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What Causes Bulldozer Accidents?

Nashville Construction Accident Attorney Representing Injured Workers Recently in Eagleville, Tennessee, a man was killed in a bulldozer accident. He was working on a construction project in Eagleville High School when a bulldozer flipped over. He was pinned beneath the vehicle, and later died from injuries sustained in the construction accident. While they may be uncommon, mishaps involving bulldozers are likely to cause serious injury or death because of their massive build. Construction sites pose risks if there is a lack of supervision and functioning equipment. Here are some of the most common reasons why construction workers and passersby can be injured by a bulldozer. What Are the Common Causes of Bulldozer Injuries on Construction Sites? According the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), most deaths (80 percent) occur when the bulldozer is operating near an edge, steel slope or other depression in the earth. Some of the…
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Why Are Truck Drivers Susceptible to Drowsy Driving?

Just the idea that a trucker driving next your car on the highway might be close to dozing off while operating an 18-wheeler at high speeds is terrifying. However, most people probably believe that the odds of it actually happening to them are remote. Unfortunately, truck drivers falling asleep while sharing the road with you has probably come close to happening many times before, and you just did not realize it. How Many Truckers Have Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that around 25 million Americans suffer from, according to a sleep expert from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Symptoms of OSA include: Excessive sleepiness during waking hours Headaches in the morning Snoring that is loud Waking up suddenly with shortness of breath High blood pressure Intermittent periods of paused breathing during sleep Insomnia Difficulty concentrating Mood swings Chest pain Waking up with a…
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Important Vehicle Maintenance Keeps Your Family Safe

Advice from a Nashville Injury Attorney The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that over 10 million auto accidents happen in the country every year. The same report states that close to 1000 Tennesseans die every year on the road and even more suffer from catastrophic injuries. Auto accidents have many different causes, including drunk drivers and hazardous road conditions. Although you cannot control the conditions on the roads or the decisions of other drivers, you can take steps towards making sure that you and your vehicle are prepared for whatever you may encounter on the highways in and around Nashville. Essential Vehicle Maintenance Although cars are safer than they have ever been, that does not free a vehicle’s owner from performing routine maintenance. No matter if it is a basic, no frills auto or a luxury vehicle, all cars need maintenance over the course of their lives. In addition to extending…
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Tennessee Medical Malpractice Payout Limits May Hurt Victims

Nashville Med Mal Attorney Reviews the Controversy Tennessee doctors, fearing the courts may strike down a 2011 law capping jury awards in medical malpractice lawsuits for non-economic damages of $750,000, are lobbying lawmakers to protect the statute by amending the state’s constitution. If legislators comply with these demands, medical malpractice victims may suffer further as the compensation they deserve could be drastically reduced. The Tennessee Medical Association is asking legislators to put before voters new constitutional language clarifying that the General Assembly has authority to set caps on noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, in medical malpractice cases. The association’s goal is to persuade lawmakers to approve the amendment this year, and then getting their successors in the 110th General Assembly to pass it by a two-thirds majority. If it wins approval, it would go on the 2018 ballot for voters to decide. Is There an Alternative to Damage…
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