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Should I File My Personal Injury Claim in State or Federal Court?

By John Willis |

One of the questions we often get related to personal injury claims is whether you need to file your case in state or federal court. As a general rule, it is often to a plaintiff’s advantage to file in state court, especially if the defendant is a person or company who resides outside of… Read More »

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Can a Prison Inmate File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By John Willis |

In the normal course of events, a person injured in a car accident or as the result of any other negligent act is able to recover a full range of damages under Tennessee law, including medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. But what if the accident victim is a prison… Read More »

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Can I Waive My Child’s Right to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By Brad Burnette |

You can probably think of many times when a business has asked you to sign a “release” as a condition of receiving a service. Such releases are waivers of liability designed to protect the business, not you, in case something goes wrong. A release often includes a long list of terms and conditions designed… Read More »

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First Personal Injury Lawsuits Filed Following Deadly Chattanooga Bus Accident

By Brad Burnette |

Every day thousands of Tennessee parents trust bus drivers to safely transport their kids to and from school. That is why people throughout the state reacted with horror on November 21, when a school bus carrying 37 Chattanooga-area elementary school students “slammed into a tree and split apart,” according to one news report. Six… Read More »

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How Location Affects a Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Brad Burnette |

When it comes to a personal injury lawsuit, the location and circumstances of the injury often play a critical role in deciding what law applies to the case. Tennessee workers’ compensation law, for example, deals with injuries sustained by employees that occur in the scope and course of their employment. There are also special… Read More »

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How Can Bankruptcy Affect My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By John Willis |

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you understandably want to hold the negligent parties responsible. But a personal injury lawsuit can be complicated by the defendant’s financial situation. A defendant with little or no assets may attempt to use bankruptcy to avoid paying any judgment. Bankruptcy Discharges Most Judgments Unlike… Read More »

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Tennessee Not Liable for College Student’s Additional Hearing Loss

By John Willis |

In a personal injury claimed based on negligence, a plaintiff must prove that she was owed a duty by the defendant, that the defendant breached that duty, and that said breach was the proximate cause of her injury or less. It is not enough to show the defendant may have been careless or even… Read More »

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Court Tosses Jury Verdict Against Hospital Over Widower’s Mistake

By Brad Burnette |

A personal injury lawsuit is not a simple matter. It can take years to assemble a case, present it to a jury, and deal with any appeals. Do not assume you can handle all of this on your own. Especially when you are coping with the wrongful death of a family member, hiring an… 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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