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Jul 17, 2018

How Does a Prenuptial Agreement Impact Who Can Inherit?

By |July 17th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is a contract between two individuals which is executed prior to the wedding. A prenuptial agreement outlines how each party’s assets will be distributed should the couple divorce, or upon the death of either spouse, so it can have a significant impact on probate. A prenup is an effective way for older people, or those embarking upon a second or subsequent marriage who have children from a previous marriage to protect their inheritance. If a person has children and remarries, the new spouse would stand to [...]

Jul 10, 2018

What Is the Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Claims in Tennessee?

By |July 10th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Workers’ compensation and third-party claims are two avenues for workers to obtain the compensation they need after suffering an injury on-the-job. According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 over 60,000 workers in Tennessee incurred job-related injuries or illnesses. These workers, depending on the circumstances and those responsible for the injuries, may utilize one or the other, or both forms of financial recovery. There are distinct differences between the two and how they apply, as briefly described below. Third-party claims and potential defendants Third-party claims may include [...]

Jul 5, 2018

Swimming Pool Safety Laws Keep Kids Safe

By |July 5th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Having your own backyard pool is a fabulous luxury on those hot summer days, but it is also a tremendous responsibility and a potential liability. The crystal blue water sparking in the sunlight is irresistibly enticing for small children. Under the principle of premises liability, homeowners who have pools in their yard may be held liable for injuries resulting from negligence in keeping the pool area safe. Backyard swimming pools are under the legal category of "attractive nuisances," which typically means that the homeowner is liable for a child's injuries in [...]

Jun 12, 2018

How Does Intestate Succession Work in Tennessee?

By |June 12th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

Wills are legal documents that direct how the Estate property of someone who died should be handled. Many assets, such as jointly held property, life insurance proceeds, and property that belongs to a trust, may not pass through the decedent’s Estate at all. Wills pertain to both the property that does pass through the Estate and that which technically passes outside the estate like real estate which is willed to certain heirs. They may dictate which family members, friends, and others should get specific items of property. Intestate succession is the [...]

Jun 5, 2018

Am I Required to Accept a Light Duty Work Assignment on Workers’ Compensation?

By |June 5th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

If you were injured on the job, reported the accident to your employer, received the medical attention you needed, and are now approaching the end of your convalescence, there may be the option to take on light duty work as your condition improves. Light duty assignments can serve a few purposes. For the employer, assigning an employee who has been out on workers' compensation light duty work can reduce their costs, but the employer is not required to do so. For the employee, light duty work allows them to be productive [...]

May 29, 2018

What Is a Workers’ Compensation Independent Medical Exam?

By |May 29th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

When an accident happens, the injury victim usually sees an ER doctor or a family doctor. After the initial exam, workers are required to see doctors that their employer recommends for an independent medical exam, or IME. Employers are supposed to provide a list of three doctors for each type of practice. This includes specialists such as pain management doctors in addition to family physicians. During the course of their recovery, employees may see a doctor of their own choosing: If the employer doesn’t provide a panel of three doctors There [...]

May 22, 2018

The Levels of Spinal Cord Injury, Explained

By |May 22nd, 2018|Spinal Cord Injuries|0 Comments

Think of your spinal cord as the “information superhighway” of your body. Its job is a crucial one—carrying messages back and forth from the brain, telling your body how and when to function. Any injury to the spinal cord is serious and not to be taken lightly. In fact, when most people hear the words “spinal injury,” the first thing they usually visualize is the worst-case scenario of someone with total paralysis in a wheelchair. However, total paralysis is only one level of spinal cord injury. There are actually several levels [...]

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 [...]

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