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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.

Suspected Tennessee DUI car accident results in 2 deaths

Police officers in Goodletsville, Tennessee, believe that alcohol played a role in a fatal two-car accident. The incident occurred along Interstate 65 early Sunday morning. Two individuals were killed in the car accident, and two were injured.

The collision happened at approximately 1:20 a.m. last Sunday morning, not far from exit 97 on Interstate 65. Authorities were forced to shut down interstate traffic while they cleared and investigated the accident site. The roadway was reopened not long after 6 a.m.

Joan Rivers' daughter seeks justice in wrongful death claim

Tennessee readers of this blog may be interested to know that the daughter of comedian Joan Rivers has initiated a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical clinic and the physicians who were in charge of the medical procedure that claimed her mother's life. What was supposed to be a routine medical procedure caused Joan Rivers to stop breathing, and she later died as a result of complications. Now, the parties who were allegedly responsible will have to face the wrongful death claim in court.

Joan Rivers' daughter said that pursuing the wrongful death claim was a very difficult decision for her to make. She said that it was her belief that no one should ever have to experience what she and her family have had to endure. She said that the level of incompetence, medical mismanagement, outrageous behavior and disrespect has been shocking and nearly incomprehensible.

Tennessee wrongful death actions

After any fatal accident in Tennessee, everyone is left wondering what could have been done to prevent it. Unfortunately, no amount of second guessing can ever bring back a loved one. However, in the event that your loved one's death was caused by another party's negligence, a wrongful death action that seeks to hold that party financially accountable could be an important part of your grieving process.

At Logan-Thompson, PC, we have a great deal of experience assisting people in pursuing legal claims relating to the negligence and/or illegal actions of others. Sometimes, these claims involve a serious personal injury and sometimes they involve the death of a loved one. Regardless of what happened, our attorneys will listen to your story, review the facts and evidence of your case and inform you of your rights and options. Also, you will not be required to pay any attorneys fees unless and until we obtain financial relief on your behalf. 

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