Category Archives: Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents have the potential to cause serious personal injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and wrongful death to innocent people.

Most Common Car Accident Injuries and Delayed Symptoms

Car accidents harm hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year. While we are accustomed to thinking of immediate and visible injuries after a car accident, that is not always the case. Some car accident injuries can take hours or days before they are noticeable. In the worst-case scenario, delayed car accident injuries can lead to permanent disabilities or death. Always seek medical attention after a car accident, as you may not be aware of all of your injuries. Five Common Car Accident Injuries and Delayed Symptoms Common delayed car accident injuries include: Concussion. The symptoms of a concussion are not always apparent right away, so you should be sure to get checked out by a doctor after an accident. Delayed symptoms may include depression, tiredness and blurry vision. There are also long-term concussion symptoms to consider. Intracranial hematoma. An intracranial hematoma is a potentially fatal or disabling…
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Can a Passenger File a Claim After a Car Accident?

Passengers injured in car accidents can file a personal injury claim. In general, passengers have an easier time filing these cases because they won’t have a tough time proving driver liability. In two-car or one-car accidents, a driver in almost all cases will be found liable for causing the accident. However, the process of filing a claim is a little different for passengers than drivers. When a passenger files a claim after being in a two-car accident, they should be filing a claim against both drivers involved in the crash. As such, passengers are advised to collect insurance and contact information from both drivers. Under Tennessee law, passengers can file claims: If the driver’s negligence (such as distracted driving) caused the accident If the other driver is responsible for injuries caused to the passenger If both drivers are found liable for the accident. For example, if a faulty brake light…
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Could Positive Train Control Have Prevented the Washington Train Derailment?

In late December, Amtrak Cascades 501 derailed on its maiden journey from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon. The accident killed at least three people and injured more than 100 others on a new route between the two cities. The train was moving at 80mph when it entered an overpass on a curve with a speed limit of 30mph. The train then jumped the tracks, with several of the passenger vehicles exiting the overpass and some falling into rush hour traffic on the road below. Could this accident have been prevented with positive train control (PTC)? What is Positive Train Control? PTC is a system that can automatically slow down or stop a train if it senses that the locomotive is moving too fast or could cause an accident. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, PTC is the single most important rail safety development in over a century. It uses GPS,…
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