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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: how can i be charged with a driving related offense if i was not even in the car upon the first officer arriving

dads truck broke down, left it in the driveway of someone to avoid leavings it in the middle of a public road. i walked down to the location of the car in middle of the night due to my brother mentioning the presence of flashing lights at the truck. Upon arriving walking up to the situation the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jul 6, 2022

Not sure of your question, but you have stated alot of facts on a public forum. If charged with DUI, that is your main concern. Hire a competent attorney to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. Apparently your actions or statements caused the LEO's to think you had the capability of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I hit someone in the rear because he slammed on his brakes. The driver of the car I hit was wasted drunk. Still my fault
Courtney Cotter
Courtney Cotter
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Yes, it could potentially still be your fault because you are required when operating a motor vehicle to maintain control of your vehicle. In the situation you described you should have left enough room in between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to allow yourself ample time to stop.... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was a passenger in a car accident was injured what do I do I’ve never been involved in a wreck

My friend was driving when a car struck my side all airbags deployed in her 2022 Denali and it was totalled I’m confused of what to do I was hurt still am happened two days ago

Sergiy M Sivochek
Sergiy M Sivochek
answered on Jun 17, 2022

You should probably call a lawyer specializing in car injuries. Ask your friends for a referral. I am sure at least some of them have been in car accidents and can recommend a good lawyer or two. Many injury lawyers will be happy to discuss your options and will give you an initial consultation for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: How to obtain my check from my wreck
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 3, 2022

What is your question? Apparently you do not have an attorney representing you, which will be the first step in most situations.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Personal injury claim "multiplier" to calculate pain and suffering.

Hi, I am aware that some insurance companies calculate pain and suffering for auto accident/personal injury cases using a "multiplier" between 1 and 5 depending on the severity of the injury. In preparation for considering an upcoming offer from my P&C carrier for a claim under my... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on May 25, 2022

I don't know that there really is a multiplier- and a multiplier range of between 1-5 is pretty broad. Damages should be unique to your case- and how your ankle injury impacts you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Boyfriend had warrant officer told me he seen him driving my car 20 min earlier but he had not but still got changed ??

My car had not left my house all day I let the officers search in my car in my house he was not here he hadn't been all day. But when he went to jail eventually for his warrant they had charged him for driving that day they assumed he was in my car

without even seeing him only the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Mar 28, 2022

Not sure of your question. If there is an outstanding Arrest Warrant then LEOs execute the Warrant in almost any manner they can. Obviously the Warrant had nothing to do with his driving your car.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: If a person hits a pedestrian on the interstate on the median and kills them but drug screen was giving how do u handle

That situation

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 16, 2022

Not sure of your question, but it is possible drug tests of both the driver and the deceased will be performed. THP has authority here. Driver should hire an attorney now to prepare him for the investigation and possible prosecution, as well as insurance claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Can I recoup more than just the cost of my car if I was involved in an accident, with minor injuries, with a school bus?

I was stopped behind a school bus that backed up without seeing me, totaling my car. My physical injuries were just tissue injuries, mentally traumatized. I’ve had to go without a car for over a month. Metro’s legal department keeps trying to pressure me into taking NADA value for the car, and... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 16, 2022

If you believe that the other side is being unfair and/or trying to get one over you then you need to consult with an injury lawyer in your area----most will provide a free consultation so there is no reason not to contact a few, ask them your questions and then if necessary, hire the one with whom... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was involved in a hit and run. The other driver doesn't have car insurance and was driving with a revoked license.

(per the crash report)...what is the best way to go about having him pay for my car's damages? The police have all of his information.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Jan 7, 2022

Contact your insurance company. If you have auto coverage, you likely have uninsured motorist coverage.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Female gets mad at male for pushing her down. She goes to leave and hits males car with her door she did not know was...

