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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 30, 2022

A truck is lying on its side in a car accident on the highway.Semi-trucks and their drivers are crucial in receiving the essential goods that we rely on throughout our daily routine. As we drive on highways, it's common to see dozens of them going to and from to deliver products on time. Although most truck drivers do a commendable job of delivering goods on time,...

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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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September 09, 2021

Infographic: Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Tennessee?Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to provide families with needed compensation following the untimely death of a loved one in an accident. Common causes of fatal injury that may prompt the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit include motor vehicle accidents, boating...

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August 05, 2021

There is a truck driver shortage in the United States. This is impacting things from delivery of items to retail stores, the accessibility of gasoline, and everything else truckers haul both intra and inter-state. Due to this shortage, there has been a heavy push for new drivers to join the workforce, a push that could easily result in several novice truck drivers on the road at the same time.

Leading Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), some of the leading causes of truck...

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