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Potholes Are Bad News for Tennessee Drivers

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According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, 2019 has been even worse for potholes than 2018, which was deemed “the worst year for potholes.” Last year, Nashville Metro Public Works had responded to some 5,122 potholes by February 25. By the same time in 2019, they had responded to 5,679 calls already. Unfortunately, potholes… Read More »


Fault and Liability in Tennessee Car Accidents

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When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, liability is handled differently in each state. Some states have a no-fault policy. This means that if you are in an accident, your insurance should cover any damages for both physical injuries and property. However, some states, like Tennessee, are fault states. This means that the party… Read More »


Car Insurance Coverage after Accident in Tennessee

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There is a lot of information online that can be investigated and used to determine how good your case is if you have been in a serious car accident in Tennessee. The truth is that it’s all about insurance coverage. To this day, it is not easy to find out limits of insurance coverage… Read More »


What You Need to Know About Dram Shop Laws in Tennessee

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Different states control the buying, selling, and consumption of alcoholic beverages by their own laws. However, federal and state laws require that anyone 21 years of age or older may drink alcoholic beverages. One of the laws that Tennessee has to control alcohol consumption and driving while intoxicated is the dram shop law. Tennessee’s… Read More »


What is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?

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Jayona Brown, now age 18, is facing charges in the death of a police officer from Nashville after she crashed into the patrol car he was driving. The latest report is that Brown had traces of marijuana in her system. She faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and several other charges. No other impairments were… Read More »


Road Construction Hazards and Car Accidents

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When you enter a construction zone, you see the signs saying to watch out for workers. Construction workers face a special hazard when working. They are susceptible to speeding or distracted drivers who may not see them or be able to react in time to prevent an accident. However, construction zones aren’t just a… Read More »


Who Is Liable for Accidents Involving Large Animals?

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Your instinct when you spot a large animal in the road may be to swerve. However, the safer course of action is to slow down, giving the animal time to move out of your path and increasing the time you have to steer away from the animal. Other basic safety precautions can help to… Read More »


Personal Injury Awards and Taxes – What You Need to Know

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As you pursue a personal injury case, your focus will initially be on simply recovering funds to cover your medical expenses. However, once you’re awarded compensation, you may begin to worry that taxes will eat into your award amount. Although Tennessee does not have a state income tax, and the law on interest taxing… Read More »


Be Sure Your Head is in the Right Place When Driving

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You know that there are certain things that you need to stay focused on when you get behind the wheel. You should always wear your seatbelt, obey the speed limit, reduce your distractions, and never drive while impaired. However, there is another trait that many people forget to focus on when it comes to… Read More »


Can Seatbelt Use Impact Your Car Accident Claim?

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A woman died in a car accident in Madison County after the Nissan Maxima she was a passenger in struck a Ford Mustang. Summer Walden, age 40, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and was not wearing a seatbelt. Both the other passenger and the driver in the Nissan were taken… Read More »

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