Posts by Michael Augustine Wagner
Why a Defective Windshield Wiper Can Lead to Devastating Injuries
When a driver has low visibility, it is an accident waiting to happen. We need to be able to entirely see our surroundings in order to safely navigate them, especially when other drivers are around. This is one of the reasons why our vehicles comes equipped with windshield wipers. As of April 2nd of this…Read More
Can a Permanent Daylight Savings Time Reduce Car Accidents Later?
In March, the Senate passed a bill that would make Daylight Savings Time (DST) permanent starting in 2023. If this bill makes it through the House of Representatives and the President signs it, American citizens would no longer change their clocks twice a year. No more springing forward or falling back. This is a welcome…Read More
Can First Responders Collect Workers’ Compensation in Tennessee?
First responders risk their lives each and every day, and when they are injured it can be difficult to determine who should pay for their injuries. Firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and police officers are aware that their jobs are dangerous, but this does not mean they should be financially burdened when they are hurt on…Read More
Testamentary Capacity and Will Contests in Tennessee
A lack of testamentary capacity is one of the main ways to challenge the validity of a will. Undue influence, the presence of a later will or a codicil, and a lack of will formalities are the other common methods. One may assert a lack of testamentary capacity if a testator (the person who prepares…Read More
Why Do So Many Car Accidents Happen in Intersections?
Car accidents can happen anywhere – on highways, on local roads, even in parking lots. One of the most common places for car accidents is an intersection. Traffic statistics indicate that intersection accidents are among the deadliest types of traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s latest data, nearly 40% of…Read More
Why Teenagers Are Afraid to Get Their Driver’s License
A recent study shows that not all teenagers are eager to get behind the steering wheel. Many teens are scared to drive. Many parents of teens are scared for their children. Part of the reason for this anxiety is the strong evidence that teenage drivers cause many accidents due to their inexperience and immaturity. Many…Read More
Truck Backup Accidents Are a Serious Risk to Workers
There is a reason why people in parking lots are advised not to move around vehicles that are in the process of backing out of parking spaces. Even though drivers are supposed to constantly check their mirrors and blind spots before reversing, accidents happen, and drivers are not as aware of their surroundings as many…Read More
The Challenges of Do-It-Yourself Wills
Over the past 18 months, many families have lost loved ones to the coronavirus. Others found themselves in ICUs, fighting to survive. This type of experience often puts things in perspective, and many people began to seriously reflect upon what will happen to their children and their loved ones in the event that they pass…Read More
How Does Mediation Work in a Workers’ Compensation Case?
The majority of workers’ compensation cases end in settlement between the insurance company and the injured worker. Settling one of these cases from the vantage point of the injured worker is advantageous for several reasons, including bypassing the time, risk, and hassle of hearing before a worker’s comp judge. A settlement may be worked on…Read More
If I Wasn’t Wearing a Seat Belt, Will My Compensation Award Be Reduced?
Being involved in a car accident is stressful and can leave you seriously injured. Under the law, if you are found partially responsible for your own injuries, your compensation award can be reduced. For example, if you were speeding and were hit by a drunk driver, you might be denied your full compensatory award because…Read More