Distracted driving is the leading cause of car wrecks today. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data from 2013 reveals that car crashes involving distracted drivers killed 3,154 people in the United States and injured at least 424,000. Therefore, lawyers in Tennessee frequently handle lawsuits and personal injury claims arising out of auto accidents that involve distracted driving.
In Tennessee, drivers are required by law to have liability insurance. See Tennessee Code Annotated Section 55-12-102(12).
Sometimes people are injured by products that they believed were safe. When you are injured by a product that malfunctions or does not work the way the manufacturer said it would work, then you may have a right to pursue a product liability claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
Sometimes insurance companies deny and refuse to pay valid claims. When a claim is wrongfully denied, you may need a lawyer to help pursue a claim against your insurance company.
Tractor trailers can frequently be seen hauling freight on Interstates and highways across Tennessee.
If you are involved in a car accident, you should first determine whether you or anyone else is injured. Next, call 911 for police and medical help. Even if there are no serious injuries, a police report can come in handy when you are making a claim for property damage to your vehicle.
Unfortunately, Tennessee roadways can be dangerous places for cyclists due to careless and inattentive drivers. Bicycle accidents often occur at intersections or on streets without bicycle lanes when drivers refuse to share the road.