Personal Injury Lawyer Blog on Nashville Accidents and Injury

How Should I Report a Car Accident to the Tennessee DOS?

How Should I Report a Car Accident to the Tennessee DOS?

There are many things you should be aware of after a car accident. As a responsible Tennessee driver, you should call and notify police and medical authorities of any injuries, and you should exchange information with the other parties involved. In certain situations, you must also report an accident to the Tennessee Department of Safety (Tennessee DOS) within 20 days of the incident. If you are ever involved in a car accident, then you should know if the incident you were involved in requires this report. How Do I Know If I Should Report an Accident to the Tennessee DOS? In order to determine if you should complete and submit a report to the Tennessee DOS after your accident, you should check to see if any of these factors apply: The car accident caused an injury The car accident caused a fatality The car accident resulted in property damages over…
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How Can I Determine Fault in a Ridesharing Accident?

How Can I Determine Fault in a Ridesharing Accident?

Ridesharing has changed the way the transportation market operates. Ironically, since ridesharing is so easy to use, liability can be difficult to determine for an injury due to someone’s negligence. Since ridesharing has become extremely popular in Tennessee, it is crucial that you understand how to determine fault if you are involved in a ridesharing accident while using Uber or Lyft. Do Ridesharing Companies Provide Their Own Insurance Coverage? If you are an Uber passenger, Uber is required to provide $1 million in liability coverage for any injuries that you sustained in an accident. This is the primary policy before the individual driver’s insurance policy, and it is designed to cover any lost wages or medical bills. How Do I Know Who Is Responsible for My Injuries in a Ridesharing Accident? In Tennessee and other states, both Uber and Lyft have clarified that their drivers are independent contractors, and not…
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Where Do Common Tourist Injuries Occur in Tennessee?

Where Do Common Tourist Injuries Occur in Tennessee?

If you are a Tennessee native, you probably have encountered a few tourists around your neighborhood or city, especially during the summer. Whether it’s at the Great Smoky Mountains, Chattanooga, or Johnson City, tourists will flock and gather at these tourist attractions for summer vacation. If you are planning on visiting Tennessee in the near future, or you are hosting family or friends in the state, it’s important that you know what to do if you are injured during your stay. Where Can I Get Hurt as a Tourist in Tennessee? As a tourist in the state, you should be aware of the different locations that you or a loved one could get injured in. Resorts and hotels, swimming pools and water parks, sidewalks, busy parking lots, gyms, concerts, festivals, and theme parks are some of the most common places in Tennessee that face the most tourist injuries. If you…
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