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  • How to Gather Evidence to Build Strong Case

    In order to be successful in proving negligence in a personal injury claim, a plaintiff needs to gather as much evidence as possible. The evidence needs to prove that the defendant owed some kind of duty to the plaintiff, that the duty was breached, that the breach resulted in injury, and that the injury occurred for which damages can be paid. The following are some examples of evidence which may ...
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  • 4 Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

    The basis of any personal injury claim is proof of negligence, which is conduct that falls short of reasonable standards for protecting an individual from foreseeable risks of harm. Before you start negotiating your claim, it is critical to understand how to prove all the elements which prove negligence. Understanding and proving exactly how the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries is ...
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  • Types of Public Indecency Offenses

    You’ve probably heard reports of crimes known as “public indecency,” but what you may not know is that this is actually an umbrella term that encompasses several different acts involving either nudity or sexual activity. These actions are usually intended to shock, arouse, or offend others through exhibitionism or promotion of obscenity, and are not protected under the right to “free expression” ...
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  • Your Wrongful Death Claim Questions, Answered!

    If a loved one has recently passed away as a result of injuries or an accident that was no fault of their own, you may have the ability to pursue damages in the form of a wrongful death claim. On this blog, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions we receive about this particular type of claim to help you better understand what your options may be. Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim? ...
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  • How to Prepare for Your First Court Appearance

    If you’ve never had to appear in court before, being forced to appear before a judge can be one of the most intimidating you’ve ever had to experience. Many people are extremely nervous in the days leading up to this initial appointment, and our clients often ask us if there’s anything they can do to start their case off on the right foot. The good news: there is! And it doesn’t even have to be ...
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  • Tips for Avoiding Parental Alienation After Your Divorce

    Let’s face it, a divorce is never easy. Long among the numerous court dates, arguments, negotiations, and other stresses is the fact that children often feel the effects of a divorce between their parents just as much as their parents do. Because this is such a confusing and stressful time, it’s easy to have a negative influence on your children, perhaps without ever even realizing it. It’s ...
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  • What is "Implied Consent?"

    When you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence, you are required to adhere to a blood alcohol content test by either blood, breath, or urine, depending on what’s available. Can you refuse this test? The answer is no—you are required by law to submit to this test or else you will face extensive penalties because of a doctrine known as “implied consent.” Let’s take a look at this ...
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  • How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence is a serious problem that deserves to be treated with the utmost caution and care, but there’s an ugly consequence of this kind of attention: false accusations. Because of the immense social stigma that domestic violence carries, those who are accused often face massive backlash from society and are often given little recourse to try and preserve their name and reputation. This ...
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  • How to Avoid Slip & Fall Accidents During the Winter

    A study conducted by the National Safety Council estimates that slip and fall accidents happen 25,000 times a day in the United Sates. According to data, 1 in 5 emergency room visits are due to a fall; while slips, trips, and falls make up 20% of all workers’ comp costs. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that these types of accidents are the second leading cause of ...
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  • When Will I Be Able to Stop Paying Child Support?

    It is important to know when you can stop paying child support so that you can better plan for your financial future. Typically, child support payments stop when the child reaches the age of 18. However, in certain situations, child support payments can be extended beyond the age of 18. This tends to happen when the child is still living at home, attending high school, or has special needs. Age of ...
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  • How Do I Get an Annulment in Tennessee?

    An annulment and a divorce are not the same thing. In a divorce, a valid marriage is terminated by one or both spouses. An annulment means that the marriage in question was never a valid one to begin with. In Tennessee, you can have your marriage annulled if there is a legal reason that proves your marriage was invalid from the beginning. Legal Grounds for an Annulment The following legal grounds ...
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  • Important Things to Talk to Your Divorce Attorney About

    When you get divorced, your attorney will likely ask standard questions, such as: How long were you married? Do you have children? When did you separate from your spouse? What is your income? What is your spouse’s income? What property do you and your spouse own? What property do you and your spouse own separately? However, there are other important questions that your lawyer might not ask you. ...
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  • Saying "Sorry" After an Accident Can Hurt Your Claim

    Following an accident, any form of apology can be taken as an admission of fault by insurance adjusters investigating your claim. Although you might feel uncomfortable trying to avoid apologizing for an accident you were involved, doing so can have a significant impact on your claim for damages. This is why you should remember to never apologize after an accident. In this blog, we explain how your ...
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  • Is There a Good Time of Year to File For Divorce?

    Divorce is a huge decision that will fundamentally impact the very foundations of your life and your family. When you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, you should also carefully consider how to file and when to file. Believe it or not, immediately going out and starting the divorce process after making the decision to file for divorce can be a fundamentally huge mistake which can wind up ...
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  • Tennessee Medical Marijuana Laws

    Marijuana is a fairly controversial subject these days for a number of reasons, mostly having to do with the fact that different states treat it so differently. Whereas states like Colorado and California have completely legalized consumption and possession of this substance in a limited capacity, other states have refused to budge in this regard, still holding to possession of any amount being ...
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