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Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Motorcyclists Hospitalized After North Knoxville Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Knoxville, TN (July 28, 2020) The Knoxville Police Department reports that a motorcyclist was hospitalized following an accident that occurred on July 28th. The accident occurred on Valley View Drive at Cross Valley Road around 3 in the morning. Two drivers who were traveling single-file on Valley View Drive when the motorcycle riding in… Read More »

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Morgan County Fatality After Vehicle Drivers Under Tractor Trailer

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Morgan County, TN (July 27, 2020) Fireworks and medical workers went on the morning of July 27 to the scene of an accident in the Stephens community. Initial reports reveal that an accident occurred on Highway 62 in Morgan County when a vehicle drove under a tractor trailer, which was pulling a mobile home…. Read More »

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Cumberland UTV Accident Injures One

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Cumberland County, TN (July 27, 2020) A utility terrain vehicle (UTV) accident in Cumberland County on January 27 resulted in one rider being injured. Law enforcement and medics responded to the scene on Wilson Cemetery Road, where the operator reported that he was driving the UTV through a field when he turned right and… Read More »

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TN Court of Appeals: “Passive” Property Owner Not Responsible for Tenant’s Slip-and-Fall Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Many personal injury lawsuits involve more than one defendant. It is typically left to a jury to apportion fault among multiple defendants (and in some cases, even the plaintiff). But an appellate court may find there is insufficient evidence to support the jury’s apportionment in a given case. Take this recent decision from the… Read More »

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Principal Contractors, Workers Compensation, and Tennessee Personal Injury Law

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

You probably know that if you are injured in an on-the-job accident, your employer has to pay you workers’ compensation benefits. The flip side to this is that workers’ compensation is an “exclusive remedy” under Tennessee law–this means that by accepting benefits, you cannot then file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer over… Read More »

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Knoxville Woman Injured in Cumberland County Motorcycle Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Cumberland County, TN (July 27, 2020) Cumberland county law enforcement and medics responded on July 24 to an ATV trail located off of Brock Lane in Catoosa Wildlife Management Area in response to an accident. The operator of a motorcycle on the trail told law enforcement that he was navigating a mud hole on… Read More »

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Crash Spills Soda on Interstate 75 in Knoxville

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Knoxville, TN (July 27, 2020) Following a tractor-trailer that overturned and spilled soda bottles on Interstate 75 in Knoxville on January 27, the road was closed until the following morning. Work crews were on the scene throughout the night clearing wreckage. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that road debris was a factor… Read More »

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Trailer Turns Over on Interstate 40

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Roane County, Tn (July 26, 2020) A single vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 40 in Roane County that resulted in at least one motorist getting injured. Highway Patrol reports that a Yukon was traveling west near the 352 mile marker pulling a trailer when the motorist felt the trailer shake and lost control of… Read More »

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Tennessee Law Enforcement Responds to Two Accidents on I-40

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Cumberland County, TN (July 26, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol in the early afternoon of July 26 responded to two accidents that occurred at the 316 mile marker of Interstate 40 in Cumberland Country. One law enforcement officer commented that a tractor trailer driver rear-ended a 2020 Camry. Both drivers were fortunately not injured… Read More »

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Victim Seriously Injured While Riding Giant Bicycle

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Limestone, TN (July 26, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently investigating an accident that occurred on Old Stage Road as a hit and run. Law enforcement is looking for a blue, older model SUV with its front-right damaged. The hit and run occurred close to Rheatown Road on July 26th. The victim was… Read More »

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