The importance of commercial vehicle data recorders

Most of the semi-tractor trailers in Tennessee and around the country have devices known as Electronic Control Modules under their hoods. Truck manufacturers started fitting ECMs to their vehicles in the 1990s to weed out invalid warranty claims, but the data they record and store can also be of great use to crash investigators and

Trauma surgeons give tip to avoid slip-and-fall accidents

A group of trauma surgeons out of Germany are hoping to help reduce the number of patients they see in their Emergency Departments with this tip: walk like a penguin. Although the doctor’s advice may seem comical, these doctors base this advice on experience dealing with a series of serious slip-and-fall accidents. As noted in

Personal Injury – Important Dates to Remember

When someone is an involved in accident causing personal injury in Tennessee, there are certain important dates to remember or keep in mind, both from a legal standpoint and a practical standpoint. The first important date is the actual date of the accident. In car wrecks, slip and fall claims, or other personal injury claims

Personal Injury – What is a Mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary settlement process to help parties resolve disputes. Mediation is an informal process where a mediator helps people with a dispute to reach agreement. The mediation process identifies important issues, clarifies misunderstandings, explores solutions, and negotiates settlement. Mediation is a process that brings parties together to resolve their differences through discussion and

Personal Injury Lawsuit from Accident on Washington Pike

The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser, on behalf of their client, Sarah Tinder, who saw three people killed in a hit-and-run accident on Washington Pike, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the accused driver. In May, Tinder’s car stalled when she ran out of gas. She pulled over on the side over the

Personal Injury Claims from Distracted Driving and MP3 Use

It is becoming a simple equation: more technology equals more distracted driving equals more personal injury claims. When it comes to new cars in the United States, MP3 connectivity is practically a given: Nine out of 10 new cars sold in the U.S. have MP3 jacks, according to HealthDay News, and numerous manufacturers offer a

Personal Injury Cases Affected by “Loser Pays” Law

The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed “Loser Pays” legislation that will affect civil cases, including personal injury cases. The legislation, which takes affects claims filed on or after July 1, 2012, requires a party that is represented by an attorney to pay all reasonable and necessary litigation costs actually incurred up to $10,000.00 if the civil

Two Jefferson County Teenagers Killed on I-40 In Knoxville

Two Jefferson County teens suffer fatal personal injuries after car accident on I-40 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  On 1:01 a.m., on Thursday, October 20, 2011, Jean-Luke Lane and Joshua Allen Bullington, both eighteen from White Pine, Tennesse, died when their car crossed Interstate 40 during a pouring rain and slammed into an oncoming pickup truck. Mr. Lane

New Wrinkle Added to Workers Compensation Subrogation Interest in Third-Party Personal Injury Claims in Tennessee

The Tennessee Court of Appeals added a layer of complexity to workers’ compensation subrogation in third-party personal injury matters. In Cooper v. Logistics Insight, Corp., et al. the injured employee, Mr. Cooper, filed suit to recover for personal injuries suffered while working as a tow motor operator for MasterStaff, Inc. Mr. Cooper had received benefits