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Mar 3, 2021

Shoulder Injuries and Car Accidents

By |March 3rd, 2021|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Shoulder Injuries and Car Accidents

Car accidents cause many different types of injuries including shoulder injuries. Damage to the shoulder normally occurs when an occupant collides with another passenger, the dashboard, the door, or with other parts of the vehicle such as a steering column. Shoulder injuries can also occur if an occupant is thrown from the car onto the ground, from the tightening of a seatbelt, or even when the airbag operates. Accident victims who suffer a shoulder injury normally [...]

Feb 24, 2021

What Exactly Is a Marital Dissolution Agreement?

By |February 24th, 2021|Divorce|Comments Off on What Exactly Is a Marital Dissolution Agreement?

Couples going through divorces in the state of Tennessee will always end up with what's called a marital dissolution agreement. That is a contract between you and your former spouse that sets forth your rights and obligations regarding your assets, your debts, alimony, court cost, health insurance, and things like that. It's a contract that the two of you are bound to, and that you have to follow, but it really divides your assets and [...]

Feb 17, 2021

Construction Accidents and Hearing Loss

By |February 17th, 2021|Workers Compensation|Comments Off on Construction Accidents and Hearing Loss

Workers at construction sites are constantly bombarded by noise. Many machines and tools, like jackhammers, are inherently loud. Trucks, the constant movement of workers, drills and diggers, and other work activities can affect a construction worker’s hearing on a daily basis. Often, hearing loss occurs slowly over time. Workers may not even realize they can’t hear well until a spouse, friend, or coworker tells them their hearing is bad. An inability to hear affects your ability [...]

Feb 10, 2021

What Should I Do if Pulled Over for a DUI?

By |February 10th, 2021|DUI|Comments Off on What Should I Do if Pulled Over for a DUI?

If you're stopped for a DUI or the suspicion of a DUI, the first thing that you should do is be cooperative with the officer. That doesn't mean that you respond to everything the officer asks you to do, but that does mean that you don't give the officer a hard time. You want to have a situation in which your case blurs with other cases and there isn't something that distinguishes you from those cases. [...]

Feb 3, 2021

Heart Attacks and Car Accidents: Liability and Damages

By |February 3rd, 2021|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Heart Attacks and Car Accidents: Liability and Damages

In many car accident cases, a driver’s negligence is clear. The driver sped, talked on his smartphone while driving, or ran through a red light. But what happens when the driver has a heart attack or a medical emergency that causes him/her to black out and lose control of their vehicle. Is it fair to hold drivers who have heart failure or other medical emergencies liable if events beyond their control cause the car crash? The [...]

Jan 27, 2021

Parenting Plans & Parenting Classes in Knoxville, TN

By |January 27th, 2021|Family Law|Comments Off on Parenting Plans & Parenting Classes in Knoxville, TN

Mandy Hancock discusses how parenting plans and parenting classes work in this week’s post. Contact Banks & Jones if you have questions about child custody in Knoxville. What exactly is a parenting plan? People ask, "What is a parenting plan?" In the state of Tennessee, we are very fortunate that we have a uniform plan that's used in all cases. I tell clients when they come to me, whether or not you reach an agreement [...]

Jan 20, 2021

The Liability of Lessors and Lessees in Premises Liability Cases

By |January 20th, 2021|Premises Liability|Comments Off on The Liability of Lessors and Lessees in Premises Liability Cases

There are several key parts to any premises liability case. You must prove the owner of the property had a duty to protect you, and failed to make their property safe. Generally, owners have a duty of care to customers, visitors, and people who have permission on the property. In most cases, there is no duty owed to a trespasser. You also need to show that the unsafe condition caused your injury and not another issue. [...]

Jan 13, 2021

Were Your Insurance Claims Denied?

By |January 13th, 2021|Insurance|Comments Off on Were Your Insurance Claims Denied?

If you have had an insurance claim denied, you may have legal remedies available to you. Today, Mandy Hancock discusses when to call an attorney about a claim. What if my insurance company denies my property claim? What do you do if your insurance company denies your claim? At that point I always tell people that's very important, first off, to have a copy of your insurance policy on hand, because there's times when your [...]

Jan 6, 2021

Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Argue His Conviction Should Be Overturned

By |January 6th, 2021|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Argue His Conviction Should Be Overturned

In sexual assault cases, the prosecution may try to argue a defendant’s alleged sexual assault of a victim is part of a pattern of assault of other sexual assault victims. Judges in these types of cases need to balance the right of the prosecution to prove its case with the defendant’s right to a fair trial. The admission of pattern of conduct testimony is very prejudicial to the defendant’s case because the focus of the case [...]

Dec 30, 2020

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

By |December 30th, 2020|Motorcycle Accidents|Comments Off on What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle riding is not for the faint of heart. It can be exhilarating, but also dangerous. There are many common protective tools available to the motorcyclist to help prevent accidents and tragedy. These include tires with good traction, unobstructed vision, good brakes, and quick handling. However, even with these tools, there are hazards out there on the roadway that require a cautious eye and an alert mind on the part of the motorcycle driver. Some of [...]

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