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


14 Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Tennessee Pedestrian Accident

Car Accidents,Personal Injury . John Whitfield

When a pedestrian accident severely injures or kills someone, the effects can be incredibly devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related crashes in 2017 alone. Recently, a local 14-year old boy was severely injured after being struck by an SUV.


Fiery Car Crash Kills Nashville 20-Year-Old

Car Accidents . John Whitfield

Car accidents have become a constant and unfortunate reality for many Nashville residents. According to recent statistics from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), there were 33,681 auto accidents in Nashville in 2017, which jumped to 36,537 in 2018. In fact, a recent fiery crash resulted in the untimely death of


Injuries From Motorcycle Wrecks

Motorcycle Accidents . John Whitfield

When an accident occurs on the road, it is easy to assume those involved will be okay due to the protection vehicles can provide via airbags and other sophisticated safety features. Unfortunately, however, motorcycle riders don’t have the same protections from roadway dangers as vehicle drivers. Understanding how and why


Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse . John Whitfield

While it’s easy to think that having a loved one in a nursing home means they are being better cared for than otherwise, elder abuse within long term care facilities, unfortunately, does happen. The elderly who live within nursing home communities are often particularly vulnerable, as they do not have


Licensed Auto Dealers Routinely Sell Vehicles With Open Recalls

Truck Accidents . John Whitfield

Buying a used car is often a great way to get the vehicle you want and need at an affordable price point. As purchasers, we are not only buying cars to get us from place to place, but also to safely transport our loved ones, including children. You’d be surprised