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December 2015 News

Tennessee teens are most at risk for fatal car accidents

In Tennessee, there is a graduated driver’s license program that addresses young and novice motorists. As these drivers are developing their skills, they are able to gain hands-on experience in a controlled environment. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, [...]
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Motorcycle accident victims can recover compensation

In the minds of most drivers, motor vehicle accidents are not a serious concern. The fact is that such accidents are relatively rare considering how many people get behind the wheel of a car every day, so the likelihood of actually being in an accident is low. The chances of [...]
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Helping victims injured by drunken drivers

The dangers of drunken driving are severe. Many people know that there are additional legal penalties that come with a drunken driving conviction, but it is important to note that drunken driving convictions are a criminal matter, and thus they are not the same as personal [...]
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Who is responsible for an automotive defect in Tennessee?

Every year, millions of vehicles on the road in Tennessee and across the country have defects. According to a report in The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cited that a record 63.95 million motor vehicles were recalled in 2014.
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Official investigations are not always final

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, one of the first things you should do is contact the police. This is especially true for the most serious of accidents, such as truck accidents, in which entire lanes of traffic may need to be directed or shut down. [...]
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Young girl killed in Tennessee accident

An accident occurred recently in Tennessee that further proves that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Many people think that accidents could never happen to them and that they drive extremely safely, so there is no risk of injury or harm coming to them. In a perfect [...]
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What should I do if a defective medical device harms me?

There are many situations in which a medical device may be recalled, but it may not necessarily have caused you harm. For example, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration points out, some defective products merely need to be reviewed or adjusted so that it works properly.
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What damages are available in a defective medical device lawsuit?

Tennessee law enables you to file a lawsuit if you suffer an injury due to a defective medical device. Examples of defective devices often featured in these lawsuits include items such as implants, surgical instruments and prosthetics. State law mandates that these suits are [...]
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Tennessee takes drunk driving very seriously

Car accidents of any kind are a serious matter, but when you bring alcohol and intoxication into the mix, any accident immediately becomes significantly more severe in the eyes of the law. This is mainly because most car accidents are just that, accidents. A driver had a [...]
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After a motorcycle accident, how long do I have to file a suit?

It's no secret that motorcycle accidents are among the most serious types of accidents that a person could suffer on the road. Often, the best-case scenarios in motorcycle accidents involve broken bones and possibly even surgical amputations. Of course, the worst-case scenarios [...]
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Not all brain injuries are caused by car accidents

We often talk about how brain injuries are perhaps the most serious types of personal injury that an individual could suffer. Generally, when speaking about brain injuries, we talk about them in the context of car accidents, explaining how massive vehicles moving at high speeds [...]
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Don't settle for less compensation than you deserve

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you likely have many questions, not the least of which could be how you are going to pay for the expensive health care bills you will incur as a result of the crash. When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, being struck while [...]
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When drugs are unavoidably unsafe

It may sound odd, but there are medications in Tennessee and across the country that have serious side effects and are still on the market because they are considered “unavoidably unsafe.” When it comes to product liability, the Restatement Second of Torts states that these [...]
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