The first person killed as a pedestrian in the United States was Henry Bliss. In 1899, Mr. Bliss had just exited a streetcar when a New York City taxi struck and killed him. More than a century later and despite significant advancements in technology and awareness, pedestrian deaths continue to rise in the U.S.. This seems to be a uniquely US problem according to research by Rutgers University and Virginia Tech. After studying 28 years of data and comparing it to four other countries comparable to U.S. in both affluence and travel, the four other countries substantially outperformed the United States in reducing pedestrian deaths. Read on to learn more about the results and ways you can help to decrease pedestrian accidents. Continue reading
Golf carts are no longer just for golf. If you go to the beach, the lake or even in your own neighborhood subdivision, golf carts are likely to be on the road. In our little area at Tims Ford Lake, 80% of the residents have a golf cart. The Days have resisted the trend in an effort to force ourselves to walk more but we are definitely in the minority. Each year there are approximately 15,000 golf cart injuries. If you own a golf cart or have been injured in a golf cart accident, you should understand some key legal issues. Continue reading
Our award-winning lawyers see a steady flow of dog bite and dog attack cases. Unfortunately, sometimes man’s best friend is a menace. While we have a lot of information on our website (links to pages below), here are some quick answers to other common questions:
- Can dog bites be stitched?
This depends upon the damage done by the dog bite. If it is a deep puncture wound, medical professionals may decide to leave the wound unstitched. Placement of drain and antibiotics may be the preferred course of treatment. Other wounds will need to be stitched. The best course of action for anyone who has sustained a dog bite is to seek medical attention and follow the advice of medical professionals.
Kristen Chenoweth, the Emmy and Tony winning actress, has a new book out, and this week she has been giving interviews to promote it. In the interviews, she has talked at length about the serious injuries she sustained in an accident on the set of the television show “The Good Wife.” Lighting equipment on the set fell and hit her causing a fractured skull, a fractured rib and nose, broken teeth and other long-lasting injuries. Chenoweth’s Dad counseled her to get legal representation. She did not. She now regrets it. Here are some things you should think about if you are hurt in an accident and are reluctant to seek legal representation. Continue reading
Pedestrian deaths are at a 40-year high. In 2021, 7,342 pedestrians were killed which was a 13% increase. In the City of Nashville alone, 28 pedestrians have been killed so far this year. Read on to learn the most dangerous streets in Nashville for pedestrians, how the city intends to combat the rising death rate and what you can do too. Continue reading
At the Day household, we have a new driver. Our youngest daughter, Kate, got her learner’s permit a few weeks ago. While we have gone through this phase with the two older kids, it has been a while so we are once again reminded of all the issues surrounding teenage drivers. If you have teenage drivers now or will have them in the near future, this post is for you. For the rest of you, read on to learn what to do if you are involved in an accident with a teenage driver. Continue reading
Public schools in Middle Tennessee have been in session for a couple of weeks now. And, as of last week, Middle Tennessee private schools are back in session, so every weekday morning and afternoon there are going to be more pedestrians, bicyclists and school buses on our roadways. Now is a great time to refresh ourselves on school zone safety and the penalties for violations of school zone rules. This is especially true since in 2021 the number of pedestrians killed rose by 13% and the number of bicyclists who were killed increased by 5%. Continue reading
Pedestrian accidents continue to climb. In fact, pedestrian deaths are up 46% over the last decade compared to an increase of 5% for other traffic-related deaths. The root causes of pedestrian accidents continue to be the same but now there is new technology to help prevent and minimize pedestrian accidents. And, of course, there are things you can do to help too. Continue reading
It is fascinating to see what some people search for on the internet. “I want a lawyer and a sandwich” is commonly searched because of a popular line in the 2011 movie titled Blitz. A sassy criminal suspect delivers the line in response to being placed in police custody. Of course, most internet searches focus on more routine and basic legal issues such as “When do I need a lawyer for a car accident?” and “How do I hire a lawyer with no money?” and “Can anyone be your lawyer?” We have rounded up some of the most common questions and answered them. Read on. Continue reading
Deaths related to car, truck and motorcycle accidents increased by 10.5% in 2021, the highest number of deaths on U.S. roadways in a single year since 2005. Unfortunately, the bad news does not end there. Pedestrian deaths increased by 13% with 7,342 pedestrians killed in a single year. Bicyclist deaths increased by 5% with 985 bicyclists losing their lives last year. Now for the better news, the federal government has taken two significant steps to try to reduce U.S. roadway deaths, and there are steps you can take too. Continue reading