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

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

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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Liability in Skydiving Accidents in Nashville, Tennessee

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

It is true that skydiving fatalities are very rare, and yet the risk of injury can be quite high, especially if the skydiver is not experienced enough or their equipment is faulty. Skydivers and paragliders are exposed to the risk of spinal cord injury and other severe injuries. When a skydiving accident occurs, and… Read More »

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What is the Nashville Police Department’s Hot Pursuit Policy?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Three people, including a teenager, were killed during a hot pursuit in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The fatal police chase highlights the dangers of hot pursuits in the state of Tennessee. As reported by Fox 13 Memphis, three persons were killed and another person was injured when a hot pursuit led to an auto accident in… Read More »

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Can You Sue a Grocery Store in Tennessee for a Slip and Fall Accident?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Tennessee’s premises liability law requires owners of grocery stores – and other commercial properties, for that matter – to keep their premises free of any hazards. When a grocery store fails to keep its premises reasonably safe for shoppers and visitors, it can be held liable for the injured party’s damages. While slip and… Read More »

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Who’s at Fault in Single-Vehicle Accidents in Tennessee?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Not all motor vehicle collisions involve two or more cars. Sometimes, just one vehicle is enough to cause a devastating car crash. When a single-vehicle accident happens, the occupants of the vehicle that went off the road or crashed into a fixed object such as a tree are wondering, “Will I be able to… Read More »

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Are Car Accident Settlements Classified as Income in Tennessee?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Following a car crash, victims look forward to receiving their settlement check from an insurance company to be able to pay their medical bills and cover other expenses. If the victim had to take time off work or is unable to earn a living after the accident, receiving the settlement check would feel like… Read More »

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Can You File a Coronavirus Personal Injury Lawsuit for Transmitting the Disease?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

In this time of “safer-at-home” and stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and quarantines, people are wondering whether they can sue another person for transmitting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Some people may argue, “If you can sue another individual for giving you STDs, it makes sense that you should be able to file a lawsuit over… Read More »

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Who’s Liable in a WeGo Bus Accident in Nashville?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

Because buses can carry dozens of passengers at a time, a bus crash can cause devastating injuries to multiple persons both inside and outside the vehicle. Victims of bus accidents may be drivers and passengers in other vehicles, bus passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and others. Many commuters in Nashville opt for WeGo buses as a… Read More »

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Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds a Law Capping Non-Economic Damages

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

A Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a state law capping personal injury damages, reversing rulings in two lower courts. The 2011 law, which was enacted nine years ago as part of Tennessee’s tort reform package, caps non-economic damages for disfigurement, pain and suffering, and reputation damages at $750,000. The ruling came after a lawsuit in… Read More »

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