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October 2013 Archives

Tennessee workers' compensation: Woman dies in work accident

A 34-year-old woman has died while on the job following an accident. The accident occurred on Sunday afternoon, but the exact details of what happened have not been reported. The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration has stepped in and are conducting an investigation into the matter. The family of the deceased woman may be entitled to file suit under our workers' compensation laws.

Keep Good Records after Car Accidents

     People involved in car accidents or other motor vehicle accidents are well served to keep records of everything related to the accident. Document, save and organize everything that comes into your hands involving the accident. You do not necessarily know what is important until you need it and do not have it or cannot find it.

Tennessee truck accident kills two, injures five

The driver of a tractor-trailer may face criminal charges after a crash that killed two people. The truck accident occurred over the summer on the interstate when the truck's driver reportedly failed to slow down for traffic. Tennessee district attorneys have handed the case over to a grand jury to render a decision.

Car Accidents and Preservation of Evidence at the Scene

     Persons involved in car accidents should take certain steps to preserve physical evidence. "The items of physical evidence are the silent sentinels of the truth." The scene of an accident is fluid. Its physical characteristics will change and the physical evidence will disappear quickly. Will the snow and ice that covered the roadway be there tomorrow? Will the rain wash away the skid marks? How soon will the authorities clear the debris? If you have a camera in your car, take pictures. If not, have someone come to the scene and bring a camera. If this is not feasible, return to the scene as soon as possible and take photographs. It is better to have someone with you when the photographs are taken so that the photographs may be authenticated by a corroborating witness.

Tennessee personal injury: Eight killed in bus crash

A devastating accident occurred on the highway. During a bus trip, the bus crossed the median on a Tennessee roadway after a tire exploded on the vehicle. The crash resulted in 14 people suffering from personal injury and eight others losing their lives.

Seeking Medical Treatment after Car Accidents

     Persons involved in car accidents should make sure that they seek treatment for their injuries. It is human nature to be upset and perhaps even embarrassed after an accident. Your frazzled nerves may mask symptoms of injury. You may want to do nothing more than to go home and be alone. Nevertheless, seek medical attention if you have any doubt about the possibility of an injury or about the possibility of an injury to one of your family members or passengers. At the scene of the accident, if the police officer asks if you are injured or need medical treatment, it is better to err on the side of caution. It is better to say "I don't know" than "No."

Was a flying part due to driver negligence in Tennessee crash?

A tragic accident occurred on the interstate. The accident has claimed the life of a 77-year-old woman. The unusual incident unfolded when part of an SUV broke through the window of the vehicle she was a passenger in. Tennessee authorities have not filed any criminal charges for driver negligence, however, one of the drivers has been cited.

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