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Tag Archives: Comparative Negligence

In Personal Injury Cases, The Thing Does Not Always Speak for Itself

By Brad Burnette |

In personal injury cases, a plaintiff may establish a defendant’s liability through a legal doctrine known as “res ipsa loquitur.” As explained by Tennessee courts, this rule—named for the Latin phrase, “the thing speaks for itself”—holds “the injury was probably the result of negligence, even though the exact nature of the negligence is unknown,… Read More »

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How Tennessee Law Limits Victims’ Recovery of “Noneconomic” Damages

By John Willis |

If you are injured in an automobile accident, you may still recover damages against the other driver even if a court determines you are partially to blame. Historically, Tennessee courts applied the common law rule of “contributory negligence,” which meant a plaintiff could recover nothing if he or she was even 1% responsible for… Read More »

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