Category Archives: Personal Injuries

Personal injuries, or personal injury, is when an individual sustains serious bodily harm due to the negligence of another, such as in a car or truck accident.

Important Fire Safety Tips for Thanksgiving in Tennessee

The kitchen becomes the heart of many Tennessee homes during the Thanksgiving holiday season. This joyous but hectic time of the year can also result in dangerous hazards and accidents in your home. Thanksgiving is the number one day for home cooking fires. U.S. fire departments responded to over 1,700 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day in 2015. In order to avoid a devastating accident, follow these safety tips. 5 Essential Fire Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Day Don’t leave the kitchen unattended. Unattended cooking is the leading contributing factor in cooking fires on Thanksgiving. Stay in the kitchen while you are cooking anything on the stovetop. This way, you can keep an eye on the food as it is cooking. Don’t leave the kitchen or your home while you are cooking your turkey. Make sure to check on it frequently. Also, never leave a turkey fryer outside unattended. Watch children…
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Where Do Common Tourist Injuries Occur in Tennessee?

If you are a Tennessee native, you probably have encountered a few tourists around your neighborhood or city, especially during the summer. Whether it’s at the Great Smoky Mountains, Chattanooga, or Johnson City, tourists will flock and gather at these tourist attractions for summer vacation. If you are planning on visiting Tennessee in the near future, or you are hosting family or friends in the state, it’s important that you know what to do if you are injured during your stay. Where Can I Get Hurt as a Tourist in Tennessee? As a tourist in the state, you should be aware of the different locations that you or a loved one could get injured in. Resorts and hotels, swimming pools and water parks, sidewalks, busy parking lots, gyms, concerts, festivals, and theme parks are some of the most common places in Tennessee that face the most tourist injuries. If you…
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What is Security Negligence?

Security guards tread a fine line between safety and negligence. They are expected to keep the peace and remove unruly guests without causing injury. However, sometimes a security team member can take their duty too far and injure a person. In these cases, negligence will need to be proven for the injured party to file a personal injury claim against the security guard. Depending on the jurisdiction, security guards can use a reasonable amount of force to maintain the peace. Due to this, bouncers and other types of security can push, herd, or even carry unruly guests out of an establishment if deemed acceptable. However, a security guard can be found liable for a personal injury if they breach their duty, causing injury to a person ejected from an establishment. In the case of negligence, intent doesn’t matter. If the guard was careless, reckless, or even if it was a…
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