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Sep 17, 2019

Types of Workplace Accidents That Lead to Back Injuries

By |September 17th, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Back injuries are a leading cause of time off from work for employees. Workers with back injuries usually need to treat with pain management doctors and family doctors. They may need to see a neurosurgeon to have a stimulator inserted. Many workers with back injuries find chiropractic treatments helpful. Workers also often see physical therapists on a regular basis if they have back pain. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), back injuries generally occur due to repeated wear and tear on the back over time or due to [...]

Sep 10, 2019

Relaxing Hours of Service for Truck Drivers Puts Us All at Risk

By |September 10th, 2019|Truck Driver|0 Comments

Currently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict rules for how many hours in a row truck drivers can drive and how many hours they can driver during a 6-day or 7-day period. These regulations were enacted to ensure that truck drivers have the proper amount of rest. Tired drivers are more apt to lose control of their semis, rigs, and other trucks. Fatigued drivers can’t respond to emergencies and can’t make good decisions when traffic emergencies occur. Oklahoma Watch recently wrote about one Oklahoma family that has good [...]

Sep 3, 2019

Do Bank Accounts Go Through Probate?

By |September 3rd, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

As a general rule, when someone dies, his or her bank accounts go through probate. Probate is the process Tennessee courts use after someone dies to validate any will and appoints someone to handle the estate. The person appointed as personal representative (such as the executor of your will) has the duty to collect all the probate assets of the person who died, pay the creditors of the decedent, pay any taxes that are due, and then distribute the assets to the heirs. Not all assets are required to go through [...]

Aug 27, 2019

The Rise of 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents and Deaths

By |August 27th, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), deaths by large trucks are on the rise. In 2017, large trucks (which include 18-wheelers) and buses were involved in nearly 5,000 deaths, an increase of 400 from 2016. An 18-wheeler is a trucking rig which has a tractor and a trailer. The combination typically has 18 wheels. 18-wheeler accidents are especially dangerous because their size, weight, and dimensions overwhelm other vehicles they collide with. A car is simply no match for an 18-wheeler. When a car and 18-wheeler collide, it is [...]

Aug 20, 2019

Overexertion Is a Leading Cause of Worksite Injuries

By |August 20th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Overexertion at work occurs when workers become too tired to do their jobs. This fatigue can lead to injuries because the worker doesn’t concentrate. Overexertion injuries can pull muscles, cause backaches, and create a range of health problems because the body can’t handle any extra physical or emotional pressure. According to the National Safety Council, overexertion injuries account for more than one out of every three work-related injuries. Overexertion costs more than $15 billion yearly in workers’ compensation costs. It’s the number one reason workers miss days at work. Industries most [...]

Aug 13, 2019

What Parents Should Know about Teen Drivers

By |August 13th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

For most everyone, a driver’s license is a rite of passage. Getting behind the wheel is one of the first tastes of freedom. Most teens can’t wait to get their first license and hit the open highway or just a have a chance to bond with friends away from their parents. Unfortunately, teens and driving are often a deadly mix. The CDC reports that in 2016, six teenagers between 16 and 19 died every day. Nearly 300,000 teens required emergency room treatment for motor vehicle accidents. It is precisely due to [...]

Aug 6, 2019

Nearly Four in Five Drivers Admit to Road Rage

By |August 6th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, almost 80% of drivers admitted to some form of road rage or anger while driving during a year. Surprisingly, nearly eight million drivers acknowledged that they engaged in dangerous conduct, including getting out of their car to confront another driver or even ramming another driver. Jurek Grabowski, Director of Research for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, said that “Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly.” Examples of [...]

Jul 30, 2019

Common Causes of Summertime Pool Injuries

By |July 30th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Taking a dip in a lake or a pool is a great way to beat the summer heat, but safety must be the first priority of every swimmer. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4, but not all drownings are fatal – and not all water-related injuries are related to drowning. Today, we wanted to look at some of the primary causes of swimming pool injuries, so you know what to avoid in order to keep you and your kids safe. Swimming [...]

Jul 23, 2019

Car Crashes Involving Improper Turns

By |July 23rd, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

Although speeding often causes disastrous car crashes, even the smallest actions such as making an improper turn can precipitate accidents as well. Improper turning is the cause of thousands of car collisions each year. In these collisions, at least one of the vehicles involved is placed into the direct path of another oncoming vehicle. Often these crashes occur due to one of the drivers failing to pay attention to the rules of the road before making the turn. The consequences of making these improper turns can range from minor personal injuries [...]

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 [...]

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