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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My elevator injury was July 26, 2021. Should I be concerned the way I am at this point?

I can prove breach of contract, personal injury, and tortious interference for 2 companies who were my former employer’s (Shelby County Government) third-party administrators. These are the CorVel Corporation and CONCERN Employee Assistance Program (EAP). As follows:

I, the future... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Not sure of your asserted Causes of Actions. But the personal injury claim has a 1 year SOL, so you must hire an attorney fast. Potential property torts would be 3 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: My job fired me because I have a health problem. What can I do?

I have a chronic heart problem and my job has just fired me because of that. How can I find a lawyer to take the case?

Alexander D. Weatherby
Alexander D. Weatherby
answered on Jun 2, 2022

Hi! Based on your post, it sounds like you need an employment lawyer, not a personal injury lawyer. I would recommend that you contact the Tennessee State Bar for a referral to an employment lawyer ASAP to ensure your rights are protected. I wish you the best with your case - Alex

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Personal injury claim "multiplier" to calculate pain and suffering.

Hi, I am aware that some insurance companies calculate pain and suffering for auto accident/personal injury cases using a "multiplier" between 1 and 5 depending on the severity of the injury. In preparation for considering an upcoming offer from my P&C carrier for a claim under my... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on May 25, 2022

I don't know that there really is a multiplier- and a multiplier range of between 1-5 is pretty broad. Damages should be unique to your case- and how your ankle injury impacts you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Good morning

I have a Question I was wondering if we won a malpractice lawsuit for my mother and decided not to pay her medical bills with the lawsuit money could we be held responsible for her medical bills and with the attorney get in trouble for us not paying the medical bills

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 29, 2022

This is something that your attorney is in the best position to answer. However, your question remains open for two weeks. The reason it would be difficult for other attorneys, Tennessee or otherwise, to answer is that they would not have information contained in your file. This could include the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Someone that works at a plasma center said they saw a bed bug on me and told me I couldn't donate

They didn't bring this up until I asked why it was taken them so long to begin my process of donating which was roughly 45 minutes

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 19, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could comment best, but your post remains open for three weeks. There wasn't a question included, but if you are wondering what your rights are in such a scenario, one possibility is that the facility might argue that it took the measures it did in the interest of public... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: medical restrictions because of a work related injury. I am being asked to work for a Non Profit .

I was given an MRI several weeks ago. I was denied Leave because the physician did not answer several questions regarding how many visits and duration. I have not had previous legal counsel. I have concerns about who, where hours, etc. What should I do before answering any questions. What legal... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 7, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your questions remain open for a week. You may be losing valuable time awaiting a response from a personal injury attorney, the category chosen for your post. This is outside the experience of most personal injury attorneys - it is more a workers'... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: what can do when a neighbor cut down established trees and shrubbery on my property?

He had a boundary marker but he took it down and encroached on my property about 15 ft. taking down most of the boundary that took 15 years to establish. What can I do about it?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Jan 28, 2022

If your neighbor trespassed onto your property and removed landscaping; trees- the neighbor would be liable for damages for this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Nursing Home Abuse for Tennessee on
Q: What type of firm represents a hospital in-patient that was abused by hospital security?

Patient has diagnois of cognative mental disorder and was admitted due to a fall resulting in an additional head injury.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 28, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It would be a firm that handles personal injury, and possibly med mal if the incident was related to the patient's care. It's difficult to say with exactness, based on this brief description. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Got hurt at Walmart don't remember the day that happened did fill out a report and without the date do I have a case

Probably going to end up have a have an operation and I can't get a copy of the accident report and don't remember the date when I have a case since I can't remember the date exactly

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 14, 2021

Look through a calendar carefully and figure out when you were working. Then contact an attorney to file a worker's compensation claim.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, I truly hate to bother you, but I am looking for a reputable lawyer in and around McNaiy County Tn

Hello,

I truly hate to bother you, but I am looking for a reputable lawyer in and around McNaiy County TN, especially one that deals in auto claims and damages against government neglect. I was in a recent wreck that caused me to roll my vehicle and it was do to poorly laded gravel done by... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Dec 3, 2021

You are close enough to Jackson to use a lawyer in Jackson, Tn. If you are looking for specific names let me know or call.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can I get a lawyer to represent me in a criminal aggravated assault case in Memphis, TN?

