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September 2015 News

The deadly errors that drivers in Tennessee commit

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when the event that led to the death occurred because of someone else’s negligence. At Bart Durham Injury Law, we know how difficult it can be to move forward following a fatal accident in Tennessee. Through working closely with [...]
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How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident injury claim?

If you have ever had to file a lawsuit for an injustice against you, be it a crime or a simple act of negligence, you are probably familiar with the phrase "statute of limitations." A statute of limitations is a time by which a claim must be filed in order for a victim to have a [...]
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Driver faces fifth DUI offense in Tennessee

Drunk driving is treated as a criminal activity because it is more than simple negligence. Drunk driving is an act of recklessness, committed knowingly by an individual who believes that he or she is above the law or is above making mistakes simply due to intoxication. The truth [...]
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Deciphering the FDA’s black box warning

Unfortunately, taking just about any medication is not without risk. People in Tennessee who are either taking over-the-counter or prescription drugs should be aware of possible side effects. A study published with the National Institutes of Health reports that 33 percent of [...]
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Third suit filed in connection with Tennessee truck accident

If you live in Tennessee or have traveled through the state on I-75, you may have heard of the massive accident that occurred back in June. The circumstances were that construction work caused traffic to come to a complete stop on the road, but a truck driver, who had allegedly [...]
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I was in a car accident. How can I prove that I wasn't at fault?

There are many factors that go into a car accident, and some of these factors may change depending on the circumstances. Even something as simple as the time of day can affect a car accident: imagine you are driving west in the morning, and the sun blinds a driver on the [...]
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Survivors turn auto defect death into prevention strategy

Defective airbags, faulty brakes or an electrical failure: Auto defects are much more than an inconvenience; they can be deadly. People in Tennessee who have been injured as a result of a defective vehicle do have legal recourse against the car manufacturer. When a life is lost, [...]
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Minor accidents can be fatal for motorcyclists

There are many different reasons that an individual may choose to ride a motorcycle: some people value the fuel-efficiency of a motorcycle, some enjoy the feeling of freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle through the wind and sun and some simply prefer the smaller, more [...]
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Brain injury symptoms to watch out for

Brain injuries are easily among the most serious types of injury that an individual can suffer because the damage is dealt in a way that is not easily repairable. Many brain injuries require surgery in order to treat, and even if treated, victims of a brain injury may never [...]
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What damages are available in a wrongful death lawsuit?

Losing a loved one is difficult no matter the circumstances. For some people, filing a lawsuit against the negligent party that caused the death can help to ease the financial burden that the loss creates. If you have found yourself in such a position, you should be aware of the [...]
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Tennessee motorcyclist suffers brain damage in accident

We often talk about the dangers of motorcycle accidents, citing how frighteningly common it is for motorcyclists to die in accidents that may seem minor. Unfortunately, while the threat of fatality may be the largest concern for motorcyclists, it is far from the only concern. [...]
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Not all accidents are caused by drivers

There are many different factors that can contribute to a car accident, most of which are some form of human error. When a driver gets distracted or chooses to drive while intoxicated or fatigued, then that driver is posing a risk to others on the road, increasing the likelihood [...]
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Lawsuit sites defective train car design after derailment

A products liability lawsuit can arise following any number of mistakes made during the manufacturing and marketing of a product. In Tennessee, consumers may cite a defective design as the cause of an injury or death. As a recent train derailment illustrates, poor design and [...]
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