Defendant Denied Chance to ID Other Parties Potentially At Fault; Affirmative Defense Reinstated
Naming “John Does” as defendants or comparative torfeasors is a necessary and customary practice in hit-and-run cases. This allows the parties to conduct discovery to identify information that can lead to a determination of who should be held at fault and whether a defendant can be sufficiently identified to be served with process. The case of Santore v. Stevenson dealt with the...read more
Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words of Medical Testimony?
In the recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case, Garvin v. Malone, the Plaintiffs wanted to introduce pictures of a damaged vehicle to prove the extent of the physical injuries they suffered in a car crash. It does raise an interesting question: what correlation is there between the damage that appears on a car following a collision and the injuries to the bodies inside that car? And does this...read more