May 15, 2018

Healthcare Workers in Tennessee – Dangers on the Job

By |May 15th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Our healthcare workers perform some of the most vital work in the state, not to mention the country. Doctors, nurses, technicians, nurse practitioners—we associate everyone in the industry with health and wellness, but we rarely take the time to think about the dangers and risks they take every day just performing their jobs. In truth, however, hospitals and healthcare settings are some of the most hazardous places to work. Working in the healthcare industry is a risky and demanding job, encompassing a wide variety of careers—from home care worker to surgeon—and [...]

May 8, 2018

VW Creates Phone Cases from Texting and Driving Crashes

By |May 8th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

At this point, just about everyone with a driver's license — and even those without — is aware of the dangers of texting and driving. However, simply because people know a behavior is dangerous doesn't mean they'll stop doing it. It's part of human nature for some people to believe that they will be the lucky one and will avoid having an accident when they text and drive. However, this is too great a risk to take. The car company Volkswagen understands this as well, and a new ad campaign in [...]

May 2, 2018

Estate Litigation Is on the Rise – Why?

By |May 2nd, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

The death of a loved one is a difficult time. Dealing with probate issues doesn't make things any easier, especially if it's complicated by family disputes over inheritances or other estate matters. There are certainly many reasons estate litigation may occur after a person's death, and they can cause many challenges and issues that can draw out probate. Reasons why estate litigation is increasing Various experts speculated in the beginning of 2018 that there would likely be an overall increase in estate and probate litigation, and their predictions seem to be [...]

Apr 24, 2018

Pursuing a Claim Against an Estate with Probate Litigation

By |April 24th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

When someone passes away in Tennessee, the estate typically goes into probate, the process where claims against the estate are handled. These claims can arise from any reason—inheritance disputes, or wills that may have been executed under undue influence from a beneficiary. Creditors of the deceased might also file a claim after their estate has gone into probate. Probate, simplified The court's process for handling a deceased person's estate is called probate. This multi-step process begins with proving the will—if one exists—is valid. Once the will is proven to be valid, [...]

Apr 17, 2018

Injuries in the Manufacturing Industry and Tennessee Workers’ Comp

By |April 17th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Chattanooga is located in a strategic region here in Tennessee, and has gained national recognition for its contributions to the manufacturing industry. We employ thousands of workers in a variety of businesses, helping to grow our diverse economy. Unfortunately, an accident on the job can change your future in the blink of an eye. Workers' compensation laws were created to protect you in the event of an injury at work. When you're hurt and need to focus on healing, you shouldn't have to worry about medical bills and lost wages. Here's [...]

Apr 11, 2018

Fatal Car Crashes Tend to Rise During 4/20 Celebrations

By |April 11th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

Many marijuana “enthusiasts” are quite familiar with the date April 20, better known by the shorthand 4/20. It's the unofficial holiday popularized by High Times magazine back in the early nineties as a way to celebrate smoking the plant by lighting up in unison at exactly 4:20 pm on April 20 each year. (It’s also the name of a popular craft beer.) However, a recent study linked this particular day with an increase in fatal car crashes in the United States. Is this a coincidence or is marijuana to blame? A [...]

Apr 3, 2018

Why Your Estate Might Be Subject to Probate Litigation

By |April 3rd, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

When someone dies in Tennessee, their assets and obligations are typically handled in one of two ways. If the decedent prepared a valid will, then the terms and provisions of the will control who will handle the estate and what cash or property the beneficiaries will get. If the person who died did not leave a will, then the intestate laws of testate control the distribution. In most cases, the spouse and children will get their share of the assets after the debts of the decedent and the taxes are paid. [...]

Mar 27, 2018

What Kind of Damages Can You Get If You’re Hurt by a Drunk Driver?

By |March 27th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

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 about the dangers of drunk driving. The courts often require that drivers install ignition interlock drivers. Despite these efforts, many Chattanooga and nearby drivers fail to appreciate the dangers of drunk driving. Many drivers think one [...]

Mar 20, 2018

The Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

By |March 20th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

A traumatic brain injury is a violent or sudden jolt to the brain that causes an injury to the brain. A TBI can be due to a construction site fall, a motor vehicle accident, a personal attack, or for other reasons. In a TBI, the brain hits the skull or shakes around in the skull. Early intervention is needed to help treat the brain injury and to reduce the risk of long-term emotional and physical difficulties. Unfortunately, a TBI can be hard to diagnose. Many victims don’t seek emergency room treatment [...]

Mar 13, 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Tennessee Workers’ Compensation

By |March 13th, 2018|PTSD|0 Comments

PTSD is a disorder that some Chattanooga workers suffer in response to witnessing a traumatic or frightening event, or being involved in an accident. Most people who witness an attack or are who placed in fear of their safety, become afraid for a short time. People with PTSD stay afraid for long periods of time. Some victims are never the same. Victims become anxious or stressed even when they are not in any clear danger. PTSD can make it impossible or difficult for some workers to perform their job. While many [...]

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