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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 [...]

Aug 27, 2019

The Rise of 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents and Deaths

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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 28, 2018

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

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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 [...]

Sep 15, 2017

Tennessee Department of Health Sports Concussion Program

By |September 15th, 2017|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Sports are a valuable part of the childhood experience, but they can also cause serious injury to players, particularly when officials and coaches fail to take reasonable precautions. Recognizing this potential for harm, the state of Tennessee passed a sports concussion law. The goal of this legislation is to reduce the number of youth sports concussions and increase awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among coaches and families. What is a concussion? Concussions are TBIs brought on by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. When playing sports, an athlete [...]

Aug 25, 2017

School Bus Safety on Chattanooga Roadways

By |August 25th, 2017|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Last year, Tennessee made national news when five children were killed in a tragic school bus accident. With a new school year starting, the roadways of Tennessee will soon be filled with school buses. Keeping students safe is a collective responsibility, shared by the school district, bus operators, and other drivers. If any one of these parties acts in a negligent manner, they put innocent students at risk for serious harm. Between 2003 and 2012, more than 348,000 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes occurred on highways across America, according to the [...]

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