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My School Bus Accident
Brianna was probably just like any other Rutherford County high school senior. Ready to graduate and looking forward to the next phase in her life. It was an early October morning, and just like she did every weekday morning, she and her sister got on the school bus. She had no idea that this particular morning was going to be more eventful than normal. While her school bus was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of Hazlewood Drive and Old Nashville Highway, a car negligently ran a red light and violently collided with a third vehicle. The impact was so harsh, it caused the third vehicle to slam into Brianna’s school bus.
It all happened so fast. Brianna tried to gathered herself, but had no idea what had happened. She felt anxious, scared, and in a lot of pain. Doctors found she had fractured her wrist and suffered other musculoskeletal injuries.
Even though it was a clear case of negligence, the insurance company tried to minimize Brianna’s claim and her injuries, and later even threatened to force all the kids on the bus to testify. The situation was so stressful, Brianna and her mom contacted us. We told her We Can Help, and started fighting for Brianna’s injury rights. Brianna made a full recovery, and today got the compensation she deserved. We’re proud we held the insurance company accountable in Brianna’s school bus accident. Now, she can move on and start writing a new (and better) chapter in her life.
Stay-at-Home Mother Suffers Injury While Shopping at Department Store
In November 2016, Katie set out for some shopping at a Murfreesboro department store. She was hoping for some bonding time with her daughter. Unfortunately, during her shopping visit, Katie encountered a latent dangerous condition inside the store. What does that mean, you might be thinking? Latent just means hidden or concealed. In premises liability cases, like this one, dangerous conditions are often the cause of injuries and accidents.
On this day, this latent dangerous condition was on the floor, and it caused Katie to awkwardly slip and fracture a bone in her foot. Unfortunately for Katie there weren’t any witnesses other than her very young daughter. She brought the dangerous condition to the attention of the employees. She was in a lot of pain. As she hobbled around, she knew she needed to seek medical attention and went to the emergency room. Turned out, Katie needed a specialist too.
In the days that followed, the department store’s insurance company began ignoring Katie’s phone calls. She was unable to play with her kids and perform all the work a stay-at-home mom must do. She was in a lot of pain and stressed that she was alone against the insurance company. So, Katie called Weir & Kestner and asked us to help. We immediately went to work for and demanded preservation of all evidence, including video surveillance because this can be essential in a premises liability case.
Over the course of the next year, together we overcame several hurdles, including liability. Katie was able to concentrate on healing and recovery, and let us take the stress off her and her family. After almost one year of fighting, the insurance company paid up and Katie got the compensation she deserved. Now, she has money for everything that she and her family went through. More importantly, she can now go back to being that awesome mom her family expects her to be.