October 2014 Archives | Personal Injury News

October 2014 Archives

Fight for compensation following a truck accident

In a recent blog post, we highlighted the story of a woman that was killed as she slept in her home. In the case, a truck driver lost control over a tractor trailer and crashed into the woman's house as it carried 40,000 pounds of pumpkins. While this case was somewhat sensational, fatal truck accidents occur nearly every day in Tennessee. Negligent truck drivers and truck companies, risk other people's lives as they travel through our state.

Product liability law helps victims protect their rights

When consumers in Nashville are injured by dangerous products, they are often forced to deal with numerous stressful issues. These can include soaring medical bills, the inability to work, lost wages and serious psychological trauma. At Bart Durham Injury Law, we understand how difficult it can be to work thought these problems, and we are committed to helping our clients find legal solutions to the financial, emotional and psychological issues that can stem from the use of defective products.

Understanding why the helmet laws repeal in Tennessee didn't pass

Residents in Tennessee often witness individuals riding on motorcycles throughout the year. Whether it is to travel a short distance, across the country or for a hobby, these small motor vehicles can be extremely dangerous for riders. When a motorcycle accident occurs, those riding on the bike could endure serious injuries. One of these is a head injury, which could impact the victim for the rest of their life. Helmet laws are an important step toward reducing the number of head injuries from motorcycle accidents.

Medical products recalled due to risk of serious infections

Sometimes it can seem like the Nashville news is full of product recalls, all coming after consumers have already been injured. This is not, however, always the case. In some situations, companies may choose to issue voluntary recalls for products that have not yet given rise to any injuries, deaths or property damage.

Understanding victim's rights when suffering a TBI

As previous blog posts have indicated, different types of accidents can result in serious injuries. Our law firm understands that there are short and long-term issues when a victim of an accident suffers a traumatic brain injury. The injury does not only lead to numerous medical appointments and treatments, but these types of injuries can result in permanent brain damage, causing a lifelong impact to the victim's life. This is why it is important for victims to understand the cause of their brain trauma so that they can address any issues or concerns regarding the party at fault.

Nashville woman killed after truck crashes into home

It is common for drivers to utilize various types of roads at all hours of the day and night. During the late night hours, individuals often note large trucks, such as semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, traveling on the roadways most likely making a long distance shipment or delivery. While various regulations have been put in place in order to ensure the safety of the truck driver and others on the roadway, serious truck accident can occur. Whether it is due to fatigue, negligence or distractions, a truck accident could result in severe damage, serious injuries and even death.

Understanding the types and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

Suffering a serious injury in an accident could significantly impact the life of a victim. One serious injury is a traumatic brain injury. The seriousness of this injury is not only apparent because it affects a vital organ but also because an individual could suffer a head injury without initially being aware of it. This is why it is important to understand what this type of injury looks like and how it could impact the life of the victim.

Legal remedies following a drunk driving accident

Today, there are various alternative forms of transportation to take when an individual has been drinking alcohol, but some driver choose to still get behind the wheel of their vehicle. Even when drivers believes they are below the limit, they could seriously impact the lives of many just by making the simple mistake of driving while intoxicated. Our firm understands that this form of negligent driving could result in serious injuries and even death to residents in Tennessee. A drunk diving accident could change the lives of the victims and their loved ones.

Two-car crash in Nashville kills 1 and injures 4

The worst part about a car accident, other than the devastating affects it could have, is the fact that it could happen at any time. When faced with a negligent driver, drivers or passengers can be injured or killed when they are on their way to work, school or even the store. Even worse, it could only take a small for or negligence or a simple distraction to cause a tragic automobile collision, affecting numerous lives.

When are auto recalls initiated?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is housed under the U.S. Department of Transportation, has the authority to initiate motor vehicle recalls under certain circumstances. Generally, this can occur in two situations: if a vehicle or vehicular equipment is not compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, or if an auto defect exists that affects the safety of a group of vehicles.

What are the federal trucking regulations for hours of service?

It is not uncommon for residents in Tennessee to witness large trucks traveling on the roadways. Semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks are utilized in numerous industries; indeed, businesses, corporations and individuals are very reliant on these vehicles to transport large shipments across the nation. While these are frequently used vehicles, their large size does pose some risks on the roadways. Moreover, due to the long hours behind the wheel, truck drivers also create some dangers to others on the roadway.

Filing a claim for compensation following a car accident

Even the smallest error on the roadways could lead to a massive incident. A distracted driver or negligent motorist could greatly impact the lives of the victims involved or even the lives of the victim's family members if they did not survive the crash. Our firm understands how tragic an automobile accident could be for Tennessee residents. A victim's suffering could go beyond just the injuries involved, and it is important they understand their legal remedies to recover from their losses and damages.

Bart Durham Injury Law

You Deserve To Be Paid For What You've Gone Through

Our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people like you.

Results For Our Clients

  • $3 Million Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1 Million Judgment - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1,450,000 Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Truck
More Client Results


  • "All of the staff members at Bart Durham Injury Law are very friendly and great to work with. They have open lines of communication with their clients, and respond in a timely manner. I trust them with my legal matters, and would advise anyone else in need of a lawyer to contact them first." - Julia Batson
  • "Bart Durham has a great team of people who are quick to respond and quick to help. The first time I met with them, they were kind and welcoming, and really listened to what I had to say. After my accident, I wasn't sure what to do, or how to get started. They took me through the process step by step, and got me the help I needed to continue on with my life. This is a friendly team with a dedication to helping people, and I'm so thankful for them!!" - Kara Davidson
More Testimonials