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Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation

Because workplace accidents can occur in a variety of industries and can cause serious financial strain on an injured worker, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you were harmed performing your job’s regular duties,… Read More

How to Interact with an Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident

If you were involved in a car accident, you will likely be contacted by an insurance adjuster shortly after. Unfortunately, a mistake people often make is assuming the adjuster has their best interests in mind. An adjuster’s primary job is to save money… Read More

Requirements for Social Security Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides monthly financial benefits to disabled individuals who are unable to work or earn a sufficient income due to a disabling condition. There are two types of benefits offered: Social Security Disability… Read More

Jury Reaches Verdict in American Family Insurance ERISA Trial

After a two-week long trial, an advisory jury reached a unanimous verdict for a certified class in the American Family Insurance ERISA trial on April 18, 2017. The jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff in Jammal, et al. v. American Family Insurance and… Read More

Tennessee’s Laws for Motorcycle Operators and Riders

Many motorcycle accidents are caused by a driver’s failure to notice or look for a motorcyclist sharing the road. To address this issue, Tennessee has passed several laws that protect the victims of motorcycle accidents caused by driver negligence. An… Read More

Tennessee Plans to Replace Controversial Guardrails as Death Toll Climbs

As three states have confirmed that several fatal car crashes are linked to the defective X-LITE guardrail ends, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is preparing to remove and replace nearly 1,800 X-LITE’s throughout the state. Tennessee… Read More

Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

If you have been injured on the job or diagnosed with an illness or condition stemming from your employment, you can file for workers’ compensation. During this time, it may be in your best interest to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation… Read More

Opinion Piece: GOP ‘Access to Care Bill’ Contradicts Claim for State’s Rights

In an opinion piece in The Hill, a contributing writer argues that the GOP’s proposed Protecting Access to Care Act directly contradicts the party’s long-held reputation as the party that fights for state’s rights and a minimalist government. Harm to… Read More

Teen Killed by Defective Guard Rail Billed for the Damage Months Later

A 17-year-old girl who died after her car collided with a guardrail was recently billed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to replace the defective device that killed her. The girl’s father discovered the invoice that was addressed… Read More

How to Prove Negligence in Your Personal Injury Case

Those who were injured in an accident caused by another’s reckless or careless actions are entitled to pursue compensation by bringing a personal injury claim against the negligent party. In order for a personal injury suit to be successful, you must… Read More

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