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July 2016 Archives

The Fiery Dangers of Fuel Tanker Wrecks

Wrecks with fuel tankers pose a considerable risk of serious injury or death when they are involved in an Wreck. Recent statistics show that there are over 100,000 fuel tankers cruising down American roads. Each of these trucks can carry between 5,5000 to 11,600 gallons of fuel in their tanks. When these tanks rupture in an automobile Wreck, it can cause fires, explosions, and/or toxic exposure that can have a severely negative impact on an individual's health. Explosions and Fires are Real Risks Each year, between 80 and 100 victims die from fires that occur when a fuel truck is... 

Elderly At Risk: Falls Leading Cause Of Death

Each year in the U.S., an average of 27,000 older people die from injuries sustained while falling, making falls the leading cause of accidental death for the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 million elderly people fell, and 7 million of them were injured. As the baby boomers age, the number of injuries and deaths caused by falls is expected to increase, making fall prevention important. A Slip And Fall Attorney: What The Elderly And Their Families Can Do In some cases involving elderly people who have fallen, the elderly person will not tell anyone... 

Second Tesla Wreck Tempers Excitement About SB 2333

When Governor Bill Haslam signed SB 2333 in April, car manufacturers and tech companies praised the state for its forward thinking. The law prohibits local governments from banning self-driving cars in their jurisdiction, as long as the car meets current safety standards. Supporters of the law claimed it would make Tennessee a hub for innovation and development of new driving technology. Less than three months later, excitement about the new law changed to concern, when two auto-driving Tesla vehicles were involved in serious Wrecks. The first Wreck occurred when the vehicle failed... 

Tailgating Dangers to Avoid

Football season is in full swing for fans across the country, which means it is tailgating time. But one of America's favorite past times is fraught with risk and often people are sickened or injured during tailgating events. Some severe injuries are freak accidents, unlikely to happen to ordinary people enjoying a tailgate event. But others are more common, and often avoidable. In either case, the best way to pursue damages in the event of a mishap is by working with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Sunburn The early months of the season can be bright and wonderful, but access to... 

Jury Awards $70 Million to Boy Who Developed Breasts from Taking Risperdal

Andrew Yount of Tennessee developed breasts at the age of five from taking Risperdal, according to his lawyers. A 2012 study of Risperdal and its side effects found that autistic boys between the ages of 10 and 20 taking Risperdal were 14 percent more likely to have some type of sexual dysfunction. They were twice as likely to develop gynecomastia (non-cancerous increase of the male breast tissue). A Philadelphia jury ruled that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn doctors of Risperdal's side effects and also deliberately falsified, concealed or destroyed evidence relating to the... 

Dividing the Money from a Wrongful Death Suit in Tennessee

When wrongful death occurs in Tennessee, the surviving family members may be eligible to receive compensation for damages and, in most cases, the proceeds from a wrongful death case are distributed in accordance with the Tennessee Intestate Succession laws. While there are a number of exceptions to the rules of intestate succession, generally speaking, the award is distributed as follows. Death of an Unmarried Adult with No Children: When an individual dies an leaves behind no spouse or children, the money recovered in a wrongful death suit is divided equally between the parents of... 

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