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Category Archives: General

Accident

Man Dies in Knoxville Head-On Collision

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Knoxville, TN (September 14, 2020) A man was driving south on Karns Valley Road on September 14th around 3:30 p.m. when his car collided with a tractor. As a result of the collision, the car’s driver was killed. While the deceased man’s next of kin have been notified, additional details including why the head-on… Read More »

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Two Deadly Accidents Occur the Same Day in Monroe County

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Monroe County, TN (September 8, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated two deadly car accidents on September 9th that occurred in Monroe County. One of these accidents occurred at 9:42 p.m. when an SUV driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a fence. The SUV then went down an embankment and rolled into… Read More »

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Deadly Accident Occurs in Anderson County

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Anderson County, TN (September 7, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol on September 7th responded to a deadly car crashthat occurred in Anderson County. The crash occurred after a motor vehicle operator crossed over Lake City Highway’s center line and entered the path of a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. A passenger in the… Read More »

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Nashville Truck Stop Owner Not Responsible for Security Guard’s Fatal Shooting of Customer

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Tennessee courts follow what is known as a modified comparative fault rule in personal injury cases. Put simply, if the plaintiff is equally or more at-fault than the defendant for an accident, the defendant is not liable for any damages. There is no precise formula for apportioning fault–it ultimately depends on the facts of… Read More »

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What Happens If My Employer Violates an Agreement to Pay Medical Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation?

By Brad Burnette |

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits is a struggle for many Tennessee employees. Although the law is designed to provide no-fault benefits to injured workers, some employers balk at paying for legitimate medical expenses incurred as the result of on-the-job injuries. When this happens, the employee must make the effort to force the employer’s hand in… Read More »

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Louisiana Judge Allows Plaintiff to Pursue “Failure to Warn” Claim Against Hernia Mesh Manufacturer

By Brad Burnette |

Patients who are injured by a defective medical device may have multiple grounds for seeking damages against the negligent manufacturer. For example, there may have been a defect in the production of the specific device you received, or there may be a more general flaw in the overall design. Your doctor may also not… Read More »

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TN Court Holds State Liable for Full Amount of Accident Victims’ Medical Bills

By Brad Burnette |

Recently we discussed the Tennessee Supreme Court’s ruling on the application of the collateral source rule in personal injury cases. This rule comes up in cases where an injured plaintiff submits evidence of their medical expenses. Some defendants argue that the jury should only consider evidence of “unreimbursed” medical expenses–i.e., what the victim actually… Read More »

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Congress Seeks Explanation for West Virginia “Pill Dumping”

By John Willis |

The scope of the national opioid epidemic continues to unravel in the face of lawsuits and legislative intervention. On January 30, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce sent formal letters to two of the largest distributors of prescription opioids, seeking an explanation for why they sold millions of pills to… Read More »

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Washington Update: Forced Arbitration Rule

By John Willis |

By Linda Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice July 25, 2017 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new, but long-awaited, rule on July 10 to curb the use of forced arbitration clauses in certain financial contracts and restore the ability of Americans to file or join group lawsuits. The rule has been widely celebrated… Read More »

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Bruce Fox – 2017/2018 President of TTLA

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

We are so proud of our own, Bruce Fox! Seen below Bruce is the new 2017/2018 President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association! Last week he received the “Passing of the Gavel”. We are very proud of Bruce and his dedication to protecting the rights of others.

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