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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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The Important Role of Video Evidence in Personal Injury Cases

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Many times, a personal injury lawsuit depends entirely on the parties’ personal recollection of events, which may be years after the fact. In some cases, a plaintiff may bolster his or her case if there is video or photographic evidence taken at the time of the accident. Of course, video evidence can also work… Read More »

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Can You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Over the Loss of a Pet?

By Fox & Farley |

Personal injury claims based on negligence require proof that the defendant breached some “duty of care” owed to the plaintiff–and that said breach actually caused the plaintiff’s injury. The existence of a duty of care is a legal question, while causation is a factual question. Court of Appeals Rules Veterinarian’s Negligence Caused Cat’s Death… Read More »

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When “Common Sense” Is Not Enough to Legally Prove How an Accident Occurred

By Fox & Farley |

“Common sense” is not always compatible with Tennessee personal injury law. What we mean by that is you might be able to look at a given situation, say a car accident, and decide you know what must have happened based on your personal knowledge and experience. But when a case is tried in an… Read More »

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When Are Tennessee Stores Liable for Injuries Sustained by Disabled Customers?

By Fox & Farley |

If you have a disability that makes it difficult to get around, shopping in a public store is often an exercise in navigating potential hazards. And while Tennessee law does not make a store owner an “insurer of their patrons’ safety,” there is still a general duty to exercise “due care” in keeping customers… Read More »

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Is a Tennessee City Responsible When a Known Dangerous Pit Bull Attacks?

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Every year thousands of Tennessee residents are injured by dog bites. Oftentimes, these injuries require serious–and expensive–medical attention. The legal question then becomes, Who can be held responsible in a personal injury action for such dog bites? Court of Appeals: “Public Duty” Doctrine Shields Memphis from Liability A recent decision by the Tennessee Court… Read More »

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What Happens When a Personal Injury Defendant “Takes the Fifth”?

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One of the bedrock principles of American law is that a person cannot be compelled to testify against themselves in a criminal proceeding. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees this right. But what happens when a defendant “takes the Fifth” in a civil trial, such as a personal injury lawsuit, that involves… Read More »

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Are Tennessee Store Owners Liable for Bathroom Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

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Public restrooms are often not the best-maintained or cleanest of places. So it is not unusual when a slip-and-fall accident occurs due to a puddle of liquid on the floor. But when a patron of a public business is harmed in such an accident, do they have a viable personal injury claim against the… Read More »

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Nashville Government Not Liable for Mysterious Playground Injury to Autistic Student

By Fox & Farley |

Many Tennessee children have special needs. Parents trust public schools to take such needs into account when providing necessary educational services. But when a special-needs child is injured while at school, does that mean the school district is automatically liable? The answer is “no.” Like any personal injury claim, an injured child–or more commonly,… Read More »

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Can I Be Fined for Presenting an Incomplete Personal Injury Claim?

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Filing a personal injury lawsuit is not something you rush into. It requires careful investigation and preparation. There are a number of legal and procedural hurdles that need to be cleared, and if a plaintiff acts rashly or without the assistance of qualified counsel, they may find themselves in a much worse situation then… Read More »

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When Is a Tennessee Hotel Liable for a Guest’s Slip-and-Fall Accident?

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Millions of people visit Tennessee each year on business or vacation. And when you stay in a local hotel or motel, there is a reasonable expectation your room will be safe and free of significant safety hazards. Of course, that is not always the case, and when someone is injured as the result of… Read More »

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