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  • 2017 Is the Deadliest Year for Pedestrians in Nashville History

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 16, 2017

    19 pedestrians have been killed in car accidents in Nashville, TN this year, a new city record, with another month and a half left in the year. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office believes that the dangerous increase in fatal pedestrian crashes is heavily influenced by the city’s rapid growth. The majority of these accidents occurred on Bell Road, Murfreesboro Pike, Nolensville Pike, and Gallatin ...
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  • Multiple Reported Deaths In Chattanooga School Bus Crash

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 22, 2016

    Officials are reporting multiple deaths after a Woodmore Elementary school bus crashed in Chattanooga, TN on Monday, November 21. According to the Chattanooga Police Department, there were 35 children in ages ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade on the bus. At least two children were killed in the crash. The bus appeared to have split apart after crashing into a tree, though the cause of the ...
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  • Truck Accident Statistics

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 22, 2016

    Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions on the highway, especially when they involve smaller vehicles. A fully loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds within regulation limits, which puts it at around 25 times the size of the average passenger car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [1] , 73,000 large trucks were involved in crashes that ...
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  • Levels & Classification of Spinal Cord Injury

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 12, 2016

    An injury to your spinal cord, no matter how slight, can be a terrifying prospect to consider. It’s the main pathway that your brain uses to send sensory and motor information throughout the rest of your body, and if enough damage is caused, you could end up paralyzed. There are several ways spinal cord injuries are classified, both by location and by severity. The spinal cord is protected by ...
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  • The Dangers of Overloaded and Improperly Loaded Trucks

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 30, 2016

    Commercial trucks enable companies to ship products all across the country, keeping the nation’s shelves and pantries stocked. A key part of the transportation process is the actual loading of the vehicles, and if that step isn’t done properly, it can lead to catastrophe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) details the proper method for loading a truck on its website, and ...
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  • Hours of Service Rules & Drowsy Truck Drivers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 22, 2016

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration created the Hours of Service Regulations to protect both truck drivers and other vehicles on the road. Too often, drivers will violate these rules in order to meet their deadlines. However, when they do this, they risk making fatal mistakes caused by fatigue. When an individual is too tired to drive, he or she is not alert and cannot respond quickly ...
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  • How to Sabotage Your Personal Injury Claim (What Not To Do)

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 4, 2016

    When you sustain an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may have grounds to seek restitution. You should not have to suffer for someone else’s mistake. Filing a personal injury claim allows you to do that. However, when you bring a lawsuit against those you believe to be the responsible party, you need to be careful of your conduct in and outside of the ...
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  • Resolve to Find the Best Legal Representation for Your Case This Year

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 8, 2016

    It can be difficult to truly enjoy the holidays and the New Year if you have been injured in an accident or due to medical malpractice . Rather than focus on the fun festivities and making plans for the new year, you probably have to deal with returning to basic health and mobility. It can be painful overcoming serious and catastrophic injuries . That is why we believe that one of your main New ...
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  • Southwest Plane Crash at Nashville International Airport Investigated

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 17, 2015

    The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing its investigation of the Southwest plane that skid off the taxiway at Nashville International Airport on Tuesday. Authorities still aren’t sure what caused a Southwest plane to skid off the taxiway at Nashville International Airport two days ago, injuring nine passengers. The plane was carrying 133 passengers and five crewmembers from Houston Hobby ...
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  • Dangers of Paramedic Intubation Errors

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 14, 2015

    When someone suffers a traumatic injury, the first people on the scene are usually emergency medical technicians. They embody a light of hope in a dangerous and hopeful situation. However, in cases of high risk, it is important that these technicians proceed with care and precision. This can be hard to do in the hectic environment in which they work. These intense circumstances can cause the ...
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  • Summer is on its way -- so too are children riding their bicycles

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, May 2, 2014

    For young kids, summer vacation is a very exciting time of year. With time away from school, kids can spend time with their friends taking the time to enjoy many types of recreation. Namely, kids might use their bikes to get from place to place while the weather is hospitable. Knowing that children are in school for a majority of the year, many motorists might not be prepared to see so many ...
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  • A children's toy so dangerous that a state governor spoke up

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 22, 2014

    When a parent buys a toy for a child, it may be habit to inspect the packaging to see if there are any printed guidelines. In addition to suggesting what age group the toy is suited for, the product might also include basic safety warnings. These product labels can help parents make informed decisions to help protect the safety of their children. In the event that a toy doesn't include specific ...
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  • E-cigarette injury rates among children soar in short time frame

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 9, 2014

    The dangers of using tobacco products have been known for a long time. With this in mind, many people have turned to electronic cigarettes in recent years under the assumption that they are "safer." Although people might be trying to make a smarter decision by removing themselves and their children from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, a recent string of child injuries related to e-cigarettes ...
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  • Tennessee officials mark Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 4, 2014

