Who Is Liable if a Bicyclist Gets Doored?
Posted in Bicycle accidents on March 26, 2019
Bicycling around Nashville can mean encounters with lots of personal injury hazards – most of which come down to driver negligence. Distracted, drunk, and reckless drivers may cause bicycle accidents and serious biker injuries. One of the most common dangers a bicyclist in Nashville faces is dooring, or a passenger opening a car door into… read more
Who Is Responsible for Accidents With Student Drivers?
Posted in Car accidents on March 21, 2019
Everyone who is currently on the road had to learn how to drive at some point. Teens do not automatically become experts in driving on the day they turn 16. It takes learning, practice, and some trial and error to safely operate a motor vehicle and feel comfortable behind the wheel. Although driver’s education courses… read more
What Is the Difference Between Punitive and Compensatory Damages?
Posted in Personal Injury on March 19, 2019
During a personal injury claim in Nashville, you may come across two main categories of damages: punitive and compensatory. The Tennessee courts permit injured victims of negligence to pursue compensatory damages, or financial awards to make up for accident-related losses. Punitive damages, however, come from the judge. They are additional damages a judge may award… read more
Can You File a Claim After a Hit-and-Run Accident?
Posted in Car accidents on March 14, 2019
Getting into a car accident is bad enough without the at-fault driver fleeing the scene to escape accountability. It is against the law in Tennessee to leave the scene of an accident before fulfilling one’s duties to the victims. These duties involve calling for help if someone has injuries and exchanging contact information. Unfortunately, some… read more
Why Didn’t My Air Bag Deploy in an Accident?
Posted in Car accidents on March 12, 2019
A vehicle’s air bags are some of the most important safety features to protect occupants in an accident. Air bags deploy rapidly inflating cushions to buffer a vehicle occupant’s impact with elements of the vehicle, such as the steering wheel or dashboard, in a car accident. Vehicle manufacturers design air bags to activate at the… read more
Can Wrongful Death Occur in the Ambulance?
Posted in Wrongful death on March 7, 2019
When a medical professional fails to uphold the standards of care in the industry, wrongful death can occur. When one thinks of fatal medical malpractice, the most obvious settings are probably hospitals, emergency rooms, or operating tables. Most people do not assume emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in ambulances could be guilty of malpractice…. read more
I Was Injured at a Salon
Posted in Personal Injury on March 5, 2019
The salon may not seem like a dangerous setting…until you suffer a serious personal injury at your appointment. Razors, scissors, unsanitary tools, electrical appliances, hot irons, waxes, harsh chemicals, and water leaks are just some of the potential hazards one could encounter at a local salon. If you suffered injuries at a salon in Nashville,… read more
What Is Causing Neck & Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident?
Posted in Car accidents on February 25, 2019
Car accidents can cause a host of injuries and medical issues, and accidents that occur at high speeds have the greatest chance of causing catastrophic injuries. When a person experiences a car accident, he or she may walk away seemingly unscathed and then be unable to get out of bed the next day from aches… read more
What Is a Personal Injury Endorsement?
Posted in Personal Injury on February 20, 2019
When purchasing insurance, a policyholder generally has his or her choice of types of coverage. The types and amounts of available coverage vary based on several factors, including the policyholder’s level of risk in the eyes of the insurance carrier, the type of coverage he or she wishes to purchase, and state laws. For homeowners… read more
What Are Interrogatories in a Personal Injury Case?
Posted in Personal Injury on February 18, 2019
A personal injury case requires that the legal teams of the plaintiff and defendant share any and all evidence and documentation related to the case in a process called discovery. This is one of the most time-consuming phases of a personal injury case as it often requires copying and transportation of relevant documents between the… read more