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The tricky truth about being involved in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee

The tricky truth about being involved in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can lead to severe injuries and death, which is why most states have some type of helmet law in effect.  Tennessee is no exception, and its helmet law is outlined in Section 55-9-302 of the Tennessee Code.  That statute states that all drivers and passengers shall be required to [...]
Breaking Down Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13

Breaking Down Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13

Filing for bankruptcy in Tennessee can be extremely complicated for those who are not familiar with the process.  Hiring an experienced bankruptcy attorney can make the entire process easier to manage.  Even before you hire an attorney, or shortly thereafter, you will have to determine whether you should file a Chapter[...]
Tennessee is Crafting New Laws and New Beers in 2017

Tennessee is Crafting New Laws and New Beers in 2017

The craft beer industry has been thriving around the country over the past several years, but 2017 seems to be the best year yet for Tennessee thanks to a big change in the law. Beginning in January of 2017, Tennessee brewers, grocery stores, convenience stores, etc. are now allowed to serve higher alcohol content beer[...]
Independent Contractor vs Employee: one classification will prevent you from getting benefits

Independent Contractor vs Employee: one classification will prevent you from getting benefits

If you are injured on the job in Tennessee, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. However, only “employees” are entitled to benefits under the Workers Compensation Act. Some employers attempt to classify their employees as “independent contractors” to avoid having to pay workers compensation benefits to[...]
SSDI – Top 3 Reasons Why Your SSID Application Was Denied

SSDI – Top 3 Reasons Why Your SSID Application Was Denied

In the unfortunate scenario where you are disabled and unable to work, you may be entitled to monthly benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  A common question we hear is “Why should I hire an attorney if I can file for SSDI on my own?"  First and foremost, applying for SSDI is a lengthy and compli[...]
Negligence or No Negligence, That is The Question: and How the Answer Could Mean Compensation For Your Injuries In Tennessee

Negligence or No Negligence, That is The Question: and How the Answer Could Mean Compensation For Your Injuries In Tennessee

In the legal arena, negligence is a very specific term that describes a scenario where a legal duty was breached, causing damages.  There are many battles fought in courtrooms over what is and is not negligence, because a finding of negligence could mean a lot of money paid to an injured party. The most common types[...]
Getting a Divorce in Tennessee: Where to File and What to Expect

Getting a Divorce in Tennessee: Where to File and What to Expect

It is true that no two marriages are the same, and it is just as true that no two divorces are the same. Each marriage has two unique individuals who come together with their own finances, property, debts, and sometimes children.  When the decision is made, either by one spouse or both, to get a divorce, those finances[...]
Tennessee DUI 101: Knowing What You’re Up Against

Tennessee DUI 101: Knowing What You’re Up Against

Did you know that if you are driving a motor vehicle in Tennessee you have implicitly consented to give a blood, breath, or urine test if a law enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to believe you are driving under the influence?  This is because of the Tennessee Implied Consent Statute, § 55-10-406.  This statute[...]
Don’t File for Bankruptcy Until You Read This Blog!

Don’t File for Bankruptcy Until You Read This Blog!

The decision to file bankruptcy is, without a doubt, one of the most stressful and difficult decision a person or family can make. Once that decision is made, many of our clients come to us incredibly overwhelmed because of the daunting process of filing bankruptcy. Filing in Tennessee can be extremely complicated for [...]
The Importance of Notifying Your Employer of a Work Injury

The Importance of Notifying Your Employer of a Work Injury

After a long day of work, do you ever prop your feet up on the couch with an ice pack on your aching back? Or, after changing out of work clothes, do you put on your wrist brace to stop the throbbing that you get after typing for 8 hours at your desk job? Or, do you just need to take an anti-inflammatory to stop the sw[...]