As we head into the spring travel season in Middle Tennessee, traffic on our roads and freeways through the region often increases with drivers who don't know our roads or laws.
From time to time, it helps to review some of the legal issues that will frequently affect people at a most unexpected time in their lives. Car accidents never come at a good time but can throw your life into turmoil. It may help to review some of the laws regarding filing a personal injury claim.
While many car accidents are just a minor inconvenience involving vehicle repairs and filing reports with local law enforcement, there are just as many accidents in Tennessee that result in serious personal injuries that can have a lasting impact on an individual's lifestyle. In the event that a car accident leaves you with an injury that either prevents you from working or limits your quality of life, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
Tennessee is a shared-fault state, which means that the courts will determine who is at fault for the accident and what percentage of liability the drivers each may share, in the event of an injury or wrongful death.