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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
When someone dies as the result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, the decedent’s surviving family members can take legal action through the Tennessee civil justice system.
The Tennessee civil justice system allows surviving family members to file wrongful death claims in pursuit of financial relief
The trauma experienced by surviving family members can be exacerbated if they learn that the at-fault driver did not even stop to render aid. Such circumstances often lead to wrongful death lawsuits.
Individuals in Tennessee who survived truck accidents usually explore the available options for recovering damages
Unlike other truck accidents that typically see passenger car occupants killed or severely injured, this time a truck driver lost his life
Many truck accidents that happen in road construction zones when drivers fail to take care
Many Tennessee motorists might feel threatened by the presence of big rigs with which they have to share the roads.
Sharing the Tennessee highways with big rigs and other commercial vehicles can be a harrowing experience.
Many car accident victims in Tennessee suffer long-term consequences of whiplash injuries that only manifested days or weeks later.
Victims of slip-and-fall accidents in Tennessee might not immediately realize the extent of their injuries and the long-term consequences they might suffer
Imagine going into surgery to have a damaged kidney removed, only to wake up and learn that the healthy kidney was removed instead.
Hotel guests who are attacked by intruders at the venue can also lead to personal injury claims because security is also the venue’s responsibility.
Victims of any personal injury suffered at the premises of a negligent property owner or business operator likely have grounds to file lawsuits in a Tennessee civil court.
Many Tennessee families have dogs, cats, caged birds or other animals as pets, and most of them know that they could be held liable if their beloved pets should harm somebody.
Victims of slip-and-fall accidents in Tennessee typically consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate the viability of a lawsuit.
Tennessee motorists might be familiar with sharing the roadways of the state with horse-drawn buggies.
Victims of car accidents in Tennessee must ensure they have all the necessary medical reports if they intend to pursue financial relief.
Victims of car accidents in Tennessee might have grounds to file personal injury lawsuits in a civil court. However, this applies only if the negligence of another party caused their injuries.
During the months of summer, motorcyclists in Tennessee make the most of the opportunity to enjoy riding.
The ATV flipped over and slid several feet before it came to a halt.
Every parent in Tennessee whose children travel to school by bus are likely concerned about their safety.
All motorists on Tennessee roadways are vulnerable — crashes happen to anyone at any time. Car accidents can have devastating consequences, especially when lives are lost.
Impatient motorists who blow their horns might not realize how sensitive the horses are to sudden noises, and scaring them could have disastrous consequences.