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Category Archives: Car/Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcyclist Injured in South Knoxville Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Knoxville, TN (September 8, 2020) A motorcyclist in South Knoxville was taken to the hospital on September 8th following an accident that occurred close to the intersection of the Chapman Highway and West Ford Valley Road. A person who saw the accident said that the motorcyclist was thrown over the top of another vehicle…. Read More »

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Signal Mountain Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Signal Mountain, TN (August 18, 2020) Law enforcement is investigating an accident that occurred on August 18th on Shoal Creek Road and resulted in the death of a Signal Mountain motorcyclist. Additional details about how the accident occurred are still under investigation. The Insurance Information Institute found in 2017 that 5,172 motorcyclists died in… Read More »

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Deadly Accident Occurs on Interstate 40 in Roane County

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Roane County, TN (August 8, 2020) Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a double fatality accident that occurred on Interstate 40 in Roane County. Law enforcement reports that a Dodge Charger struck a 2011 Harley Davidson while both vehicles were headed east around the 351 mile marker. The collision resulted in both the motorcycle’s driver… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Treated for Injuries After Crossville Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Crossville, TN (August 3rd, 2020) Crossville law enforcement and medics responded to Genesis Road near Interstate Drive on August 3rd in response to a motorcycle accident. The male motorcyclist was alert when workers arrived and sitting up close to where the motorcycle was stopped. The motorcyclist was treated for injuries that are believed to… Read More »

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Court of Appeals Reinstates Wrongful Death Lawsuit Arising from Fatal Motorcycle Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

A personal injury case must be rooted in the defendant’s failure to meet a “duty of care” owed to the plaintiff. For example, all motorists owe a duty of care to the other drivers on the road to obey traffic laws and not drive in a reckless manner. But establishing a duty of care… Read More »

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Is a Company Liable for an Accident Caused by an “Independent Contractor”?

By John Willis |

It is fairly well established in Tennessee law that an employer is vicariously liable for a car accident caused by an employee within the scope of his employment. But the same rule does not typically apply to independent contractors. And in many cases, it may not be immediately apparent which category a negligent driver… 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 Big of a Problem Is Distracted Driving in Tennessee?

By Brad Burnette |

Most car accidents are the result of a driver’s error or mistake. In recent years, a leading contributing factor in such driver errors has been so-called distracted driving. This can take many forms, including using your smartphone or talking to people in your car instead of keeping your undivided attention on the road. Study:… 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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Addressing the “Public Health Crisis” of Bicycle Accidents

By Brad Burnette |

Car accidents are devastating enough when they involve two motor vehicles. But when a car or truck hits a bicycle, the consequences are often catastrophic for the cyclist. And despite decades of efforts to promote safer roads for all vehicles, serious bicycle accidents appear to be on the rise nationally. Tennessee City Cited for… Read More »

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