Personal injury Compensation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID 19 new cases are on the rise in Tennessee August 1st the Tennessee Department of Health reported over 108,000 caes of COVID-19 and new cases continue to rise as is happening for surrounding states. Tennessee Court System during the COVID Pandemic For the past several months, the Tennessee Courts have heard limited cases and with the rise of new cases, the possibility of continuing to hear limited cases will be the norm for the near future.  However, our daily lives continue under this new normal. We still drive cars and crashes will occur. We still go to the store where we encounter potential danger and our safety was put in jeopardy resulting in loss.  When a loss due to personal injury occurs today, people are more likely to be scared about the future and maintain their ability to provide for themselves and family. Because COVID-19 is forcing new safety measures, the amount of cases that end up in trial has diminished. This fact may cause some clients to want to settle directly with an insurance company for faster payout. Please do not fall for this trick. You should never settle for anything less than a full and fair amount. 

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Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home Neglect and Injuries

Nursing home neglect and injuries were already a common occurrence prior to COVID-19 or better known as the CoronaVirus. In fact, Davis, Kessler & Davis has been featured on the local news for representing numerous patients from nursing home abuse and neglect. We strive to get patients the justice they deserve. What constitutes nursing home neglect or abuse? Here are some examples: Bedsores Bone Fractures and Breaks Emotional Abuse Falls Malnutrition Medication Errors Sexual Abuse Death These horrible things are caused by a number of preventable factors. Unfortunately, many nursing homes put profits over people. Instead of caring about the people they are paid to care for, they only care about the bottom line. If you think this may be an issue where your loved one is staying look for the following factors: Is the nursing home properly staffed? Does the patient get up and move enough? Does the doctor or nurse spend enough time with the patient? Is the doctor or nurse listening and charting things accurately? We strive to make the world a safer place. We wish lawsuits were not needed, however, we see these things happen over and over again. The only way to prevent them is

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Auto Insurance - Automobile Wreck

INSURANCE TIPS FROM A CITY JUDGE & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Troubling times are here right now and there is no end in sight. Right now, people are doing their best to stay off the roads and stay at home. I commend them for that. We are all in this together. At some point, things will get back to normal and people will get out of the homes. However, financial times will be tough, very tough. People will have to make tough decisions on what to cut from their budgets. As a Municipal Judge, I handle most traffic citations. More than half of the tickets in my court are for people not having auto insurance, thus being uninsured. Auto insurance is already something that people choose to cut when times are tough. I would expect that trend to grow exponentially in the coming months. Please avoid this happening to you if you can!  As a personal injury attorney, I represent people who are usually severely injured in a car wreck. Sadly, more times than not, the person at fault for the wreck either has no insurance or not enough insurance to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life that the injured party rightly deserves. This is

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Virtual Office

Our Technology Allows us To Continue To Serve Clients

COVID-19 hopefully has many of us Safer At Home where we are homeschooling our children, working from home, and going about our business as best we can. This COVID-19 pandemic may bring on special circumstances such as an ongoing or new bankruptcy proceeding. For those that are still going to and from work outside the home or just needing to shop for essential services, driving anywhere opens us up to the danger of another person causing a car wreck. Life happens and while our office doors are locked, we are still talking to clients about their needs such as bankruptcy, auto accidents, injury, criminal actions and disability. Court is currently closed until April 30, but we are still here working with our clients. Davis, Kessler and Davis has been at the forefront of technology for many years. We have dual internet connections, paperless technology, best in class case management system, and multiple cloud phone systems allowing us to work virtually anywhere. We even have our own in house technology specialist. Some staff members are working remotely and some are in the office taking the utmost precautions. What this means for you is we can continue to work on your case

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COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation

Negligence or Inevitability? While at first many of us did not take Coronavirus (COVID-19) as seriously as we should. However, by now we should all understand COVID0-19 is a very serious issue. There could be those that the effects are not deadly but those same people can unknowingly carry the virus to somebody with a weaker immune system that can be deadly. As of March 23, 2020, the state of Tennessee has 505 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including those from Franklin, Marion, Hamilton and Bradley counties. The virus is easily spread and right now the best prevention is social distancing, washing hands, surfaces and the very difficult not touching your face. Have business and people done enough to help prevent the spread? Unfortunately, there are currently many people that are ignoring the recommendations, going about their daily lives as normal and will spread this potentially deadly disease to others. For those that are staying at home, the potential for danger is less likely. But what if you are having to go to a place of business where there are larger groups of people? Is your business taking proper precautions to protect you? The same can be asked about cruise ships

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Auto Wreck

When Should I Hire A Lawyer After A Car Accident

Insurance companies can be difficult to work with often trying to pay out the least amount of money possible. When you work with Davis, Kessler & Davis, we will fight for everything you deserve and will make the entire process as easy as possible. We are a family-oriented, powerful team that will see your case all the way through to the end, unlike many large firms that participate in TV ads and will only try to settle your case as fast as possible. We do not screen calls! When you call us, you will talk with Floyd, Nick, Andy, Robert, Roger, Bradley to get your case started.

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No Hand Held Devices While Driving

Chattanooga, Franklin County, Nashville TN: Hands Free July 2019

The rate of distracted drivers in Tennessee has steadily increased in the past ten years. In 2009, despite the presence of the law that made texting while driving illegal, the total amount of crashes due to distracted drivers was over 12,500. In 2018, that amount had almost doubled to over 24,600. The Tennessee Legislature has come to realize how big an issue distracted driving really is throughout our state, and they have recently come up with a solution to try to lower the number of distracted driving deaths instead of having them increase even more. According to a study completed in February, the state of Tennessee has the highest rate of distracted driving deaths in the entire country. The law in Tennessee right now has completely banned texting while driving for all drivers, and drivers who are under 18 years of age are completely banned from using a cellphone at all while driving. The new law, which will be enacted on July 1, 2019, states that all drivers are banned from physically holding or supporting a cellphone with any part of the driver’s body. If you are over the age of 18 years old (drivers below the age of 18

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