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When are Nurses Liable for Medical Malpractice?

December 24, 2013

Nurses, like doctors, can be liable for medical malpractice in certain circumstances. Some common areas of nursing malpractice are: not acting when action is required, injuring a patient with medical equipment, and not properly giving medication. If you have suffered harm as a result of a nurse’s malpractice, you may be wondering what to do. [...]

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Employer Liability for Employee’s Car Accidents

December 21, 2013

When an employee who is driving a vehicle for work either to perform his work duties or to do something for his employer is involved in a car accident, the employer may be liable. Employers may be liable because they were negligent or because they were negligent with supervising the employee. Or, sometimes, an employer [...]

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What to do if you Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

December 20, 2013

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, and you suspect abuse or neglect, you may be wondering what to do. There are certain steps that should be taken to make sure that you get the issue resolved. First, it is important to assess whether the nursing home resident is telling the truth. [...]

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What is the “One Bite Rule” for Dogs and Does it Affect Liability?

December 19, 2013

Someone bitten by a dog may be wondering whether he can bring a lawsuit against the dog’s owner to recover money for his injuries. It is important to understand what the “one bite rule” is. It is also important to know whether Tennessee uses the “one bite rule” when determining owner liability. The “one bite [...]

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What is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

December 17, 2013

Nursing home abuse and neglect can happen in several different ways. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it is important to be aware of the different ways nursing homes can be liable for able and neglect. A nursing home can be liable for neglect if it neglects a resident and that [...]

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How does Worker’s Compensation Affect an Employee’s Personal Injury Lawsuit against his Employer?

December 5, 2013

Employers are required to purchase insurance that gives benefits to employees that are injured at work. This means that employees will get benefits no matter who was at fault. Employers like this because it offers them protection from lawsuits by injured employees. However, this protection from lawsuits is not always guaranteed. Even with worker’s compensation, [...]

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Personal Injury Claims for Assault

December 4, 2013

Sometimes a lawsuit may be brought against a defendant for assault. For assault situations, a person may bring a cause of action against a defendant for a threat that was made. This means that there does not always have to be actual contact or actual touching between the two parties. An assault is an intentional [...]

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Personal Injury Claims for Battery

December 3, 2013

When thinking about personal injury lawsuits, people usually think of suing for injuries resulting from car accidents, negligence, etc. However, it is also possible in some instances to bring a cause of action for battery. Battery can be a criminal charge as well. But, when a lawsuit for battery is brought in civil court, it [...]

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Bicycle Accidents Caused by Road Hazards

November 29, 2013

When a bicyclist is riding on the road, there can be hazards that cannot be avoided. These hazards can lead to injuries to the bicyclist. Because of this, it is important to understand what hazards that cause accidents may allow a bicyclist to recover money for injuries. One type of hazard for bicyclists is potholes. [...]

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Wrongful Death Claims

November 27, 2013

When a person dies because of another person’s actions, the people closest to the deceased may be able to bring a cause of action for wrongful death. It is important to understand what a wrongful death claim is. It is also important to know who may bring a wrongful death claim. And, it is important [...]

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