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Drug manufacturers must warn consumers of risks

As a consumer who uses medications and medical devices, you expect that the pharmaceutical companies, your medical providers and pharmacists will make sure that everything is right for you. You need to know that what you put into your body is safe, and if it has potential side effects, then you want to know those as well.

Pharmaceutical drug companies often become the center of liability cases resulting from injuries caused to patients. Manufacturers have a responsibility to test drugs and medications before allowing them on the market. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides the testing criteria these companies are meant to use. On top of this, the companies must warn you about any and all potential side effects from medications. These companies should explain the risks, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to use a particular medication.

How do I know who is responsible after a truck accident?

In the aftermath of a truck accident, it is often difficult to know who is responsible or where to start filing an injury claim. To make matters worse, the damages are often severe, and may incur astronomical medical costs and property damage, and may even cost a victim weeks or months of income because of his or her loss of ability to work.

Facing physical recovery and the ongoing costs of living can easily overwhelm a victim, so it is important to determine whether any other party may hold responsibility for the accident as soon as possible. If you recently experienced truck accident, it is wise to begin researching and building your claim to address your needs.

What are the top causes of commercial truck accidents?

As you drive through the state of Tennessee, especially on the highways, there is no escaping a large number of commercial trucks. These vehicles are everywhere.

While there are things you can do to remain safe, such as keeping your distance from these trucks when possible, you can only do so much.

Do you really understand the risks of distracted driving?

The scary thing about distracted driving is that, much like drunk driving, the people who engage in the behavior are unlikely to admit that it impairs their driving. Distracted driving is a crime in Tennessee, but, more importantly, this behavior puts everyone else on the road at risk.

How much of a threat is distracted driving? According to the Centers for Disease Control's motor vehicle safety statistics, it's a serious one. Every day, nine people across the United States die in collisions caused by distracted drivers. There are also more than 1,000 people who sustain serious injuries in distraction-related crashes every day.

Commercial truck drivers and motorists can take precautions

You're familiar with the streets of Knoxville. You drive them almost every day. You have seen semi trucks on the road with you. It can be frustrating and nerve wracking to drive along side an 18-wheeler. Commercial truck drivers require special training and licensing. They are often considered experienced drivers.

Commercial truck drivers take these precautions when they hit the road:

Commercial truck drivers and motorists can take precautions

You're familiar with the streets of Knoxville. You drive them almost every day. You have seen semi trucks on the road with you. It can be frustrating and nerve wracking to drive along side an 18-wheeler. Commercial truck drivers require special training and licensing. They are often considered experienced drivers.

Commercial truck drivers take these precautions when they hit the road: