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Duty of care depends on person's right to be on property

There are many people who own property in Tennessee. These people generally have a right to do what they want with their property. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Property owners do have a duty to ensure that people are not injured by dangerous conditions on the property. However, the exact level of care a property owner owes to an individual on his or her property depends on the specific status of the person who has entered onto the premises.

Suffering a traumatic brain injury can completely change a life

There are many different ways in which Tennesseans can be injured. Sometimes injuries are suffered due to one's own fault, but in many other situations other people are responsible for causing the injury in question. This could be because another driver hit the victim's car after running a red light, or a property owner failed to ensure that icy sidewalks were clear. Injuries can also be suffered when a person is shopping and slips and falls in the store because of a dangerous condition that was not taken care of properly. Other times, victims are hurt by dangerous and defective products.

There are many motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers

As the holidays approach, there are many different parties that people in Tennessee attend. There are parties with friends and families, work parties, parties for charitable organizations and other groups. These are usually festive occasions where there is plenty of food and in many instances alcohol. People tend to consume alcohol at these types of parties to help them loosen up or unwind. This by itself is not a bad thing, but the choices people make after consuming alcohol can have lasting effects.

School bus crashes into truck, sending it over the median

It is important that drivers in Tennessee follow the traffic laws and pay attention to the road. However, even when drivers do everything they are supposed to do, there are always dangers on the road. This is because of the fact that people cannot control the actions and decisions other drivers make. Sometimes a driver can be doing everything correctly, but still ends up in a car crash and suffers catastrophic injuries because another driver makes a poor decision.

When is a store owner liable for a slip and fall injury?

People go onto other people's property in Tennessee every day. Sometimes the person is explicitly invited onto the property, such as a friend or family member's home, sometimes they enter onto property without permission and other times there is an implicit invitation onto the property.

Basics of a products liability lawsuit in Tennessee

There are many different products that people in Tennessee use every day. These products have a variety of uses that help people perform tasks each day. This could be electronics, motorized products or those that require manual labor to operate. However, no matter how the product works, the person using it expects that the product will work properly. When they do not work properly not only can it can be frustrating -- it can also be dangerous.

When must motor vehicles yield to pedestrians in Tennessee?

People in Tennessee use many different modes of transportation to get to their destinations. Some are more convenient than others and some will get people to their destinations quicker than others. However, the most basic mode of transportation is using one's legs to walk to their destination. Even if it just for part of their journey many people walk to get to stores, get to work, go to parks, see family and friends and for other reasons.

Motorcyclist struck by multiple vehicles dies

Anytime people drive on the roads in Tennessee they take certain risks. This is not always because of their own actions though. The risk is that they cannot control the actions of the other drivers on the roads. If people make bad choices, others who may have been driving perfectly could end up in an accident. This is even more true for motorcyclists as they are harder to see. Also, if they are in an accident the outcome can be much worse as they are not equipped with the same safety devices as cars and trucks. Often times they are left with catastrophic injuries.

Report calls I-40 the second most dangerous highway in the nation

While the final numbers for 2017's Memorial Day weekend travel have yet to be tallied, AAA was projecting that close to 39.3 million people would be traveling 50-plus miles over the three-day weekend with an astounding 88 percent making their way by motor vehicle.

Lawmakers looking to further curb distracted driving encounter opposition

If you think you've seen more squad cars out on the roads and highways over the last few weeks, it isn’t your imagination. Indeed, the Tennessee Highway Patrol along with local police departments are currently taking part in a statewide crackdown as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the state Highway Safety Office's Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving campaign.

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