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Can I Sue a Drunk Driver Who Hit Me? Tennessee victims who are hit by a drunk driver may be confused about how they can receive compensation for the damages that they have suffered. There is nothing under Tennessee law to prevent a victim from being able to pursue a drunk driver for causing his…

Signs of a Concussion after a Car Accident A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, commonly caused after a blow to the head. It affects your brain function. Some concussions lead to a temporary loss of consciousness, but many do not. You may have a concussion and not even know it. If you suspect that…

Don’t Post About Your Accident Injury on Social Media Today, most people have some type of social media presence. For many, social media provides a way to discuss life events and seek out connections during difficult times. You may be tempted to share your experience after a serious accident that has affected your life. However,…

Study Shows Medical Marijuana Laws Lower Traffic Fatality Rates   As the push to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee continues, led by Representative Jeremy Faison and Senator Steve Dickerson, a recent report might bolster their efforts. The study, conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and published online in the American…

Study sheds new light on distracted driving among teens Teenage drivers are often treated as the scapegoats in conversations about the nation's ongoing distracted driving epidemic, but a recent study shows that young drivers tend to start off as more attentive drivers than adults - before quickly going astray. According to a report published recently…

New Technologies Lead to New Risks on the Road Twenty years ago, drunk driving and drowsy driving were two of the biggest threats on our nation's highways. Though those threats still exist today, distracted driving has emerged as a serious safety concern with the recent proliferation of smart phones and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.Startling…

Fatal hit-and-run in Rutherford County takes life of autism advocate <img id="contextual" src="../design/images/i-random1.jpg" width="219" height="330" />The idea of being injured or killed in an automobile accident is a sobering one. However, the idea of being in a crash in which the driver who caused the collision leaves the scene in an attempt to escape the…

Limit on damages I can receive after a car accident?

On behalf of Dotson & Brunelle Attorneys at Law posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. In Tennessee, if you are involved in a car accident, you often can receive compensation for the damages you sustained as a result. You may be able to recover money for medical expenses, lost wages, or even pain and suffering. However, there…