Category Archives: Catastrophic Injury and Death

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Who Can I Hold Liable for My Child’s High School Sports Injury?

On August 3, senior football player Jefferey Cox sustained severe spinal injuries after a routine scrimmage practice. He now attends a long-term treatment program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but doctors have told Cox and his family he may never walk again. Sports injuries are common in Tennessee high school football players and can range from minor to severe, but who is to blame when a child is injured on the field? Can I Hold Another Party Liable After a Sports Injury? In amateur sports, the general rule is “no injury liability,” which means that injuries are an accepted risk of playing high school sports. However, there are rare cases in which a third party might have legal liability for any serious injuries. If your sports injury was the result of “unreasonably aggressive behavior” on the fault of another participant or player, the assumption of risk would not bar you…
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Darkness Falls: Did the Solar Eclipse Cause This Worker to Lose His Arm?

A railroad worker in Nashville suffered a gruesome work injury during the August 21 total solar eclipse. A 911 call came from Radnor Yard during the solar eclipse, as much of the city basked in the awe-inspiring event. According to reports, the CSX employee was working on a train when he was struck by a different train. Other employees tried desperately to call for help for the worker, who lost his arm. However, when workers tried to contact managers and yardmasters about the accident, they received no response. According to a memo, the reason no one responded is because everyone had taken a break to see the eclipse. The memo, produced by the union that represents rail workers, was titled, “Unsafe Conditions Due to Operations Leads to Severe Injury.” In it, the union representative described the culture at CSK as, “rush, rush, rush.” It blames the company’s emphasis on production…
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Country Music Stars Who Have Been Injured on Tour

In late July, a 25-year-old up-and-coming country singer, Abby Nicole, was killed after playing at the Thayer County Fair. She died after a UTV accident. Country music is part of the soul of Nashville, and incidents like this demonstrate the fragility of life. Here are some other incidents involving country music stars from over the years. Injuries On Tour Billy Currington and one of his band members were both hospitalized after a stage collapse in 2009. They were performing at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta when inclement weather led to the collapse of the stage. Currington suffered a concussion, while his bandmate was trapped under debris and underwent emergency surgery on his arm prior to flying back to Nashville. Nearly 75 people were injured in the incident and one died. Brantley Gilbert nearly died in a drunk driving accident when he was 19 years old. He was driving…
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