Tag Archives: Clinton Auto Accident Lawyer
Am I Insured If I Am in an Accident Driving My Employer’s Truck?
Dealing with insurance companies can be maddening, especially after you have been in a car accident and seek to recover benefits under your policy. Insurance contracts are carefully drafted to minimize the insurance company’s liability. This means that even if you think you should be covered, the policy (and the law) may state otherwise…. Read More »
Can I Seek Damages if an Accident Aggravates an Existing Injury?
If you are injured in a car accident, you have the right to seek damages from the negligent driver. Damages include any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident. But what if a car accident merely aggravates a preexisting injury? Can you still recover damages even though the accident may not have… Read More »
Is the Company That Hires a Delivery Truck Liable for an Accident?
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 »
Dealing With Hospital Bills Following a Car Accident
Paying for medical care is a major issue for many Tennessee families. This is especially true following a car accident where you may suffer serious injuries that require surgery and ongoing medical treatment. If you do not have medical insurance, you may end up owing thousands of dollars in medical bills due to someone… Read More »
What If a Jury Finds I Am Partly to Blame for a Car Accident?
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 »
Can Tennessee Law Apply to a Florida Car Accident?
In the United States, most personal injury claims are heard in state courts under state law. Each state has different laws, however, which can affect the rights of victims in different ways. There are even entire categories of personal injury claims that may be permitted but barred outright in another. This is why it… Read More »
Tennessee Court Clarifies Employer’s Potential Liability in Car Accident Cases
There are different types of liability that may arise from a car accident. For example, if you are hit by a car, you can sue the other driver for direct negligence. If the driver was operating a vehicle on behalf of his or her employer, you can also sue that employer under what is… Read More »
Can I Collect Insurance if My Spouse Injures Me in a Car Accident?
Tennessee law requires all drivers to carry a certain level of insurance coverage. Among other things, such insurance must cover at least $25,000 for “bodily injury” to one person in a car accident, or $50,000 if two are more people suffer such injuries. This only covers injuries sustained by other people, not the insured… Read More »
Federal Regulators Announce Stricter Car Safety Ratings
More than 32,000 people die every year in car accidents, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And in the first six months of 2015, the NHTSA noted a “troubling increase” of more than 8% in fatalities over those reported the previous year. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the… Read More »
Who Is Liable if an “Act of God” Causes a Car Accident?
Inclement weather, particularly winter snow and ice, often raise the risk of getting into a car accident. While bad weather does not excuse negligent driving, it may be raised as a defense in a personal injury lawsuit. That is why it is important to understand how Tennessee law addresses poor weather conditions in assessing… Read More »