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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.

When your child is seriously injured in Tennessee

Tennessee parents hold their children close to their hearts. Indeed, our state's children are the most precious possessions we have. They are our future, they are our blood, and they are the center of love in our homes. That is why, whenever a Tennessee child is seriously injured or killed in a car accident or another kind of accident due to no fault of his or her own, it is an extreme tragedy.

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. 

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.

Seriously injured in a Tennessee car accident?

A car accident can result in serious injuries without any kind of warning. In some cases, an individual is seriously injured or killed in a car crash due to another person's negligence, or the negligence of a company. In the event that this happens, injured victims or the family members of deceased individuals may be entitled to financial restitution under Tennessee law.

Bus driver may face charges in Tennessee accident

A bus driver will likely be brought up on charges after crashing her bus full of students on the afternoon of September 15, according to local sources. Tennessee emergency responders came to the scene of the accident around 3 p.m. to discover injured children on board the bus. So far, however, the driver has not been formally charged with a crime. 

52-year-old Tennessee man arrested after hit-and-run accident

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recently arrested a man from Murfreesboro after he allegedly hit a 6-year-old boy in Smyrna with his car. The 52-year-old man has been charged with leaving an accident scene that involved an injury, drug paraphernalia possession and driving with a suspended driver’s license. He will also face charges of aggravated vehicular assault.

Dog attack leaves young Tennessee child with a leg injury

In most cases, parents do everything they can to ensure the safety of their child. A parent's worst nightmare often concerns any injury to their child. When a child suffers an injury despite the precautions that a parent may take, parents and their injured children are often left in emotional turmoil. In Tennessee, one parent is currently comforting her child following a dog bite.

Fatal injury of child will not be reported in primary NHTSA stats

Approximately two weeks ago, a 4-year-old boy died after his neighbor backed a motor vehicle over the top of him. Unfortunately, tragic car accident deaths like this happen frequently in Tennessee. Nevertheless, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not report this kind of fatal injury in its national traffic fatality numbers. This is because driveway back-over deaths are not categorized as in-traffic accidents.

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