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Are You Entitled To Compensation for Pain and Suffering?

If you’re injured in Tennessee as the result of a vehicle accident, a dog bite, a slip and fall, a trip and fall or other type of accident, you’ll likely be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. These damages fall into the category-of non-economic damages which under Tennessee law include the following: Physical and Read More

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Compensation for Wrongful Death Resulting from Vehicle Accidents

Statistics show that driving or riding in a motor vehicle has become increasingly dangerous. Despite improved safety technology in vehicles, driver safety awareness and defensive driving programs, vehicle related fatalities continue to rise in the US. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), US vehicle fatalities in 2017 exceeded 40,000 for the second straight year. Read More

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Slip and Fall Accidents: Leading Cause of Hospital Visits But How Is Fault Determined?

Slips and falls account for more than 8 million hospital emergency visits and are ranked as the leading cause of hospital visits (21.3% of all visits), according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). Floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year, according to statistics from the Consumer Read More

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Do I Really Need A Personal Injury Attorney?

So, you’ve been in an accident of some kind, an auto crash or perhaps you slipped and fell, and your injuries are severe. It’s fairly clear in this scenario that you will need the services of a personal injury attorney. The fact that you will be responsible for significant medical expense and perhaps loss of Read More

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Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident

If you sustain an injury in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the owner and/or operator/caretaker of that property. To recover compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove the other party was liable for your injuries. For the Read More

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Comparative Negligence Rules Apply to Your Slip and Fall Case

In a Tennessee slip and fall case, the court will consider whether any carelessness on your part contributed to your accident and resulting injury. Tennessee is a comparative negligence state, so the amount of compensation to which you are entitled could decrease in proportion to the amount of fault you shared for the accident. The Read More

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An Overview of Dog Bite Laws in Tennessee

Tennessee has its own set of dog bite laws that impose strict liability in some cases, and “one bite” liability rules in others. These laws are outlined in Section 44-8-413 of the Tennessee Code. An injured person may hold the owner of a dog strictly liable for injuries from animal bites if both the following Read More

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Tennessee

The state of Tennessee defines wrongful death as any fatality caused by “injuries received from another” or by “the wrongful omission, or killing by another.” The state treats this type of case similarly to how it treats personal injury claims, except that the victim’s family members seek damages on their deceased loved one’s behalf. Tennessee Read More

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The Statute of Limitations for Filing an Accident Lawsuit in Tennessee

Tennessee, like every other state in the nation, has a limit on the amount of time in which you can file a lawsuit against a responsible party after you suffer an injury. This is known as the statute of limitations. In the event of a serious car accident, the following limits apply to civil suits Read More

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When Can a Tennessee Plaintiff Get Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

There are several categories of damages an injured plaintiff can claim in a lawsuit. Special damages refer to economic losses, such as medical bills and lost income while the plaintiff was unable to work. General damages compensate individuals for real but difficult-to-quantify losses related to the victim’s quality of life. Pain and suffering, mental anguish, Read More

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