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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Risks And Difficulties Unique To Mass Tort Cases

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Mass torts are where a large group of people—often, tens or hundreds of thousands, or perhaps even millions of people—are harmed by a wrong, usually a defective, malfunctioning, or dangerously designed product. You hear of product recall lawsuits, defective drug lawsuits, or asbestos lawsuits, all the time. These are mass torts. Mass torts are… Read More »

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The Role Of The Insurance Adjuster In Your Personal Injury Case

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

If you are injured in an accident, your injury attorney usually won’t just file your lawsuit in court. There may be a period where your injury attorney is negotiating with the other side—often, with the other side’s insurance company. At this point in your case, before any actual lawsuit has ever been filed, the… Read More »

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How Do Insurance Companies Evaluate Claims And Injuries?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

When you have an injury case, your attorney will try to negotiate your case to see if it will settle before having to file a lawsuit, or before having to go to a full trial in front of a jury. During that time, it is likely that the defendant or its insurance company will… Read More »

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Can You Sue If A Defective Product Has Been Recalled?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

We hear about product recalls all the time in the news. But not every recall means that a product is dangerous, or that it has injured someone. So if a recall is issued, does that mean you can file a lawsuit? No Recall Needed If you are injured by a defective product, you should… Read More »

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Proving Pain, Suffering And Mental Trauma In A Personal Injury Case

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

In a personal injury case, non-economic damages are the damages that you suffer, that have no bill, no price tag, and no definitive value attached to them. Unlike a medical bill, or lost wages that can be calculated through math and data, valuing someone’s mental trauma, anxiety, fear, or depression, has no data to… Read More »

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Difficult Liability Issues Arise With Trespassers

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Someone who trespasses is thought of as breaking the law. We don’t think that someone who breaks the law can recover for damages that they suffer on someone else’s property and that’s generally true. But that’s not completely true when someone is a trespasser. Can Trespassers Sue for Injuries? It is true that Tennessee,… Read More »

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Ordinary Negligence Or Medical Malpractice? Here’s Why It Matters

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Let’s say that you go to the hospital for a scan or a diagnostic test of some kind. You go into the room, and the nurse that is doing the test tells you to get onto a table or examining bench so that you can be scanned. As you are getting onto the examining… Read More »

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Some Cities Are Using Bankruptcy To Get Out Of Paying Victims

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Let’s say that you have a lawsuit against the city–a school, or a police officer, or some other government official or employee. You may think that because it’s the government, you will certainly get paid if you win or settle the case. The last thing you’d expect is for a bankruptcy to affect your… Read More »

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Arguments To Challenge Forced Arbitration

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

In some personal injury cases, the defendant may try to force you to go to arbitration. This is likely because you signed an agreement saying that you waive your right to a trial, and instead, agree that if there is a dispute (or in your case, a claim for an injury) that you will… Read More »

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Liability And Damages When Pets Are Injured Or Killed In An Accident

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

When people talk about pain and suffering and the emotional trauma associated with the death of a loved one, they are usually talking about human loved ones. But what about our animals, and our pets? Our animals are often as much a part of our family, and may be as loved as the human… Read More »

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