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$300,000 Settlement Recovered | Sevierville Car Accident on Chapman Highway

Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter recovered $300,000 (full policy limits) for a client injured in a Sevierville car accident where a drunk driver crossed the yellow line on Chapman Highway hitting him head on. Such accidents occur with alarming frequency on Chapman Highway. Luckily, our client's family was not in the vehicle with him at the time of the...
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When is a vehicle considered a "total loss" after an accident in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, a vehicle is considered a "total loss" if the repair estimate exceeds 75% of the retail market value as determined by the current published retail costs. TCA 55-3-211 (9)(A). If you are involved in a collision in Tennessee and your vehicle is determined to be a total loss, then the insurance company should use mileage, options, and...
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Car Accidents on Chapman Highway Result in 3 Fatalities in 2019

Donnie Surber, 48, was killed in a car crash on Chapman Highway at Tipton Station Road in April 11th, 2019, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Isaac Lynn, 28, was injured in the crash. Lynn was driving North on Chapman Highway when he allegedly crossed the center divide into the southbound lanes striking Surber's vehicle head-on. Lynn was taken...
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Recent Sevier County Judgement | Rear-end Car Accident, Soft Tissue Injury

This week our firm obtained a $15,000.00 judgement in Sevier County General Sessions Court on behalf of our client who suffered a back strain in a rear-end impact car accident. The trial took around 45 minutes and our client did an excellent job testifying honestly and accurately about his injury and related medical treatment. Our client had approximately $4,400.00...
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My Vehicle Was a Total Loss: How Long will the Insurance Company Pay for My Rental Car?

In Tennessee, the at-fault driver is not required to provide you with a rental car if your vehicle is a "total loss". Prewitt v. Brown 525 S.W.3d, 616 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017). Despite this case law, many insurance companies covering at-fault drivers in Tennessee will still pay for a rental car after an accident so our advice is to...
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WHY YOU SHOULD SUBMIT THE MEDICAL BILLS FROM YOUR CAR ACCIDENT TO YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE ASAP

"The bottom line is to submit the medical bills from your car accident case to your group health insurance carriers for immediate payment."...
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Should I sign an Authorization to Release Medical Records from the Insurance Company in my Car Accident Claim?

If you have been injured in a car accident and are dealing with the at-fault driver's insurance company, then chances are the adjuster handling your claim has asked you to sign an Authorization to Release Medical Records. On it's face, it seems like a good idea to go ahead and sign the authorization- You have to get the records...
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Top 5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Doctor After a Car Accident

Your life can be turned upside down after a car accident. You're likely to be without transportation, without guidance on insurance coverage for your injuries, and out of work without the funds to seek medical treatment. Despite the obstacles you face it is imperative that you seek medical treatment immediately. Most importantly, seeing a doctor immediately after a car...
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