Articles Posted in Wrongful Death

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 Supreme Court Reinstates Jury Verdict That Assisted Living Facility Was at Fault in Wrongful Death Suit
Law Office of David S. Hagy, PLC

Adequate and skillful staffing at Nashville assisted living facilities and nursing homes should be one of the main priorities of management. Patients and their concerned families deserve nothing less than quality care. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and without proper care, patients can suffer. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the lack of proper care,…

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Tennessee Court of Appeals Holds That Relatives Temporarily Staying With Family are Not Considered “Residents” Under Homeowner Policy
Law Office of David S. Hagy, PLC

In the recent Cotton States opinion, the Court of Appeals at Nashville was presented with the ordinary legal task of interpreting a clause in an insurance contract. But, the outcome of the decision would determine whether Cotton States Mutual Insurance Company (“Cotton States”) would have to pay damages in the wrongful death and negligent supervision…

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Claims for Emotional Distress Not Considered “Bodily Injury” Under Insurance Policy: Garrison v. Bickford
Law Office of David S. Hagy, PLC

In a case of first impression, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that the term “bodily injury”, within the context of uninsured motorist coverage, does not cover claims for mental or emotional harm without an accompanying physical injury to the insured. An experienced Nashville car accident attorney can advise you of the current state of the…

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