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    How to Safely Drive on Snow and Ice

    Last updated 10 months ago

    The roads of Nashville are sometimes covered with snow and ice in the wintertime. If you aren’t prepared as a driver, or if your car is not prepared to handle winter weather, you could experience a very serious accident. Before you drive on the roads this winter, make sure that a car repair shop has winterized your car first. When you are out on the snow and ice, drive slowly and leave three times more space than usual in between you and the car in front of you. Brake gently and use low gears to maintain control of your car. If you start to skid, look and steer in the direction that you want the car’s front end to go while applying the brakes. If you have anti-lock brakes, apply pressure steadily; if you have standard brakes, pump them gently so they don’t lock the wheels up.

    If you were in a collision and need legal representation, contact Tim L. Bowden of Nashville, a highly trained car accident lawyer. Visit us online or call us at (615) 859-1996 for more information.

    Preventing the Most Common Work-Related Injuries

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Work-related injuries can occur in virtually any workplace setting. By taking the right precautions, you can prevent some of the most common workplace injuries. For tips on how to avoid a workplace injury, watch this video.

    If you work in an office, you will need a quality chair, seat cushion, glare screen, and arm and wrist rests. Assess the type of work that you do on a daily basis, making note of the repetitive tasks as well as the tasks that require you to be physically active. If you work with a computer, look away from it every 20 minutes to avoid eyestrain. If you sit down a lot, remember to stretch regularly during the workday.

    If you have suffered from a personal injury in the workplace, call Tim L. Bowden of Nashville at (615) 859-1996. Mr. Bowden is experienced at handling workers’ compensation claims. Visit us online to learn more about what we can offer you.

    Common Hospital Errors that Can Lead to Injury

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Most hospitals and their personnel have the best intentions, and will go to great lengths to ensure that they are serving their patients to the best of their abilities. In extremely rare cases, a medical professional will be negligent in some serious way, resulting in personal injury or even death. To learn more about the hospital errors that can lead to injury, read on.

    Diagnosis Error

    This is a very common type of hospital error, involving either a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a serious condition. If a lawyer can prove that a competent doctor working in the same specialty would have handled the case without making the same diagnosis error, then the treating doctor may be liable for malpractice.

    Childbirth Injury

    Fetal injuries occur each year as a result of medical malpractice. If a medical professional is negligent during prenatal care or during childbirth, and the fetus or the mother is injured, contact a lawyer to see if there is a case for malpractice.

    Medication Error

    Millions of people are harmed each year in the United States due to medication errors, according to a 2006 National Academy of Sciences study. Many patients are harmed when a doctor prescribes the wrong medication or medication quantity, or when a hospital mixes up a person’s medications.

    Surgery Error

    Sometimes mistakes are made in the operating room, resulting in serious personal injury. The most common surgery errors include operating on the wrong body part, leaving a surgical instrument in the body, puncturing an internal organ, and negligently administering post-op care.

    Anesthesia Error

    Small mistakes made by an anesthesiologist can result in death, brain damage, or permanent injury. Sometimes this is a result of negligent pre-op investigation or preparation, and other times it is because the anesthesiologist is negligent during anesthesia administration.

    If you or a family member has suffered an injury because of a hospital error, contact Tim L. Bowden of Nashville. We will set you up with a qualified personal injury attorney who can look closely at your case. Call us at (615) 859-1996 or visit our website for more information.

    A Guide to Safe Winter Driving in Nashville

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Driving in Nashville in the wintertime requires preparation, patience, and even some skill. Many accidents occur in winter, so it’s smart to be as careful as possible. By following these tips, you can ensure that you are less likely to experience a car accident in Nashville this winter.

    Maintain Your Vehicle

    A poorly maintained vehicle will be very difficult to handle in Nashville this winter. Visit a car repair shop and ask the mechanic to look at your brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, exhaust system, heater, battery, and fluids. These systems are crucial to your visibility and the reliability of your car. Be sure that your tires are inspected, too, because bad tires can diminish the handling and braking power of your car, greatly affecting your winter driving safety.

    Have the Right Tools

    Ice can be a huge concern in the Nashville area. Have an ice scraper or deicer on hand to keep the windshield and windows free of ice. Carry a brush for clearing snow off your car, too. It’s a good idea to have a shovel and some sand or kitty litter to help move your car if it gets stuck in snow or ice. If you are in a car accident, you’ll be glad that you have blankets, food, a flashlight, and a cell phone charger.

    Prepare to Drive in Winter

    Driving slowly is one of the most important things you can do to avoid a car accident in Nashville this winter. Keep your windshield, headlights, and windows clean to avoid a problem with visibility. Drive defensively, and be extra careful when crossing bridges and when driving over shady patches of road.

    If you were injured or your property was damaged in a collision in Nashville, contact Tim L. Bowden. Our car accident lawyers can help you get the legal representation you deserve. Call us at (615) 859-1996 or visit our website for more information.

    Reasons to Speak with an Attorney Before Talking to an Insurance Claims Adjustor

    Last updated 11 months ago

    A car accident can be a traumatic and confusing experience. Often, authorities and insurance claims adjustors ask to speak with individuals involved in an accident before they even have the opportunity to get over the initial shock of their injuries. As tempting as it may be to comply with the requests of claim adjustors and put the accident behind you, it is important that you contact your personal injury attorney. Here are a few reasons why:

    Avoid Incriminating Statements

    In the mental chaos that follows a car accident, it is natural to apologize if you think there is a chance that you are in the wrong. Giving even the slightest implication that you could have prevented an accident may be interpreted by a claims adjustor as an admission of fault. If a claims adjustor shows up at the scene of your car accident, inform him or her that you want time to process what happened and speak with your lawyer.

    Maintain Your Rights

    While you should cooperate with authorities by answering basic questions about your identity following involvement in an accident, you have the right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself. You also have the right to speak with an attorney before answering questions. A claims adjustor, especially one representing the other party’s insurance agency, may take advantage of your anxious state of mind following the accident by asking you to sign documents that may compromise your case.

    Increase the Size of Your Settlement

    A claims adjustor has the insurance company’s best interests in mind. Since insurance companies seek to pay out as little as possible, their best interests are generally in conflict with a driver’s best interests. Consult a lawyer before answering a claims adjustor’s questions to ensure that your interests are properly represented in the settling of the claim.

    If you are ever involved in an automobile accident, it’s very important that you consult an attorney before talking with a claims adjustor. To schedule a consultation with an experienced car accident attorney in the Nashville area, call Tim L. Bowden at (615) 859-1996.
     

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