No. 1 cause of death for U.S. children – car accidents

Devastating motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of thousands of Americans every year. For young children, however, car accidents continue to be the number one cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tennessee children who are traveling in a vehicle, walking, getting off of the bus or waiting at the… Read more »

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3 factors that affect night-time driving safety

Driving at night can be daunting for drivers of all ages. Older and younger Tennessee drivers may experience a lack of confidence when traveling through the dark, as it may be harder to determine how far away a vehicle is and how fast it is going. Some drivers may have difficulty handling bright light reflections… Read more »

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Can I hold the trucking company liable for my injuries?

It takes a highly skilled and trained driver to operate a large commercial truck weighing up to 80,000 pounds. These massive vehicles pose a significant threat to Tennessee motorists when the trucks are operated by incompetent drivers. People who have been involved in a devastating truck accident may have sustained a severe injury, extensive property damage… Read more »

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Most recent data shows 14 percent increase of drunk driving fatalities in Tennessee

While U.S. drunk driving fatalities increased by 4.6 percent from 2011 to 2012, Tennessee saw a 14 percent increase in the number of people killed by drunk drivers during that time, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reported that 295 people were killed in Tennessee as the result of… Read more »

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Human hormone may help brain injury victims

Not only do car and motorcycle accidents have serious emotional and financial repercussions, they can have severe, life-changing physical effects on people as well. New research on the human hormone, progesterone, and its potential link to traumatic brain injuries, however, may offer car accidentsurvivors new hope in alleviating their brain injury symptoms and regaining their quality… Read more »

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Motorcycle fatalities in Tennessee remain high

Motorcycle fatalities in Tennessee have increased dramatically, from 42 deaths in 1998 to 134 deaths in 2013, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The rise in motorcycle causalities in Tennessee during that 15-year period has been steady, and mirrors an increase in motorcycle fatalities and serious injuries across the nation. The National Highway… Read more »

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The truth about truck drivers and distractive behaviors

Although driving a large commercial truck requires skill and concentration, some truck drivers engage in distractive behaviors while sitting behind the wheel for an extended period of time. Just as distracted driving is extremely dangerous for Tennessee motorists, it is especially hazardous for large truck operators, as they are responsible for handling vehicles weighing up… Read more »

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Top 3 causes of traffic accidents in Tennessee

Many residents of Davidson County have either been involved in a traffic accident or know someone who has. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were approximately 510,934 traffic accidents in Davidson Country from 2004 to 2014. During that 10-year period, there were more than 3.5 million traffic accidents statewide. Although… Read more »

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Car accidents 3rd leading cause of brain injuries in the U.S.

Over 2.36 million people were injured in car accidents in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While some car accident victims received only minor injuries, others suffered from traumatic brain injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that car accidents were responsible… Read more »

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