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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: I tripped over, and cut my toe open at a college campus.

I was delivering an order to my local college campus in TN and while trying to find the apartment number, in the middle of the walkway, I tripped. It looked like maybe 2 poles used to block vehicles from entering that specific path, but they were cut down to maybe 4 inches high. They were rusty,... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Sep 23, 2022

I would suggest you take pictures of your injury as well as the location. If you are needing medical treatment - I would report this to the school and its insurer. They may provide / pay for your medical care. If you are considering a legal route-- you should contact an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My husband works in downtown nashville in construction. He found all his equipment doused in port-a-potty water today

This was done by a different company maliciously against him specifically. His equipment is ruined and he unfortunately came into contact with the fecal waste. What can he do regarding this? He has evidence and samples to prove this was the case. Can’t find specific TN law or osha regulation for... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 30, 2022

That is a possible Vandalism Criminal Charge. Call the Police. A civil warrant for Property Damage could be filed in General Sessions also. There may have been witnesses or even video. It will take admissible proof to go after them.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My summons doesn't have a court date and it wasn't filled out by the sheriff is it still valid
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 29, 2022

Call the Court Clerk and find out when Court is. You can argue lack of sufficient process in Court. But prepare to defend yourself on the merits. A lawyer might help.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Firefighter carry no apparatus with him on the fire truck is that negligent

Fire truck comes to the house won't come up the driveway because they said the truck was tore up headway for another truck to show up but already had called for him earlier three people it called for a 911 took him 20 minutes 30 minutes to get here in the fire station is only 1.2 miles away... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 24, 2022

Possible negligence cause of action. But it is a Government Tort Liability Action, so few lawyers know what to do. No jury and a 1 year SOL, with with caps on damages. You will need other firemen to testify as experts.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I broken my leg on vacation in Costa Rica on a resort on May 27th 2022 I'm wondering what is the timeline for me to sue
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 16, 2022

You will have to contact an attorney in Costa Rica. This should have been done while you were there.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue for stress, over a loan. Constant bereavement of phone calls?

Have a foot not healing from surgery, I think stress maybe a factor in it not healing

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 8, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You would need to check with a local attorney if the phone calls violate Tennessee collection laws in terms of hours, tactics, etc. and whether the conduct is egregious enough to rise to the level of mental... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: If I'm at fault and given a citation and I end up injured do I need a lawyer?

Was at fault given citation,. Ended up in a boot with 2 broken toes and foot fracture up 6 months healing. I know it's my fault just saying options on what to do tia

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 18, 2022

For what are you seeking an attorney? Based on your post, I would seek an attorney to represent you and help you obtain the best result possible for the citation issued to you. If the accident occurred while you were working then you might have a workers' comp claim and an attorney... Read more »

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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 »

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