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Tag Archives: Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers

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What Happens If the Jury Thinks I’m Equally to Blame in My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By John Willis |

In personal injury lawsuits, the defendant will often try and shift the blame to the plaintiff. For example, if there is an accident involving two cars, the defendant driver may attempt to argue it was the plaintiff who was actually driving recklessly. Or even if the defendant admits doing something wrong, he may still… Read More »

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Tennessee Supreme Court Holds Rental Cars Are “Uninsured Motor Vehicles”

By Brad Burnette |

Last year we discussed a Tennessee Court of Appeals decision holding that uninsured motorist coverage was not available to a policyholder injured by the driver of a rental car. The Tennessee Supreme Court has now weighed in, reversing the Court of Appeals and reinstating the accident victim’s complaint. This is welcome news for all… Read More »

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How Long Do I Have to File a Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By John Willis |

Tennessee workers’ compensation law allows employees to seek a “benefits review conference” (BRC) if their employer denies benefits for any reason. The burden is on the employee to seek a BRC by filing a “request for assistance” with the Tennessee Department of Labor. This is similar to a filing a complaint in order to… Read More »

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Is a Tennessee Hospital Liable When One Patient Kills Another Patient?

By John Willis |

When we are injured due to someone else’s negligence, we reasonably expect the courts to hold the negligent party accountable. Unfortunately, Tennessee law often puts roadblocks in place that deny personal injury victims their day in court. In health care liability and medical malpractice cases, for example, it is not enough to simply allege… Read More »

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Federal Bailouts May Complicate Defective Product Claims Against Automakers

By John Willis |

Car accidents are often the result of defects in the design or manufacturing of a vehicle. While automakers can (and should) be held liable for such defects, victims and their families must often overcome a number of legal obstacles. For example, the recent bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler have complicated a number of… 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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When Will a Tennessee Court Find Mandatory Arbitration “Unconscionable”?

By Brad Burnette |

Forced arbitration is an ongoing problem for Tennessee residents seeking justice. Many nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and other personal injury claims are kept out of court through mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts. In most cases, the injured party (or their family) is unaware they are signing away their due process rights. And Tennessee… Read More »

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