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November 15, 2022

Injured man on road in front of a car.Being in a car accident can raise lots of questions. If you've been involved in a hit-and-run accident, it can make things even murkier. Questions about your options, medical expenses, and arranging repairs can add more stress to the situation. But you don't have to stay...

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September 19, 2022

CPAP Device

Recently, Phillips released a recall for around 5.5 million sleep apnea devices due to faulty respirators. Tragically, this recall follows deaths that may be attributed to these devices, along with several other severe and potentially fatal injuries.

When you lose...

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September 08, 2022

Caution: Slippery When Wet

Slip and fall accidents are very common. Some, while frightening at the moment, don't result in injury at all. Others may result in minor injuries such as bruises or scrapes. However, some slip and fall accidents result in severe or fatal injuries.

When a slip and fall accident results in minor injury, you may be best off...

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August 22, 2022

Man smacking face in an "oh, jeez" like fashion

Tennessee is a “modified comparative negligence” state. You can recover damages in a car accident, even if you played a role, so long as the other party bears more significant responsibility. However, your award will be reduced according to the percentage of blame you are found to share.

In a modified...

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August 04, 2022

Calendar being flipped

Every personal injury claim is unique. Factors including the complexity of the accident, the severity of the injuries, and the number of people involved will all play a role in how long it takes to settle your claim. Talking to an experienced and qualified attorney is one way to gauge the amount of time you may need to wait for a settlement or verdict in...

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July 25, 2022

Man taking pills while driving

Prescription and over-the-counter medications are often taken without regard to side effects. This includes side effects such as drowsiness or intoxication that are common with things like:

  • Cough medicine

  • Antihistamines

  • Muscle relaxers

  • Antidepressants

  • Sleep aids

  • Opioid pain relievers

Known as PDI (...

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July 07, 2022

Boat Accident

There are three common types of boating accidents:

  • Collision: When a boat collides with another boat or object

  • Capsizing: When a boat overturns in the water

  • Falls Overboard: When a passenger falls off of the boat and into the water

Injuries in a boating accident are dependent on their cause, their severity, and the conditions when they...

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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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