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Driver Negligence

Multivehicle accident blocks Interstate 40 in Tennessee

A multi-vehicle accident was recently reported on the westbound Interstate 40 in Wilson County. The accident occurred during the morning hours. According to reports released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the car accident occurred as a result of a ladder lying in the westbound [...]
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Car collision on I-65 involves non-life threatening injuries

Driving on unfamiliar roads can be unnerving for out-of-state motorists. An unexpected turn or change of traffic pattern can lead to a last minute reaction by a vehicle's driver. Such a reaction can also lead to car accidents.
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Truck driver and trucking company sued for negligence

A jury trial has been requested in a case in which a man is suing a truck driver and the trucking company at which he is employed. The lawsuit stems from injuries the Tennessee man sustained after being involved in a truck accident in which he asserts the defendants were [...]
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Fatal drunk driving accident leaves two dead

When an individual who has been drinking makes the decision to drive, they endanger not only their own life, but also the lives of other drivers and pedestrians they encounter. A 23-year-old man was recently convicted on charges related to a fatal hit-and-run accident that [...]
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Falsified records lead to prison sentence in truck accident case

A federal judge sentenced a truck driver to 18 months in prison in connection with a 2009 multi-vehicle truck crash. The man pled guilty last year to charges related to the crash and to falsified log books. Regulators and prosecutors discovered that the man was driving his truck [...]
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Regulators target rental car safety standards

Enterprise Rent-a-Car company has recently changed course and is now supporting legislative efforts to increase oversight on rental cars. The issue came in to focus several years ago, when a PT Cruiser owned by the company caught fire in a crash. The car had been subject to a [...]
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Appeals court clarifies boundaries of liability for car accidents

The 7th circuit court of appeals recently settled major liability questions based on a 2008 crash involving a VH1 "Rock of Love" truck driver. The multi-car crash occurred when the driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing a severe accident that closed the northbound portion of [...]
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Professional drag car racer injured in Nashville motorcycle accident

Professional drag car racer Shawn Cowie was critically injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. Both Cowie and a female motorist who hit him were hospitalized for their personal injuries. Police officers smelled alcohol on the driver's breath and a blood sample was [...]
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Cell phone use blamed for serious head-on car wreck

Unfortunately, the increasing popularity of smart phones and other mobile devices has had a negative impact on roadway safety in Tennessee. Mobile devices are a contributing factor in many serious car accidents in Nashville and around the state. These accidents frequently result [...]
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