...

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Vehicle Accident Data

In reviewing data from the past year that is compiled by the State of Tennessee, some striking numbers appeared.  We have spoken in the past about the number of accidents and how the numbers break down by county throughout Middle Tennessee. The official...

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INJURIES AT TRAMPOLINE PARKS ON THE RISE

There has been a steady rise in the number of trampoline parks throughout the United States, and Middle Tennessee is no different. In a September 2016 article in the medical magazine Pediatrics, it notes that, according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance...

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TENNESSEE GUN ACCIDENTS

In 2014, Tennessee lead the nation in accidental shooting fatalities with 105. Since 2014, the news has not improved and Tennessee continues to experience a high rate of accidental gun shootings. In 2015, per the Safe Tennessee Project there were 51 accidental...

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CAN I FIGHT THE INSURANCE COMPANY ON MY OWN?

All too often, we hear the same things from our clients who have tried to resolve things with an insurance company directly. Either the company is calling constantly pressuring people to resolve their cases quickly before they have healed from the accident or sending...

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ATV ACCIDENTS CAN LEAD TO INJURIES

Recently, the Tennessean had an article about a surge in ATV accidents. According to the Tennessean, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen almost 50 ATV accidents this year. The alarm stems from the fact that it is not true summer season yet, and summer has an...

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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY REMAINS A GROWING CONCERN

One program, which is part of the Smart Growth America group, is the National Complete Streets Coalition. They have some incredible information regarding pedestrian safety in America’s largest Metro areas. Unfortunately, Nashville, Memphis, and Chattanooga, as well as...

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