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Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxed in Tennessee?

Tax season is almost upon us, and if you're expecting a settlement it's smart to be worried about whether or not you need to report your winnings to Uncle Sam. You won't have to worry about state taxes in Tennessee: the fact that we don't have income tax keeps you from having to worry about [...]

By |2020-01-16T19:11:30+00:00January 16th, 2020|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxed in Tennessee?

4 Mistakes Tennessee Residents Make When Injured By Defective Products

Product liability cases are neither easy to win nor straightforward. For one thing you have to show the product was in unreasonably dangerous condition or was in a defective condition. You also have to show the defect or dangerous condition was directly responsible for your injury, and not your own misuse or abuse of the [...]

By |2019-12-31T06:33:31+00:00December 31st, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on 4 Mistakes Tennessee Residents Make When Injured By Defective Products

What Makes a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you're embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit, it's tough to know where to turn, even if you do your research. For one thing, there are a great many statements on a great many websites boiling down to so much marketing fluff. Perhaps you're familiar with one of the most common ones already. Many personal [...]

By |2019-12-19T05:06:26+00:00December 19th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on What Makes a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

When Does Following an Employer’s Instructions Threaten a Nursing License?

Professional standards of nursing conduct tell you to do one thing. Your employer, direct supervisor, or resident expert directs you to do something else. What do you do?  When in doubt, use professional standards of nursing conduct. Consider this 2018 Delaware case: Delaware Board of Nursing v. Christine Mulry Francis and Angela L. Caldwell Debenedictis. [...]

By |2019-11-19T23:00:32+00:00November 19th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on When Does Following an Employer’s Instructions Threaten a Nursing License?

Can a General Contractor be Held Liable for the Actions of a Subcontractor?

Subcontracting is a necessary and vital part of the construction industry. Entire business models are built around a construction company's ability to collect bids from smaller companies to conduct work on a given project. Indeed, the involvement of multiple contractors and subcontractors is part of what makes construction cases so difficult to unravel. There is [...]

By |2019-09-27T15:19:10+00:00September 19th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Can a General Contractor be Held Liable for the Actions of a Subcontractor?

Understanding Tennessee’s Apology Laws

Tennessee is one of 40 states that has enacted an "apology law." These laws allow doctors to apologize to patients without having that apology used against them in a legal action. And while on the surface this may be simple, few things involving the law ever are. It's important to understand the potential effects of [...]

By |2019-07-30T21:39:27+00:00July 30th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Understanding Tennessee’s Apology Laws

4 Things That Can Cause a Judge to Dismiss a Personal Injury Case

Whether you're the plaintiff in a personal injury case, or a defendant, there is always the chance that the judge will dismiss the case. This usually works in the defendant's favor. There are four common reasons a judge might choose to dismiss a case. #1) Procedural Problems The most common procedural problem is failing to [...]

By |2019-07-19T02:55:39+00:00July 19th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on 4 Things That Can Cause a Judge to Dismiss a Personal Injury Case

Does Failing to Wear a Helmet Impact My Motorcycle Personal Injury Case?

Many motorcyclists do not like helmets. But Tennessee law does require you to wear a helmet at all times while you're on the road on your bike. (It also prohibits you from hunting whales while riding a motorcycle, but that one doesn't seem to come up too often). It's also illegal for passengers to go [...]

By |2019-06-30T18:35:13+00:00June 30th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Does Failing to Wear a Helmet Impact My Motorcycle Personal Injury Case?

Will a Waiver Protect my Tennessee Business?

Tennessee is a very active state. You can climb rocks, learn how to ride a motorcycle, or go white water rafting here, but you do all these things recognizing there's an element of risk.   Recreational businesses in Tennessee often have their customers sign liability waivers. These waivers release their companies and staff members from [...]

By |2019-05-16T16:09:52+00:00May 16th, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Will a Waiver Protect my Tennessee Business?

Common Causes of Contractual Disputes

When you sign a contract you probably do it hoping it's more or less a formality. You plan to uphold your end of the contract. You trust the other entity plans to uphold their end. It's nice to have the document to refer back to, just in case someone forgets. But you don't expect to [...]

By |2019-05-01T05:53:18+00:00May 1st, 2019|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Common Causes of Contractual Disputes