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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Feb 26, 2019

The Causes of Polytrauma and Pursuing Your Claim for Damages

By |February 26th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Polytrauma is a specific medical term that describes the condition of someone who has sustained multiple traumatic injuries in an accident. For instance, in a car crash an individual may suffer serious burns over large portions of his or her body in addition to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The critical nature of an injury is evaluated in the U.S. medical community through a scale referred to as the Injury Severity Score (ISS). Polytraumas have scores of 16 or greater on this scale. The U.S. military has used the medical designation [...]

Feb 19, 2019

Wrongful Termination After Seeking Workers’ Compensation in Tennessee

By |February 19th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Employees in the state of Tennessee are owed two-thirds of their lost wages and payment of their medical expenses if they have suffered a work-related accident or occupational illness. This is true regardless of who is at fault for the injury or illness. Generally, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation benefits to cover these eventualities. When employees assert their right to workers’ comp benefits, employers are not permitted to retaliate against these workers, including in the form of wrongful termination. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies too often attempt to [...]

Feb 12, 2019

Medical Expenses After a Car Accident

By |February 12th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

The medical expenses after someone has a car accident can mount quickly. If you don’t have health insurance, you or your lawyer may need to negotiate the terms of payment with the health providers. Often, medical providers will agree to defer payment until the case is settled, and then seek reimbursement through a medical lien. If you do have health insurance, you will have to pay the deductibles and you will likely have co-payments. The insurance companies may dispute some of the treatments, so you should check your coverage first, before [...]

Feb 5, 2019

Executor or Administrator? The Role of the Personal Representative

By |February 5th, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

Executors and administrators are both known as personal representatives. They have the duty to probate valid wills, and to then manage and distribute the estate assets. The key difference between an executor and administrator is how they are appointed. Executors are chosen by the testator (the person who prepares the will). The executor is identified by name in the will and given powers to administer the estate. It’s good practice to speak with the person you want to be the executor before designating them in the will. Testators should appoint alternate [...]

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