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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Time Limits To File Injury Lawsuits In Tennessee Can Be Short

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

When it comes to the time that you have to file a lawsuit in Tennessee, the clock starts ticking early, and it doesn’t last long. Compared to many other states, where the time to file a personal injury lawsuit can last years, Tennessee has a very short time period. How Long Do You Have… Read More »

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Compromise Is Great – But Not If You’re On A Jury

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

In life, compromise is a good thing. We all want people to give a little and get a little. But you may be surprised to know that when it comes to jury verdicts, compromise is a bad thing, and can lead to overturning of an injury verdict. What’s Wrong With Making a Deal? You… Read More »

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Additur: A Judge’s Power To Increase A Jury’s Award

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

In a personal injury case, the jury has the ultimate say. Whether in trial, or after trial on appeal, the judge is not supposed to interfere with the jury’s decision. The jury is in the best position to make factual determinations, and courts will almost never alter a jury’s verdict just because the court… Read More »

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What Is The Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine?

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

As a general rule, a negligent defendant is liable for the injuries that are caused by the defendant’s negligence. Causation becomes a big issue in personal injury cases, and many defendants argue that although they were in fact careless, their carelessness did not cause the victim’s injuries. What is a Defendant Responsible For? But… Read More »

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Are Police Reports Admissible In Your Personal Injury Case?

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Whenever there is a car accident and there is a dispute about who caused the accident or about any fact surrounding the accident, the parties often say the same thing: “get the police report!” The police report seems to be the final, be-all end-all when it comes to what happened at the scene of… Read More »

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Will You have To Pay Taxes On Your Personal Injury Settlement?

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

With a settlement or a verdict in a personal injury case comes money designed to help compensate you for the losses you’ve suffered as a result of an accident. But as you likely know, with money, comes taxes. Can the IRS tax your personal injury verdict or settlement? The answer to that question is… Read More »

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Understanding Tennessee’s Dram Shop Laws

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

It’s a sad fact that despite all the public warnings and awareness, people still get behind the wheel drunk. When they do, they often hurt people and those victims can sue for their injuries. But sometimes, it’s not just the drunk driver who is liable. Sometimes, the person or business that served that person… Read More »

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Injuries During Childbirth Can Be Devastating And Catastrophic

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Medical malpractice injuries are always devastating. Rarely is an injury caused by a doctor minor or trivial. But injuries caused by a failure of a doctor or medical health professional to act, or which are caused by a medical professional’s negligence, are made even worse at childbirth or in the neonatal care units. Childbirth… Read More »

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How Does Lawsuit Funding Work, And Should You Try It?

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

You may see advertisements from companies that allow you to borrow against your ultimate verdict or settlement in your personal injury case. These funding options seem great, and promise to help you put funds in your pocket fast—much faster than the time it takes to resolve or settle your lawsuit. But are they a… Read More »

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Bed Sores: The Silent Killer For Patients And Nursing Home Residents

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

If you have a loved one that is being admitted into a nursing home or hospital your immediate concern may be your loved one’s immediate medical condition. Is your relative getting his or her medicine? Is she eating? How is his or her mental state? But many families of hospital patients or nursing home… Read More »

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