When many of our readers in Tennessee think of personal injury law, they likely think of lawsuits that are initiated after a car accident. But, while these types of lawsuits are indeed quite common, personal injury lawsuits can be based on a wide variety of incidents, including workplace accidents, accidents that occurred due to defective products and even accidents that occur based on dangerous property conditions. In fact, most so-called "accidents" are likely caused due to another party's negligent or reckless conduct.
Many of our readers in Tennessee know that the classic "slip and fall" case could lead to a lawsuit. But, there are many more situations that could lead to litigation in civil court. Sadly enough, people are injured in our state every day, and not just in slip and fall incidents. Some people are injured in car accidents, while others might be injured due to medical malpractice or even a dog bite. So, what are the basics of a personal injury lawsuit that our readers in Tennessee need to know?
Of all the legal terms that Tennessee residents will likely need to become familiar with in the course of preparing and pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, there is perhaps no more important term than "negligence." This is the key term in most personal injury cases, which needs to be proven to be successful in court. So, how can you prove negligence in a personal injury lawsuit?
Many of our readers in Tennessee probably don't think about boating accidents when it comes to personal injury claims. Car accidents would probably come to mind, as would workplace accidents. However, the fact is that boating accidents are not uncommon in Tennessee.
Tennessee residents who have been injured in some type of accident are usually looking for answers. How did the accident happen? Who was at fault? How extensive are my injuries? What is the timetable for my full recovery, if ever? These, and many more questions, are at the forefront for injured victims.
Zombie attacks may not be a common excuse offered to police in Tennessee, but after a multi-car accident in California, it was the excuse law enforcement received from the young man who caused the accident. The driver, who may have been operating a stolen big rig under the influence of some sort of hallucinogenic drug, told police that zombies were the cause of his collisions with other vehicles on a California freeway. The police didn't buy his excuse, and the suspect is now facing multiple charges in connection with the truck accident.The young man, who had hitched a ride with a professional truck driver who was transporting strawberries cross-country, apparently stole the truck after the driver exited the vehicle during an inspection. The 19-year-old drove the vehicle wildly in an attempt to shake off the zombies he later claimed were clinging to the vehicle. During these bizarre maneuvers, the suspect rammed into several vehicles, causing severe injury to some of their occupants.
The American Trucking Associations recently put forth an argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The ATA is requesting the three-judge panel reverse the new regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2011, which were implemented in an attempt to curb truck driver fatigue. The new regulations are set to go into effect on July 1.The ATA posits that the changes the FMCSA put into place were baseless and were done with an agenda in mind. The ATA also charges that the new regulations would seriously impact drivers' ability to effectively coordinate their schedules.
Whenever a person purchases food, whether it be from a grocery store, gas station, or restaurant, a relationship of trust is implicit between everyday customers and the businesses providing the products they pay for. Americans are fortunate enough to live in a society where, most of the time, the food we eat and the water we drink can be counted on for its safety, taste, and quality.