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Congress Moves to Overturn Pro-Consumer Arbitration Rules

By Brad Burnette |

Arbitration agreements have long been a controversial tool used by business interests, such as banks and nursing homes, to deprive consumers of their ability to file personal injury lawsuits or otherwise seek justice in court. It is common practice to bury forced arbitration clauses in the fine print of contracts, which means that many… Read More »

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How Long Do I Have to Bring an Insurance Claim If I’m Injured by an “Uninsured” Motorist?

By John Willis |

If you are injured in a car accident and unable to collect damages from the negligent driver, your own insurance company may be liable for your physical injuries and property damage. Tennessee law requires all auto insurers to include “uninsured motorist” (UM) coverage as part of their standard policies. Typically you serve a personal… Read More »

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Memphis Utility Faces Trial for Allowing Man to Die of Heatstroke

By Brad Burnette |

Wrongful death lawsuits are often associated with corporate or institutional malfeasance, such as manufacturing a dangerous or defective product. But under Tennessee law, a wrongful death claim may arise from any “wrongful act” or “omission” that leads to the victim’s demise. The act or omission itself need not have been intended to cause harm…. Read More »

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How Does Signing a Release Form Affect My Right to Sue in Tennessee?

By John Willis |

There are many occasions in everyday life where a business or service provider may ask you to sign a release form. Oftentimes we just reflexively sign such a document without bothering to stop and consider its implication. In legal terms when you sign a release you are agreeing to assume the risk of any… Read More »

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Can I Sue a Co-Worker for Causing a Work-Related Car Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

Typically if you are injured in a car accident, you can pursue damages against the negligent driver. But your legal rights may differ when your accident occurs in the course of your employment. Workers’ compensation is the state-mandated system for addressing an employer’s potential liability arising from a job-related accident. Workers’ compensation provides “no-fault”… Read More »

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Can a Prison Inmate File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By John Willis |

In the normal course of events, a person injured in a car accident or as the result of any other negligent act is able to recover a full range of damages under Tennessee law, including medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. But what if the accident victim is a prison… Read More »

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Establishing Fault Following an ATV or UTV Accident in Tennessee

By Brad Burnette |

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility task vehicles (UTVs) can be great fun, especially in the hands of a properly trained and experienced driver. But negligent operation of an ATV or UTV can be devastating. Every year there are tens of thousands of injuries reported across America in ATV, UTV, and other recreational vehicle accidents…. Read More »

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How HIPAA Can Affect Your Tennessee Medical Malpractice Case

By John Willis |

Medical privacy is an important concern for many Tennessee residents. That is why a federal law known as HIPAA–the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act–requires all physicians and hospitals in Tennessee to maintain the confidentiality of their patients’ health-related information. Among other things, a health care provider cannot disclose protected information without the patient’s… Read More »

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Do I Still Need to Prove Damages If the Other Driver Admits Liability?

By Brad Burnette |

In a car accident lawsuit, establishing liability may be fairly easy. For instance, when a car speeds through a red light and hits another vehicle legally in the intersection, it does not take a genius to figure out who is responsible. But even in personal injury cases where the defendant admits liability, the plaintiff… Read More »

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When Does a Store Owe a Customer a “Duty of Care”?

By John Willis |

In any kind of personal injury case based on negligence, a plaintiff must first prove the defendant owed him or her a “duty of care.” In the context of a car accident, for example, a driver has a duty of care to operate their vehicle in a safe manner. And with respect to premises… Read More »

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