Being in a car accident can raise lots of questions. If you've been involved in a hit-and-run accident, it can make things even murkier. Questions about your options, medical expenses, and arranging repairs can add more stress to the situation.
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Tennessee is a “modified comparative negligence” state. You can recover damages in a car accident, even if you played a role, so long as the other party bears more significant responsibility. However, your award will be reduced according to the percentage of blame you are found to share.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are often taken without regard to side effects. This includes side effects such as drowsiness or intoxication that are common with things like:
July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month, a great time to consider just how courteous you are with your cellphone habits, and an even better time to reconsider how you use your phone while you drive.
In the state of Tennessee, it is illegal to:
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a really good time to consider how your driving habits may imperil you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. The National Safety Council reports an average of 700 motor vehicle accidents every day are caused by distracted drivers. Many of these result in serious or fatal injuries. These facts are made all the more tragic when you consider this: all distracted driving accidents are preventable.
Accidents with commercial trucks can be much more complex than accidents with passenger cars. When you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, injury may be much more serious. What’s more, there may be multiple parties involved – some of whom are not even on the scene of the accident.
When you are injured in a car accident, insurance will typically cover medical expenses, property damage, and related expenses. The amount insurance is willing to pay and how far that payment goes is dependent on several factors, including the role you played in your accident.