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Tag Archives: Knoxville Car Accident Attorneys

Tennessee Court Clarifies Employer’s Potential Liability in Car Accident Cases

By Brad Burnette |

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 »

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What Is the Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit Following a Car Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

If you are seriously injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you will understandably want to hold the responsible parties liable. In some cases it may not be immediately apparent who all of these responsible parties are, which can present difficulties when filing a personal injury lawsuit. Tennessee law imposes strict… Read More »

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Can I Collect Insurance if My Spouse Injures Me in a Car Accident?

By John Willis |

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 »

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Federal Regulators Announce Stricter Car Safety Ratings

By John Willis |

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 »

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Who Is Liable if an “Act of God” Causes a Car Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

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 »

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When Am I Entitled to Uninsured Motorist Benefits Following an Accident?

By John Willis |

Uninsured motorist coverage provides benefits if you are injured in a car accident with another at-fault driver who lacks sufficient insurance. Most states, including Tennessee, require automobile insurance companies to offer a certain level of uninsured motorist coverage. But there are still many cases where the scope of uninsured motorist coverage may be unclear,… 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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How Does a Hospital Lien Affect Accident Victims?

By John Willis |

Following a car accident, you may be worried about paying your medical bills. Even if you have insurance, a hospital may attach a lien against any future judgment you may collect in a personal injury lawsuit against the parties responsible for the accident. It is therefore important to understand how these liens work, and… Read More »

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When Is the State Liable for Dangerous Road Conditions?

By Brad Burnette |

Car accidents are not always solely the result of negligent driving. In many cases, defective road design or maintenance may contribute to an accident. Under Tennessee law, the state can be sued for “dangerous conditions on state maintained highways.” The burden of proof is on a plaintiff, however, to demonstrate the “foreseeability of the… 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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