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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....

Are Punitive Damages Allowed In Tennessee?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many different states allow for punitive damages. The court can award punitive damages to the injured party in a civil lawsuit. These damages are in addition to the economic damages suffered by the party filing the claim. The purpose of these damages is to punish the defendant and hopefully deter similar conduct in the future. This makes them different from compensatory damages....

How Often Do Auto Accident Settlements Exceed The Policy Limits?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, it leaves you in a very challenging position that can include facing a damaged (if not totaled) vehicle, physical injuries, mounting medical bills, lost earnings, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. This is in addition to being thrust into the position of needing to guide your car accident claim toward a favorable....

Scooter Accident Lawyer

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Whether you call them electric scooters, e-scooters, or dock less scooters, they are all the rage at the moment. Scooters can be seen zipping around in cities across the nation, and Nashville is no exception. While scooters can help reduce traffic, and are a green alternative to driving, free up parking, and can be a lot of fun, they offer riders no protection from the violent impact of traffic accidents. While this alternative form of transportation continues to gain in popularity, the number of dangerous scooter accidents....

How Old Does A Child Need To Be To Ride On The Back Of A Motorcycle In Tennessee?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Across the country, there are five states that have a minimum legal age for a child to ride on the back of a motorcycle. The state of Tennessee is not on that list and so it is critically important that parents use their best judgment with respect to the safety of their children. Motorcycles are incredibly dangerous for even veteran riders. In 2019 in South Knox County, a five-year-old boy and his father died in a Tennessee motorcycle accident. Taking a curve, the motorcycle lost control and slammed into a pickup truck in the opposite lane. While the accident was deemed the driver’s fault, there are many times when another driver is liable for causing a deadly motorcycle accident. Victims who have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee.....

What Is A No Zone?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is no shortage of traffic in the State of Tennessee, and along with all that traffic, come traffic accidents. Of all the life-threatening traffic accidents out there, truck accidents are the most dangerous (especially for the occupants of the other vehicles involved), and trucks’ no zones are often a significant factor. If the question – what is a no zone....

Is It Legal To Go Through A Yellow Light In Tennessee?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Aug 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Going through a yellow light is legal in Tennessee. Drivers can generally enter an intersection on a yellow light but must stop for red. In 2014, the Tennessee legislature added a law that provides absolute clarity on the issue of yellow lights and states that drivers do not commit a traffic violation....

Tennessee DUI Laws

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jul 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tennessee DUI laws prohibit drivers from operating a vehicle or being in control of a vehicle while intoxicated. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, drivers are acting unlawfully if they have a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or above, or are under the influence of an intoxicant such as a controlled substance....

Is Motorcycle Lane Splitting Legal in Tennessee?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jul 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although you have most likely encountered motorcyclists riding in-between lanes on Tennessee’s roads, the practice is illegal in the state. As per Tennessee Code 55-8-182, no person should ride their motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjoining rows of vehicles. According to Tennessee law, it is also illegal for motorcyclists to overtake another vehicle....

What Happens If I Get In An Accident In A Company Vehicle?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jul 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Being involved in a car accident in a company vehicle is a worst-case scenario for many professionals, yet it is a very real possibility. While experiencing an accident in your personal vehicle is difficult enough to navigate, being involved in a car accident while driving a company vehicle poses additional complications....

Can I File A Lawsuit For My Injured Pet?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jul 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

For pet owners, animal companions can become an adored member of the household and a treasured part of the family. Sixty-seven percent of American households have at least one animal in the home, with the most popular pet being a dog. The injury of a pet can be ....

How To Find Out If Someone Has Car Insurance Coverage

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jul 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Drivers are generally required to stay at the scene of an accident until law enforcement arrives, as not doing so can be a criminal offense. Calling the police can be your best first step at an accident scene. An officer will document the facts of the accident in a police accident report, which will include all drivers’ contact details and insurance information. If you suffered injuries in a hit-and-run accident, law enforcement could still track down the other driver, particularly if you managed to make a note of their license plate....

Can You Get Brain Damage From A Car Accident?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jul 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Car accidents are traumatic experiences that can result in life-altering consequences. It is impossible to prepare for a collision and even the most responsible drivers are at risk. Unfortunately, car crashes are often catastrophic and can lead to severe physical injuries....

Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws in Tennessee

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jun 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Getting into a car accident with their child is every parent’s worst nightmare. Younger children are particularly vulnerable in car accidents as they are generally too small to enjoy protection from seatbelts and airbags. However, booster seats and car seats can help protect children in car accidents. Tennessee’s booster seat laws....

Nashville 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys

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

Experiencing a trucking accident with an 18-wheeler can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. In one split second, your life may be turned upside down forever. Moreover, to get your due, you will likely have to stand up to powerful trucking businesses and insurance companies determined to fight your claim....

How To Get An Accident Report In Tennessee

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jun 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Car accidents can be frightening and confusing. It is normal to be shaken up and unable to think clearly in the moments after an accident, particularly if you suffered injuries. In many cases, victims of a car accident are actually in a state of shock. However, calling law enforcement to the scene of the accident and getting a police accident report in Tennessee....

What Is Tennessee's Hands-Free Law?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jun 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to data from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the state saw more than 20,000 distracted driving accidents in 2020 alone. In order to address the high number of distracted driving crashes in the state, Tennessee’s hands-free driving law, known as Tennessee Public Chapter No. 412, came into effect in 2019. According to the law, drivers are....

Can I Sue A Mechanic For Negligence?

Posted by Harlene Labrum | Jun 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

If a mechanic’s oversight or carelessness caused your accident and damages, you are generally entitled to compensation. Car repair shops typically carry insurance for these types of claims. Consulting with an auto repair lawyer can be crucial, however, as proving negligence and recovering your due may be challenging when a mechanic is at fault for your accident....

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