Car Accidents Archives

4 common types of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries among car accident victims are not uncommon. In fact, brain injuries from all kinds of sources happen to a lot of people every year. Approximately, 1.7 million people suffer from TBI annually, and 52,000 of these people die. This article will look at several of the ways that doctors categorize TBI, as not all head-related trauma results in the same kind of injury.

A post-car accident action plan

It doesn't even matter if you're uninjured following a car crash. Your adrenaline will be pumping and you won't be thinking clearly. You might even be feeling a little shaky as your nerves settle down. For this reason, it's good to be prepared ahead of time with a list of what you should do immediately following a crash.

Over half of vehicle accidents caused by smartphone use

Traffic accident fatalities have increased by 14 percent since 2014. The reason may be due to smartphone use. According to Cambridge Mobile Telematics, 52 percent of vehicle crashes involved drivers who had been using their smartphones just before the crashes.

Are highway guardrails dangerous in Tennessee?

Reports of a teenage driver who died after colliding with a highway guardrail have spurred an investigation by Fox 17 into the safety of Tennessee guardrails. The 17-year-old woman drove into a guardrail that is supposed to collapse on impact and prevent severe damage and injuries.

What damages can I claim in a personal injury case?

A serious injury requires medical treatment from doctors, physicians and hospitals. The problem is, once a Tennessee resident steps one foot inside a medical facility or hospital, he or she will incur massive costs relating to the medical care received. These costs, in most cases, are so exorbitant that they're completely unaffordable.

2 questions car accident plaintiffs commonly ask

At Chancey Kanavos Love & Painter, car accident plaintiffs come to our firm in a lot of different ways. Sometimes, however, they're too physically injured to visit us at our Bradley, Tennessee, offices, so we go to them. In order to conduct a free, no obligation consultation with a new client, our lawyers may come to visit you wherever you are -- at home, at a hospital, in a rehabilitation facility or at your family's home.

Tennessee couple sue ambulance company over their son's death

A couple in Tennessee is asking for $5 million in wrongful death compensation for an ambulance company's negligence. The couple says that both their sons, a 14-year-old and a 22-year-old, perished following a tragic car crash. In their lawsuit, they allege that their 22-year-old son could have survived if the ambulance service had called another service provider on the other side of the county line.