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Establishing “Vicarious Liability” for a Tennessee Truck Accident

By John Willis |

Determining who is responsible in a personal injury case is not always obvious. If you are in a car accident, for example, you certainly want to hold the negligent driver accountable. But if that driver was operating a vehicle owned by her employer, and she was performing a work-related task at the time of… Read More »

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How Do You Prove a Tennessee Hospital Committed Malpractice?

By Brad Burnette |

If you suffer a serious injury in an accident, your life may depend on receiving immediate medical care. But what happens when the doctors are negligent and only make the situation worse? When does a medical provider’s judgment error cross the line into medical malpractice? Inaccurate Hospital Records Thwart Widow’s Lawsuit In 2008, a… Read More »

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Is an Employer Liable for an Employee’s Acts Outside of Work?

By John Willis |

Employers in Tennessee are vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their employees. Of course, that does not extend to everything an employee does. The negligent act must occur within the “course and scope” of employment. Check Dispute Leads to Off-Site Confrontation, Lawsuit A common example of vicarious liability is a delivery driver who… Read More »

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Store Faces Trial After Woman Slips on “Applesauce Puddle”

By Brad Burnette |

Slip and fall accidents frequently occur in busy stores. While retailers may not be immediately aware of every spill that occurs on their premises, they should train their employees to identify a potential hazard to customers and take appropriate action. Even if a store has such policies, but the employees fail to follow them,… Read More »

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Tennessee Court: Alleged Rape Is Not “Medical Malpractice”

By John Willis |

The medical industry has done a good job convincing the public that it needs special protections from the legal system. In Tennessee, medical malpractice claims are treated differently than other kinds of personal injury cases. Among other things, malpractice victims must give special “pre-suit” notice to a negligent physician and submit an affidavit from… Read More »

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Are First Responders Liable for Failing to Save a Car Accident Victim?

By Brad Burnette |

A car accident can inflict serious, life-threatening trauma on the body. That is why it is imperative to receive timely medical care following any accident. Any delay in treatment may prove fatal. Private Company Sued After Failing to Remove Teenager From Wreckage We typically think of car accident lawsuits in terms of “who caused… Read More »

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Do I Really Need to Call an Attorney Following a Truck Accident?

By John Willis |

Many people think they do not need a lawyer following a car accident. This often proves to be a serious error in judgment. Too many accident victims try to deal with the other driver and their insurance company on their own. And the results are often disastrous. Truck Accident Victim Tries to Undo $215… Read More »

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Can You Sue a Tennessee Police Officer for Wrongful Death?

By Brad Burnette |

A wrongful death lawsuit is a special type of personal injury claim alleging someone’s act of negligence caused the death of a spouse or parent. Wrongful death often involves situations like a car accident caused by a drunk driver or medical malpractice leading to the death of a patient. But wrongful death may also… Read More »

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Can I Be “Partially” Disabled Under Workers’ Compensation?

By John Willis |

Workers’ compensation is one of the more complicated areas of personal injury law. One reason for this is benefits are classified based on the type of injury suffered and the employee’s projected ability to resume working. An employee may have a “permanent” injury that does not necessarily render them totally disabled. Court Rejects Delivery… Read More »

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Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Case Even if the Defendant Is Already in Jail?

By Brad Burnette |

When someone dies as the result of a criminal act, the public demands justice. Police investigate and arrest a suspect. The defendant is then formally charged and tried in criminal court. If convicted, the defendant is sentenced to prison. But where does all this leave the family of the victim? And what if the… Read More »

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