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Who is at fault in a Rear-end Collision?

The most common cause of all motor vehicle accidents are rear-end collisions or "fender benders." The majority of rear-end collisions are caused by tailgating drivers. Tailgating, often cited as "following improperly" on an accident report results in a failure to stop in time and is the number one cause of rear-end car accidents. According to the Tennessee Department of...
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What You Need to Know About Going to Leconte Medical Center Emergency Room After a Sevierville Car Accident

It's highly likely if you are in a car accident in Sevier County you will end up in the Leconte Medical Center Emergency Room. Emergency Rooms provide necessary, crucial medical treatment immediately after an accident. Emergency room physicians are specially trained to treat those suffering from trauma such as injuries sustained in a collision. Despite the vital role emergency...
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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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Sleep deprivation makes drivers dangerous

Did you get enough sleep last night? The odds are that you didn't. In today's society, getting a full night's sleep feels like a luxury. The experts say that adults need at least seven hours of sleep a night in order to function properly the next day. If you are one of the lucky ones who gets this much...

Uninsured/Underinsured Insurance Coverage in Tennessee

Everyone tells you to make sure you get the other driver's insurance information when you're involved in a car accident. What happens when the other driver doesn't have insurance? More importantly, what if the other driver is at fault and you suffer significant property damage or injury to your person as a result? How will you get the compensation you...

Is Distracted Driving Really That Big of a Problem?

Distracted driving has been around as long as there have been automobiles. People eat, drink, look at maps and engage in any manner of activities other than driving and paying attention to the road. Knowing this begs the question of why is it so much more prevalent and dangerous now than in the past? For one thing, there are many...
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