Posts by Michael Augustine Wagner
What Evidence Shows You Are Not At-fault for a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are quite different from the standard passenger car to passenger car crashes because of the massive weight and size of the trucks involved. These accidents generally cause more serious injuries and often result in death. In addition, federal regulations governing truck drivers and trucking companies apply to legal action stemming from these accidents.…Read More
Can You Retire While Collecting Workers’ Compensation?
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…Read More
What Kind of Damages Can You Get If You’re Hurt by a Drunk Driver?
Drunk driving laws make it illegal to driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more. For commercial truck drivers and young drivers, the limits are even lower. The police try to limit the number of intoxicated drivers by vigilant law enforcement and setting up sobriety checkpoints. The media is constantly advising the public…Read More
Is a Verbal Agreement Equal to a Will?
British pop star George Michael passed away from natural causes at age 53 on December 25, 2016. His body was discovered at home by his boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, when he came to pick him up for brunch. Since his death, there has reportedly been a lot of acrimony between Fawaz and Michael’s family. Fawaz was…Read More
Is Distracted Driving Really All That Dangerous?
Everyone knows the extreme dangers of drinking and driving. The potential for tragic accidents and loss of life, as well as the severe consequences for those charged with drunk driving, is well known. However, distracted driving is just as serious, yet people do it every day without a second thought. It’s not hyperbole to say…Read More
Who Has Standing to Contest a Will in Tennessee?
If you want to contest a will, there are certain requirements that must be met to determine if you can do so legally. This means that you must first have legal standing before you can contest a will in Tennessee. The following are a few questions about determine who might have standing to contest a…Read More
What Do You Do If You Suspect Your Car Crash Was Staged?
Car accidents are scary enough when they occur on their own, but when you find out that the car crash that injured you was staged for insurance fraud, it can be difficult to contain your outrage. Insurance fraud of all types costs everyone hundreds of dollars each year in higher premiums. The Federal Bureau of…Read More
Witness Testimony in the Will and Probate Process
The act of writing a will alone is not a legally sufficient manner of determining the fate of one’s earthly possessions. Wills need to be witnessed and filed, and nearly every will in Tennessee eventually goes through the probate process. What many Tennessee residents may not realize is that witnesses to a will are often…Read More
Sibling Rivalry and Probate Litigation: Familiarity Can Breed Contempt
Whether you grew up with brothers and sisters, or have more than one child of your own, you know that sibling rivalry is fairly common. We have found that even the friendliest of siblings, however, can end up embroiled in arguments when it comes to inheritance disputes. This is especially true if there is no…Read More
How Wrongful Death Cases Work in Tennessee
Losing a loved one is always hard, but it can be even more tragic if that person was the victim of negligence. Under Tennessee law, the family of the recently deceased can file a wrongful death claim, through the civil justice system, in order to recover damages. We know that many families feel uncomfortable about…Read More