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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Jan 28, 2020

Can You Retire While Collecting Workers’ Compensation?

By |January 28th, 2020|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Our Tennessee attorneys are asked this question often. Although the answer is complex, and every person’s situation is unique, this blog will touch on some of the issues that may come up when you suffer a workplace injury while planning for your retirement. We can’t foresee on-the-job accidents, but we can rely on workers’ compensation to help us while we heal from our injuries until we’re able to go back to work. But what if you make the decision to retire while you’re still on workers’ comp? Do you lose your [...]

Jan 21, 2020

IKEA to Pay $46 Million Settlement in Dresser Wrongful Death Case

By |January 21st, 2020|Defective Product|0 Comments

Photo Credit: IKEA In a landmark settlement, IKEA has agreed to pay the family of a two-year-old California boy $46 million after one of their dressers tipped over and caused him fatal injuries. The family’s attorneys believe this is the largest settlement related to a child’s wrongful death case in United States history. Jozef Dudek of Buena Park, California, died at age two in May of 2017 after being fatally injured by an accidental tip-over of a Malm IKEA dresser, with the cause of death determined to be suffocation [...]

Jan 14, 2020

What Types of Assets Are Subject to Probate in Tennessee?

By |January 14th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

When someone passes away, sometimes their assets are required to go through a process in Tennessee courts called probate. Whether or not probate is necessary depends on what types of assets the person left behind, and often the potential beneficiaries of an estate might be confused about what’s owed to them. By understanding what types of assets are required to go through probate and what assets aren’t, you may be able to avoid potential disputes and complications during the process. After the death of a loved one, not every piece of [...]

Jan 6, 2020

The Lifetime Financial Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

By |January 6th, 2020|Personal Injury|0 Comments

In insurance, legal and medical terms, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are included in what’s referred to as “catastrophic injuries.” These types of injuries are typically so severe and life-altering they can result in permanent disability and a lifetime of recovery and physical therapy. Injuries to the spinal cord typically affect the entire body, leaving a patient with a number of medical issues to deal with for the rest of their life, regardless of the level of their injury. Because of the long-lasting effects of a spinal cord injury, it’s important to [...]

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