Public Backlash Prompts Settlement of Car Accident Claim

When we purchase an insurance policy for our vehicles or other property, the insurance company has not only a moral, but also a legal obligation to investigate any claims and provide a decision in a timely way…in the end, you expect your insurance company to stand up for your interests in the event of an accident. Sometimes, insurance companies fail in this obligation – when they do, the company is said to be acting in “bad faith.” Most cases involving “bad faith” on the part of an insurance company go unnoticed. But in the case of Katie Fisher and her insurance company, social... Read More

Understanding Personal Injury Attorney Fees

If you’re in a car accident or slip and fall due to another party’s negligence and sustain serious injury, a personal injury lawyer can help you obtain the compensation needed to make you whole. Medical expenses, property damage and lost wages are just a few of the financial hardships that will come your way. If you hire a personal injury attorney to help you recoup these costs, it’s important you have a clear understanding of how your lawyer will charge you for their efforts. Having this understanding ahead of time will help ensure there are no misunderstandings when your case is... Read More

Why Asset Searches are a Vital Part of Any Personal Injury Case

In the event an injury to you or your child occurs that’s caused by someone else’s negligence, legal remedies exist to help you deal with the effects of that injury, especially in the long-term. Medical bills, property damage and lost wages are just a few of the financial costs accidents bring. In the immediate term, your insurance company (…especially if it’s a car accident) can provide relief. But unless your injuries require minimal treatment and time away from work, your policy limits will not cover the long-term costs required to deal with your injuries. Aside from this... Read More

Federal ‘Hours of Service’ Rule Limits How Long Truckers Can Drive

Literally thousands of big-rig trucks traverse the nation’s highways each day. And each day, a tragic accident involving a big-rig truck occurs somewhere – either here in Tennessee or along one of the numerous routes throughout the United States. Driver fatigue from long hours of driving can certainly be attributed as a cause for many truck accidents. We all know how driving long distances can be tiring. Even though you’re just sitting, there’s something about long road trips that can drain a person. Considering that truckers drive long distances on a regular basis, the government... Read More

Two Separate Truck Accident Cases Award Multi-Million Settlements

In recent months, two separate truck accident cases concluded with pretty substantial jury awards – one for $3 million in Florida and the other for $7 million in Arkansas. Both accidents led to fatalities. The first case in Florida involved the family of Julio Rentas Jr., a 33-year old man who was killed on Interstate 95 in Flagler County in 2009. The federal jury in U.S. District Court ruled in the family’s favor, awarding $ 3 million. Rentas’ case involved a collision between two tractor-trailers. Another truck driver, Betty Ann Tucker, was driving for Williamston Distributors. As... Read More