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Police Pursuits Lead To Deaths, Lawsuits

Just last week it happened again. In Los Angeles County, a red sedan led police officers on a length early morning chase. The pursuit began in Woodland Hills, which is located a little north of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. The suspect then sped down various freeways as well as surface ...

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Self Driving Cars Still Have A Long Way To Go

Technology has come a long way in a short time. From cell phones to laptops to GPS, the devices we use on a daily basis have improved by leaps and bounds in just twenty years. Cars have advanced as well. Today, our cars have features such as Bluetooth technology, satellite radio, and backup camer...

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Dollywood Park Injury Leads To Lawsuit

The amusement park that would later become Dollywood began as a small attraction called Rebel Railroad in 1961. Over the years, it gained popularity, expanded, and evolved becoming Silver Dollar City in 1977. In 1986, the popular singer and actress Dolly Parton joined the Silver Dollar City team ...

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Pokemon Go: Who's Responsible for the Injuries?

Pokémon Go launched 22 days ago and has already been downloaded by more than 50 million users around the world. But since its launch, there has been an alarming trend of injuries of distracted users, and many believe a personal injury lawsuit against Nintendo, the company behind the game, is inev...

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Missouri Woman Challenges Government Immunity

A Missouri woman is suing the Cape Girardeau County government for injuries she suffered in 2013 when she fell down stairs in the county Common Pleas Courthouse. Pamela Allen suffered a bone fracture in her leg along with serious blood clots that left her in the intensive care unit of the hospita...

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Personal Injury Police Misconduct Case

The family of the 15-year-old girl who was violently thrown to the ground by Texas police is filing a personal injury lawsuit against the police officer, despite his recent indictment by a jury. Dajerria Becton was at a community pool last summer when a neighbor called the police about a disturb...

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Newborn Suffers Serious Burn From Heat Lamp

A couple in Tennessee says they plan to sue St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville after malfunctioning equipment left their newborn with serious burns.Hours after baby Aminah was born, a screw from a heat lamp came loose and fell onto her neck, causing a blistering burn. Though a nurse at the ...

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Non-Economic Damage Caps in Tennessee

Victims in personal injury cases can be eligible for compensation for damages related to the injury. Compensation is awarded for two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages, like medical bills and property damage, are awarded according to the losses or injuries in ea...

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Bus and Public Transit Injuries

Last week an MTA bus in Nashville was involved in a rear-end collision, injuring one person. Most bus accidents have worse endings. While bus accidents are not common compared to car accidents, studies have found that some 63,000 buses are involved in crashes every year, resulting in about 14,000...

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One Doctor's Determination: CTE And The NFL

CTE stands for chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This disease was first discovered in 2002 by Dr. Bennet Omalu in the brain of former NFL player Mike Webster. Webster was a center for the Pittsburgh Steelers who had been to the Superbowl four times and was nicknamed "Iron Mike." However, after he...

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Exploding E-Cigarettes

In recent years electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, have grown in popularity. E-cigarettes are "battery powered devices [that] heat flavored and nicotine infused liquid into an inhalable vapor." Propenents of smoking e-cigarettes, or 'vaping', have stated that some of the advantages of vaping ...

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Social Media and Personal Injury Claims

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram help us keep in touch with friends and family and provide easy ways of sharing moments of our lives with loved ones around the world. But these sites can also cause unforeseen damage to victims involved in personal injury cases. Most peopl...

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Cell Phones Banned for School Bus Drivers

Last month Tennessee joined 20 other states in banning cell phone use for school bus drivers. The new bill places Tennessee at the forefront of states with similar laws; Tennessee now has the strictest cell phone laws for bus drivers in the nation. While support for tougher cell phone laws has b...

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Textalyzer Bill Targets Distracted Drivers

The number of accidents caused by distracted drivers using cell phones is frighteningly high. Whether a driver is making a call or texting a friend, cell phones are dangerous tools of distraction in the car. Recent studies show that cell phone use makes drivers 4x more likely to get into an accid...

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Tennessee Lawmakers Try For Opt-Out Worker's Comp Bill

When a worker is injured on the job, the employer's insurance is expected to pay for damages related to the injury. Workers' comp insurance systems are created by the state, and employers are usually required to pay into these state-run benefit plans. Texas used to be the only state that allowed...

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