If you are a railroad worker in Tennessee, you are likely aware of the hazards inherent in your job. You may have heard about, or even witnessed, people suffering broken bones, crush injuries, deep cuts or other serious harms on the job. What you may not know is how to go about seeking the compensation you deserve, or the amount to which you may be entitled, if you are ever injured at work.
On the afternoon of Sept. 9, a mid-South grandfather was riding his Harley home from work on Shelby Drive in Memphis. A car that was turning left pulled out in front of him at the corner of Swinnea and Shelby, allegedly causing the motorcycle to crash.
A 63-year-old tractor-trailer driver reportedly struck a Tennessee Department of Transportation utility truck on Interstate 24 around 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 4. The accident occurred in Manchester when two TDOT employees decided to turn on a flashing sign instructing other drivers to move over because of an accident further down the interstate. However, the driver of the tractor-trailer failed to move over and consequently slammed into the back of the TDOT truck, pushing it into a rock wall before it jack-knifed and hit the wall itself.
Those who have been injured in a boating accident in Tennessee should know what the law says about reporting those accidents. It is important to follow all of the proper legal steps to get a positive outcome in this difficult situation. Understanding the maritime law can help make this possible.