I was attacked by two patients and a male staff worker while I was a patient myself at this local hospital in Memphis, TN. I sustained several injuries to my head, leg, and left shoulder. I am in need of further medical care due to some pain I am still experiencing in my left shoulder and headaches... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Dec 1, 2021

You can google and get an attorney out of Memphis.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have to assert all my claims against a medical facility at time of Pre-suit Notice?

Do I have to assert all my claims against a medical facility at the time of pre-suit notice or can the complete list of claims, and damages, wait until the time of filing suit?

What exactly MUST be included in the Pre-suit Notice?.... beyond what is spelled out in the statues? I mean,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 21, 2021

A Texas or Tennessee attorney could advise best (the post straddles both jurisdictions), but your question remains open for five weeks. One reason the question was difficult to answer might be that med mal cases tend to be complex, commonly involving multiple parties, multiple legal theories, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: A horse spooked at a horse show and ran onto a state highway and hit a vehicle. Who all can be liable? Promoter???

Can the promoter, owner of rink property and / owner of horse.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 10, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Poor animal must have been terrified. I hope the horse and the occupants of the vehicle are okay. From a textbook analysis, everyone is probably going to be pointing fingers at each other. But for a meaningful... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Does a nurse practitioner,making decisions and giving MMI papers to a patient constitute negligence?

Had ACL,MCL,LCL,and level 4 break tibiial plateau surgery in February. Had knee infection surgery again in March, and again around the end of June. On July 27th,nurse practitioner gave me this paper saying I'd reached medical maximum improvement. I've been told only doctors can make that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 8, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best here, but your post remains open for two weeks. Additionally, your chosen categories cover different casualty areas, where state statutes might not necessarily overlap between personal injury and workers' comp regulations. Until you are able to discuss... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can you miss circuit court due to the fact you are in drug rehab (voluntary) or will I be considered contempt of court?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 4, 2021

That will be a failure to appear. Get your lawyer to ask for a continuance on those grounds. Do something besides getting a mittimus or capias issued.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: herlp with idenity theft personal freedom violations forgery fraud illigeal financial transactions theft cryptocurtency

im west tn it is ongoing and expanding to point cell numbers emails stolen every sigle aspect my life affected hidden cam ease dropping- extensive.. point i am complete prisioner who would i contact to help stop and convict these individuals thanku respectfully jg MD

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 15, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to attorneys who handle identity theft matters. It could also be worth considering reaching out to financial institutions who handle your banking and credit cards to find out if the identity... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How long would it take to settlement a lawsuit how long it take to win a case if they go to trial on a Risperdal case.

The doctor have paperwork on my case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 1, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These product-based actions are sometimes mutli-district cases with heavy dockets. If you have an attorney on the case already, they would know best, based on how far along the case has already progressed. But if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: is there any liability for a doctor who does not prescribe pain med timely for a patient after several year of doing so?

my Family doctor started me on pain med several years ago after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, and i have been using this med as prescribed since it was first prescribe for me. there has been several times over the past years when he has been as much as 2-5 days late prescribing the med... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 28, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on your brief description, it appears that the measure of damages would essentially be a pattern of several delays in receiving pain relief meds after long-term use of the medication. Although your suffering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Let go refused to tell why, age 70 and less than a year work comp. Sep Slip- Lack of Work, Job posted next wk.

Do I have a case? I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did. Before injury co-workers and local management had no idea of my age from appearance and job performance. Records were at... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
answered on Jun 9, 2021

Hi, more information is needed here. Were you injured on the job and filed a workers compensation claim? Some states have an anti-retaliation law that prohibits retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have a case for Age Discrimination and Retaliation?

Let go refused to tell why, age 70 and less than a year work comp claim, Separation Slip - Lack of Work, My Job posted the next week.

I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did.... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Jun 8, 2021

More information is needed to analyze your situation. You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, depending on the impact resulting from the injury you sustained. You could also have a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and/or a state law workers'... Read more »

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