Last month, a 23-year-old man was killed in a tragic train accident in Brownsville. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the young driver failed to yield at a railroad crossing and his vehicle collided with a CSX train. The man leaves behind a fiancée and a 17-month-old son.
A new year has begun. For some, that means they are exercising more and eating better. For Tennessee law enforcement and traffic safety advocates, it means continued work to prevent motor vehicle accidents in the state.
In our Memphis Personal Injury Law Blog and in many news stories, the focus is on the facts of the accident. The focus is on what went wrong, when a negligent act occurred and the immediate assessment of the injuries. We may share the fact that victims can seek compensation by way of a personal injury lawsuit, but what is that compensation for?
A tragic hit-and-run accident could turn into a wrongful death lawsuit if the victim's family decides to take legal action against the man responsible for striking their loved one while he walked along Tylertown Road in Clarksville, Tennessee. It's an action that many of our readers would probably take as well, especially after considering the events that led up to the victim's death.
The excitement over the holidays has definitely settled in among Tennessee residents. Thanksgiving is just days away. Thoughts of turkey, stuffing, pie and time off from work are dancing in people's minds. Hopefully, those thoughts won't take over when people are supposed to be focusing on the roads.
There are many working parts when it comes to the entire goal of traffic safety. There are motorists, some on motorcycles and others in SUVs. There are pedestrians and bicyclists. There are traffic laws, some new some old. There are drunk drivers, distracted drivers and simply drivers who make dumb decisions.
A recent Tennessean piece serves as a warning that drivers in the state might not be doing much to help improve the safety on Tennessee roads. In recent years, Tennessee has been ranked pretty high on the list of states where the most traffic fatalities occur. And it looks like 2013 will round out to be no traffic safety improvement.