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Category Archives: Accidents

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Indiana Man Killed On Interstate 40 Collision in Cumberland County

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Cumberland County, TN (August 5, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a man from Indiana was recently killed in an accident that occurred late on the night of August 5th on Interstate 40. The man’s truck broke down at the 327 mile marker westbound. The man got out of his vehicle, which then… Read More »

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Roane County Man Injured in Boating Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Roane County, TN (August 2, 2020) The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency reports that a man was injured on August 2 in a boating accident that occurred in Roane County off of the 7000 block of New Hope Road. The victim got into a boat in the water when he was struck by a propeller…. 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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Boy Killed in Mooresburg ATV Crash

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Hawkins County, TN (July 19, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a 12-year-old boy in Mooresburg was killed on July 19th in an ATV accident. Based on a report provided by law enforcement, the ATV driver was traveling east on Byrd Creek Road in Hawkins County when the ATV went through a ditch,… Read More »

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When Does a Commercial Trucking Company Have a Duty to Preserve Evidence Regarding an Accident?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Commercial trucking accidents are not your run-of-the mill auto collision. These trucks are typically owned by large companies that must keep detailed records of their vehicles’ activities in order to comply with federal safety regulations. This means that when an accident does occur, the victims may be able to access this information to help… Read More »

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Is a Truck Driver Liable for Hitting a Pedestrian Lying in the Road?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Every parent has told their child, “Look both ways before you cross the street.” There’s good reason for this advice: Pedestrian accidents are among the most serious categories of motor vehicle collisions. But avoiding accidents is not just the pedestrian’s responsibility. In fact, Tennessee law expressly imposes a duty on all motorists to “exercise… Read More »

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Can an Insurance Company Force Me to Litigate in Federal Court?

By John Willis |

Part of the legal fallout from a car accident is dealing with insurance companies. This includes not only the company that insures the negligent driver who caused your accident, but also your own insurer. In fact, in many cases dealing with the latter is more frustrating. While an insurer representing a negligent driver is… Read More »

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How Do You Prove the “Proximate Cause” of an Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

In any Tennessee personal injury case, it is critical for the victim to establish the “proximate cause” of an accident. Note that the proximate cause may not be the same thing as the immediate cause (or the “cause-in-fact”). For example, if a one driver runs a red light, a second driver suddenly stops to… Read More »

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Uber “Self-Driving” Car Accident Raises Questions Over Legal Liability

By Brad Burnette |

Automated vehicles were once nothing more than a dream of science fiction writers. But today major corporations like General Motors and Uber have deployed “self-driving” cars on public roadways. Although touted as safer than traditional, human-operated vehicles, self-driving car accidents raise a host of new legal questions that legislators and courts around the country… 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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