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Living through the aftermath of Tennessee trucking accidents

Among the many types of situations that can cause anxiety and stress while driving, having a tractor-trailer come barreling up behind you on the highway is definitely high on the list. In fact, many motorists would rather take an alternate route that leads out of their way if it means that chances of avoiding these massive vehicles may be increased. Trucking accidents often plague Tennessee roadways, many times resulting in fatalities or life-threatening injuries.

Major risks for potential slip-and-fall accidents

Generally speaking, anyone who walks is in at least minimal danger for stumbling or tripping and falling down. Slip-and-fall accidents are more likely to occur, however, if certain circumstances exist. Understanding the risks and knowing where to turn for help if a problem arises in Tennessee goes a long way toward staying safe, as well as achieving a swift recovery if an injury occurs.

Learned intermediaries: Can they prevent defective drug injuries?

When someone visits a Tennessee doctor's office seeking help for a particular medical condition, a doctor might prescribe medication at some point. Before the patient gets the prescription filled, a nurse might provide basic instructions on how to properly use the medication. This may also happen again at the pharmacy, with the person dispensing the medication alerting the patient to possible side effects or offering printed information about the medication at the point of sale. When a defective drug causes injury or illness, any of these people, otherwise known as learned intermediaries, may be potentially liable.

Court awards millions in medical malpractice case

No one can replace the loss of a loved one. However, when those who died may have been saved were it not for someone's negligence, families often pursue recovery for applicable financial losses in court. Far too often, such situations in Tennessee and throughout the nation involve medical malpractice. Successfully litigated cases sometimes result in multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts.

Logical to assume FedEx trucking accidents may delay deliveries

There may have been Tennessee residents waiting for FedEx deliveries who had to wait longer than expected recently. Although no information was provided as to whether the commercial truck that crashed was carrying deliveries at the time, it's to be expected that trucking accidents like this one could cause substantial service delays. In this particular situation, the FedEx driver is believed to have been negligent.

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