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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Dec 30, 2019

Truckers’ Drug Histories to Be Available to Employers Starting in 2020

By |December 30th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Beginning in January 2020, trucking companies and carriers must begin checking a national database to find out if potential drivers have a history of drug or alcohol use on the job. The rule was established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2016 and mandatory reporting begins on January 6, 2020. Up until now, many truck drivers have been able to conceal a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Because of the lack of a system where potential employers could have access to an applicant’s drug and alcohol use [...]

Dec 23, 2019

Workers’ Compensation and Knee Injuries

By |December 23rd, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

The knee is one of the most useful and important joints in our bodies. It allows us to run, jump, sit and squat. If you’ve injured your knee, you know how much you depend on it every day. And, if you have a job that requires you to move around a lot, an injury can put you out of commission for weeks or even longer. For most of us, no work equals no paycheck. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 105,700 employees suffered knee injuries on the job in 2018 [...]

Dec 17, 2019

Can I Sue for Emotional Distress?

By |December 17th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

When someone is involved in an accident, EMTs and paramedics check them for injuries – broken bones, head injuries, lacerations or spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries require immediate and skilled medical care, and many patients face a long road of physical rehabilitation and recovery. While we’re trying to deal with these types of traumatic injuries, we may not realize we’re also suffering from emotional or psychological injuries as well. In certain cases, Tennessee law allows victims of car crashes and other accidents to seek compensation for damages for emotional [...]

Dec 9, 2019

Why You Need to Talk to Your Parents About Estate Planning

By |December 9th, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

We all want the best for our parents, but it can often be difficult to discuss certain topics with them, especially as they grow older. Subjects like assisted living, nursing homes, health decisions and wills can be uncomfortable to talk about, and many adult children avoid having this conversation with their parents for as long as possible. And, once it’s too late, you could have a complicated and potentially contentious process on your hands. This is why it’s crucial to take some time and sit down with your parents to talk [...]

Dec 3, 2019

Liability in Amazon Delivery Truck Accidents

By |December 3rd, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

In 2015, online shopping giant Amazon launched a new offering called Amazon Flex. This program, similar in structure to rideshare gigs like Lyft and Uber, lets qualified individuals work as independent contractors and deliver Amazon packages to customers using their own trucks and vehicles. While this business model means faster delivery for customers and a chance for drivers to earn extra income, a troublesome trend is emerging – Amazon delivery truck accidents. If you’re injured in an accident with an Amazon delivery driver, issues of liability can be complex, especially when [...]

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