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Tag Archives: Car Accident Injuries

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Is Video Enough to Prove (or Disprove) a Driver’s Liability for a Car Accident?

By John Willis |

We live in an age where just about everything we do can be recorded. In addition to our smartphones, which are essentially portable recording devices, many police departments and businesses now employ dashboard cameras to record constant video of highway activities. This can prove useful in the event of a car accident, although video… Read More »

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What Happens When the Other Driver in an Accident Does Not Have Insurance?

By Brad Burnette |

Most car accident victims rely on insurance to compensate them for any personal injury they sustain. Tennessee is a “fault-based” state with respect to car accidents, which means the negligent party is expected to pay any damages. Tennessee law further requires all licensed drivers to carry a minimum amount of insurance to cover injuries… Read More »

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Do I Really Need to Call an Attorney Following a Truck Accident?

By John Willis |

Many people think they do not need a lawyer following a car accident. This often proves to be a serious error in judgment. Too many accident victims try to deal with the other driver and their insurance company on their own. And the results are often disastrous. Truck Accident Victim Tries to Undo $215… Read More »

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Is the Company That Hires a Delivery Truck Liable for an Accident?

By John Willis |

Vicarious liability is a legal issue that often arises in the context of personal injury lawsuits. For example, if you are in a car accident caused by the other driver’s negligence, you may have a cause of action not only against the driver, but the person or company that owned the vehicle. In other… Read More »

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Can I Sue a Driver for Negligence If I Can’t Remember the Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

Following a car accident, it is important to take note of any evidence that may later help reconstruct events. If you are injured in the accident and need to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver, you will need to present evidence establishing the defendant’s culpability. Unfortunately, there may be cases where… Read More »

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What If a Jury Finds I Am Partly to Blame for a Car Accident?

By John Willis |

In a car accident lawsuit, the defendant will often try to place at least some of the blame on the plaintiff or victim. There is an important legal reason for doing this. Tennessee adheres to what is known as a “modified comparative fault” rule in negligence cases. This means that if the defendant can… Read More »

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First Product Liability Lawsuits Filed in Massive Airbag Recall

By Brad Burnette |

Losing a child in a car accident is always tragic. But when you lose a child not because of the accident itself, but because the airbag that was supposed to keep her safe exploded instead, tragedy can turn to justified anger at the manufacturers who allowed a defective product to enter the market. That… Read More »

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FBI, NHTSA Warn Car Owners Over the Dangers of “Vehicle Hacking”

By John Willis |

Car accidents frequently occur due to defects in the design or manufacturing of a vehicle. While such product liability claims are usually associated with physical issues, such as a bad tire or an improperly designed braking system, anyone who has purchased a car within the past few years must also be aware of potential… Read More »

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Tennessee City Not Liable for Car Accident Caused by Stolen Police Car

By John Willis |

If someone is seriously injured or killed in a car accident, there may be several liable parties. In addition to the negligent driver, the victim may have cause to bring a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the owner of the vehicle or those responsible for placing the driver in a position to… Read More »

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