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Greeneville County Deputy Injured In Traffic Accident

Greeneville County Deputy Injured In Traffic Accident

In Greeneville County a sheriff’s deputy was involved in a crash that injured two people shortly after 5 pm on Saturday.  The accident happened on North Pleasantburg Drive.  Troopers report that the deputy was headed down North Pleasantburg when another vehicle turned in front of him.  Both the deputy and the other driver were injured in the accident and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The driver that turned in front of the deputy was cited for failure to yield the right away which makes him “negligent per se” in a personal injury civil suit.

Negligence per se means that the negligence is already proven so the burden of proof is only that a reasonable person should have acted differently.  The focus will be whether the violation of the traffic law is the reason for the injury.

Even though it appears that a party being ticketed in an auto accident is a slam dunk proving the other party was at fault that is not always the case.  Most insurance companies fight liability even if their insured was cited as a result of the accident.  These tactics can delays claims for weeks and months.

If a claim is denied because the insurance company is denying, defending and delaying a claim, you can usually file the claim with your own insurance company and then your insurance company will seek reimbursement from the other parties insurance. It is a good idea to have an expert in personal injury working with your on any claim, but especially when a claim is being disputed.  An attorney can protect you and your rights through the process of working out liability.

Personal injuries are never expected, but when they occur they can cause many inconveniences for the personal injured.  Doctor and hospital bills mount up.  Appointments for physical therapy and rehabilitation cause lost time from work.  Sometimes there are permanent scars and other disabilities.  These, along with lost wages and pain and suffering for the injuries are all things that you can be compensated for in a personal injury claim.

Howell & Christmas have more than 30 years of combined legal experience representing people who have been seriously injured in the Charleston area.  We have the dedication and knowledge to help you recover losses suffered as the result of someone else’s negligence.  Call us today for a free consultation.

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