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Jul 25, 2014

The Feinberg Plan: GM’s Answer to Dealing with the Death of 13 and Serious Injuries of Many More

By |Jul 25, 2014|car accidents, car wreck, Dangerous, Fatal Crash, Feinberg Plan, GM, Injury, Lawsuit, Product Liability, product recall, Recall, Settlement, Valukas Report, Wrongful Death|0 Comments|

“A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probably rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court… Read More

Jul 22, 2014

The Chokehold: Necessary Force or Police Brutality

By |Jul 22, 2014|Injury, Neglience, personal injury, Wrongful Death|0 Comments|

The video from July 17, 2014 of the “unauthorized” police officer’s chokehold which lead to the death of NYC husband and father of 6, Eric Garner, is an unspeakable and horrifyingly vivid illustration of how a bad judgment call, and the recently confirmed misconduct, can lead to tragedy for individuals being apprehended by law enforcement.… Read More

Jul 21, 2014

Are TN Nursing Home Neglect Cases Being Swept Under the Rug?

By |Jul 21, 2014|Cap, Elder Abuse, Injury, Neglience, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect, personal injury, Poor Standard of Care, Tennessee Law, TN Nursing Home, Wrongful Death|0 Comments|

Nursing homes that are understaffed and underfunded typically lead to neglect and even abuse. Tennessee is rated in the bottom four of out a 50 state National ranking data study compiled by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. So why have state lawmakers passed bills to give nursing homes an even lighter load… Read More

Jul 18, 2014

Tricky Territory: Who’s to Blaim in a Parking Lot Accident

By |Jul 18, 2014|car insurance, car wreck, Injury, legal advice, Parking Lot Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Surprisingly, twenty percent of all insurance claims filed are for car accidents occurring in parking lots according to the Institute for Highway Safety. Most parking lots are privately owned.  That means that they fall under private property driving laws which are put in place to protect both the general public and the owner.  Unless an… Read More

Jul 16, 2014

Preparing for the Future: Will Bankruptcy Effect My Social Security Benefits?

By |Jul 16, 2014|health, Injury, Serious Injuries, Social Security|0 Comments|

Financial difficulties and significant health problems go hand and hand.  It’s all too common that folks come to us after the initial denial of their Social Security Disability benefits asking which path to start down first:  bankruptcy or appealing the denial.  If the problem is that you can no longer work and have no income… Read More

Jul 15, 2014

Safety Alert: Recall on Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

By |Jul 15, 2014|Brakes Malfunction, Harley-Davidson, Injury, Mechanical Malfunction, Motorcycle Accident, Motorcycle Wreck, personal injury, Product Liability, product recall, safety, Serious Injuries, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

After five crashes and two minor injuries discovered last fall through warranty claims, Harley-Davidson has begun a massive recall of its Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year, as well as motorcycles built between July 1, 2013, and May, 7 2014 with anti-lock brakes.     The 66,421 motorcycles being recalled have a… Read More

Jul 15, 2014

When You’re on a Motorcycle, Every Road Can Be Dangerous

By |Jul 15, 2014|motorcycle accidents|0 Comments|

There are certain roads in Tennessee that every biker knows: I-40 through Knoxville, The Chapman Highway and of course Highway 129, known by almost all as The Dragon. And while each of these roads offer something special to motorcycle riders – gorgeous scenery, thrilling curves – almost any road can be dangerous when you’re on… Read More

Jul 14, 2014

High Rates of On-the-Job Heart Attack and Stroke Suffered by Law Enforcement and Firefighters

By |Jul 14, 2014|Dangerous, Governmental Liability, Injury, Work Comp, workers compensation|0 Comments|

Currently I represent the widow and children of a very loving and industrious man who died as the result of heart failure due to the stress of his job.  The employer is contesting the case and we are scheduled for trial later this year.  That case reminds me of the dozens of civil service employees,… Read More

Jul 11, 2014

What Your State Doesn’t Know About Zip Lines Could Kill You

By |Jul 11, 2014|Adventure Sports, Canopy Tour, Dangerous, Injury, litigation, Neglience, personal injury, Serious Injuries, Wrongful Death, Zip Line Accident, Zip Lines, Zipline Safety, Ziplining|0 Comments|

In Lexington, Kentucky, at the Red Mile Crawfish Festival an 11 year-old girl’s zip line snapped as soon as she took off from the platform, causing her to fall 20 feet.  While investigating the freighting scene, police discovered that the carabiner clip on her harness was broken. In Sevierville, Tennessee, after failing to properly attach… Read More

Jul 9, 2014

“ON A PONTOON” One Minute and the Next, I’m in the Hospital

By |Jul 9, 2014|Boat, Boaters Insurance, Boating Accident, Canoe, car accidents, car insurance, car wreck, Child Safety, Dangerous, drunk driving, Fatal Boating Accident, Filing a Claim, head concussion, Injury, Insurance Claims, Insurance Policy, Jet Ski, legal advice, Leisure Boating, Motor Boat, personal injury, Pontoon, Recreation Boating, safety, Safety Tips, Sailboat, Under the Influence, uninsured, Wrongful Death|0 Comments|

It’s scary, one minute you’re having the time of your life jetting across Tennessee’s beautiful waters, the next minute your life is flashing before your eyes and you’re being tossed by the waves.  There can be a lot of “he said-she said” after a boating accident and it can be harder to reconstruct the path… Read More

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