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November 2017 Archives

School bus crashes into truck, sending it over the median

It is important that drivers in Tennessee follow the traffic laws and pay attention to the road. However, even when drivers do everything they are supposed to do, there are always dangers on the road. This is because of the fact that people cannot control the actions and decisions other drivers make. Sometimes a driver can be doing everything correctly, but still ends up in a car crash and suffers catastrophic injuries because another driver makes a poor decision.

Riding a bike or walking can be hazardous to your health

Wait, aren't biking and walking supposedly good for you? Yes, as far as increasing your health and decreasing your waistline, these are healthy ways to do so. However, unless you only walk or bike in a gym on stationary equipment, it also comes with certain hazards.

Children with a disabling condition may be entitled to benefits

Throughout life there are many different things that can happen to people in Tennessee. Sometimes they are welcomed events that change one's life for the better. However, there are also many things that can happen and change one's life for the worse. People can contract or develop diseases or suffer injuries which can make life much more difficult, sometimes permanently.

What is considered gross income for child support purposes?

People have many different types of jobs in Tennessee. Many people work for other companies as employees and receive a W-2 at the end of each year. It is generally fairly easy to determine a person's gross income when one's only income is through this type of employment. However, there are many other types of jobs and people have many different sources of income. People know that exact record keeping of these sources of income are important for taxes, but this record keeping is also important for determining child support in a divorce as well.

The penalties for theft depends on the amount taken

There are many things and services that people in Tennessee may want or need for their daily lives. In order to get these things people usually need to pay for them. Some people are lucky and may win contests or prizes, but for the most part people need to pay. If people take the things or services without paying for them, they could be charged with theft. The penalties for theft, if the person is convicted, can be very severe.

When is a store owner liable for a slip and fall injury?

People go onto other people's property in Tennessee every day. Sometimes the person is explicitly invited onto the property, such as a friend or family member's home, sometimes they enter onto property without permission and other times there is an implicit invitation onto the property.

People with inflammatory arthritis may seek disability benefits

People in Tennessee suffer from many different types of injuries and illnesses. Some of these illnesses and injuries are easy to see and are obvious to people around them. It is easy to tell when people are in wheelchairs, are missing limbs, are on crutches or other injuries such as these. However, there are many other injuries that are more internal in nature and less obvious to those around them. These injuries may be less obvious, but can be just as devastating for the people suffering from them.

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