Opened and she still drives off. The male calls the law. How big of punishment can the female get in?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 27, 2021

Aggravated Assault, a Class C Felony, for starters. There are possibly other crimes to charge her with.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: In car accident can a dead man’s estate be sued for wrongful death after they say he was at fault for crossing the line

Head on collision, country road with no center line markings. They decided he was at fault for “crossing the center line” but there are no lines on the road. Now the people in the other truck are suing his estate for wrongful death after the insurance already paid them the max amount. The... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 14, 2021

Is someone defending against the Suit? If not, default judgment will occur. Who actually filed for Probate? If not the creditor, then it was a large mistake. The real property can be looked upon to satisfy such a claim. But if the Heirs own as Tenants In Common, then it will be more... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, I truly hate to bother you, but I am looking for a reputable lawyer in and around McNaiy County Tn

Hello,

I truly hate to bother you, but I am looking for a reputable lawyer in and around McNaiy County TN, especially one that deals in auto claims and damages against government neglect. I was in a recent wreck that caused me to roll my vehicle and it was do to poorly laded gravel done by... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Dec 3, 2021

You are close enough to Jackson to use a lawyer in Jackson, Tn. If you are looking for specific names let me know or call.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Hi, I have recently put Christmas lights in the cabin of my car. Under TN law, is it illegal for me to have them on?

They are colored red, yellow, blue, and green. They have multiple modes like alternating blinking, slow fade, and constant.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Nov 29, 2021

There's a chance you could get stopped for unauthorized use of lights, especially blinking blue and red.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was involved in wreck. The agent told me the guy admitted he was at fault. The agent avoided my calls for over 3 weeks

I finally got ahold of someone from the insurance company after almost 3 weeks and they told me I was at fault just because I hit the other person first. The other person involved ran a stop sign and I was not able to stop in time. I was wondering if I have a case?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 1, 2021

Call a competent attorney in your area today. There are many pertinent facts needed, and you do not understand what is going on. Even if a property damage tort only in your case, you can mess it up quickly. Citations in Court can destroy you also. Comparative Negligence may apply.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: Cav Garner and Connor suspend my dls again for falling behind on payments where I got sued I was to pay 100 a monh N,

I've been paying but skipped a couple month can they take my DLS they're a debt collector live in TN

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 29, 2021

Yes.. The collection agent can write the Department of Safety about your default. That will revoke your Conditional Release and Suspend your TN DL.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Did I make a mistake of settling for $100,000 policy limit for a car accident that my medical bills were over 180,000

Should I have waited for a trial? The defendant only had $100,000 coverage with no property. I was told if I went over policy limits she may file for bankruptcy. My medical bills was paid through Medicare with came to me for $17000 due to them.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 11, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you signed the release and accepted the settlement, there's no point punishing yourself. You could ask your attorney if there are options with the lien - unfortunately, public agency health liens can... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was in a car accident in Tennessee and the other driver was over 21 but only had those learners permit. Is this legal?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 16, 2021

He may have been licensed, and hopefully he is and had insurance. You need to be concerned about proving his liability and his ability to pay for your damages (such as insurance). If he was unlicensed, LEO's probably would have cited/arrested him. But that would not have been negligence... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Should I accept my insurance recommendation of taking 70-80% fault on accident claim against me?

My wife was backing out of her parking space in a school parking lot (2737 Kate Bond Rd, Memphis, TN 38133) in Memphis, TN. Front of school, parking area between baseball diamond and parking median. Wife pulling back driver coming fast around corner. Police were called and declined to come out... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 30, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Regardless, any attorney will be reluctant to advise you to accept or decline a settlement offer. But as a GENERAL premise in virtually all jurisdictions, a car backing out of a parking spot is generally burdened in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Land Use & Zoning for Tennessee on
Q: I live on a private road, I have an easement agreement so that I may go to my home. The neighbor behind me does not have

One however, it’s her parents that are constantly coming and going from her home past my home. Her father does not get out of the road. Today I was in the spot where I could not get over (big ditch) and he could and yet he kept coming and almost side swipped my car. My question is if he would... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Mar 24, 2021

You have a number of issues here -

1. Easement- if the other people do not have an easement or right to enter - they shouldn't be using the area. However, over a long period of time they can gain rights - so whoever is the holder of the underlying easement needs to protect the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Is it mandatory for THP to issue a citation for a single vehicle accident in the snow.

I slid off the road into a thicket of small trees. Truck has minimal damage and is still driveable, but had to be winched out. I'm not filing a claim due to only liability coverage. Did the trooper HAVE to issue me a failure to maintain control and exercise due care citations. I had no... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Feb 18, 2021

No, the officer was not required by some policy to issue a citation. Depending upon your time - you could go to court to contest. But it may not be worth your time and money to do so.

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