Even if you are a safe and thoughtful driver, there is always a risk that you could be involved in a major car accident. Unfortunately, collisions remain a real public safety hazard. The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security reports that 208,258 car accidents occurred in the state in 2017 alone.  While crashes occur […]

personal injury

As defined by the American Bar Association (ABA), “personal injury” is a legal term used to describe an injury to a person’s body or mind instead of to their property. Through a personal injury claim, a plaintiff (injured victim) may be eligible to recover financial compensation for both economic and non-economic losses from a negligent […]

Doctor and Patient

A serious accident can cause a tremendous amount of trauma and disruption to injured victims and their loved ones. Through a personal injury claim, these victims can get justice and much needed financial support. Navigating the personal injury claims process brings challenges. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about how personal injury law actually […]

Workplace Safety

Everyone deserves safe and fair conditions on the job. Sadly, far too many workplaces in our region are simply too dangerous. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that approximately 60,000 workplace injuries and illnesses are reported in the state of Tennessee each year.  Is your workplace as safe as it should be? It is […]

Menacing Looking Dog

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) reports that nearly five million people suffer dog bite injuries every year. These injuries vary widely in their severity—from relatively minor bites that do not puncture the skin to severe bites that may cause permanent disfigurement or even death.  If you or your child was hurt by a dog, […]

sharing the road with motorcycles

Although motorcyclists are sometimes stereotyped as risk-takers, the reality is that the majority of multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcycles are caused by the drivers of full-sized automobiles. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation reports that motorists are nearly three times more likely than bikers to be at-fault for these types of wrecks.  Public safety officials believe that the […]

driving near big trucks

Driving near a large vehicle can cause a sudden rush of anxiety—and with good reason, large vehicles have the potential to be extremely dangerous. According to data provided by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, more than 140 people were killed in large vehicle accidents in the state in 2017 alone. Many hundreds […]

Tennessee nursing home laws

Moving a loved one into a nursing home is difficult. You should be able to rely on the facility to provide safe, reliable care—unfortunately, that does not always happen. Nursing home abuse is a serious problem in the United States. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that around one in nine nursing home […]

slip and fall in grocery store

Property owners are required to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors, so when they fail to do so and a visitor is injured as a result, the at-fault party could be held liable for damages. Slip and fall accidents can occur just about anywhere, but there are a few locations where these types of […]

Tennessee premises liability laws

All property owners owe a certain degree of care to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors. How much care need be taken, however, depends in large part on the status of the visitor. If, for instance, a person is invited onto a retail store’s premises for business purposes, that company will need to […]

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