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Tag Archives: negligence

Will Tennessee Hold Property Owners Liable If They Establish “Gun Free” Zones?

By John Willis |

The Tennessee General Assembly recently convened its annual legislative session. Each year brings a chance for legislators to consider new laws governing matters like personal injury. And if one state senator gets his way, some Tennessee businesses may soon face a unique form of liability if they choose to keep their premises free of… Read More »

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Can I Recover Damages for a Speculative Injury?

By John Willis |

In any type of personal injury litigation, such as health care liability or product liability, it is not enough for a plaintiff to establish the defendant was negligent. There must also be proof the defendant’s “act or omission” resulted in some measurable damage to the plaintiff. Tennessee courts may dismiss a plaintiff’s lawsuit if… Read More »

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Tennessee Court Says Noncustodial Parents May Have Right to Sue on Children’s Behalf

By John Willis |

Every parent fears their child getting hurt in an accident. And when you believe someone else is to blame for your child’s injuries, you naturally want to hold the responsible parties accountable. But sometimes the law presents complications, such as when two parents disagree on whether to proceed with a potential civil lawsuit. A… Read More »

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Semi-truck versus passenger vehicle accidents

By John Willis |

At the high speeds on highways, Tennessee drivers of passenger vehicles can be at risk when even minor driving errors occur around semi-trucks because the larger vehicles are difficult to control. Likewise, truck drivers need to be extra cautious, as an inattentive truck driver can cause serious injuries to the occupants of smaller vehicles… Read More »

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Understanding large truck accidents

By John Willis |

Motorists in Tennessee may benefit from learning more about statistics related to large trucks, as described by U.S. Department of Transportation. Large trucks accounted for a larger proportion of multi-vehicle accidents. Approximately 81 percent of the large truck accidents involve multiple vehicle. In comparison, only 58 percent of the fatal accidents involving passenger vehicles… Read More »

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Woman killed by pumpkin truck

By John Willis |

A 66-year-old woman in Tennessee was killed after she was involved in a trucking accident on Oct. 8. The incident reportedly occurred around 3:30 a.m. in Donelson. According to local reports, a 34-year-old male driver for Iceline Logistics crashed a semi-trailer into her home. The driver was reportedly hauling 40,000 pounds of pumpkins from… Read More »

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Fiery I-75 crash kills 1, injures 3

By John Willis |

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that one person died and three other people were injured on Aug. 27 in an accident involving at least one passenger vehicle and two semi-trucks that caught fire. The crash happened in Campbell County on Interstate 75 shortly after 3 p.m. According to police statements, a northbound semi-truck traveled… Read More »

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2 dead after multi-vehicle accident on the I-40 in Knoxville

By John Willis |

According to reports, two people were killed in a crash in Knoxville that occurred on May 30. The truck accident took place on Interstate 40 near Asheville Highway and involved several vehicles. Reports suggest that lane closures stemming from the crash caused traffic to back up for miles. The crash involved 6 vehicles, including… Read More »

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Hours-of-service rules allegedly ignored before fatal truck crash

By John Willis |

Whenever you drive on the interstate or any other major highways throughout Tennessee, chances are good that you will encounter several semi trucks along the way. Unfortunately, it is also highly probable that some of the truck drivers you encounter will be dangerously fatigued. A recent truck accident in northern Illinois killed a tollway… Read More »

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