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Yes, you read that right – John Day is on jury duty this week and next. On Wednesday, John was put in the jury box but ultimately he was excused from serving on that particular jury via a peremptory challenge (explained below).  He may get another chance before his term expires.  The phrase “jury duty” […]

Tennessee law requires juries of twelve citizens in injury trials and in all other types of civil and criminal jury trials.  Rarely, the lawyers in the case will agree that the case can be decided by less than twelve people, but a very, very high percentage of jury trials in Tennessee are decided by twelve […]

 I was in a car wreck about 3 months ago.  The other driver admitted fault.  My medical bills are about $25,000.   I have been released by my doctor.  My lost wages are $5000.   How quickly will my case settle? At the outset you need to understand that your case may not settle at all.  In Tennessee the insurance […]

I was in a car wreck six months ago.  The wreck was not my fault.  I had a back injury and now the doctor says I need surgery.  The surgery will cost $40,000.   I don’t really want surgery, but the pain is pretty bad and the doctor says it will get worse.  Will I […]

 I received a broken leg in a motorcycle crash and received a settlement from the other driver’s insurance company.   Do I have to pay federal income taxes on the money I received? Not under current federal income tax law. There are certain types of lawsuits that give rise to the duty to report the settlement […]

This Legal Guide will explain the various steps that take place during the trial of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in Tennessee. 1. Jury Selection Most of the trials in personal injury and wrongful death cases in state court in Tennessee are jury trials. The jury panel consists of thirty to sixty residents […]

I have been summoned to jury duty in civil court.  Am I going to be able to ask questions of the witnesses at trial or do I just have to sit there and listen? Relatively new changes to Tennessee law permit jurors to ask questions under certain circumstances.  The judge will instruct you what to […]

The unofficial end of summer is here.  A lot of kids are back in school and this is the last hoorah before settling into a different season and, hopefully, some cooler temperatures.  Like everything else associated with 2020, Labor Day is going to look different for a lot of folks.  While your plans may not […]

After heart disease and cancer, accidents are the number three cause of death in the United States.  Of course, accidents is a broad category that encompasses a lot including medical malpractice.  In fact, more than 250,000 people die each year from surgical errors and other medical negligence.  So what is medical negligence?  Many folks think […]

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