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Sep 18, 2018

Worker Deaths on Tennessee Construction Sites Are Increasing

By |September 18th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

According to a July 2018 report in the Knoxville News, 87 workers died in construction-related accidents (according to OSHA data) in the first quarter of 2018. OSHA, the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration, is part of the US Depart of Labor. OSHA helps monitor and educate workers and employers regarding work safety. The Knoxville News story also referenced a report by TermLife2Go.com that construction, maintenance, and natural resource jobs are among the most fatal job categories in Tennessee. In just a few reported examples, one worker was killed when he [...]

Sep 11, 2018

Fatalities Caused by Drivers Running through Red Lights Are on the Rise

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

The Drive, an online publication, recently reported that IIHS data shows that drivers are ignoring traffic lights that are red at an alarming rate. Deaths due to red light crossings increased by 17% between 2012 and 2016. The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As a result of the study, the IIHS, AAA, National Safety Council, and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety are promoting additional camera usage at intersections. In 2012, there were 696 deaths due to red light accidents. In 2016, there were 811 [...]

Sep 5, 2018

Internal Report Shows Poor State of VA Nursing Homes

By |September 5th, 2018|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

There are 133 VA nursing homes nationwide. Overall, the VA runs nursing homes in all but four US states, serving about 46,000 vets yearly. An internal investigation into nursing home services for veterans was ordered after the Boston Globe and USA TODAY found that 60 VA nursing homes received the lowest possible score – one out of five stars – in 2017. Two of Tennessee’s nursing homes, according to a report by WBIR, were rated above the VA average score – but only one rated well. The ranking system started in [...]

Aug 28, 2018

Judge Rules Glen Campbell’s Children Can Contest Two Wills That Denied Them an Inheritance

By |August 28th, 2018|Legal Matters|0 Comments

The Tennessean reported on July 25, 2018 that singer Glen Campbell’s wills are in dispute. The famed singer developed Alzheimer’s during his latter years. He died just over a year ago, on August 7, 2017. His widow, Kim Campbell filed a will that was prepared in 2006 and named Kim executrix. The 2006 will disinherited three of his eight children: Kelli, Travis and Wesley. A prior will, dated January 7, 2001, also disinherited those same three children. The Davidson County probate judge ruled that the three children could contest whether the [...]

Aug 21, 2018

Workers’ Compensation for Permanent Total Disability

By |August 21st, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Workers’ compensation is a state-run program which was designed to meet the needs of workers who were injured on the job or suffer from occupational diseases. Tennessee employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits for their employees. Employers can either purchase workers’ compensation insurance, or they can be self-insured. When an employee becomes injured at work or is diagnosed with an occupational disease and they must lose time from work for medical care and to recuperate, the insurer pays the partial wage-replacement benefit and they cover the medical [...]

Aug 14, 2018

Why It’s Important to Take Pictures Immediately after a Slip and Fall

By |August 14th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

The first priority for anyone who slips and falls in a store, restaurant, or any property is to focus on their health. Falls can cause broken bones, spinal cord damage, nerve damage, bruises, and other serious injuries. Victims should be treated at an emergency room or make an appointment with their family physicians. The second priority should be recognizing that the victim may have a premises liability claim against the property owner. In this day and age, where most every smartphone has a camera, the victim or a friend of the [...]

Aug 7, 2018

Why You Should Always See a Doctor After a Car Crash

By |August 7th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

You have probably heard the advice before that it is very important to see a doctor after you have been involved in a car crash. Right after the crash, you may feel a bit dazed as you try to take in what happened. Your body is flushed with adrenaline which is nature's perfect anesthetic. You are at such a heightened state because of the shock from the unexpected accident that you could have experienced injuries in your body that you do not feel yet. Did you know that there are some [...]

Jul 25, 2018

Which Cars Have the Highest Recall Numbers?

By |July 25th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

A recent story in Jalopnik reviewed a car study analysis by iseecars.com. The car study, in turn, analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which provided data on the cars that were recalled the most and those that were recalled the least. Manufacturer recalls indicate that the vehicle being recalled may be a danger to the driver and anyone near the vehicle when it is in motion. Recalls can be forced by the government or they can be done voluntarily by the manufacturer. The car study reviewed NHTSA [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Patrick Wagner is Joining the Lacrosse Coaching Staff at Boyd Buchanan

By |July 24th, 2018|Firm News|0 Comments

Wagner & Wagner is proud to announce that Patrick Alan Wagner has joined the senior Lacrosse coaching staff at Boyd Buchanan. In a story in the Chattanoogan, athletic director Tommy Brown said, “Our Lacrosse program at Boyd Buchanan now includes 3rd - 12th grade student-athletes. Lacrosse has tremendous potential and with the addition of Pat Wagner in our high school lacrosse program, we look forward to what the season brings.” Pat Wagner started coaching middle school students at Evangelical Christian School – while he also attended law school – in 2015, [...]

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 [...]

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