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Surviving Tennessee’s Infamous Allergy Season

By admin on April 7, 2014

Winter may officially be over and the polar vortex may have dissipated to the north, but for Tennessee-natives, spring is not always a cause for celebration. It’s become something of a tradition for a few cities in The Volunteer State to land several spots on the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s top 10 list for allergy capitals in the U.S. And it’s true, the heightened levels of pollen and other allergens in the air in Tennessee are in full force this year thanks to the effects of the harsh winter.

If you’re sensitive to allergens, you are more than likely cursing nature right now.
Our Tennessee legal team would like to offer the following tips for surviving the least enjoyable aspects of spring in the state. Read the rest »

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Tennesse Personal Injury

By admin on May 22, 2009

A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident.The most common type of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, and holiday accidents. Indeed, there are a multitude of types of accident and the term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical and dental negligence claims every year) and conditions which are often classified as industrial disease cases. Industrial disease type cases include asbestosis and mesothelioma, chest vibration, white finger, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermititus, and repetitive strain injury cases.

Where the accident was the fault of someone else, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person whose negligent conduct caused the injury compensation. If you have any questions regarding a personal injury, call Baker Associates today at (856) 428-2888. We have experienced attorneys standing by ready to help you gain compenstion for your injury.

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Tennessee Lawyer/E. Coli Contamination

By admin on May 22, 2009

Health officials in several states who were investigating reports of E. coli O157 illnesses found that many ill persons had consumed the same brand of frozen ground beef patties. Ground beef patties recovered from patients’ homes were tested by state public health department and federal laboratories.

Several state health departments, CDC, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections. On September 29, USDA issued a notice about a recall of 21.7 millions pounds of frozen ground beef patties. Read the rest »

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Truck Accidents / 18-Wheeler Crashes

By admin on May 22, 2009

Large commercial trucks, also known as 18-wheelers, semis, and tractor-trailers, account for more than their share of serious injuries and traffic deaths on America’s highways. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), large trucks are responsible for 12 percent of all traffic fatalities, even though only 3 percent of all registered vehicles are trucks and trucks account for only 7 percent of vehicle miles traveled. In Missouri alone, trucks were involved in 102 fatal crashes in 2004. In addition, in 2004 trucks were involved in 150 fatal crashes. Large trucks are also more likely to be involved in fatal multiple-vehicle crashes.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a truck, please contact our attorneys at Baker and Associates for legal assistance as soon as possible. Our lawyers will investigate if the trucking company, the driver, or the trailer owner is responsible for causing the accident and, if so, seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability, and other damages. Read the rest »

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Fatal Car Accident Claims and Causes in Tennessee

By admin on May 22, 2009

A wrongful death claim normally has two main features in order to succeed.

1) The accident must have been caused by someone else (driver of deceased car, another vehicle etc) who acted negligently usually through bad driving, in some claims this will mean the auto maker who designed a vehicle poorly, such as an SUV with a defective design.

2) There must be adequate insurance or assets to provide the basis of a recoverable legal claim. Many, many fatal car accidents that are the result of bad driving remain uncompensated because there is no money to compensate the victim’s family. Many cars are under insured with small policies ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. An attorney will know how and where to look for available insurance or assets using investigators and asset searches. Often times trucking insurance, homeowners policies, business insurance may be available to compensate the family millions of dollars. Read the rest »

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Fatal Car Accidents in Tennessee

By admin on May 22, 2009

When wrongful death lawsuits arise as a result of reckless, careless or negligent driving the family may often be so traumatized they fail to pursue any legal action. Contrary to popular belief, promulgated by insurance companies, many people who suffer the death of a family member in an auto accident never file a claim or lawsuit. The family is often so overwhelmed that any legal action is out of the question, because no lawsuit or amount of money is going to bring the deceased back.

While understandable, the decision to forego legal action means that the family and survivors are deprived of the income lost and a sense of what many victims call closure, or justice. Often a family member will seek out a lawyer many months or years after the loss, only to find out that evidence has been lost, insurance adjusters are reluctant to open old claims, legal deadlines have elapsed etc. Indeed, one of the most common causes of our lawyers rejecting a claim is that it is too old. Thus, it is advisable to contact counsel as soon as possible after a fatal accident. Read the rest »

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State Divorce Laws: Tennessee

By admin on May 22, 2009

Residency and Filing Requirements: In order to file for a divorce in Tennessee, residency requirements must be met for the court to accept the case. If the court discovers it does not have jurisdictional rights to hear the case it will not be accepted or it will eventually be dismissed. The requirements are as follows:

The spouse filing for the divorce must be a resident of the state at the time the grounds for divorce took place. If the grounds took place outside the state of Tennessee, one of the spouses must be a resident for 6 months prior to filing. The divorce shall be filed in the county in which both spouses reside if they are either residents; or the county in which the respondent resides if he or she is a resident; or the county in which the petitioner resides. Read the rest »

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