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Winter Driving Tips to Keep You Safe in the Snow

The steady dropping of the temperature should leave behind any doubt that winter is here. That means a chance of snow or, at the very least, ice on the roads. Whether you’re a hardy northerner who could drive down a snowy road with your eyes closed or a southern transplant who has never held a snowball in your hand, you should be prepared to brave the cold weather this winter. Here are some tips to help you prevent yourself from becoming involved in a snowy weather accident. Keeping your car well-maintained is important. The cold can make your car behave in strange ways, so staying on top of your maintenance is key. Replace your fluids regularly, make sure your antifreeze is topped off and always keep a full tank of gas. Keep a pair of jumper cables handy. You should always have a flashlight in your car, regardless of season….
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What Do I Do If I Am Injured as a Passenger in a Car Accident?

Fortunately, if you are a passenger involved in a car accident, it is usually fairly easy to prove liability for your injuries. In most car accidents, there will be a question of comparative fault – which driver was more responsible for the accident? As a passenger, you don’t have to worry about that, because you will almost never be at fault for a car accident (barring extraordinary circumstances). But determining which driver (or drivers) will be liable for your injuries can be a complicated issue. If it is a one-car accident, then the person driving the car you are inside will likely be responsible. In a two-car accident or more, you would file a claim against both drivers unless it is clear that one party did not commit negligence. An example of that might be the vehicle you are inside being struck from behind at a stoplight. However, a potential…
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How Is Fault Decided in Tennessee Car Crashes?

If you decide to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver, or even if you’ve chosen to negotiate a settlement with an insurance provider, you should know how Tennessee designates fault. Some states in the U.S. are considered “no-fault” states when it comes to car accidents. In these states, drivers do not have to prove that someone was negligent and caused an accident to recoup costs for things like medical bills and car repairs. Most states, however, are “fault” states. These states use a tort liability system of auto insurance. In other words, whoever causes an accident is the one responsible for paying for damages to other parties. Tennessee’s Fault Rule Tennessee is a fault state, but we use a modified comparative fault rule. In Tennessee, as long as you are found to be less than 50 percent at fault for an accident, you are entitled to damages. However, those…
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