    After a winter full of unusually cold weather across the Southeastern U.S., many people are probably eager to get out and enjoy the warmer months of spring and summer. As more welcoming temperatures come around, many people might decide to get on their motorcycles and bicycles. Tennessee state officials have wasted no time in using the month of March as an opportunity to bring an important safety ...
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  • Dog attacks: Breed is only 1 factor in determining aggressiveness

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 21, 2014

    When a person hears about a dog attack, he or she might have a specific notion about what the situation looked like. Based on preconceived ideas about these incidents, people might generally imagine that the attack involved an aggressive breed, such as a pit bull or Rottweiler. While certain breeds might have a predisposition toward aggressive behavior, a recently released study indicated that a ...
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  • Alcohol providers may also be liable in drunk driving accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 5, 2014

    Although most everybody knows that drunk driving is illegal, the unfortunate reality is that thousands of motorists get behind the wheel when they're over the legal limit. Furthermore, alcohol impairment is a frequent cause of accidents on Tennessee roads. In drunk driving accident cases, much of the attention and responsibility is shifted to the at-fault drivers, which makes sense. After all, ...
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  • Toyota issues recall on four popular vehicles in U.S.

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 19, 2014

    Last week, we reported a major automobile recall in the United States by General Motors. This week, there is another recall of defective motor vehicles to report, this time made by Toyota. Toyota Motor Corp. announced that it is issuing a world-wide recall of its Prius hybrids in order to fix a software defect that can cause the vehicles to stall. The recall involves hybrid models manufactured in ...
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  • Hundreds sickened in recent salmonella outbreak linked to chicken

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 2, 2014

    While the U.S. Department of Agriculture, better known as the USDA, is taking steps to better prevent salmonella, a Pew Charitable Trusts food safety expert is saying these "baby steps" the government agency is taking are simply not enough. Rather, Sandra Eskin, points to the most recent outbreak that sickened hundreds and said more needs to be done with "a few giant steps." In talking about the ...
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  • Holiday decorating accidents send thousands to the ER each year

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 14, 2013

    Many Tennessee residents go all out when it comes to holiday decorations. Whether it is having the perfect tree, or the most lights on the house, for many, decorating is a huge part of the holiday season and one they look forward to each year. However, this delight may be short-lived, especially when a decorating accident leads to a hospital trip. According to the Consumer Product Safety ...
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  • Study finds increase in high chair-related accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 12, 2013

    An alarming number of children end up falling out of high chairs every year in the U.S. Given the fact that a toddler's center of gravity is different than an adult's, these children tend to more topple out of these chairs, which results in injuries to the face and head. Given the nature of these types of injuries, Tennessee parents will want to take heed when it comes to trying to prevent these ...
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  • Study uses protein to determine seriousness of a concussion

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 27, 2013

    Last week we posted about how the decline in youth football enrollment may be attributed to an increased fear over brain injuries. Basically, with more news stories related to claims of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy being tied to taking hits to the head in football, many parents may be hesitant to allow their children to sign up for a sport with such perceived dangers. In talking about brain ...
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  • Is the decline in youth football tied to fear of brain injuries?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 20, 2013

    In the past, most parents did not think twice before signing their children up to play football. However, in recent years, there has been a decline in enrollment. And while some say this is due to the economy and more of a focus on specializing in just one sport, others think the decline is due to more attention being paid to the potential for injuries . Pop Warner is the largest youth football ...
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  • Web searches could help find dangerous drug interactions quicker

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 6, 2013

    Sometimes after taking a medication, a patient may feel a bit off. In some cases, this may be due to an unknown drug interaction. However, while Tennessee residents should alert their doctors right away whenever there is a perceived negative reaction to a medication, many also first go online to see if they can figure it out on their own. It turns out, those using the Web to try and figure out ...
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  • Study: Depression and brain injuries link seen in children too

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Oct 29, 2013

    When someone is in an accident, whether it is a car accident, slip and fall accident, or even a workplace accident, this can end up affecting the brain. Not only can this have an impact right after the accident, but research points to the fact that the effects can continue on for the rest of a person's life. There has long been a link between brain injuries and depression. Prior to a recent study, ...
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  • Decorative contacts may cause permanent eye damage

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Oct 10, 2013

    With Halloween just a few weeks away, many Tennessee residents are planning out their family's costumes. Maybe this year the theme is to be as scary as possible, dripping fake blood everywhere? Or maybe the parents just hang back in regular clothes while the children dress up as their favorite movie characters going door-to-door collecting candy? Whatever the costume is though, parents and young ...
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