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Posted on March 16, 2017 11:35 am in Workers' Compensation
Workers’ Compensation Settlement Too Low? Four Ways to Know. Four Ways Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement May Not Be All You Are Entitled To Under The Law: 1. Has Workers’ Compensation calculated your pay wrong? Whether it is for temporary benefits or your final disability award, how your pay is calculated is very important. Workers’ Compensation is paid out based more »

Posted on March 9, 2017 4:31 pm in Car Accidents, Truck Accidents
Is This A Good Offer? Is this a good offer?, is one of the most common questions we get at the Lawyers of Brown and Roberto after a car accident. When you think about it, it’s easy to see why. Most of us aren’t familiar with dealing with an insurance company and when you’ve been injured and your medical bills are piling up, more »

Posted on February 13, 2017 5:00 am in Blog, The Law, Workers' Compensation
Injured At Work, What Are Five Things You Should  Do Before Calling A Lawyer Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Law has gone through significant changes since 2014 and now it’s far more difficult to prove your case if you’ve been injured at work than ever before.  Those who have been injured at work, may need an attorney to guide them through more »

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Posted on January 20, 2017 2:27 pm in Car Accidents
Car Accidents Are More Likely in the Rain: With heavy precipitation expected in the Knoxville, you might be wondering if car accidents are more likely in the rain than on a snowy day? Surprisingly, National Highway Safety Administration studies have shown that 46% of weather related car accidents occur when driving in the rain, while only 17% more »

Posted on January 6, 2017 10:50 am in Car Accidents
Driving In Snow Isn’t Something We Deal With Often In Tennessee: Let’s face it, we are blessed to live in a region that doesn’t typically see significant winter weather. The downside of that is that many of us are unprepared to deal with driving in snow or ice simply because it’s not something we are very familiar more »

Posted on October 17, 2016 4:55 pm in Blog, Law in the News
While hacked email is certainly in the news today, you may be wondering what steps you can take to keep your email messages private. It’s almost common place these days to hear of another data breach where an unauthorized user gains access to private information, including private email. Although it may seem as if there is more »

Posted on October 14, 2016 10:43 am in Blog, Social Security Disability
DIY Social Security Disability  Every year thousands of applications for Social Security Disability are filed and many of those applications don’t need the assistance of an attorney or a representative in order to be successful. However, several things must be considered when setting out to handle your own Social Security Disability case. When Should I more »

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Posted on September 6, 2016 3:55 pm in Car Accidents
After A Car Accident: Time Is Not On Your Side It happens when we least expect it, you are driving around taking care of your busy life and all of a sudden…you are hit by a careless driver. Now, after a car accident, you are injured and your car is damaged. After getting back from more »

Posted on August 12, 2016 2:16 pm in The Law, Uncategorized
What does Tennessee Law Require of Amusement Rides and Their Operators? Amusement rides, whether in a fixed location or assembled temporarily, are a fun part of Summertime in Tennessee. However, in light of the recent tragedies in Kansas City and closer to home in Greene County, many are asking what is required of amusement rides and their operators more »

Posted on July 18, 2016 2:02 pm in Car Accidents
Last week the internet went wild with a new free to play app called Pokémon Go. In fact, the game is such a hit that less than a week after its release, the app became the top grossing app on iTunes. When using the app, a player walks around their actual “real” environment and through more »

Posted on July 13, 2016 10:54 am in Meet Our Team, Social Security Disability
You worked all your life but when your physical or mental condition had gotten to the point where you could no longer work, you applied for Social Security Disability.  But, once you were awarded your benefits are they safe from further review by the Social Security Administration?  The answer is no.  The Social Security Administration more »

Posted on June 12, 2016 6:05 pm in Areas of Practice, Car Accidents, Our Client Bill of Rights, Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability
It’s 2016 and we have the world at our fingertips.  According to comScore, an estimated 187 million Americans now own a smart phone, which represents approximately 77% of the population.  Wi-fi is readily available at seemingly every turn and you can use Google to find information on virtually any topic. When someone has been injured more »

Protect Your Family: Why You Need A Will
Posted on May 16, 2016 4:58 pm in Family Law, Wills & Trusts
Most adults recognize the value and importance of a will, but according to Forbes, over 50% of Americans don’t have one.  This is a startling statistic in light of how this could negatively impact your family and their future. Having a will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and more »

Posted on March 3, 2016 8:46 am in Blog, Car Accidents
Your Digital Data In A Car Accident With all of the talk today about cell phone data and whether or not Apple should be compelled to open cell phones in criminal investigations, many have questions about their data in a civil case, like a car accident. Firm Partner, Andrew Roberto, sat down with WVLT yesterday more »

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Posted on February 10, 2016 5:45 pm in The Law
UT Title Nine Lawsuit in the News: Understanding Title IX Lawsuits Six plaintiffs filed a lawsuit this week against the University of Tennessee (UT) alleging hostile environment discrimination by UT against women.  May are asking, what is this UT Title Nine lawsuit all about? In particular the lawsuit alleges two theories of this discrimination: 1) (UT exhibited) more »

