Tennessee Car Accidents and Snowbirds
Snowbirds love going to the state of Tennessee. It offers sunshine, fun and minimal taxes. It is the home of the Volunteers, and the professional sports teams of the Titans, Predators, and Grizzlies. Unfortunately, Tennessee car accidents are common among the snowbirds travelling to, or through, this state.
If a Snowbird is involved in a car accident, causing personal injury, they must file a lawsuit against the person who caused the accident within 1 year – Tennessee Statute section 28-3-104. If they do not do so, they will be precluded from bringing a claim for pain and suffering.
Tennessee is a “modified comparative negligence” state. You must be less than 50% at fault, in order to recover compensation for your losses.
Please note, any contractual (insurance) rights and remedies a Snowbird has such as PIP or accident benefits must be dealt with in their respective state or province. Furthermore, passengers are generally not at fault for an accident. Therefore they can recover 100% of their damages.
Since 1981, we have been helping seriously injured motorists get the treatment and care they need to recover from their injuries and to receive compensation for their losses. We understand that it is not only the injured party that may require assistance, as often it is loved ones that face significant challenges in helping the accident victim.
Cross Border Car Accidents are complicated.
We arrange for you to speak to some of the best Personal Injury Attorneys in Tennessee, who are familiar with cross border accidents. They work collaboratively with other Attorney and Lawyers in the various jurisdictions to protect you and your family’s legal rights and remedies.
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