Personal Injury

8/25

Dog Bites: What to Do After a Dog Attack


Personal Injury . John Whitfield

It’s true that dogs are man’s best friend, but dogs are still animals that react on instinct. Dog bites are more common than people realize, affecting more than 4.7 million people annually across the country. While common, dog bites can inflict serious injuries that can precipitate severe infection. Because of

2/12

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%

1/30

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

12/23

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

12/19

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.

7/22

Tennessee Supreme Court To Weigh In On State Damages Caps


Personal Injury . John Whitfield

Decades ago, insurance companies and political lobbyists began crying out for help with “tort reform,” making unsubstantiated claims about how consumer trials were ruining our court system and affecting our country negatively. While not all states adjusted their laws to account for these alleged issues, Tennessee did implement damages caps.

6/13

New Treatment Helps With Traumatic Brain Injury


Personal Injury . John Whitfield

The University of Arizona, Arizona Department of Health Services, and more than 130 fire departments and EMS agencies across the state of Arizona spent years testing to determine the best procedures for treating traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The research ultimately showed that the best results were obtained when utilizing a

5/20

E-Scooter Company Working To Detect Drunk Riders


Personal Injury . John Whitfield

Don’t drink and …. scoot? People everywhere have noticed the increasingly ubiquitous trend of electric scooter riding. Whether you’re walking as a pedestrian, driving a passenger vehicle, or even riding the city bus, e-scooters are fast becoming a part of our everyday travel ecosystem. Scooters can be rented by the

5/7

Recent Crashes Highlight The Dangers of Auto Pedestrian Accidents


Car Accidents,Personal Injury . John Whitfield

Nashville has seen some very unsettling auto pedestrian accidents in recent months, including a fatal accident involving children. While pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone, children are particularly susceptible because of their small size. Drivers often cannot see small children near or behind their vehicles; and, because they are young,

3/18

Uber Launches JUMP E-Scooters In Nashville Among Safety Concerns


Personal Injury . John Whitfield

You might have noticed more electric scooters (E-scooters) on the roads lately. This is because ridesharing company Uber has launched its own E-scooters in Nashville and even offered free rides during its debut. Uber joins Lyft, Bird, and Lime, as the companies look to expand their E-scooters into cities across