When bad things happen to Tennessee residents, individuals expect that action will be taken to fix the problem. No time is this more true than when individuals suffer a personal injury at the hands of another person. The injured individuals want action taken to fix the problem, not only as a way of providing relief to the injured person, but also in order to avoid future incidents that could injure other people.
In last week's blog, the discussion focused on whether remedial measures taken after an accident could be used against a property owner. While these subsequent remedial measures may generally be inadmissible in a negligence trial, there are exceptions that apply to this general rule, including in situations where a person is disputing whether or she owned or was in control of the property at issue.
When things break, many Tennessee residents take action to fix them. This may be particularly true if the thing that broke injured someone else. Injured parties as well may want the dangerous property condition to be fixed immediately so that others are not hurt by the same item.
Most Tennessee residents know their neighborhood better than any other part of the State. This familiarity can make individuals feel safe and comfortable, such as when they are driving to or from home. Unfortunately, however, because these roads are also the most traveled by Tennessee residents, car accidents occur frequently near a person's home.