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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Trucks

When Can a Judge Reduce the Amount of Damages Awarded by a Jury in a Truck Accident Lawsuit

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Although plaintiffs have a right to trial by jury in personal injury cases, there are times when the judge may step in an attempt to reduce the amount of damages awarded by the jurors. This is known as a “remittitur.” Under Tennessee law, a judge may suggest a remittitur after “independently” weighing the evidence…. Read More »

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Does Tennessee Law Apply to Product Liability Claims Filed Against an Out-of-State Company?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Product liability lawsuits often involve companies that do business throughout the country. For example, you may live in Tennessee, but the defendant that sold you the defective product may be based in another state. But which state’s laws apply in the event of a product liability lawsuit? The answer to this question can depend… Read More »

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Highway 385 Closed Following Tractor Trailer Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Memphis, TN (March 18, 2020) – All of Highway 385’s westbound lanes were closed after an accident that occurred this morning. As a result of the collision, traffic needed to be diverted. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the accident involved an overturned tractor trailer.  Common Causes of Tennessee Tractor Trailer Accidents  Tractor… Read More »

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Person Killed in Maury County Car Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Maury County, TN (March 12, 2020) – The Maury County Fire department recently commented that one individual died in a motor vehicle on March 10 following a vehicle fire that occurred on Hampshire Pike. Volunteer firefighters arrived at the scene of the accident to find a vehicle that was fully covered in flames. Details… Read More »

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Driver Arrested After Cumberland County DUI Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Cumberland County, TN (March 17, 2020) – Law enforcement in Cumberland County recently responded to an accident that occurred on Genesis Road. The accident report states that the driver looked down on his cell phone to determine how to best reach his destination when he ended up in a collision. Law enforcement later told… Read More »

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TN Supreme Court Rejects Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Due to Expert Witness’ Lack of “Competency”

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, causation is everything. The plaintiff–the victim of the malpractice–must prove the defendant’s actions caused their injuries. To accomplish this, the plaintiff typically needs to present testimony from one or more qualified medical experts who can establish how the defendant’s actions deviated from the accepted standard of care. In the… Read More »

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Coopertown Motorist Seriously Injured in 5 AM Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Coopertown, TN (March 16, 2020) – Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department officials recently commented that around five o’clock in the morning on March 16, an accident occurred on Burgess Gower Road near Coopertown that left a motor vehicle driver facing serious injuries. Robertson County medical workers arrived at the scene to find that the… Read More »

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Three People Injured In Interstate 40 Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Putnam County (March 17, 2020) – A two vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 40 in eastern Putnam County that resulted in three individuals being injured, two of whom were from Fentress County. A law enforcement officer commented that the accident occurred when a Chevy van collided with a Ford F-150 while both vehicles were… Read More »

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Interstate 40 Overhead Sign Damaged Due to Serious Crash

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

East Knoxville (March 17, 2020) – Lanes in both directions near Asheville Highway and Interstate 40 in East Knoxville were shut down following a serious motor vehicle accident that involved multiple semi-trucks and resulted in the knocking over an overhead sign at mile marker 393. The destroyed sign ended up blocking Interstate 40. Following… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Landlord for a Slip-and-Fall Accident in My Own House?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

As a general rule, Tennessee law does not permit the tenant of a property to sue the landlord for injuries sustained on the lease premises. In other words, if you get into a slip-and-fall accident in your own house, you cannot bring a personal injury claim against the landlord. There are, of course, several… Read More »

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