Pickup Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accidents . John Whitfield

A Nashville man has been charged with a traffic misdemeanor after being involved in a fatal accident that killed a motorcyclist. A Nissan pickup truck failed to yield to a motorcyclist at the intersection of Buchanan and 16TH Avenue. The rider was traveling east on Buchanan Street when the truck


Motorcycle Safety Tips for New Riders

Motorcycle Accidents . John Whitfield

Spring is approaching, which means warmer weather, sunny skies, and the open road for many motorcyclists. While the springtime means many drivers will once again hit the road, it is also a season of firsts for many riders. Whether it’s your first road trip or your fiftieth, it’s important to


Signs and Symptoms of Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury

Personal Injury . John Whitfield

The phrase traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frightening; and no patient or loved one ever wants to hear it given as a diagnosis. Given the weight this phrase carries, you might assume TBIs are not as common as they are, nor would you be aware TBI cases have increased 53%


Speeding Semi-Truck Overturns and Shuts Down I-24W

Truck Accidents . John Whitfield

A semi-truck traveling along Interstate 24 West caused major delays for other drivers when it crashed on the Murfreesboro Pike ramp, spilling diesel fuel across the road. Police cited speeding as a factor in the accident that shut down the interstate for clean-up and removal for nearly eight hours. For


Nashville Remembers 32 Pedestrians Killed in 2019

Motorcycle Accidents,Personal Injury . John Whitfield

Nashville residents and transit advocates gathered at the Public Square Observation Tower for a memorial service to honor the 32 local pedestrians who were killed in 2019. Pedestrian deaths increased by 10 in 2019, making it the most dangerous year on record for Nashville pedestrians. Thirty-two pairs of shoes were


St. Jude’s Scaffolding Collapse Shows Dangers Of Construction Work

Construction Injuries,Workplace Accidents . John Whitfield

A Tennessee construction worker found himself dangling off of the side of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital when the scaffolding that was supporting him collapsed. Unfortunately, incidents like this have become commonplace for construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found 21% of all workplace fatalities occurred in


Motorcyclist Dies After Being Hit by Drunk Driver

Motorcycle Accidents,Truck Accidents . John Whitfield

By nature of vehicle design, motorcyclists are more vulnerable than drivers of cars, trucks and SUVs while on the road. As a result, defenseless drivers often suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries when involved in accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcyclist is 28 times more likely


New Legislation Aims to Expand Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

Nursing Home Abuse . John Whitfield

The intention behind the Quality Care for Nursing Home Residents Act of 2019 is to build upon and reinforce the existing quality of living standards and care received by nursing home residents. The History of Nursing Home Rights Currently, nursing home residents’ rights are protected under the Nursing Home Reform


Tennessee Mom Captures Nurse Assaulting Wheelchair-Bound Son with Cerebral Palsy

Medical Malpractice . John Whitfield

Instances of medical malpractice occur nearly every day without many knowing. These occurrences can be incredibly taxing and devastating for the victim and their family members who witness or have knowledge of the malpractice. Recently in Nashville, the mother of a wheelchair-bound young adult found out his in-home nurse assaulted


Eight Tips for Managing Back Pain

Personal Injury . John Whitfield

Back pain is something many of us will experience in our lifetimes, and it often results from a workplace injury. Though back pain comes in many forms, managing inflammatory pain, particularly after an accident, can be quite daunting. Though a regular amount of back pain can be common, inflammatory back