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Important Regulations Affecting Truck Accident Cases in Tennessee

Truck drivers in Tennessee are legally bound to follow strict state and federal regulations. Below are descriptions of just a few of the state laws associated with the trucking industry, including how they impact truck accident injury claims: Vehicle size and weight – No commercial vehicle in Tennessee may weigh more than 80,000 pounds. A violation Read More

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Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident Case?

When a truck accident occurs, there are many different individuals or organizations who could be considered liable for the injuries a victim sustains. These include the following: The driver of the truck The owner of the truck The company that leased the truck or trailer form the owner The manufacturer of the truck or various parts Read More

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An Overview of Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Tennessee

In Tennessee, almost everyone who rides on a motorcycle is legally required to wear a helmet. That helmet must meet the federal standards found in 49 CFR 571.218. If the driver or passenger of the motorcycle is at least 21 years old, the helmet must meet the following requirements: Ventilation airways may penetrate the helmet’s Read More

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Legal Options When You’re Injured as a Motorcycle Passenger

If you are injured in an accident as a motorcycle passenger, you may wish to consider your legal options. In fact, you may even have more options available to you than the motorcyclist himself. Because Tennessee is a “fault” state for accident and insurance claims, you are not limited to simply filing a claim with 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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Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability

Seeking disability benefits can be daunting. Only about 25 percent of all disability claims in Tennessee get approved at the level of the initial claim or disability application, one of the lowest in the nation. In many cases, claimants must file at least one or two appeals before their claims are successful. Potential claimants will find 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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How to File for Social Security Disability

The first step to securing Social Security disability benefits in Tennessee is preparing and filing your application. You may file via phone or in person at your local Social Security office. There are 30 offices spread throughout Tennessee, and the Social Security website has an office locator function to help you find the one closest Read More

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