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Even minor motor vehicle accidents can cause injury

You were out doing your normal thing. Maybe you were driving to work, school, taxiing children around or just running errands when it happened -- someone hit your car. At first, you were stunned, but the overall damage seemed minor, so insurance information was exchanged and you went on your way. A few hours, days or even weeks later, you started experiencing pain or other symptoms that something may be wrong, but how can that be when the crash seemed so insignificant? The truth is that plenty of Tennessee residents have experience injuries in relatively minor motor vehicle accidents.

Memphis motor vehicle accidents: Child hit by car dies

On March 26,  police in Tennessee were called to the scene of an auto versus pedestrian accident. This incident occurred in the Whitehaven area. The victim has been identified as a female child, age 11. Sadly, she died shortly after the crash. According to current laws, following fatal motor vehicle accidents, victims' surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing civil claims against the party or parties believed responsible.

Tennessee motor vehicle accidents: Crash kills 1, injures 2

Police in Tennessee are in the process of investigating a recent car crash that claimed the life of one man and left two other individuals injured. This event occurred in early March in Shelby County. Following motor vehicle accidents like this, according to state laws, the victims or their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

The role of inattentional blindness in motor vehicle accidents

Car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents all happen for a number of reasons. One reason that some Tennessee residents may not be familiar with is inattentional blindness. What it is? What causes it? Can victims of inattentional blindness-related motor vehicle accidents seek compensation for their losses?

Truck weigh stations help prevent motor vehicle accidents

Truck weigh stations are commonly seen on the sides of Tennessee highways. Most people just drive on by, not giving these stops a second thought. The truth is, truck weigh stations serve a valuable purpose. The work done at these stops help keep dangerous trucks off the road, which helps to prevent motor vehicle accidents.

Tennessee motor vehicle accidents: Several injured in crash

A multi-vehicle car crash in a Memphis neighborhood left several people injured. This event occurred in the early evening of Jan. 21. Motor vehicle accidents involving numerous cars can do a lot of damage -- not only to physical property but to the victims physically, and to them and their families emotionally and financially.

Semi drivers using cellphones can cause motor vehicle accidents

It is pretty easy to tell when a driver is on his or her cellphone. An individual looking at a phone instead of the road can be seen drifting out of their lane of traffic, ignoring traffic signs and signals and, sadly, causing motor vehicle accidents. When it comes to semi drivers, you may expect these professionals to be immune to the distractions that affect other drivers in Tennessee or elsewhere. Sadly, they are not and when they become distracted and cause accidents, the results can be devastating for victims or their loved ones.

Drunk driving-related motor vehicle accidents and the holidays

This time of year, numerous people in Tennessee and elsewhere will be attending social events where alcohol is available for consumption. Unfortunately, many of them will fail to plan ahead and end up driving home while impaired. Sadly, some of them will cause motor vehicle accidents that have serious -- if not fatal -- consequences.

Tennessee motor vehicle accidents: Hit by distracted driver?

Distracted drivers are spotted on Tennessee roads every single day. The state recognizes that numerous individuals are injured in distracted driver-related motor vehicle accidents every year and sees this as a significant issue. If you were hit and injured by a distracted driver, according to the state, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.

Tennessee motor vehicle accidents: 1 injured in multi-car crash

In mid-November, a multi-car crash occurred in the Memphis area. One man was critically injured in the wreck. Following motor vehicle accidents, the state of Tennessee allows victims to seek compensation for their losses, under the right circumstances. This means that this man and his loved ones may pursue civil claims against the party or parties thought responsible for the collision.

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