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Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

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How Signing a Power of Attorney Can Affect Your Rights in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car or truck accident, you may not be capable of making certain decisions for yourself. This includes decisions regarding any personal injury litigation arising from the accident. In these situations, it may be in your best interest to sign a power of attorney naming… Read More »

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Could Your Child’s Carrier Lead to a Traumatic Brain Injury?

By John Willis |

When we talk about traumatic brain injuries, we are usually thinking about motor vehicle accidents where a car is traveling at a significant rate of speed. But younger children can sustain a concussion or similar traumatic brain injury when traveling in much more low-tech vehicles such as strollers and carriers. Indeed, according to a… Read More »

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New Federal Report Outlines Dangers of Pools and Spas to Children

By John Willis |

With the start of summer fast approaching, many Tennessee parents will soon be taking their children swimming. It is important for parents, as well as anyone operating a swimming pool or spa, to take water safety seriously. Each year an average of 5,900 children suffer non-fatal injuries–such as traumatic brain injury–due to drowning, according… Read More »

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First Personal Injury Lawsuits Filed Following Deadly Chattanooga Bus Accident

By Brad Burnette |

Every day thousands of Tennessee parents trust bus drivers to safely transport their kids to and from school. That is why people throughout the state reacted with horror on November 21, when a school bus carrying 37 Chattanooga-area elementary school students “slammed into a tree and split apart,” according to one news report. Six… Read More »

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Tennessee Court Upholds $250,000 Judgment in Premises Liability Case

By John Willis |

In a personal injury case, a victim’s damages are not necessarily limited to medical bills and other costs arising from the immediate physical injury. Damages may also be available for the long-term economic harm suffered by the victim, including any life changes arising from the original injury. Tennessee courts have long recognized the importance… Read More »

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Greene County Ferris Wheel Accident Highlights Safety Risks of Amusement Rides

By Brad Burnette |

During the summer months many Tennessee parents took their children to fairs and amusement parks looking for a good time. In particular, children enjoy amusement rides such as ferris wheels and roller coasters. But such rides can also pose a significant risk to the health and safety of children—as demonstrated in one recent tragic… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Kids and Swimming Pool Safety

By Brad Burnette |

Each year hundreds of children die in swimming pool and spa accidents. Many thousands more suffer serious injuries. Pool safety is therefore never optional. Even a non-fatal drowning accident can cause traumatic brain injury to a child. In many cases, swimming accidents are the result of negligent maintenance by pool owners or defects in… Read More »

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