Taking a dip in a lake or a pool is a great way to beat the summer heat, but safety must be the first priority of every swimmer. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4, but not all drownings are fatal – and not all water-related injuries are related to drowning. Today, we wanted to look at some of the primary causes of swimming pool injuries, so you know what to avoid in order to keep you and your kids safe. Swimming [...]
Although speeding often causes disastrous car crashes, even the smallest actions such as making an improper turn can precipitate accidents as well. Improper turning is the cause of thousands of car collisions each year. In these collisions, at least one of the vehicles involved is placed into the direct path of another oncoming vehicle. Often these crashes occur due to one of the drivers failing to pay attention to the rules of the road before making the turn. The consequences of making these improper turns can range from minor personal injuries [...]
Congratulations, Vince Jackson, on Being the First Recipient of the Wagner & Wagner Annual Civil Justice Scholarship Award!
Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law is proud to announce that Vincent Jackson is the first ever recipient of the Wagner & Wagner Annual Civil Justice Scholarship Award. Vince is a legal intern, a classical guitarist, and a Tennessee native. He currently attends Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, where he has made quite the impression on his professors already. Vince is expected to graduate in 2021. Vince is an impressive young man, but it was his essay that captured our attention. In his writing, Vince discussed how the concepts [...]
Issues pertaining to workers’ compensation and the injuries that trigger these benefits are often thought of in relationship to heavy manual labor jobs such as those in the construction industry. However, the truth is that debilitating injuries can occur in almost any workplace environment, including in an office settings in which customer service representatives work. Any of these injuries can qualify the employee for workers’ comp benefits. Potential injuries sustained by customer service representatives There are various ways in which employees such as customer service representatives can suffer injuries in office [...]
Tennessee’s ban on using hand-held devices while driving went into effect on July 1, 2019. Under PCO412, it is now illegal for drivers to: Hold a phone in any way Read, write, and/or send text messages Watch videos or movies on a device “Reach for a cellphone or mobile device in a manner that requires the driver to no longer be in a seated driving position or properly restrained by a seat belt” Record or broadcast themselves while behind the wheel (You can access the full Act here) The new laws [...]
Creating a will and a complete estate plan is vital for people of all ages. Too many people still pass away without a will to their name, leaving their family members to fight about assets and even have the state take control of the estate left behind. You not only protect yourself, but also your loved ones and your assets. When you create a will, you need to name an executor. It may be in your best interest to name a lawyer as the executor of your will. Probate is completed [...]