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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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How To Get Punitive Damages In A Tennessee Injury Case

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Punitive damages are different than the other kinds of damages that you can receive in a Tennessee personal injury case. They are different in that they serve a much different purpose than damages that are ordinarily available to a victim. The Difference Between Damages Normally, damages are awarded to compensate a victim. The compensation… Read More »

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Understanding Design And Manufacturing Defects

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

When we buy a product, we don’t expect that it will be defective and we don’t anticipate that it could be so defective that it could cause injury. But no process is 100%; even the most perfect company making the most perfect product will have some defects. In the world of products liability, not… Read More »

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Is Your Verdict Collectable?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

When someone is injured in an accident, they often think of their immediate needs and of the legal issues that they immediately have should they opt to pursue a personal injury case. That is natural and understandable. But a good personal injury lawyer will be looking a step ahead to what happens when and… Read More »

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You May Need A Life Care Planning Expert In Catastrophic Damage Cases

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In a personal injury case, there can be any number of expert witnesses, from varying professional and technical fields. Many we know about and are familiar with, such as doctors, safety experts, or accident reconstruction experts. But others aren’t so obvious, such as the life care planning expert. When is a Life Care Planning… Read More »

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What Is An Independent Medical Examination?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

When you are injured, your doctors will be ready to give testimony about your injuries, your recovery, and what kind of medical treatment you may need going forward into the future. But your doctors aren’t the only ones who will testify. The insurance company representing the defendant, or the defendant itself, will also have… Read More »

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Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Damage Caps

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In a loss for Tennessee accident victims, the Tennessee supreme court has upheld a limit on damage caps that victims can recover for non-economic damages. This case represents a loss for accident victims in the state of Tennessee. Economic and NonEconomic Damages Damages in most cases, but especially in personal injury cases, are broken… Read More »

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The Legal Fight Over Punitive Damages in Tennessee Courts

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Although movies and TV portray punitive damages as being easy to get, and given out by juries at will, in fact, victims seeking to recover punitive damages have a high bar to prove they are entitled to these damages. Why Do People Care About Punitive Damages? Punitive damages are so controversial because unlike other… Read More »

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Understanding Comparative fault in Tennessee Accident Cases

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In many kinds of accidents, there can be multiple people responsible for the injury that the victim sustains. One party that may bear some responsibility is the victim himself. Like many states, Tennessee allows a jury to find that the victim did something or failed to do something that contributed to his or her… Read More »

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Adding or Subtracting From a Tennessee Jury Verdict

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In a personal injury trial, it is the jury that has the ultimate authority to determine who was negligent, whether you are injured, and how injured you were. This is a protection guaranteed by our Constitution. Although a judge will be at your personal injury trial, and play an active role, the judge’s role… Read More »

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Knoxville Police Respond to Pedestrian Accident Involving Car

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Knoxville, TN (March 30, 2021) The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian crashon March 30th that occurred at the crash at Martin Mill Pike and Tipton Station Road. Additional details including what caused the accident are still under investigation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have… Read More »

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