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Personal Injury Awards and Taxes – What You Need to Know

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

As you pursue a personal injury case, your focus will initially be on simply recovering funds to cover your medical expenses. However, once you’re awarded compensation, you may begin to worry that taxes will eat into your award amount. Although Tennessee does not have a state income tax, and the law on interest taxing… Read More »

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Be Sure Your Head is in the Right Place When Driving

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

You know that there are certain things that you need to stay focused on when you get behind the wheel. You should always wear your seatbelt, obey the speed limit, reduce your distractions, and never drive while impaired. However, there is another trait that many people forget to focus on when it comes to… Read More »

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Can Seatbelt Use Impact Your Car Accident Claim?

By Calhoun Law, PLC |

A woman died in a car accident in Madison County after the Nissan Maxima she was a passenger in struck a Ford Mustang. Summer Walden, age 40, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and was not wearing a seatbelt. Both the other passenger and the driver in the Nissan were taken… Read More »

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Extreme Fun or Accident Waiting to Happen?

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Tennessee is home to more than a dozen amusement parks and water parks. Particularly popular for summer fun, these parks offer thrilling rides, entertainment, and the cooling effect of splashing in the water. However, this fun can come at a cost. The speeds and heights of some amusement park rides present some dangers to… Read More »

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Tennessee Becomes “Hands Free”

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Beginning on July 1, 2019, Tennessee drivers will not be allowed to touch their phones for any reason while driving. Instead, drivers wishing to use technology to call, text, or even listen to music, will have to go hands free. The new law is not a ban on technology, though. Smart watches, Bluetooth-enabled radios,… Read More »

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Personal Injury Claims and Emotional Distress Damages

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If you’ve been injured in an accident of any kind and are pursuing a personal injury claim, you can choose to include a number of different things in your compensation, including: Medical expenses Cost to repair or replace any damaged personal property Pain and suffering Loss of enjoyment Emotional distress This compensation is referred… Read More »

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Jury Trials and Defective Product Lawsuits

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It is never pleasant to purchase a product only to find that it does not work as intended. This frustration is compounded when the product causes you injury or property damage. In this situation, a personal injury product liability case may be filed in order to help you to pay for the expenses related… Read More »

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Pedestrian Killed at Crossing Road

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An elderly pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the road to enter his vehicle. The driver stated that he did not see the man, and reports note that it was raining at the time, which may have impacted visibility. No charges have been filed, and there is no mention of whether or not… Read More »

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Tennessee Drivers Still Vulnerable in Airbag Recall

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A massive recall of airbags in 42 million vehicles in the United States could still impact some drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 400,000 recalled airbags are still in vehicles in Tennessee alone. These airbags have caused multiple injuries and deaths to drivers and represent a real threat to those who… Read More »

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Tennessee Sinkhole Swallows Road

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After a massive amount of rain, a sinkhole has opened near a roadway in Tennessee. Approximately half of the width of the road was swallowed in the 30-foot-deep sinkhole. Although crews began working to plug the hole with concrete, additional rain halted their efforts. Ultimately, officials say, the cost for repair will be more… Read More »

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