My roomate was driving her car in the late hours on Saturday. We were picking up her little sisters so they could come visit for the weekend. Unexpectedly, a person blew through a stop sign and hit the driver side door. Totaling the car. The person was under the influence, driving intoxicated, and... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2023
What is your question? You will need to notify roommate's insurance carrier of probable UIM claim. It would help if you had an ER or DR visi,t with records and bills. If other driver is criminally charged, then you might be a victim entitled to restitution, so contact appropriate criminal... Read more »
I was the last car and I could safely make the adjustments needed to avoid the accident but the car infront of the second car spun out of control and I tboned them who is at fault and should i get a lawyer to help me fight my case in court? Noone was seriously injured but we all went to the... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2023
You should definitely report the accident to your automobile liability insurance company who should appoint an adjuster and attorney to assist you.
Gathering and preserving evidence at this point is vital should a lawsuit be filed in the future.
It is unfortunately not uncommon for... Read more »
In June of 2022 I had hernia surgery and a week later had to have emergency surgery because the first surgeon cut off the blood vessel going to my right testicle, I've tried to deal with it but it's made me so depressed and not very manly that I've tried to find a way to fix it but I... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
The Tennessee Healthcare Liability Act is not the easiest to follow. While not a complete answer, you must show some deviation from a standard of care and then an act that is not a known risk. Please feel free to reach out to us at Howe.Law if we can be of any help.
Recently I was booted by my school, then told if I didn't sign an agreement to pay their parking fees they would keep the boot on my car. I'd like to challenge that staff member and campus officer to mutual combat via fisticuffs (with the nessicary PPE provided by myself).
answered on Mar 2, 2023
No, it is illegal to engage in mutual combat in Tennessee, even if both parties consent to it. Mutual combat is considered a form of assault and is prohibited by law. Engaging in mutual combat can result in criminal charges and other legal consequences. Additionally, attempting to challenge a... Read more »
Spring I started noticing black mold in my ceiling, shower stall and underneath my wall unit. Also notice when it would rain. That my ceiling fan would leak water through it. And I have to put a bucket down to catch the water from the ceiling we're it leaks. I brought this to my landlords... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2023
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the mold and health problems. I could only speak for the injury-related issues. A landlord tenant attorney should advise on issues related to the lease and habitability. You may... Read more »
Stitch left in too long
Spent almost 9 months in bed recovering
Had to have limb saving surgery
Have no guarantee it won’t come back at any time
answered on Feb 9, 2023
Extremely hard. If you wish to pursue it, then gather all your medical records and bills, then contact a malpractice attorney. Just filing suit within 1 year of injury does not suffice, but requires many notices and an affidavit from a Doctor. Contact malpractice attorneys here on Justia to... Read more »
He is 81 a d seems to have dementia
She is rich a d lured him away
I never remarried or divorced.him
answered on Dec 14, 2022
Alienation of Affections was thrown out as a Tort 50 years ago in TN. If another State has Jurisdiction then you might check into it. In any event you have waited too long, even for other causes of actions.
My wife has conducted drunk driving and just did drunk driving again for the second time with my son. She got in a wreck with my child in the back seat. She also has been physically abusive to me by throwing candle holders and putting hands on me. I am in the military and I am trying to figure out... Read more »
answered on Nov 28, 2022
You should talk to a divorce lawyer immediately.
answered on Nov 17, 2022
I wanted to know what to do
answered on Nov 7, 2022
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry your child was hurt. I hope they are okay. At this point, if you haven't already done so, you could reach out to personal injury attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult. A law firm... Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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.
answered on Aug 16, 2022
You will have to contact an attorney in Costa Rica. This should have been done while you were there.
Have a foot not healing from surgery, I think stress maybe a factor in it not healing
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 »
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
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 »
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 »
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.
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?
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
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 »
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.
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