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Hit-and-run accident kills Tennessee man

Car accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence in Tennessee. Even if everyone involved escapes injury, something as minor as a fender bender can leave the parties affected deeply shaken and overwhelmed emotionally. However, when a car accident results in the death of an innocent victim, Tennessee law provides  an opportunity to pursue a claim for financial recourse for the family of the deceased victim.

A 71-year-old Maryville man was killed in a hit-and-run accident on a recent Wednesday. He had just left a shopping center in an electric wheelchair when a car operated by 21-year-old Maryville man hit him. The accident occurred at a local intersection shortly before 2:15 p.m. The victim suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at a local medical center.

Tennessee car accident claims life of toddler

A 3-month-old baby boy, who died in a car accident in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Friday morning, has been identified. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the baby died as a result of a two-car collision. The accident happened a little after 11 a.m. along Tennessee 99.

Authorities claim that two vehicles were driving eastbound along Tennessee 99 on Friday when one of them stopped in the middle of the road. The other vehicle, an SUV, crashed into the stopped car. At this time, troopers do not know why the first vehicle stopped. The driver of the SUV claimed that he took his eyes off the roadway for an instant, and, when he looked up, the stopped vehicle was in his path. Unfortunately, he was traveling too fast stop.

Have you suffered construction injuries in Tennessee?

Operators of heavy machinery at construction sites face serious dangers on the job. One wrong move and the operator of the machinery or a nearby person could suffer a catastrophic or fatal injury. This is why it is absolutely necessary that machinery like forklifts, cranes, bulldozers and backhoes are maintained in perfect working condition. It is equally important that the operators of these machines receive appropriate safety training to limit the chances of an accident that results in construction injuries.

When a Tennessee worker follows the rules and protocol associated with his or her construction job, and when the worker is properly trained in safety procedures, it limits the chances of an accident occurring dramatically. That said, workers do not always follow safety procedures, and sometimes they get lazy and overconfident. This is when injuries happen, and it can happen to the best and most responsible of us. 

Fatal drunk driving accident results in vehicular homicide charge

Fatal drunk driving car crashes claim the lives of Tennessee residents virtually every single week, but that does not make hearing about them any easier. The people who suffer the most, though, are the family members and friends these fatal car accidents leave behind. Indeed, there is nothing worse than losing a loved one in an unexpected drunk driving car accident.

In one such fatal car accident that happened about two months ago, family members of a fatally injured 21-year-old man have suffered from such a loss of a loved one. Their loved one was riding in the vehicle of a friend, who has since been charged with vehicular homicide relating to the car accident. The 22-year-old driver tested with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.20 percent -- well over double the legal limit. 

Injured workers complain about burns at McDonald's

Employees from various McDonald's restaurant locations across the country have banded together in protest of the restaurant's treatment of their burn injuries. The employees say that McDonald's failed to give them appropriate first aid after they were burned on the job. The injured workers have organized protests, and they have received support for the "Fight for 15" workers' rights group, which is demanding that fast food employees in Tennessee and the rest of the country receive a minimum wage increase up to $15.00.

One man who was burned while working at McDonald's said that he plans to file a federal complaint over the incident. He said that he was removing some hot apple pies from a McDonald's oven when he was burned above his eye. After rushing to the first-aid kit, he was surprised to find it was completely empty, without even a band-aid inside.

Truck accidents: Fatal head-on collision under investigation

Whenever road accidents in Tennessee result in death or severe injuries, thorough accident investigations are carried out. While the circumstances and cause of some accidents may be evident, others may require more investigative skills, and even reconstructionists, to determine what caused an accident and who was at fault. Special skills are often required when truck accidents are being investigated.

One such accident is currently under investigation in Lincoln County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that a collision occurred on Highway 50 on a recent Friday morning. According to the accident report, a commercial delivery truck and a pickup truck were travelling in opposite directions on the highway when both drivers apparently swerved in an attempt to avoid colliding. It seems as if the two drivers swerved in the same direction, causing a head-on collision. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the need for both drivers to take evasive action.

When Tennessee children are injured in car accidents

Our children are the most precious cargo we have when operating a motor vehicle. Indeed, this is why Tennessee parents are some of the safest and most cautious drivers on the road. While safety and caution can do a lot, sometimes there is nothing that parents can do to avoid crashes -- especially when car accidents are caused by other negligent or unlawful drivers.

At Logan-Thompson, we cannot bear the thought of another child suffering injury on a Tennessee roadway, but it happens again and again. As such, we do our part to bring negligent drivers to justice, and we actively seek claims to represent parents and families in child injury cases because we feel that this issue is a problem that needs more attention and one that needs to be addressed. With every child injury case we pursue, more attention is brought to the vital issue of child safety and child accident prevention.

Wrongful death claims may follow semi striking mother and son

A Tennessee family from Franklin has to find a way to move forward after a devastating accident that took the lives of two of their loved ones. Winter is typically a time when the number of fatal road accidents increases. In this incident, the fatal victims had actually stopped to help a victim of another accident. The circumstances of their deaths may give rise to wrongful death claims.

Franklin police reported that the accident occurred on a recent Monday night. A mother and her 10-year-old son were reportedly traveling home after doing some grocery shopping. Along the way, they noticed an SUV that had overturned after sliding on an icy road. Both the mother and son got out of their vehicle to see whether any assistance was required at the accident scene.

Chicken house worker suffers job site injury

A chicken house employee was injured while performing his job duties last Wednesday in Tennessee. The man was moving a cart that contained either chickens or eggs. The cart fell over onto the worker. The man suffered a serious job site injury as a result.

The tremendous weight of the overturned cart was estimated to be approximately 500 pounds, and it seriously injured the man when it fell on top of him. Emergency responders airlifted him to the hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. As of the last report, he was in stable condition, and doctors expected him to recover.

Have you been hurt at work in Tennessee?

Tennessee workers do a lot for the companies that employ them, and many even put their health on the line. Indeed, an employee can get hurt at work even when the job duties are considered relatively safe. Sitting at a desk in front of a computer for hours on end takes its toll on the body, and it is not uncommon for so-called desk jockeys to develop neck and back problems in addition to carpel tunnel syndrome.

This is where a qualified workers' compensation attorney can help. At Logan-Thompson, we are devoted to the health and well-being of our clients. Over the years, we have represented numerous individuals in their workers' compensation claims, both to get them the money they need to pay for their medical care and to get them financial assistance to supplement income that is lost during the time frame they are unable to work due to injuries.

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