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How to heal broken bones faster

If you were involved in a serious car accident, there's a chance that you suffered a broken bone. These injuries are painful, debilitating and they can affect virtually anywhere in your body that you find a bone. Due to the pain, discomfort and disabling nature of these injuries, most patients want to know how they can speed up their recovery.

Here are five ways that patients with bone fractures might be able to speed up their healing processes:

Don't forget about taxes when valuing marital assets

Imagine you and your spouse own a sizable marital estate together that includes art, collector's items, luxury vehicles, real estate and investment accounts. However, you've decided to get a divorce and now you're facing the task of determining a fair and lawful way to divide your extensive assets. One thing you'll want to remember when valuing these assets is to calculate the tax liabilities that accompany your assets.

To illustrate this issue clearly, let's say you and your spouse own a $300,000 painting that you purchased for $3,000 approximately 20 years ago. You and your spouse also own a $300,000 vacation home that cost $300,000 when you bought it five years ago. One of these assets, the painting, experienced substantial financial gains over the years you owned it. If you were to liquidate the painting in a sale, the increase in value would trigger enormous capital gains taxes. If you were to liquidate the property, on the other hand, you would not trigger any capital gains taxes. As such, the true value of both of these assets is quite different because, as in the case of the painting, you would receive a great deal less by selling it (after subtracting taxes) than you would for the real estate.

Preparing for your fall driving

With summer vacation over and the kids going back to school, the temperatures are beginning to fall in Tennessee. Several studies show summer to be the most dangerous driving season of the year, but that does not mean that autumn is lacking when it comes to driving hazards.

As the seasons transition in the Volunteer State, there are several aspects you need to change about your driving approach to prepare yourself for fall’s obstacles. It is better to apply these alterations as soon as you can so you can develop these habits quickly.

What are the best treatments for my whiplash?

Tennessee car accident victims may find that they are suffering from severe neck pain, back pain and headaches in the days or weeks following a serious car accident. These symptoms could relate to the medical condition known as whiplash -- one of the most common problems that people have after a jarring auto collision.

If you're suffering from whiplash caused by an auto accident, here are some of the ways that doctors recommend you can find relief and speed up your whiplash recovery:

How will driverless cars improve the world?

In the wake of several fatal car accidents that involved autonomous and semiautonomous vehicles, it seems that the fervor and excitement that surrounded this technology has begun to cool. Consumers, however, are still excited about the numerous benefits associated with a world without drivers, but they're realizing this dream could take some time to finally become a reality.

In the meantime, however, it doesn't hurt to consider the benefits that fully autonomous vehicles could provide:

Adjust your driving to reflect the weather: It’s the law

Some drivers seem to operate their vehicles the same no matter what the external weather conditions happen to be. However, weather conditions will have a dramatic effect on a motorist's ability to brake, turn and maintain control of their vehicles. For this reason, it's necessary that motorists adjust their driving to reflect the current weather conditions. Not only is this the smart thing to do -- it's the law.

Here are a few weather conditions that require drivers to adjust:

Never minimize the seriousness of a DUI charge

When it comes to allegations of driving under the influence, there is no such thing as a minor case. Even if you have never faced such charges before, you need to take them seriously. Consulting with an experienced attorney is imperative and that becomes more necessary if this is not a first offense.


Warning: Prolonged baby powder use may cause cancer

If there was any doubt in the minds of the public concerning the alleged cancer-causing nature of Johnson & Johnson baby powder products, a recent $4.7 billion jury verdict against the corporation could be enough to tip the scales of public opinion.

In the lawsuit, which jurors decided in the first half of July 2018, the cases of 22 women who contracted ovarian cancer came before the court. The plaintiffs presented evidence from expert testimony and medical and scientific tests to prove their cases, claiming that their prolonged application of Johnson & Johnson talcum-based baby powder caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The jury agreed based on the evidence presented that the baby powder did cause their cancer.

Housekeeping practices that prevent slip-and-fall injuries

A slip-and-fall accident can cause deadly injuries and leave property owners vulnerable to personal injury lawsuits. Property owners, therefore, must be careful to keep their properties safe and free of unnecessary obstacles and problems that could result in a slip, trip or fall. One way to prevent injuries to guests on a property is to maintain good housekeeping practices. At a bare minimum, property owners need to do the following in terms of housekeeping:

Establish cleanliness and orderliness standards. Create a plan that ensures all areas frequented by property visitors are clean, organized and well-kept. Determine what has to be done to clean and organize these areas and establish standards for what various areas of the property need to look like.

4 ways to prevent vehicle accidents

It's kind of difficult to believe, but if Tennessee motorists simply obeyed all of the traffic rules, drivers could circumvent the vast majority of car accidents and hundreds of lives would be saved every year. Unfortunately, we do not currently live in a society of rule followers and many drivers invariable break the law in countless ways every time they get behind the wheel.

Aside from following the rules of the road -- which is probably the most important thing that any driver can do -- here are a few more vital safety tips that every motorist in Tennessee should follow to keep themselves and their passengers safe:

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