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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oct 24, 2017

Five Tips for Handling the Probate Administration Process in Tennessee

By |October 24th, 2017|Probate|0 Comments

Every estate goes through the probate process – even those where the decedent left a will. If you are named the administrator of the estate, you may face unexpected challenges. We want to offer a handful of tips to remember, to ease along the process. 1. Know that you can say “no” to administering the estate. Whether you were named executor in the decedent’s will, or you were appointed by the probate court, serving as the executor of an estate is a serious responsibility. There are a host of tasks that [...]

Oct 17, 2017

Can I Get a Second Opinion about My Treatment While Collecting Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By |October 17th, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

You have suffered a serious work injury and you are not satisfied with the care and treatment you are receiving from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. The insurer's doctor may want you to get surgery, or they might be simply following the orders of the insurance company rather than giving you the most appropriate care for your injury or illness. You are wondering if you can get a second medical opinion, and more importantly, you are wondering if the workers' compensation insurer will pay for it. After you sustain a workplace [...]

Oct 11, 2017

Congratulations, Patrick Wagner, on Passing the Tennessee Bar Exam!

By |October 11th, 2017|Firm News|0 Comments

Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law is proud to announce that Patrick Wagner has passed the Tennessee Bar Examination! Patrick has been an “attorney-in-waiting” here at the office since August. Now that he has passed the exam – on his first try, too – he can take his rightful place at the family firm, becoming the 4th generation of Wagners to serve the needs of Chattanooga clients. We are incredibly proud of Patrick, of course, but are not terribly surprised that he did so well. He was recently recognized as a [...]

Oct 4, 2017

Are Punitive Damages Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits in Tennessee?

By |October 4th, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Punitive damages, unlike other non-economic damages, may be awarded to the plaintiff in a personal injury case in a separate trial for punishing the defendant and to discourage future conduct similar to that which caused the plaintiff's injuries. But are punitive damages available in Tennessee? Under what circumstances might a plaintiff be able to request punitive damages? These are some of the issues we will explore in today's post. Punitive damages in Tennessee Under TN Code § 29-39-104 (2017), "Punitive damages may only be awarded if the claimant proves by clear and [...]

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