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Articles Posted in Alcohol-Related Accident

Courts Refuse to Hold Bar Liable for Injuries Arising from Patron’s Drunk Driving Accident
Law Office of David S. Hagy, PLC

A Tennessee trial court and appellate court each concluded that the family of man killed when a drunk driver plowed into his apartment with her vehicle could not pursue a liability claim against the bar where the woman drank on the night of the accident. Tennessee law imposes clear restrictions on the potential liability of…

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Tennessee Court Affirms No Liability of Police Officers for Letting Drunk Driver Go
Law Office of David S. Hagy, PLC

A recent decision from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee reaffirms the rule that police officers cannot be held liable for failing to stop or arrest a drunk driver. In Harris v. City of Knoxville, a pedestrian brought suit against Knoxville and two police officers individually after he was seriously…

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Nashville Car Accident News Story Shows Importance of Seat Belts
Law Office of David S. Hagy, PLC

A recent news story here in Nashville illustrates the importance of seat belts in saving lives and preventing injuries in serious car accidents. Channel 5 reported on a drunk driving accident on Nolensville road in which one driver crossed the center line and sideswiped several cars before colliding head on with another car. The drunk…

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Tennessee Supreme Court Agrees to Hear DUI Field-Sobriety Test Case
Law Office of David S. Hagy, PLC

Driving under the influence in Nashville, as in cities across the country, is a serious offense. One of the primary reasons is that innocent victims of DUI accidents often suffer serious injuries, including burns, broken bones and head trauma; many die. Law enforcement makes it a priority to police the roads and highways to prevent…

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Increasing Number of Accidents on Tennessee Roads
Law Office of David S. Hagy, PLC

Drivers on the road in Tennessee, like everywhere else in the country, have many more distractions than ever. There are incoming (and outgoing) cell phone calls, “hands-free” gadgets to connect, email and text messages that need to be sent or read, possibly even hundreds of satellite radio channels to choose from, while GPS devices guide…

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