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Settlement Too Low? Four Ways to Know

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 »

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Is This A Good Offer?

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 »

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Injured At Work, What Are Five Things You Should Do Before Calling A Lawyer

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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Car Accidents Are More Likely in the Rain

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 »

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Driving in Snow

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 »

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How To Handle Your Own Social Security Disability Case

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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Time Is Not On Your Side After A Car Accident

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 »

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Pokémon Go – #CatchEmAll Safely

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 »

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After My Award for Social Security Disability Benefits, It Was Taken Away…Can They Do That?

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 »

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Why People Don’t Hire A Lawyer

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 »

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Protect Your Family: Why You Need A Will

Why You Need A Will

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 »

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School Bus Accidents

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 »

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Winter Driving Tips

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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Rain Leads to 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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Harassment and a Hostile Work Environment

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 »

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Reporting a Case of Sexual Harassment

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 »

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Breach of Contract Claims Can Take Many Forms

Business used to be done on the merit of a man’s word, or on a handshake. It’s hard to imagine that kind of trust in today’s culture, where detailed contracts define business relationships. Experienced (and expensive) attorneys negotiate terms to which both parties agree to adhere. Unfortunately, even then, contracts can be broken, or “breached.” more »

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What is a Breach of Contract Claim?

Business used to be done on the merit of a man’s word, or on a handshake. It’s hard to imagine that kind of trust in today’s culture, where detailed contracts define business relationships. Experienced (and expensive) attorneys negotiate terms to which both parties agree to adhere. Unfortunately, even then, contracts can be broken, or “breached.” more »

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Defective Products and Your Rights

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that General Electric has agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty in connection with two of their products. The CPSC charged that GE knowingly failed to report, as required by law, “defects and an unreasonable risk of serious injury concerning two models of Profile freestanding dual-fuel more »

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