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Tag Archives: Knoxville Auto Accident Lawyers

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Can I Sue a Co-Worker for Causing a Work-Related Car Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

Typically if you are injured in a car accident, you can pursue damages against the negligent driver. But your legal rights may differ when your accident occurs in the course of your employment. Workers’ compensation is the state-mandated system for addressing an employer’s potential liability arising from a job-related accident. Workers’ compensation provides “no-fault”… 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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Driving While Texting Is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents

By Brad Burnette |

When we think about negligence leading to car accidents, our first thought is usually drunk driving. But alcohol is not the only vice that can negatively influence a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle in a safe and lawful manner. Texting while driving is also a major cause of auto accidents in Tennessee and… Read More »

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Should I Take Pictures Following My Car Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

Most of us carry a smart phone with a built-in camera. This can prove useful if you are in a car accident. It is generally a good idea to take pictures at the accident scene, even if you don’t see much damage, because it may provide valuable evidence in any subsequent personal injury lawsuit…. Read More »

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Insurance Exclusions May Work to the Detriment of Accident Victims

By Brad Burnette |

Sorting out legal liability following a car accident is often more complicated than you might think. For example, if the vehicle that causes an accident is insured, you might assume the insurance company is automatically responsible for any damages owed to the victims. But insurance policies are contracts, and there are often multiple clauses… Read More »

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Tennessee Court Upholds $200K Accident Judgment Against County

By John Willis |

Under normal circumstances, a person can be held liable when they fail to follow traffic rules and a car accident results. For example, if you run a red light and collide with another vehicle that was obeying the traffic signal, the law presumes you are at fault for the accident. But there are exceptions… Read More »

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What Happens When a Jury Awards an Accident Victim Too Little?

By Brad Burnette |

If you have been in a car accident, you may incur thousands of dollars in medical expenses. If the accident was the result of another driver’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for those medical expenses in a Tennessee court. And while juries have some discretion in determining the appropriate amount of… Read More »

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Can I Recover Nothing Even If the Other Driver Caused the Accident?

By John Willis |

If you bring a personal injury lawsuit arising from a car accident, it is not enough to establish the defendant’s liability. Even if the defendant admits causing the accident, the plaintiff must still prove he or she suffered injuries requiring compensation. It is perfectly acceptable under Tennessee law for a defendant to be held… Read More »

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage May Not Cover All Situations

By Brad Burnette |

Tennessee law requires all automobile insurance policies to offer uninsured motorist coverage. As the name suggests, this coverage pays benefits if you are in an accident with another vehicle that lacks insurance. Ideally, this would mean someone injured by another driver’s negligence would never go uncompensated, but unfortunately, there are gaps in the legal… Read More »

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The Law Gets Tougher on Unisured Drivers, but Limits Still Too Low

By John Willis |

Most of us are aware that the law requires us to have auto insurance in order to drive in Tennessee. Since 1977, the Tennessee Financial Responsibility Law has required drivers to have at least $25,000 per person in liability insurance coverage, up to $50,000 total per occurrence. What this means is that, if you… Read More »

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