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Passengers Injured In Taxis

Posted by Harlene Labrum | May 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

While there are ridesharing companies now that have increased in popularity, many people still travel by taxi throughout the United States. If you were a passenger injured in a taxi accident, it may be difficult to determine who is financially responsible for your injury. If you have suffered injuries or losses in a taxi accident in Tennessee, the experienced taxi accident attorneys at Labrum Law can help you....

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim an Injury?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Apr 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Under Tennessee Code Section 28-3-104, an injured person (with few exceptions) must file a person injury lawsuit no later than one year after sustaining injuries. In the case of a car accident, the date of the injuries would be the date the car accident happened. Because of the short limitations period, anyone who has been injured in a car accident has very little time to seek the advice of a Tennessee car accident lawyer. Many people are completely unaware that they have limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit....

Is Brake Checking Illegal?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Apr 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Brake checking and tailgating are common behaviors on our roads. These two aggressive driving behaviors are correlated. In most cases, one driver brake checks another driver when the latter is tailgating. But is brake checking illegal? Like any other aggressive driving behavior, brake checking could lead to a preventable car accident....

Tennessee Reckless Driving Laws

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Apr 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every person in society has a duty to act responsibly and avoid acting in ways that can cause harm or injury to others. Road safety is one area of our lives that is regulated to ensure that every road user acts responsibly towards others because of the inherent dangers involved in road transportation. A 2019 report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute showed that the rate of deaths per 100,000 population in Tennessee was higher than the national average. Tennessee, like other states, has enacted laws to punish reckless drivers

What is Defensive Driving?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Apr 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

The United States is home to more than six million car accidents annually. Vehicular accidents in the United States are a major public health concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each day in the country, there are 90 people that lose their lives in some type of traffic incident....

Is Tennessee A No Fault State?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Mar 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

According to the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security website, car accidents have increased since 2020. Tennessee has already seen over 4,700 car accidents and over 1,000 accident fatalities in the year 2021. With so many collisions occurring on Tennessee roads, what should drivers know about who is at fault after a car accident? Like most states, Tennessee is an at fault state, which is different....

When Road Debris Causes An Accident

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Feb 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Road debris can be incredibly dangerous even for the most careful motorist. Debris on the roadway can cause a driver to swerve and crash their vehicle. The term “road debris” refers to any object that is unknowingly or deliberately left on the road....

Sudden Unintended Acceleration and Car Accidents

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Feb 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are many reasons behind car accidents that can include driver error, distracted driving, speeding, drowsy driving, driving while intoxicated, and numerous traffic infractions. Another reason for car accidents is unintended acceleration. There have been documented cases of these accidents going back decades. In the 1970s, a public service campaign was developed to warn drivers of the risks associated with unintended acceleration. Unfortunately, many modern car owners are not aware of this potential car accident cause....

What Do You Do After A Fender Bender?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Feb 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Not every car accident is a horrific event leading to injury and death. Fender benders account for many car accidents, ending in little more than a few dents and minor–if any–damage to motorists and passengers. However, even the seemingly insignificant fender bender is considered a car accident under the law, and you should treat it as such. Following some critical steps after a minor vehicle accident can make life easier....

What Should I Do In A Non-Injury Car Accident?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Feb 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Most motorists will experience a car accident at some point in their driving lives. However, statistically, the majority of those accidents will be minor and involve no injuries. For example, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website, in 2019, just 2.74 million of the more than 6.7 million crashes in the United States....

What Qualifies As Pain And Suffering In A Car Accident?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Feb 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

In many cases, victims of car accidents experience much more than financial losses and property damage. When victims suffer injuries, they may experience substantial and lengthy period of pain and suffering. What qualifies as pain and suffering in a car accident? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, physical injuries from car accidents can include neck pain, paralysis, broken bones, severe brain injury....

