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Tennessee’s Right-of-Way Laws: When Should You Yield to Other Vehicles and Pedestrians?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

In recent years, Tennessee has seen an upward trend in traffic fatalities. However, the state’s roads would have seen much more traffic crashes and deaths if there were no traffic laws. Tennessee motorists are legally required to obey traffic laws, including right-of-way laws, to avoid causing car accidents. When drivers do not follow right-of-way… Read More »

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Is Motorcycle Lane Splitting Illegal in Tennessee?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

While you can see motorcyclists riding between lanes of traffic – also known as the practice of “lane splitting” – quite frequently in Tennessee, many drivers and bikers alike wonder, “Is lane splitting illegal in the state?” Under the TN Code § 55-8-182, lane splitting is illegal. The law says that: Motorcyclists are not… Read More »

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Can You Hold a Hotel Liable for Your Injury During a Vacation?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Under Tennessee’s premises liability law, hotel owners are legally required to protect their patrons and guests from preventable injuries. While some hotel accidents occur due to the guest’s carelessness, other hotel-related injuries happen because the owner or their employees were negligent. If you can prove that the hotel management or its staff failed to… Read More »

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How to Prove Distracted Driving in Tennessee?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents and deaths on U.S. roads. If you were involved in a car crash involving a distracted driver, you might wonder how you can prove a distracted driving claim in Tennessee. The practice of driving a car while engaged in another activity, which usually… Read More »

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Can a Passenger Be Held Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident if They Knew the Driver Was Impaired?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Typically, when a drunk driver causes a car accident, they will be solely responsible for the resulting damages and injuries. In fact, in some cases, an impaired motorist may even be ordered to pay punitive damages to the victim. But what about a passenger’s liability? Can a passenger be held liable for the crash… Read More »

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Who’s at Fault if You Got Hit by a Vehicle While Getting Out of Your Car?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

There is always the risk of being hit by another car, even if you are sitting in your parked vehicle or are getting out of your car. Unfortunately, not all motorists are careful when driving close to parked cars or vehicles stopped on the shoulder of the road. Regardless of whether the driver who… Read More »

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Typically, a person who sustains a traumatic brain injury in a car accident or any other accident is entitled to higher personal injury settlement amounts compared to those with less severe injuries. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) entail serious consequences and long-term effects, which is why TBIs are associated with sizable settlements for victims. A… Read More »

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How to Seek Compensation for Your Construction Accident Injury in Tennessee?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Each day, dozens of construction workers are injured on the job across the United States. The construction industry is arguably the most dangerous industry in which workers are more susceptible to injury. As a law firm with experience in handling workers’ compensation claims and third-party construction accident claims in Tennessee, Calhoun Law, PLC, can… Read More »

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How to Obtain Compensation in Hit-and-Run Car Accidents in Tennessee?

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Sometimes, drivers who cause auto accidents decide to flee the scene of the crash. Collisions in which at-fault drivers flee the scene are classified as “hit-and-run” crashes. If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, it is vital to consult with an experienced Nashville car accident lawyer in Nashville to get the compensation you… Read More »

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Can Pedestrians Be at Fault in Accidents When Being Hit by Vehicles?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

When there is a bicycle or pedestrian accident, most people generally assume that the car driver was to blame for the collision. It is true that motorists are responsible for a large percentage of crashes involving pedestrians. However, in some cases, pedestrians can also be at fault. If you are a car driver who… Read More »

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