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Easter accidents might bring claims for compensation

As the Easter weekend approaches, drivers are going to head out in droves to visit family members and friends. Some might be attending church. All of these drivers have to be careful so that they don't cause any accidents. Unfortunately, there will be some people who get into accidents over the holiday weekend.

Students with a brain injury might need special accommodations

A child who is involved in a car crash might suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the days immediately following the brain injury, the student might have to remain home from school. Trying to reintegrate them into the classroom can be a challenge, but it is possible if the parents, teachers and school administrators work as a team to do what is best for the child.

Interstate car wrecks can produce very serious injuries

The force of a car wreck that occurs at interstate speeds can lead to catastrophic injuries. These are ones that aren't easy to heal from. In fact, some victims might not ever regain their full abilities after this type of crash. Some might even pass away due to their injuries.

Teens and seniors: Who is responsible for more car crashes?

You have likely heard people complain about both teen drivers and senior citizens. For example, one person brings up the teens' lack of experience and all the risks they take, while another brings up senior citizens' decreasing physical and mental abilities and the mistakes they make.

You have 1 year to file a compensation claim in Tennessee

The symptoms that people face after a car wreck might not appear right away. There is a chance that some injuries won't show up for days or even weeks after the incident. This is often associated with whiplash and brain injuries like concussions. This can be problematic because you might not realize what is going on.

Catastrophic injuries in a car wreck cause lifelong impacts

Life after a serious car wreck is likely going to be very different than your life before it. This is challenging for most people because they will crave their old life. In some cases, you might be able to slowly work toward the goal of getting it back; however, life for people who suffered a catastrophic injury might not ever return to normal. We realize that this is devastating for the victims.

Can your phone lead to obsession and addiction?

People get addicted to alcohol, they get behind the wheel, and they cause accidents. Others get addicted to painkillers, and they too cause car accidents. Addictive behavior is not just dangerous to the person who is engaging in it, at least not when they can't shake that behavior while they drive. It distracts them and makes them less safe, and that can put other people in the hospital.

Drunk driving crashes are traumatic for the victims

During the holidays, adults head out to parties that might include alcohol. When they do this, they must ensure that they have a suitable way home. Nobody who has had a couple of drinks or more should attempt to drive home. Drunk drivers kill far too many people in this country.

Tips for driving during the winter months

The winter months are here, which means there is a risk of snow and ice blanketing many parts of Tennessee. Because many drivers aren't accustomed to driving in these conditions, it is imperative for everyone to take steps to ensure they can remain as safe as possible while they are on the roads. Here are some tips to help you:

Serious car wrecks can cause severe injuries

Drivers who choose to speed can cause serious crashes, but they don't think about that. Instead, they only focus on going as fast as they can. When you are involved in a high-speed crash, there is a good chance that you are going to suffer some very serious injuries. On top of that, you will likely have to deal with serious damage to your vehicle.

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