Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Safe Kids Campaign shows that the top five causes of accidental injuries to children include burns, motor vehicle crashes, poisonings, drownings and falls.
Jogging is one of the most common ways to stay in shape in the United States, and it may be part of your daily routine. You love getting out there and seeing what your body is capable of. You know the risks -- ankle sprains, overuse injuries, dehydration -- but you take them in stride.
The Implant Files, a report published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), captures how doctors, hospitals and medical device manufacturers are aware of just how dangerous medical implants are. The authors point out that these medical professionals and manufacturers are often paid to turn a blind eye to the dangers that implants pose.
While we often hear about people developing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) after they're involved in a car crash or being tackled while playing a contact sport, the sad news is these aren't the only types of incidents that can cause this. How much damage any individual is left with in the long term also is contingent upon how severe of an injury they suffer.
If you drive, then you've likely heard about how distracted driving, which includes talking on the phone, texting, eating, reading or even talking with a passenger in your car, can kill. All of these can take your mind off the road. They may take your eyes and ears off of it too. Even pedestrians walking down the street can be distracted by these. It may cause them to get hurt or killed.
On Sept. 20, a spokesperson with the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) announced their intentions to step up their enforcement of the "Minimum 3 in Tennessee" law.
In an unfortunate example of how accidents can occur in just about any situation, three people were hurt after a rogue jet ski struck a Tennessee beach. The incident occurred at the Cheatham County dam on a Sunday afternoon when the jet ski operator reportedly fell off the vehicle and it kept traveling before striking several people on the beach and in the water.
It is a hot summer in Tennessee, and one of the best ways to beat the heat is by taking a dip in the cool water of a swimming pool. While pools provide a pleasant respite from hot temperatures, they can also pose personal injury risks.
Not all people who suffer a negligent personal injury know that they will go on to file a claim. In most cases, this decision comes in the aftermath of an injury when the consequences caused by the incident begin to manifest. For example, many victims do not consider filing personal injury claims until the medical bills come rolling in and they realize that they cannot cover these costly expenses.
Summer brings young people out in droves, many of them eager to engage in sports activities. Some of these sports are supervised by an organization while others occur just between groups of friends. One thing they have in common is that the risk of personal injury is a factor in all sporting activities.