Category Archives: Tort

The Collateral Source Rule Should be Left Alone for Tort Claims in Tennessee

Changes are wanted that would drastically affect tort claims or personal injury claims in Tennessee!  Even though the year has changed, the fight remains for same in Tennessee for those that are seriously injured or disabled (and those that represent … Continue reading

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Tennessee’s “Loser Pays” Legislation will Apply to Personal Injury Cases

The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed “Loser Pays” legislation that will affect civil cases, including personal injury cases.  The legislation, which takes effect for claims filed on or after July 1, 2012, requires a party that is represented by an … Continue reading

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Two Jefferson County Teenagers Killed on I-40 In Knoxville

Two Jefferson County teens suffer fatal personal injuries after car accident on I-40 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  On 1:01 a.m., on Thursday, October 20, 2011, Jean-Luke Lane and Joshua Allen Bullington, both eighteen from White Pine, Tennesse, died when their car crossed … Continue reading

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Fatal truck accident kills motorcyclist

Fatal crashes occur on our roadways in and around Knox County with alarming frequency. Each time a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, a duty of reasonable care is owed to everyone. A tractor-trailer is so large and … Continue reading

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New Wrinkle Added to Workers Compensation Subrogation Interest in Third-Party Personal Injury Claims in Tennessee

The Tennessee Court of Appeals added a layer of complexity to workers’ compensation subrogation in third-party personal injury matters.  In Cooper v. Logistics Insight, Corp., et al. the injured employee, Mr. Cooper, filed suit to recover for personal injuries suffered … Continue reading

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Dangerous Roads Cause Serious Personal Injuries in Tennessee

     The State of Tennessee, as well as the 96 counties that make up the State and scores of municipalities, assume the responsibility of designing, constructing and maintaining tens of thousands of miles of roadways throughout the State of Tennessee.  … Continue reading

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What To Do If You Are Involved In a Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accident?

            A motor vehicle accident raises a number of legal questions.  This article provides answers to some of the more common questions.  The following is intended only as a brief overview of your rights under Tennessee law.  The exact nature and … Continue reading

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