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Jul 17, 2019

Congratulations, Vince Jackson, on Being the First Recipient of the Wagner & Wagner Annual Civil Justice Scholarship Award!

By |July 17th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

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 [...]

Jul 16, 2019

Workers’ Compensation for Customer Service Representatives

By |July 16th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

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 [...]

Jul 8, 2019

Tennessee’s Hand-Held Cellphone Ban is Now in Effect

By |July 8th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

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 [...]

Jul 2, 2019

The Benefits of Using an Attorney for Probate Administration

By |July 2nd, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

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 [...]

Jun 26, 2019

Liability in Car Accidents Caused by Defective Auto Parts

By |June 26th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

It’s bad enough to find yourself involved in a car accident. What makes matters worse is when you find out the accident was caused by a defective auto part. Sadly, this is not an uncommon occurrence across Tennessee and the rest of the country. There are a few ways a defective auto part accident can occur. The first is that the part was defective because of the way it was manufactured. The second is that the design of the part was what led to the part being defective. Either way, if [...]

Jun 18, 2019

Still Injured But Workers’ Compensation Stopped Paying: What Should I Do?

By |June 18th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

When you suffer an injury on the job your thoughts immediately shift to being unable to pay your bills or feed your family. But, that’s the benefit of working for an employer who has workers’ compensation programs in place. As you rehabilitate your injury at home, workers’ compensation benefits activate, if you filed for them, so you don’t have to worry about paying the bills or providing for your family while injured. But what if workers’ compensation stopped paying while you are still injured? Do you know what to do next? [...]

Jun 11, 2019

A Drowning Safety Guide

By |June 11th, 2019|Premises Liability|0 Comments

The summer season is finally here, which means many days and nights spent in the pool, the lake, the river and any other body of water in an effort to cool off from the hot sun in Tennessee. But as fun and refreshing as swimming can be, it can be just as dangerous. Too many lives are lost each year across the country because of drowning. You can take matters into your own hands to protect your children, friends, and other family members this year. Summer 2018 drowning statistics The 2018 [...]

Jun 4, 2019

Probate Estate Inventory Requirement, Process, and General Checklist

By |June 4th, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

If you are the administrator or executor of someone’s will, you have the responsibility of submitting the will to the court to begin the probate process. You are also responsible for protecting the property of the deceased until all debts are paid off and the remaining inheritance is passed to the beneficiaries. Each state has its own probate rules. One of the common requirements when probate is necessary is the preparation of an inventory of the deceased’s assets along with the value of those assets at the time of his or [...]

May 28, 2019

Keeping Safe on Motorcycle Rides on the Dragon’s Tail

By |May 28th, 2019|Motorcycle Accident|0 Comments

As a Tennessee resident, you may have ridden a renowned stretch of highway referred to as the Tail of the Dragon. Running from Blount County, TN through Swain County, North Carolina, Deals Gap – as a particular stretch is referred to – is a popular beautiful American road for motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts. This section of highway consists of 318 twists and turns, each one different than the other. What also makes the Dragon’s Tail unique is the absence of any houses with a driveway or any intersecting roads. This [...]

May 21, 2019

Top 9 Work-Related Injuries for Those in the Entertainment Industry

By |May 21st, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

As a subcategory of the hospitality and leisure industries, more than 2 million workers are part of the entertainment, arts, and recreation sector. The professionals who work in these industries operate in various types of facilities and establishments that deliver entertainment, recreational, and cultural interests to customers. Although the average number of workplace injuries in this sector is about 4.2 cases per 100 workers, for workers with jobs involving spectator sports, performing arts, and other related industries, the rate is even higher at 4.7 per 100. General injury risks in the [...]

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