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October 2014 Archives

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

Tennessee state law delineates just how long you have to file a civil lawsuit. The timeframe differs depending on the type of claim. For example, a property damages claim has a longer statute of limitations than one for medical malpractice. For a personal injury lawsuit, like one filed after a car accident, the law says that a claim must be brought within one year. If you fail to file your lawsuit in that amount of time, you will forfeit your right to sue the individual who caused you harm.

What is the burden of proof in a civil lawsuit?

A lot of Tennesseans have seen legal shows on television that always require an attorney to show guilt beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can be obtained. While criminal defendants certainly must be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt before they can be punitively punished, the burden is far different in a civil lawsuit. In the civil context, an individual can prevail simply by showing liability by a preponderance of the evidence.

We provide aggressive, diligent wrongful death representation

Last week on the blog we discussed a recent car accident that left a Tennessee man dead. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are far too common in the Knoxville area and throughout Tennessee. Drunk, distracted, and otherwise negligent drivers plague our roads. And when you lose a loved one at the hands of one of these reckless motorists, you likely want justice.

Fatal accident occurs after Tennessee man rear-ended

Driving has become so common for many Tennesseans that it has simply become part of the daily routine that does not require much thought. Unfortunately, though, this seemingly minute part of our days is riddled with danger. Distracted, drunk, reckless, and otherwise negligent drivers populate Tennessee's roadways and, in the blink of an eye, can cause a tragic accident.

How can I be protected from semi-truck accidents?

Tennessee has several Interstates and highways that help connect the country and keep economic activity vibrant. Though these roads are a benefit to our state, they can also be extremely treacherous for motorists. One way these roads are made dangerous is by the presence of semi-trucks. When involved in an accident, these massive vehicles can cause extensive damage and can leave unsuspecting victims seriously injured or dead. So how can Tennesseans avoid truck accidents? Hopefully this post will help answer that question.

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