In a rare decision, a Tennessee county opted to settle a lawsuit for $150,000 for the damages caused by an on-duty officer. The personal injury lawsuit was filed after a woman and a passenger in her vehicle suffered injuries that required medical treatment when her car was struck by the deputy. The original suit was filed for an estimated $900,000.
If in a serious accident, a victim may be left with permanent disability for which he or she may need to make adjustments in the future. One of the most daunting tasks may be finding ways to make a home more accessible. If a victim is injured in a Tennessee accident, he or she may have a basis for filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Traveling the highways throughout Tennessee has become more dangerous over the past several years. Motorists face not only the hazards posed by adverse conditions, but also from the negligence of fellow travelers. Recently, concerns have been expressed regarding the medical qualifications of commercial drivers who may pose a serious risk of causing serious personal injury to innocent victims.
Over the past several years, there have been several studies done regarding the safety of athletes during contact sports, especially football. While most of the focus has been on the lasting effects of concussions on professional football players, medical professionals are also concerned about the cumulative effects of head injuries on younger players. One Tennessee family is now experiencing the pain of watching their son fight to recover after suffering a critical personal injury during a college football game.
After a car accident, you may not know the full extent of your injuries until hours days or even weeks after the accident. For example, if you bruised your ribs or strained a muscle in your back due to the impact, the pain may increase as time goes on, along with the general effects on your health and ability to take care of day-to-day tasks. This can also happen with whiplash.