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Communicating with your insurer after a Tennessee car accident

Each year, thousands of Tennessee drivers and passengers experience car accidents. Sometimes, these victims have luck in their pockets and emerge uninjured and with minimal property damage. Other times, victims suffer catastrophic injuries and a total loss of property. In either case, car accident victims have to deal with insurance companies eventually.

What are some common injuries suffered in car accidents?

It seems that everywhere you look, a car accident has already happened or is occurring. Accident reports make newspaper headlines and are often featured on the evening news. This reporting makes everyone aware of what is at stake when you take to the road in Tennessee. Not only do you risk your own safety, but also that of any passengers riding with you.

Can I file a claim if I was partly at fault for a car accident?

At one time, the state of Tennessee prohibited car accident victims from seeking compensation if they shared any amount of fault in a crash. This was known as the contributory negligence rule. After the Supreme Court decided that such a rule did not serve justice, Tennessee changed its law to give accident victims a better chance of recovering compensation.

7-vehicle car accident leaves Tennessee pedestrian hospitalized

In most cases, parking lots are relatively safe spaces. Motor vehicles tend to move slowly through these areas and pedestrians understand that they need to be alert for possible danger. However, a Wal-mart parking lot in Maryville, Tennessee proved to be a dangerous place indeed for motorists and pedestrians recently.

Tennessee car accidents and negligence laws

Say you are driving on one of Knoxville's busy roadways and a motorist runs a stoplight and crashes into the side of your car. You probably assume that the other driver is 100 percent at fault. In an effort to acquire compensation for personal injury or property damage or both, you initiate a legal action. Now, imagine your surprise when the court assigns a portion of the blame to you.

How you can avoid accidents this fall in Knoxville

Driving is a dangerous enough activity as it is. Combine it with the hazards you can experience during the fall season and driving can become overwhelmingly dangerous. The fall season brings deer, fog, sun glare, wet leaves and plenty of other hazards that can cause tragic accidents. Here's how you can avoid accidents this fall in Knoxville.

2 injured in Graves County crash involving alcohol

Two people were injured earlier this week in a Graves County DUI crash. The crash injured a teenager and her grandmother. The crash sent the teen to a trauma unit with serious injuries. Her grandmother, from Mayfield, Kentucky, was also seriously injured in the crash. They were hit by a drunk driver on Friday, Oct. 13, and he has been involved in DUI crashes in the past.

What are the most dangerous habits of distracted drivers?

Distracted driving has quickly become a big problem in the state of Tennessee and across the country. It might not have reached the status of epidemic yet, but it is getting there. Distracted driving is nothing new, but it has become more problematic ever since cellphones were introduced. It is an even bigger problem now that smartphones are present.

Labor Day weekend driving tips

In just over a week, the nation will be celebrating Labor Day weekend. It is widely regarded as the last great opportunity for a summer getaway since children will go back to school the following week. With that, millions are expected to take to the road across the country in spite of higher gas prices spurned by the weather issues in Texas.  

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