Tennessee Car Accident Stats

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Feb 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

From its rich cultural heritage to its iconic landscapes, Tennessee stands as one of the most emblematic states in the country. However, when it comes to car accidents, Tennessee is not immune from this modern scourge. The number of car accidents Tennessee sees every year ranks high nationwide. If you are one of the thousands of Tennesseans....

What Is MCS 90?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Feb 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

Highway driving poses many risks, but one of the most frightening scenarios is an accident with a large commercial truck (also known as a semi-truck or tractor-trailer). To compound matters, a semi-truck’s insurance policy might not cover injuries and damages a motorist sustains from an accident depending on the facts and circumstances. For this reason, the insurance rider known as MCS-90....

Right-of-Way Laws in Tennessee

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Feb 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

All motorists have a duty of care to abide by traffic laws to prevent accidents and make the roadways in the state of Tennessee generally safer. The right-of-way rules that exist for motorists and pedestrians refer to the legal right that one vehicle or pedestrian has to proceed when one or more other vehicles or pedestrians are present at an intersection or while entering a highway. If you suffered an injury or loss as a result of another person....

Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jan 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Like any type of car accident, there are countless potential causes. However, unlike passenger vehicle accidents, commercial vehicle drivers have additional stressors and factors that may be more likely to cause accidents....

What Is a DOT-Recordable Accident?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jan 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you were involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, chances are that you suffered serious injuries or property damage. There may be a significant amount of money at stake in the form of medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Do not let the large insurance companies give you a settlement lower than you deserve....

Is It Illegal To Eat And Drive?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jan 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

When a driver behaves carelessly behind the wheel, they are putting themselves and everyone else on the road at risk. Distracted driving continues to be a dangerous problem, both in Tennessee and across the country. The attorneys at Labrum Law represent victims of car accidents, and we fight to hold negligent drivers liable for the accidents they cause....

Can a Car Accident Cause Degenerative Disc Disease?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jan 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Car accidents can lead to many types of injuries. Some of the most common injuries include brain trauma, fractures, cuts, and whiplash. What many victims may not realize, however, is that car accidents can also make existing health conditions worse. Victims with degenerative disc disease may find that after a car accident, their pain flares up or worsens as a result. If you experienced a car accident....

Should I Use a Motorcycle Crash Bar?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Nov 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

A motorcycle crash bar, sometimes called an engine guard, is a metal piece of equipment that attaches to a motorcycle and juts out past both sides of the motorcycle. They are typically shaped like a loop and attached to each side of the bike near the engine. The purpose of a motorcycle crash bar is to protect both the engine and frame from damage in the event of an accident...

What You Need to Know About Car Insurance Claims

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Sep 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the most difficult parts of navigating car insurance claims is determining when to file a claim, and with which insurer. In car accidents, there may be multiple insurance policies involved. Your insurance policy, the policies of the other drivers, or in some cases, rental car insurance policies or employers’ policies. Identifying all of these insurance plans and analyzing what is covered and what is not can be legally complex

What Are Compensatory Damages?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Sep 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Compensatory damages are the most common type of damages to seek in a personal injury claim. The term is somewhat self-explanatory: compensatory damages are intended to compensate the victim for their losses. These damages can be both economic and non-economic in nature. Economic damages compensate the victim for monetary losses....

Can a Car Accident Cause Fibromyalgia?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that is not understood well, but the medical profession and medical researchers continue to refine its definition and what is known about the painful and sometimes debilitating disease. The Mayo Clinic defines fibromyalgia as a disorder....

5 Safe Driving Tips For Wet Roads

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 1.2 million weather-related car crashes each year. These accidents can have devastating impacts on the people involved and it is important to take proactive steps to try and prevent accidents whenever possible. One of the most dangerous situations to drive in is wet or snowy conditions, which is why it is important to be aware of these 5 critical safe driving tips for wet roads....

Should I Contact An Attorney About A Road Rash Injury?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

The injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident in Tennessee can range from mild to severe and can include death. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, motorcycle accidents happen quite frequently and even have been increasing every year over the last 10 years. In 2008, there were 307,178....

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