Testing continues for autonomous vehicles

High-tech proponents envision a future in which car accidents have been largely eliminated by self-driving cars. But lots of nuts-and-bolts testing is required to determine whether and how that could happen. Have you ever wondered, for example, why self-driving cars are most often tested in places like Phoenix and Southern California? Part of it may be

Suit: Apartment workers exposed to asbestos during renovations

A recently filed lawsuit claims that workers at an apartment complex — and possibly residents — were exposed to asbestos when a construction crew was remodeling five vacant units. According to the employees, the construction crew notified management of the possible presence of asbestos in May. However, the president of the management company furiously denied the possibility

Could a tour of the ER, ICU and morgue improve teens’ driving?

Motor vehicle wrecks are the No. 1 cause of accidental deaths among American teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in every three accidental teen deaths in the U.S. involves a traffic crash. What kinds of interventions are effective at reducing the risky behaviors often seen in teen drivers such as

Chattanooga man’s DUI conviction vacated on appeal

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the DUI conviction in a case pursued by Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers wherein a client was charged with driving under the influence after failing a blood-alcohol test at a highway patrol roadblock in 2012. Summers, Rufolo, & Rodgers repeatedly challenged the legality of the roadblock, filing two separate motions

What parents should know about the new car seat recommendations

Every three years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviews recent crash data and their recommendations for car seats. According to the academy, proper use and installation of car and booster seats can reduce the chances of injury or death by 70 percent or more. Late last month, they revised their recommendations. In this post, we will

Talc, asbestos and cancer: 5 things to know

Injured people or their families have filed thousands of cases against Johnson & Johnson involving ovarian cancer caused by personal hygiene products such as Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. An increasing number of lawsuits are alleging those same talc-based personal hygiene products also cause other types of cancer, including mesothelioma. Here are five important

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