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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sep 25, 2018

Contesting a Will in Tennessee

By |September 25th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

Wills can be contested for many reasons. Usually, contests are brought by relatives who were left out of a will. Anyone who thinks they should have gotten more than a will directs is likely to search for reasons to contest a will. Wills are usually contested on the following grounds: There was a later valid will. The will that is being probated isn’t valid. If there is no will, then Tennessee law directs how the assets are divided. The person who died did not have testamentary capacity to make his/her will. [...]

Sep 18, 2018

Worker Deaths on Tennessee Construction Sites Are Increasing

By |September 18th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

According to a July 2018 report in the Knoxville News, 87 workers died in construction-related accidents (according to OSHA data) in the first quarter of 2018. OSHA, the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration, is part of the US Depart of Labor. OSHA helps monitor and educate workers and employers regarding work safety. The Knoxville News story also referenced a report by that construction, maintenance, and natural resource jobs are among the most fatal job categories in Tennessee. In just a few reported examples, one worker was killed when he [...]

Sep 11, 2018

Fatalities Caused by Drivers Running through Red Lights Are on the Rise

By |September 11th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

The Drive, an online publication, recently reported that IIHS data shows that drivers are ignoring traffic lights that are red at an alarming rate. Deaths due to red light crossings increased by 17% between 2012 and 2016. The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As a result of the study, the IIHS, AAA, National Safety Council, and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety are promoting additional camera usage at intersections. In 2012, there were 696 deaths due to red light accidents. In 2016, there were 811 [...]

Sep 5, 2018

Internal Report Shows Poor State of VA Nursing Homes

By |September 5th, 2018|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

There are 133 VA nursing homes nationwide. Overall, the VA runs nursing homes in all but four US states, serving about 46,000 vets yearly. An internal investigation into nursing home services for veterans was ordered after the Boston Globe and USA TODAY found that 60 VA nursing homes received the lowest possible score – one out of five stars – in 2017. Two of Tennessee’s nursing homes, according to a report by WBIR, were rated above the VA average score – but only one rated well. The ranking system started in [...]

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