Blog Posts in August, 2013

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  • Many new vehicles come with visibility concerns

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 31, 2013

    While the look of many of the new cars being introduced on the market may be getting rave reviews, those driving many of these vehicles are complaining about the lack of visibility. This is concerning as a lack of visibility can lead to accidents. According to auto industry experts, there are a couple of reasons in place for the lower visibility, including a focus on fuel efficiency and tougher ...
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  • Liability ranges for swimming pool accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 29, 2013

    With the summer temperatures upon us, many in Tennessee will take advantage of going for a swim to cool down. However, what some may not realize is just how dangerous pools are for children and adults. In fact, drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, 10 people die a day in a drowning accident. Of ...
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  • Dram shop liability plays role to decrease drunk driving crashes

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 24, 2013

    In Tennessee, there are dram shop liability laws. These laws allow for those injured in accidents caused by drunk drivers to seek additional compensation through a dram shop liability lawsuit. Essentially, this allows those injured to hold bars and other establishments accountable for over-serving alcohol to someone who ended up getting behind the wheel of a car. Commercial host liability, which ...
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  • Study finds concentrations of metals in lipsticks

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 22, 2013

    Many women and teenagers in Tennessee -- and around the rest of the country -- put on lipstick before going out. For many, touching up their shade is a normal part of their day; with one study even finding some reapply lipstick more than 20 times a day. However, while there is nothing wrong with wanting bright red lips -- or just a hint of color -- some are starting to question just how safe ...
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  • FDA cracks down on drowsy driving caused by sleep aids

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 19, 2013

    The Food and Drug Administration has really started to take action when it comes to sleepiness and prescription drugs. Specifically, officials are concerned over how sleep drugs can end up affecting a person's driving ability the next morning. The hope is this will cut down on the number of accidents caused by drowsing drivers taking prescription drugs. According to IMS Health, doctors wrote 60 ...
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  • CDC: Binge drinking leads to serious, expensive consequences

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 17, 2013

    While there is nothing wrong in enjoying a few alcoholic beverages, when responsible drinking crosses over into excessive drinking, the results can be devastating. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report finding heavy drinking costs the U.S. $223.5 billion a year. This is due to not only long-term health issues, such as liver disease and heart problems, but also ...
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  • Part 2: Teen driving laws in Tennessee meant to prevent accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 10, 2013

    In our last post we broke down some of the different regulations and restrictions that are part of the graduated drivers licensing program in Tennessee. These rules, while at times frustrating for teen drivers, are meant to encourage safe driving by easing novice drivers into full driving privileges. Previous AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research has found a decrease in fatal accidents and ...
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  • Part 1: Teen driving laws in Tennessee meant to prevent accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 8, 2013

    Teen drivers in Tennessee tend to lack the skills other drivers have on the roadways. This is not their fault. Rather, it is simply due to their lack of experience behind the wheel. In order to try and correct this, or at least give novice drivers more experience, Tennessee has adopted a graduated drivers licensing program. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, this ...
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  • Even with better design, rollover accidents still happen

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 3, 2013

    Cars and trucks have come a long way over the past 100 years or so. On top of now being able to handle top speeds and a variety of weather conditions, cars, trucks and SUVs now also come with a number of different safety options, including seat belts, air bags and anti-lock brakes. However, as mentioned in our last post focused on new safety technologies, more can still be done to make vehicles ...
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  • Doctor survey focuses on medical malpractice

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 2, 2013

    When a Tennessee resident hears something wrong with their car, if that person is not a mechanic, it is quite standard for them to take their car to a shop in order to have someone who knows cars figure out what is wrong. This same line of thinking is also rather common when someone does not feel well. Not knowing medicine themselves, this is when a person would go to a doctor who is trained and ...
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  • NTSB recommends wireless safety technology for all vehicles

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 1, 2013

    Fatal accidents happen every year at intersections in Tennessee. In response to fatal intersection accidents across the U.S., the National Transportation Safety Board recently made the recommendation for all new vehicles to be installed with technology that would allow cars and trucks to be able to "talk" with one another. By "talking" with one another, this means all new vehicles would be ...
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