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You may have heard this phrase on advertisements by lawyers or on a TV show, but what does it mean and, more importantly, if you have an injury case, how do you prove it?  Pain and suffering is exactly what it sounds like: it is the pain and problems you have encountered following an accident.  While it is related to your medical treatment it is a distinctly different item of damages and is entitled to separate compensation, but there is not a mathematical formula for calculating it.  So, if you have sustained a serious injury after an accident that was not your fault, you need an experienced injury lawyer to help you prove your pain and suffering to an insurance company, a jury or a judge so that you can maximize your compensation.  Read on to understand the basics of this part of your injury case. Continue reading

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2019 had been the deadliest year on record for pedestrian and bicyclist deaths in Nashville with 32 people killed.  And then, of course, 2020 was worse.  In 2020, Nashville had 37 pedestrian and bicyclist deaths.  In response, Metro Nashville has adopted some programs to help.  Metro’s Traffic Calming Program and Vision Zero program are being used to improve safety, and one big step is reducing speed limits on our roadways. Continue reading

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While doing some cleaning out last weekend, we came across this old Peanuts book titled: Security is a Thumb and a Blanket.  2020 has certainly caused many of us to long for more security whether it be in our economic situation, our health, our relationships, etc.   If only a thumb and a blanket could keep us from danger or threat.  As we flipped through the book, we saw the above photo.  It is a great reminder of the importance of choosing the right team.   If you think you or a loved one might need an injury attorney, read on to learn more about how to pick the right one for you – even if it is not us. Continue reading

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Today, October 26th, is National Tennessee Day.  We did not even know there was such a thing, but we did know that it is still National Pedestrian Safety Month and in five days we will be celebrating Halloween and lots of pedestrians will be out and about.  Right now, there is so much we can’t control (the pandemic, the election, our self-control around Halloween candy, etc.), but we can control some things to help ensure the safety of all those trick-or-treaters on Saturday.  Take a minute and refresh yourself on these Halloween safety tips. Continue reading

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No matter where you live or your typical form of transportation, we are all pedestrians.  When you get out of your car to walk through the parking lot to go into Target, you are a pedestrian.  When you walk your dog through your neighborhood, you are a pedestrian.  Your children or grandchildren are pedestrians when they get off the school bus.  As such, pedestrian safety should be important to all of us, which is why the federal government has designated October as National Pedestrian Safety Month.  Here are some important facts and safety tips you should know.  Also, if you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, we have one piece of information that could mean the difference between you receiving compensation or not. Continue reading

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Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death for children, and this week is Child Passenger Safety Week to try and raise awareness about how to prevent child passenger injuries and deaths.  When used properly, car safety seats can reduce the risk of death by 70% in infants under 1 year of age and 54% in children in the 1 to 4 age range. So if you are a parent, grandparent, nanny, babysitter or have any reason to be driving children around, take a minute and review these important safety tips. Continue reading

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This past Saturday at approximately 10:30 p.m., after leaving a political dinner, the South Dakota Attorney General called police to report he had hit a deer with his vehicle.  The next day, police discovered that he had not, in fact, hit a deer but instead a pedestrian who was walking to his disabled truck. The pedestrian died.  Right now, more questions remain unanswered than answered, but one thing is for certain: pedestrian accidents are on the rise, and here are some simple but effective ways we can help prevent them. Continue reading

 

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Today is International Day of the Dog, but if your dog is like Lincoln Isaac Day (pictured above), every day is Day of the Dog.  Other dogs are not as fortunate so animal advocates created International Day of the Dog to highlight dog issues and to encourage adopting a dog or donating money or supplies to a pet shelter, etc.  Of course, as injury lawyers, International Dog Day is a great day to remind everyone of some important safety issues when it comes to dogs. Continue reading

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Right now on Amazon, for $18.95, you can buy a large neon yellow sign with bold black lettering that that reads: “Not responsible for cars or personal property lost or stolen or for injury to persons, car or personal property on premises.”   Just imagine, for less than $20, you can insulate yourself from all liability to anyone for anything.  Why doesn’t everyone have one?  Attempting to avoid blame or responsibility is nothing new.  As my husband has aptly stated, Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent.  But can individuals and businesses avoid responsibility for the harm they cause by simply posting a sign or having folks sign a broadly-worded release? Continue reading

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Mercy, it is hot.  The heat index in Middle Tennessee is 105 and other parts of the State are under a heat advisory.  A natural place to cool off is the pool.  But let me tell you a scary story to remind you of the importance of pool safety.

One Saturday, when our daughter Kate was a toddler, I was making banana pudding and Kate was in the kitchen with me.  After she wandered out of the kitchen, I noticed the quiet, which is always a red flag for parents of toddlers. I washed my hands and went to look for her.  I went to the sunroom and the door to the pool was open.  My heart stopped and I could not breathe.  I raced to the door and blessedly found Kate sitting on the edge of the pool splashing the water with her feet – oblivious to the danger.  Someone had left the sunroom door open and she had ventured out.  It happened so quickly.  Thankfully, Kate was fine.  Even though she had successfully completed a water survival class, that scene is etched in my mind and it is still upsetting to think of what could have happened.  After that, we made some changes to improve water safety at our house.  Here are some tips that you should consider if you own a pool or regularly visit one: Continue reading

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