September 2015 Archives | Personal Injury News

September 2015 Archives

The deadly errors that drivers in Tennessee commit

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when the event that led to the death occurred because of someone else’s negligence. At Bart Durham Injury Law, we know how difficult it can be to move forward following a fatal accident in Tennessee. Through working closely with clients, we can discover what caused the incident and whom to hold responsible.

How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident injury claim?

If you have ever had to file a lawsuit for an injustice against you, be it a crime or a simple act of negligence, you are probably familiar with the phrase "statute of limitations." A statute of limitations is a time by which a claim must be filed in order for a victim to have a strong chance of being compensated for any wrongdoing. After a statute of limitations for an incident has expired, it may be impossible to recover damages, even if you have a concrete claim.

Driver faces fifth DUI offense in Tennessee

Drunk driving is treated as a criminal activity because it is more than simple negligence. Drunk driving is an act of recklessness, committed knowingly by an individual who believes that he or she is above the law or is above making mistakes simply due to intoxication. The truth is that case after case and study after study has proven that regardless of alcohol tolerance, certain levels of intoxication simply affect an individual in too many ways that make it dangerous for them to drive.

Deciphering the FDA’s black box warning

Unfortunately, taking just about any medication is not without risk. People in Tennessee who are either taking over-the-counter or prescription drugs should be aware of possible side effects. A study published with the National Institutes of Health reports that 33 percent of medication mistakes can be attributed to confusion regarding the drug’s packaging and labeling.

Survivors turn auto defect death into prevention strategy

Defective airbags, faulty brakes or an electrical failure: Auto defects are much more than an inconvenience; they can be deadly. People in Tennessee who have been injured as a result of a defective vehicle do have legal recourse against the car manufacturer. When a life is lost, the survivors are often left with frustration, grief and anger. However, two people who lost their daughter because of a car defect are channeling those emotions into a prevention strategy.

Brain injury symptoms to watch out for

Brain injuries are easily among the most serious types of injury that an individual can suffer because the damage is dealt in a way that is not easily repairable. Many brain injuries require surgery in order to treat, and even if treated, victims of a brain injury may never fully recover. Not only may victims require assistance living their daily lives, their heads and brains may be extremely susceptible to further injury.

What damages are available in a wrongful death lawsuit?

Losing a loved one is difficult no matter the circumstances. For some people, filing a lawsuit against the negligent party that caused the death can help to ease the financial burden that the loss creates. If you have found yourself in such a position, you should be aware of the damages that are available to you.

Not all accidents are caused by drivers

There are many different factors that can contribute to a car accident, most of which are some form of human error. When a driver gets distracted or chooses to drive while intoxicated or fatigued, then that driver is posing a risk to others on the road, increasing the likelihood of an accident. These are arguably the most common contributors to accidents, but they are not the only things that can cause an accident.

Lawsuit sites defective train car design after derailment

A products liability lawsuit can arise following any number of mistakes made during the manufacturing and marketing of a product. In Tennessee, consumers may cite a defective design as the cause of an injury or death. As a recent train derailment illustrates, poor design and construction in transportation can lead to major events that affect a significant number of people.

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  • $3 Million Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
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  • "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
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