Individuals who have been injured by the negligence of another have a right to attempt to seek compensation for the damages they have suffered. These losses can be significant. Victims can be physical disabled and/or disfigured, emotionally devastated and financially crippled. Proving the elements of a negligence case at trial can lead to a full recovery of damages, but this is no easy feat, and nothing is guaranteed in a court of law. This is why most plaintiffs usually have a serious discussion about settling a case.
Car accidents can be very confusing and disorienting for the victims involved. Most car accident victims did not expect to have to deal with the repercussions of a car crash before the crash, so it can seem to them that a number of important decisions must be made in a very short time. There is some basic information that Knoxville residents should know about actions to take immediately after a car accident in which they have suffered personal injury.
Just as pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for defective medical devices or prescription drugs that cause harm, car part manufacturers can be held liable for defects which cause personal injuries.
In May of 2018, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery, III, filed a lawsuit on behalf of all Tennessee taxpayers against Purdue Pharma, the maker of the highly addictive prescription drug, Oxycontin. Although initially filed under seal, the records have recently been ordered opened and have become available for public viewing. They contain multiple disturbing claims regarding aggressive sales tactics by representatives of Purdue Pharma, as well as false advertising.