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Third-party claims in Tennessee rear-end car accidents

Many Tennessee residents have experienced the frustration of being involved in a rear-end collision. Being hit from behind can cause serious property damage and personal injuries, which we saw in the 50-car pileup which happened on Thursday morning. That pileup was caused by a combination of slick roads, fog and speed. The motorists were traveling too fast for the limited visibility conditions on the road and were unable to keep from rear-ending each other.

Sometimes rear-end collisions are attributable to skidding or bad brakes. If bad brakes or skidding played a role in a rear-end collision then an experienced Nashville car accident attorney may be able to file a third-party claim. A third-party claim is a type of lawsuit that is brought against an entity that was not directly involved in a car accident. In the case of brake failure, an attorney may file third-party claims against vehicle manufacturers, brake manufacturers, or a driver's insurance company to obtain the compensation that the car accident victims deserve.

A third-party claim may be filed against FedEx in connection with a car accident that happened on Thursday on Highway 96. Authorities say that a FedEx van smashed into the rear of a bush hog tractor near the intersection of East Side Road.

A 55-year-old man driving the bush hog was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center via ambulance. The Burns man in the FedEx van refused treatment. It is unclear whether the FexEx van was speeding in connection with this crash. Images of the crash show the bush hog toppled in a ditch and the FedEx van without its front bumper.

Source: The Tennessean, "Van, bush hog involved in injury crash," Bob Schrader, Dec. 1, 2011

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