Will There Be a Cap on Damages for the GM Recall? Experts Say ‘No’

General Motors will not place a cap on compensation for the victims of crashes caused by its bad ignition switches.

The Associated Press reported that Kenneth Feinberg, a compensation expert, was expected to reveal the terms of a compensation plan recently to the public. As expected, GM CEO Mary Barra said there would be no cap on payments for victims.

The company reported that the switches are responsible for at least 54 crashes and more than 13 deaths. GM has announced that it expects to begin taking claims on August 1.

If you have a vehicle affected by the recall, you should contact our Nashville vehicl accident lawyer before you seek a claim with the company.

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Tennessee Nursing Home Fined for Multiple Violations

Last month, Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner suspended the admission of new residents to the Oakwood Community Living Center after it was deemed to have several violations.

According to a release by the agency, the 50-bed nursing home would not be able to take in new residents after poor conditions were discovered during an investigation. Investigators reportedly found violations at the facility in administration, performance, improvement and nursing services.

It should be noted that a common type of nursing home neglect that often results in civil fines is insufficient staffing. Residents who receive inadequate care can suffer from bedsores, slip and falls and mistakes in diets.

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Pay Attention to Your Surroundings, Avoid Construction Zone Accidents

Earlier last month, the Tennessee Department of Transportation remembered workers killed in the line of duty in construction zone accidents.

The remembrance occurred as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which ran from April 7-11. In Jackson, TDOT set up orange construction cones along Interstate 40 in remembrance of the 109 TDOT workers killed in the line of duty since 1948.

Work zone accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or wrongful death. Each year, thousands of workers across the country are injured in these types of accidents.

You can avoid causing a work zone accident by being aware of posted signs and refraining from poor habits like distracted driving and drunk driving.

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Tennessee Truck Accident Kills Two

Two people died in back-to-back vehicle accidents on April 7. The victims were driving south down Interstate 81 in Hamblen County, Tennessee when a collision spun their vehicle out of control.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has not released full details of the initial collision; however, authorities have stated that the car spun out into opposing traffic after the collision.

After the initial crash, the car came to a stop perpendicular to oncoming traffic. Then, a tractor-trailer struck it, killing its driver and one passenger. A third passenger survived the accident with serious injuries.

Tractor-trailers often weigh up to 20 times more than a standard automobile, and they are incredibly difficult to stop or maneuver in emergencies. This is why truck accidents often result in catastrophic personal injuries and death.

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Three Rescued Atop Mountain Following Tennessee Plane Crash

A picture of an accidentThree people who survived a plane crash in Carter County, Tenn., atop Holston Mountain, were rescued on March 19.

The plane crash occurred in a remote area around 7:35 p.m., near the Carter and Sullivan County line. The crash involved a Cessna 172 aircraft. The plane was registered to Skypark Inc., a privately owned airport located in northeastern Ohio, south of Cleveland.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing. Plane crash victims should always seek an attorney to perform an independent investigation in order to pursue personal injury claims. Injuries can include spinal cord injurytraumatic brain injury (TBI) or broken bones.

If you have had a family member killed or injured in a plane crash, talk to us by phone at (615) 690-2080 or visit our website to fill out a contact form.

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalms 118:24

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One Killed, Six Injured in Alleged Smyrna DUI Accident

One person was killed and six other people were injured in a suspected drunk driving accident in Smyrna on February 17, according to DNJ.com.

The crash reportedly occurred on Old Nashville Highway. The website reported that 53-year-old Ronald King of Murfreesboro was killed when he drove his Toyota Celica around a vehicle and into oncoming traffic, striking a Chevrolet Trailblazer head-on.

A trooper wrote in a report that she believed King was under the influence of alcohol, sending samples of his blood to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Nashville Crime Laboratory for evaluation.

If you have been hurt by a drunk driver or sustained a wrongful death in your family, our Nashville vehicle accident lawyer has decades of experience assisting victims. Call us today at (615) 690-2080.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

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Murfreesboro Car Accident Seriously Injures Two

A four-car accident on February 24 in Murfreesboro left two people seriously injured.

According to the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, LifeFlight took one driver to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville and another driver was taken to Vanderbilt by ambulance following the crash.

The accident occurred at 6:40 a.m. on Franklin Road at Coleman Hill Road. A representative with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) said that a sanitation truck traveling eastbound was stopped on Highway 96 to service a residence when another driver, who was blinded by sunlight, struck the truck.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to a negligent or distracted driver, please call our Nashville car accident attorney at (615) 690-2080. You may be entitled to a settlement.

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” – Ephesians 3:20 

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