Personal Injury Lawyer Blog on Nashville Accidents and Injury

Fiery Truck Accident Shuts Down Lanes on I-65

Interstate 65 south of Nashville closed down on October 9 after a fiery truck crash killed one person and injured several others. It took more than 14 hours for crews to clean up the devastating scene. The accident happened when two cars traveling northbound, a Nissan sedan and a Jeep, crossed the median into southbound traffic. The Nissan crashed head-on into a Hyundai, stopping both vehicles in the southbound lanes. The Jeep ran head-on into a tractor-trailer, sending both vehicles off road. The driver of the Jeep died. Two other victims were airlifted to the hospital for treatment, and two more were transported via ambulance. It is currently unknown why the two vehicles crossed into the southbound lanes. Liability in Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Tennessee When multiple vehicles are involved in an accident, which party is liable for injuries? In Tennessee, we use a modified comparative negligence system. This means that…
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4 Things You Need to Know About Halloween Safety

Witches, goblins and ghouls, oh my! Halloween is approaching fast. Halloween is one of the largest party days of the year – following New Year’s Day and the Super Bowl – with a huge percentage of adults joining children in the festivities. But Halloween can be a dangerous holiday. Here are some things to consider ensuring that your family’s celebration goes off without a hitch. Parents, check your child’s candy before letting them eat it. While the whole razor-blade-hidden-inside thing is largely a myth, it is still a good practice not to let your kids eat anything that appears tampered with. Jack o’ lanterns are great decorations, but can present a fire hazard. Make sure they are placed away from doorsteps or landings to prevent them from catching your house or your child’s costume on fire. Also, be careful letting your children carve them. Show them the best practices for…
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Did a Defective Oxygen System Cause This Tennessee Jet Crash?

A jet recently crashed into Cherokee National Forest. Was a defective oxygen system to blame? The jet involved was a T-45C Goshawk. Two men were killed when the jet crashed into the forest. Defective Parts and Aviation Accidents Around one-fifth of aviation accidents are the result of mechanical failure. In April of this year, the Navy grounded some of its T-45 jets because more than 100 instructors expressed concerns about the jets’ oxygen systems. Two pilots said that the jets were having up to three incidents during training every week. At the speeds (up to 645 miles per hour) and G-forces Naval pilots fly in these jets, hypoxia is a serious concern. So much so, in fact, that the Navy puts its pilots through training in pressure chambers so that they are able to identify the signs of hypoxia if it occurs. If oxygen systems do not work properly, these…
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