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June 17, 2022

Elder abuse is shockingly common. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, one in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has faced some form of elder abuse, but only one in 24 cases are reported.

If you suspect a loved one is being abused by a caregiver, you should report the abuse to Tennessee's Adult Protective Services (TAPS) group and get in touch with our office for an overview of your legal options right away.

Types of Abuse

The most common...

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June 07, 2022

Woman riding a bicycle

As the weather improves, more and more people will begin riding their bicycles for recreation, commuting, exercise, and more. Understanding how to stay safe on your bicycle is essential for preventing an accident.

The first step in keeping safe is making sure your bicycle is in working order. Make sure the seat is adjusted to its proper height and...

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May 10, 2022


Infographic: Drunk Driving FactsAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one-third of all fatal traffic accidents involve a drunk driver – and nearly 30% of those occur...

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April 07, 2022

Lawyer looking at books with a magnifying glass

There are several steps required for a personal injury claim to reach mediation or come to a trial. One of the most important is the discovery phase.

Occurring after the initial court paperwork has been filed, this phase of a personal injury lawsuit allows both sides to gather evidence in support of their case and, equally important,...

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March 09, 2022

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. This effort from the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is intended to provide advocacy and support for those living with brain injury, along with research into treatments that may allow those with “irreversible” damage to regain abilities. The theme for 2021-2023 is More Than My Brain Injury...

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February 09, 2022

Infographic: Tennessee Motorcycle Safety RequirementsMotorcycle riders and passengers are at the greatest risk for serious or fatal injury when involved in an accident. This makes it important to understand all legal options before accepting a settlement from an insurance company. Insurance companies are infamous for offering inadequate settlements. With an attorney on your side, you may be able to seek...

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January 12, 2022

Female Doctor Looking at Scan of Injured Brain (TBI)

An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. For many, this injury will produce permanent damage, forever altering things as diverse as cognitive processing, emotional regulation, and physical control.

When TBI is the result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence,...

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December 15, 2021

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents can pose serious risks for people of all ages. Oftentimes, even younger people will sustain an injury in slip and fall accidents, and many of these injuries can have long-term and catastrophic consequences.

Slip and fall accidents may result in several different injuries. Some of the most worrisome include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Fractured Bones
  • ...
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November 09, 2021

AAA estimates 53.4 million people will travel more than 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving this year. According to the association, this represents a 13% increase over 2020, bringing Thanksgiving travel within 5% of pre-pandemic levels.

Although there will be fewer people traveling this year than in 2019, AAA suggests that 90% of Thanksgiving travel will occur via passenger vehicles such as cars, trucks, and SUVs. This means more than 48 million people can be expected on U.S. roadways during the Thanksgiving travel period, which runs from the Wednesday before the holiday through...

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October 18, 2021

Accidents caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers injure and kill hundreds of people in Tennessee each year. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, 1/3rd of all traffic-related deaths are caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers, with a fatal accident occurring, on average, every 52 minutes in the United States.

When you are injured or a loved one is killed by a drunk driver, you are entitled to seek compensation for all related damages. In the case of serious injury, this may include...

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