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Category Archives: Car/Motorcycle Accidents

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

By Fox & Farley |

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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Am I Entitled to Compensation for PTSD Following an Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

When we think about injuries arising from car or truck accidents, we tend to focus exclusively on physical damage. But an accident often leaves lasting psychological scars as well. Indeed, it is not uncommon for accident victims to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for months–even years–following a crash. Court Awards Truck Driver 80% Permanent… Read More »

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What Happens If the Defendant in My Personal Injury Case Dies Before I Can Sue?

By John Willis |

All Tennessee personal injury cases, such as lawsuits arising from car accidents must be filed within a certain time period. This is commonly known as the statute of limitations. For most personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is one year from the date of the underlying accident. But there are a number of… Read More »

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Tennessee Supreme Court Reaffirms “Collateral Source Rule” in Personal Injury Cases

By John Willis |

If you are in a car accident and the other driver is later determined to be negligent, does the fact you have health insurance reduce the amount of damages you can receive for your injuries? The answer to this is basically “no.” A defendant cannot escape liability by simply because a third party may… Read More »

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Dealing With Medical Malpractice Following a Motorcycle Accident

By John Willis |

Motorcycle accidents often leave its victims with catastrophic injuries. This is understandable, given that motorcyclists lack the same physical protections as car and truck drivers. This means that a head-on collision can easily leave the motorcycle operator paralyzed–or dead. Appeals Court Rejects Amputee’s Lawsuit Against Hospital Of course, whether a motorcycle accident victim receives… Read More »

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