May 2015 Archives

Wrongful death claim possible after man's death in Tennessee

It isn't often that people take their life in their own hands when attending a concert outdoors. But sometimes when it's least expected, the absolute worst happens. Such was the case with a man who was struck and fatally wounded by a vehicle at a concert recently. In Tennessee, when a victim is killed by another person who was found to be negligent, the victim's family might have cause to file a wrongful death suit.

Car Wrecks Involving a Bicycle

Cyclists often assume that they would not be liable (responsible) for an accident between their bicycle and a motorized vehicle. This could be an incorrect assumption! Bicycles are considered 'vehicles' and cyclists must obey the rules that apply to motorized vehicles.

Car Wrecks with a Driver Turning Left

There are many factors to consider when determining who is at fault in a car wreck. A vehicle accident with a driver who is turning left is often the fault of the person making the left turn. However, there are certain circumstances that may change which parties are at fault in these situations.

Tennessee Bicycle Helmet Laws

In Tennessee, if you are under the age of 16 and riding a bicycle, you are required by law to wear a helmet. While this is the state law, many cities and towns have additional bicycle helmet laws that extend this age. In some municipalities, everyone regardless of age is required by law to wear a helmet.

Common Bicycle Accidents and who may be at fault

Accidents involving bicycles and cars account for only 11% of cyclists' accidents. However, 45% of these wrecks occur at an intersection. There are two common bicycle hazards that often take place when cars and bikes meet at an intersection:

When car accidents in Tennessee involve pedestrians

Car accidents are an unfortunate aspect of everyday life. Though many result in nothing more than a trip to the auto body shop, some result in the victims suffering serious injuries. When car accidents result in injuries due to the negligence of another driver, such as a recent one that took place in Tennessee, the victims might be dealing with the effects of the accident for a considerable amount of time.

Car accidents and teens: 4 teens injured in crash in Tennessee

There are many different types of car accidents that occur every day in Tennessee. One of the most dangerous types of car accidents is a head-on collision. This type of accident can often lead to very serious, if not fatal, injuries. Though there were no human casualties in a recent head-on collision in Unicoi County, Tennessee, four teens were injured and one dog was killed.

Car accidents occur when Tennessee residents least expect them

Car accidents can cause serious, sometimes catastrophic injuries. Many Tennessee drivers expect to be involved in at least one or two in their lifetimes. However, car accidents involving pedestrians are a very different story.

Victims of car accidents often burdened with high medical bills

A car accident can be very expensive for everyone involved. Between damages to vehicles, structures and hospital bills, victims' bills can pile up. Car accidents, unfortunately, occur every day in Tennessee. One that occurred last weekend that was believed to have been caused by a convicted felon resulted in one fatality and injuries to two others.