Posted on February 4, 2016 2:06 pm in Car Accidents, The Law
We all were troubled when we heard the news yesterday that a Knox County School bus was involved in an accident near Dutchtown Road in Knoxville, TN.  Several of the children on the bus were taken to area hospitals to treat their injuries.  All of us remember the tragic school bus accident in December of 2014, that more »

Posted on February 4, 2016 12:11 pm in Our Client Bill of Rights, Our Serious Lawyer Guarantee
In order to deliver the responsive service and the results that clients expect, lawyers and their staff have to work hard and stay focused. Being responsive to our client’s is so important to us, that we have a Client Bill of Rights to keep our lawyers and staff focused on our goal to provide exceptional more »

Posted on January 21, 2016 5:11 pm in Our Serious Lawyer Guarantee
If you think about it everything we buy these days from goods to services comes with a guarantee. Why do businesses offer a guarantee? Typically, guarantees let us as consumers know that we can feel confident in the goods or services we purchase because if we aren’t we know we can get our money back. more »

Posted on January 19, 2016 5:37 pm in Blog, Car Accidents
Winter Driving Tips With winter weather in the forecast, let’s review some winter driving tips. As you know, winter weather brings with it some additional challenges for traveling safely. In case you are involved in an accident or even stuck in the traffic behind one here are some tips to be prepared for delays: Purchase a more »

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Posted on October 16, 2015 9:42 am in Blog, Car Accidents
In Tennessee, victims in car accidents and other personal injury cases have up to one year to file a suit against the responsible parties, and often it takes a significant part of that year to recover from injuries, meet with an attorney, prepare the case, and submit the papers to the court. Nonetheless, we have more »

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Posted on October 2, 2015 4:41 pm in Blog, Car Accidents
Rain: A Significant Factor In Car Accidents As East Tennessee prepares for another wet weekend, we look at how rain leads to car accidents. Inclement weather is present during 17% of fatal crashes, 20% of injury crashes, and 24% of property-damage-only crashes. Eleven percent of all accidents occur during rain, and seventeen percent occur while more »

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Posted on September 23, 2015 10:41 am in Blog, Car Accidents
On September 16th, a Kentucky man in a stolen vehicle led the Tennessee Highway Patrol in a Roane County police chase before jumping out of the car and attempting to run away. This past Sunday night, a young man led police in a car chase through Anderson, Knox, Blount, Sevier, and Cocke Counties, damaging at least more »

workers' comp law
Posted on August 31, 2015 9:00 am in Areas of Practice, Blog, Workers' Compensation
It’s been a little more than a year since the State of Tennessee introduced sweeping changes to its workers’ compensation law and to the way workers’ compensation claims are evaluated and paid. We’ve now had some time to gauge the impact that those changes have had on Tennesseans who have been injured at work. Listed more »

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Posted on August 27, 2015 10:23 am in Areas of Practice, Blog, Employment Law
On August 18, 2015, a group calling itself Impact Team made good on its promise to release a huge cache of customer data stolen from, a website for people looking to cheat on their spouses that claims to have 37 million members.  Since then, it has been reported that as many as 15,000 Federal more »

hostile work environment
Posted on August 7, 2015 3:10 pm in Areas of Practice, Blog, Employment Law
Harassment in the workplace can take many different forms, including discrimination based upon race, disability orgender, or sexual harassment. (See the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act.) Tennessee workers also have protection under our state’s “Whistleblower Statute,” known officially more »

IKEA recall
Posted on July 29, 2015 1:11 pm in Areas of Practice, Blog, Product liability, Wrongful Death
Last week furniture maker IKEA issued a recall notice for 27 million of its Malm chests and dressers. Because of the way that they are designed, the furniture can easily tip over under normal use. According to USA Today, two children died in 2014 after their Malm chests flipped over on them. IKEA reported three other more »

sexual harassment
Posted on July 17, 2015 4:21 pm in Areas of Practice, Blog, Employment Law
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment can include “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Isolated incidents of teasing or offhand comments are generally not considered harassment. However, such behavior crosses a line when it becomes frequent or severe, serving to more »

Invest Check
Posted on July 2, 2015 1:53 pm in Blog, Community Matters
Norman Anderson took home the grand prize in this year’s INVEST, a business competition for military veterans sponsored by The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. Norman, a military marksman and marksmanship instructor with the U.S. Army, has designed a simple and affordable rifle sight. It’s been six months since the competition, so we decided to more »

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Posted on June 19, 2015 4:13 pm in Areas of Practice, Blog, Car Accidents
Most people never talk to a car accident attorney until they need one. The problem is that most people don’t know if they really need one or not. What does a car wreck lawyer actually do? If you’ve been injured in a car accident, how can a car accident attorney help you? As you can more »

motorcycle riders
Posted on June 12, 2015 4:20 pm in Areas of Practice, Blog, Motorcycle Accidents
Summer means more bikes on the road and lots of vacation traffic, which lends to more accidents. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Do I have to wear a helmet in Tennessee? Yes, helmet usage is mandated by state law. According to the law, all drivers more »