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May 15, 2019

TBIs and Nursing Home Negligence

By |May 15th, 2019|Brain Injury|0 Comments

The majority of nursing home residents deal with mobility issues, chronic pain, chronic illness, and cognitive impairments, or a combination of all of these. As a result, nursing home residents depend extensively on dedicated staff to provide care and help with daily tasks. Unfortunately, it is too common for nursing home employees to neglect their duties and provide substandard care which results in residents suffering head or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In some cases, the problem is actual abuse in which staff members knowingly inflict abuse or allow the abuse of [...]

May 7, 2019

What Exactly Is a Probate Lawyer?

By |May 7th, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

Tennessee probate lawyers represent the personal representative of an estate when someone dies. The personal representative is either someone who is named in the decedent’s will or someone who is appointed by the local court. While there are a lot of articles about how to “avoid” probate, the truth is, probate happens no matter what. What you want to avoid, when possible, is probate litigation, or any problems that can arise during the probate process. This is where having an experienced probate lawyer to help you can make all the difference. [...]

Apr 29, 2019

Types and Causes of Minor Impact Soft Tissue (MIST) Injuries

By |April 29th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Often, the least obvious injuries take the longest time to heal and cause the most anxiety. Most breaks or fractures can be seen on X-Ray. The fractures can be reset and in a few months the patient is feeling normal. Minor Impact Soft Tissue injuries, or MIST injuries, are often more troubling. They’re one of the more common types of accident injuries. Soft tissue injuries include damage to muscles, tendons or ligaments. MIST injuries can be hard to diagnose. Many soft tissue injuries leave the victim with a lifetime of chronic [...]

Apr 23, 2019

Workers’ Compensation and Burn Injuries

By |April 23rd, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Burns can prevent workers from doing their job. Some burns heal quickly. Some burns require long-term care. Sadly, there are workers who do die due to severe burn injuries. Burns are usually categorized by their severity. First-degree burns are fairly mild, and don’t penetrate the skin too deeply. Second-degree burns damage the external skin and the layer under the skin. Third-degree burns damage and may permanently destroy the deepest skin layer and underlying tissue. Fourth-degree burns are usually fatal. Common causes of burn injuries Most burns occur at home, but on-the-job [...]

Apr 16, 2019

ATV and Warm-Weather Accidents

By |April 16th, 2019|ATV Accident|0 Comments

The warm weather is an enticement for many people to enjoy the great doors. One warm weather activity that appeals to many people, especially younger people, is riding around on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). While these vehicles can be ridden any time of year, the scenery and warmth add to their attraction as fun vehicles. ATVs are also used for agricultural purposes, surveying, and transporting people, animals, and equipment. They can be used in the mountains, on beaches, and various types of rough terrain, in addition to roadways and highways. But [...]

Apr 9, 2019

Could a Personal Injury Journal Help Me after a Truck Accident?

By |April 9th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Truck accidents happen all too often on the roads of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding areas. If you ever find yourself involved in a truck accident, whether you suffer a minor or severe injury, you should keep a personal injury journal. Keeping a journal of all your injuries, pain, and medical treatment can help when you go to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver in the accident. Today, we will discuss the benefits of keeping a personal injury journal after a truck accident. What is a personal injury journal? This [...]

Apr 2, 2019

How to Avoid Probate Problems

By |April 2nd, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

Probate is a legal process that happens after a person passes away, and leaves assets behind. These items are often left to adult children, spouses, siblings, cousins, friends and other acquaintances in a Will or trust, though sometimes, people pass on without any estate planning documents. You can’t eliminate the probate process for your loved ones – even if you leave a Will – but you can take steps to avoid some of the bigger problems that can arise after your death. Name beneficiaries on all financial accounts All of your [...]

Mar 25, 2019

Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation if an Old Injury Comes Back?

By |March 25th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Putting in a claim for workers’ compensation benefits is commonplace in all types of workplaces in Tennessee and Georgia. There are many reasons why an employee might have to file a claim for these benefits, including suffering an injury in an accident on the property, while driving a company vehicle, or when traveling for work. But, can you claim workers’ compensation when a prior injury was exacerbated while doing something at work? What are some common pre-existing conditions? Some of the most common pre-existing conditions that employees have when filing for [...]

Mar 19, 2019

Girl Attacked by Emotional Support Dog at Airport

By |March 19th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

The mother of a five-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit after her daughter was attacked by an emotional support dog at the Portland International Airport. Other defendants named in the case are the dog’s owner and Alaska Airlines. The lawsuit claims that the airport allowed a dangerous breed of dog, a pit bull, to be in the airport without a carrier. The details of the attack According to the lawsuit, the attack took place in December of 2017. The girl who was attacked, Gabriella Gonzalez, was five years old. The lawsuit [...]

Mar 12, 2019

Am I Required to Use My Car Insurance Check for My Car Repair?

By |March 12th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

If you have been the victim of a serious car accident, often the only way to continue driving your vehicle is to have it repaired. However, if your accident was relatively minor in nature – one that does not affect the functionality or safety of your car – you may be inclined to use your insurance check for other more pressing financial needs. The question is: Are you required to use the money you receive exclusively for your car repair, or can you pocket the money for other purposes? And does [...]

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