Posts by Wagner & Wagner Attorneys At Law
Wagner & Wagner Welcomes Attorney Vincent Jackson to the Firm
The team at Wagner & Wagner, Attorneys at Law are pleased to announce the newest addition to our team, Vincent Jackson. Vincent comes to us via the Lincoln Memorial School of Law and is a longtime resident of Hamilton County. With a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee, Vincent Jackson is well-rounded…Read More
When to Use a Codicil Instead of Rewriting Your Will
Experienced estate planning attorneys help you choose and create the correct documents. Wills are generally used to appoint the executor of your estate, choose the guardians for any minor children, and dictate which people and organizations will receive your assets when you’re gone. Effective estate planning helps minimize the need for probate and the amount…Read More
Traumatic Brain Injuries Cause Anxiety and Depression
Every injury has serious physical consequences. Some injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, are more devastating than others because they affect a victim’s emotional well-being long-term in addition to his or her physical and cognitive abilities. Depression and anxiety are two common effects of a brain injury. Depression is considered a mood disorder, characterized by “severe…Read More
New Research Helps SCI Victims Regain Hand and Arm Function
Spinal cord injuries are usually devastating injuries. Victims often lose the inability to work and enjoy life. In severe cases, victims are partially or completely paralyzed. Many victims require long-term medical and emotional care. There is some good news in treating spinal cord injuries. Research scientists at the University of Washington have The findings were…Read More
How Truck Drivers Are Paid May Affect the Risk of Accidents
Driving a truck for a living is job as stressful as it is lucrative. With frequent loading, long hours, and plenty of time away from home, it is certainly not for the faint of heart, especially when considering the sheer size of most trucks means it is no easy task to drive and maneuver them.…Read More
Permanent Disability Benefits After Reaching Maximum Medical Improvement
Accidents happen. Sometimes these accidents occur at a place of business, however, and depending on the severity of the injuries they cause, you may be entitled to compensation. Workers’ compensation is in place for just that – a financial safety net to cover medical expenses, leave from work, and traumatic dues. But what happens if…Read More
How Utility Truck Accidents Differ from 18-Wheeler Accidents
There are a variety of commercial trucks on the roads of Chattanooga. Tractor-trailers are the largest trucks on the roads, and are often involved in some of the most tragic accidents, but they are not necessarily the biggest risk. You may be more likely to get into a wreck with a utility truck than an…Read More
Why Is Probate Taking So Long Right Now?
When someone loses a loved one, the difficulties are not only emotional but many times financial, as the deceased’s assets must be properly handled and distributed to the rightful heirs of the estate. These concerns involve issues related to the loved one’s Will (if any), debts, and property. In addition to this, a surviving spouse…Read More
Is a Wrongful Death Case Part of the Public Record?
The loss of a loved one is devastating within itself. The tragedy can become more severe emotionally if the victim died as a result of someone else’s negligence. According to Tennessee law, families that have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation…Read More
When Is a Shipper Liable for a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents can lead to serious, life-altering injuries, such as amputation, paralysis, damage to organs, internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Victims of truck accidents often find themselves in the hospital for weeks or months at a time undergoing multiple surgeries, therapy, and other treatments. Truck accidents can force victims out of work,…Read More