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The majority of workers’ compensation cases end in settlement between the insurance company and the injured worker. Settling one of these cases from the vantage point of the injured worker is advantageous for several reasons, including bypassing the time, risk, and hassle of hearing before a worker’s comp judge. A settlement may be worked on…

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When a person dies, there is often an estate left behind by the individual that needs to be distributed to their intended beneficiaries. The courts have an interest in ensuring that these estates are handled properly, including the lawful transfer of assets to the legal heirs and beneficiaries. When the person who died (the decedent)…

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Vehicle crashes involving tractor-trailers can often result in catastrophic injuries for drivers and passengers in the smaller vehicle. This is due to the significant disparity in the weight and size between a tractor-trailer, which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and a smaller vehicle that may weigh only 3,000 or 4,000 pounds. The impact…

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Whiplash is sometimes viewed as a minor injury in the aftermath of a fender-bender, or even a more substantial car accident. However, this injury is often more serious than first realized. If you have experienced any symptoms related to whiplash, it is important to get a medical check as soon as possible. The long-term effects…

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Several major motor vehicle collisions in the Chattanooga area have recently occurred involving oversized tractor-trailers and interstate bridges, resulting in traffic backups lasting for hours and unplanned, emergency repairs. One of these incidents required overnight repairs and the careful work of construction crews to remove a damaged concrete beam and reinforce the structure. Less than…

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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,…

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One of the most important questions you must ask yourself when creating an estate plan is, “Who can I trust to take care of the estate after my death?” Choosing an executor is not as simple as naming the first person who comes to mind. You need to ensure that the person chosen will act…

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Crush injuries can be devastating. It’s not uncommon for crush injuries to occur in almost every profession, but there are some more common than others. Crush injuries can change your life in an instant, preventing you from going to work and providing for your family. A crush injury happens when pressure is applied to a…

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