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Are Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Nashville?

In 2018, Tennessee saw its greatest increase in pedestrian fatalities in years. Pedestrians have been injured and killed in Nashville for years, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. According to the Nashville Pedestrian Death Registry, the city has “not built pedestrian infrastructure with any consistency or quality.” What Is Causing the Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in Nashville? According to WSMV News 4 in Nashville, 1,636 pedestrians were injured, and 78 pedestrians were killed in Nashville crashes from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, 23 pedestrian deaths were recorded. Police, however, have found that out of the 23 pedestrian deaths last year, only five of the cases were the driver’s fault. This shows that a huge cause of Nashville pedestrian fatalities is crossing outside of a crosswalk, or jaywalking. There are a few other possible causes for this dramatic increase in pedestrian accidents in the city. Some include: E-scooters….
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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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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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