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Tragic Tennessee car accident kills 2

A tragic accident between a logging truck and a fire truck has resulted in two deaths in Hardin County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the car accident happened while the fire truck was en route to a call. The driver of the fire truck, a 69-year-old man, and the driver of the logging truck, a 30-year-old man, both died in the crash.

According to authorities, the fire truck was on its way to a house fire at approximately 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. While en route, it collided with the logging truck. A spokesperson from the highway patrol said that the fire truck had crossed into opposing traffic, which resulted in the collision. The logging truck driver was not wearing his seat belt. Authorities say they cannot determine if the fire truck driver had been using his.

Injured workers receive treatment after Tennessee explosion

Five Tennessee utility workers were hurt on a recent Tuesday when a gas line exploded. The injured workers were employees of Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW). As of Nov. 25, three of them were still reported to be in critical condition at the hospital, while two had already been released.

According to news reports, the MLGW workers were repairing a leak in a gas line when the explosion occurred. First, there was a spark, then there was an explosion and witnesses heard the workers' screams. One man said that the workers were crying for their mothers. He said that this is a sign that they were truly in pain.

Recent study underscores personal injury hazards posed by toys

This is the time of the year when the sales of children's toys soar. The variety of toys available for every age group is astonishing, and parents have a multitude of choices. However, how often do parents stop to consider the dangers posed by many of the toys on the shelves of toy stores? Tennessee parents may be interested in the findings of a recent study on the personal injury hazards posed by toys.

The study based its findings on data about emergency medical treatment of child injuries that were caused by toys from 1990 through 2011. During that time, the number of toy-related child injuries exceeded three million. In 2011 alone, emergency rooms treated a child an average of every three minutes for toy injuries, and children under the age of five accounted for more than 50 percent of those incidents. The primary risk to such young children appears to be toys with small parts that children put in their mouths, causing a choking hazard and was responsible for an average of 14 such emergencies per day.

Have you suffered a job site injury in Tennessee?

A workplace injury can mean a lot of things for a Tennessee worker. For one, the injured employee will be struggling to heal from his or her injuries. Additionally, though, the person who suffers a job site injury may be so debilitated after an accident that the worker is no longer able to complete the duties of his or her job. When a worker cannot work, his or her income stops, creating another problem all together.

Fortunately, for most Tennessee workers, a job site injury will be covered under the state workers' compensation system. Indeed, an injured worker can often pursue benefits to pay for his or her medical care. A worker can also apply for benefits to pay for time spent unable to work. This way food can still be put on the table and rent and other expenses can get paid while the worker is healing from the injuries.

Was your child seriously injured in an accident?

Children are especially vulnerable to accidents, which is why it is our job as parents to protect them from every possible danger. However, no matter how careful a Tennessee parent is, his or her child could still fall victim to an accident caused by another person or business. Indeed, child injuries happen every single day throughout the United States, and sometimes, the injuries are catastrophic or even fatal. 

Car accidents are one of the most common ways that children are injured. At Logan-Thompson, PC, we have represented numerous families in claims regarding the serious injury of a child or children in an auto collision. We also represent families with children who were hurt by slip-and-fall events, by defective products and by animal attacks.

Family seeks justice after tragic death of beloved daughter

According to NCADD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence), nearly 13,000 people are killed each year due to alcohol related incidents, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of mishaps that leave people with serious injuries such as paralysis or brain damage. It is believed that an estimated 32% of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian.

Defective product alert: Asbestos-contaminated baby powder?

It sounds hard to believe, but asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is present in certain talcum mines, and it is finding its way into many consumer products. Talcum -- whether contaminated by asbestos or not -- is a primary ingredient in many talcum powders, baby powders and makeups. Unfortunately, there is no way to know if your baby powder contains asbestos without scientific testing, and many Tennessee consumers are unknowingly buying and using asbestos-contaminated personal hygiene products that should be classified as a dangerously defective product

A group of research scientists recently tested various talcum powders, baby powders and makeups for asbestos contamination. What they found was extremely disturbing. Some of these powders have asbestos in them. When they are applied in closed quarters -- like small bathrooms -- the asbestos contamination in the air can be inhaled. Indeed, the scientists found that consumers who use asbestos-contaminated baby powders are exposing themselves to dangerously high levels of asbestos.

Logan-Thompson, P.C. announces favorable outcome in Civil Arson case

Arson can be defined as the deliberate and malicious act of burning or setting fire to one's property. In addition, insurance carriers routinely assert arson as a defense to prevent having to pay their obligations under a policy of insurance with their insured.

Have you been hurt at work in Tennessee?

Some Tennessee jobs are extremely dangerous while others are comparatively safe. For example, the risk of getting hurt as an executive assistant is less than that of getting hurt at work while re-roofing a home. That said, an individual can suffer an on-the-job injury in just about any kind of circumstance, and that is why almost all workers are covered by workers' compensation insurance.

Workers' compensation insurance covers workers in just about any kind of job. To qualify for benefits, it generally does not even matter if the injury was your fault -- so long as it occurred during the course and scope of your employment. Whether you have an infected finger from a paper cut, or a severed finger from a paper cutter, you may be able to get benefits to pay for the medical care associated with the wound.

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