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Are Personal Injury Settlements Proceeds Taxable?

Timothy L. Miles | Person Injury Lawyer | Nashville Unless an exception exists, the general rule is that the proceeds received from most personal injury cases are exempt from both federal and state taxes. It is irrelevant for tax purposes whether you received a settlement pre-filing or after filing a complaint or obtained a judgment at trial....

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The Statute of Limitations, and its Exceptions, in Tennessee for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Timothy L. Miles, Esq. | Personal Injury Attorney | Nashville The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Tennessee is set forth in Tennessee Code Ann. Code § 28-3-104 which provides that any action involving “injuries to the person” shall be brought “within one (1) year after the cause of action accrued.” Tennessee Code Ann. Code §...

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Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

By: Timothy L. Miles, Esq. | Personal Injury Attorney|Nashville In a personal injury lawsuit, plaintiffs can get compensation for certain types of damages related to their injuries. There are several different types of damages you could get in a personal injury lawsuit.  Some are “economic” and tied to specific costs incurred in after of an...

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DOG BITE LAW IN TENNESSEE

 Timothy L. Miles | Personal Injury Attorney | Nashville “One Bite Rule” Abolished Older Tennessee law provided a dog owner was not responsible for a dog bite or dog attack as long as the dog had never bitten or attacked anyone previously. In other words, the dog got one free bite. However, in 2006, 60-year-old Dianna Acklen was killed by 3 dogs...

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THREE THINGS AN EMPLOYEE SHOULD DO IF INJURED ON THE JOB

By: Timothy L. Miles | Workers Compensation Attorney | Nashville Workers’ compensation is a valuable program for Tennessee employees injured on the job. But in order to receive benefits, you must follow a strict set of rules and procedures to file a claim.  Failure to adhere to theses stringent requirements could result in the denial of your...

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Step-by-step Analysis of the Personal Injury Litigation Process

The Plaintiff Is Injured and Hires a Personal Injury Attorney By: Timothy L. Miles | Personal Injury Attorney | Nashville The personal injury litigation process begins when someone is injured, usually as a result of the negligence of another person. Unless the plaintiff’s damages are minimal, under the jurisdictional amount of the local small...

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How to Prove Negligence in a Car Accident Case in Tennessee

By: Timothy L. Miles | Car Accident Lawyer | Nashville If you are injured in a car accident in Tennessee, in order to prevail you, or your personal injury attorney, must prove the other driver was negligent.  In order to prove negligence, you have to prove four things:  duty of care, breach of that duty, causation and damages.  Duty of Care The...

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Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Timothy L. Miles | Personal Injury Attorney| Nashville A personal injury lawsuit allows you to seek compensation for damages resulting from injuries in a court of law. If your case cannot be settled, your attorney will file a personal injury lawsuit, and you will have to prove to a judge or jury that the at-fault party was negligent.  This could...

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WHAT IS A MASS TORT?

What Is a Mass Tort? A civil lawsuit involving many injured plaintiffs brought against one or a several  defendants, who are usually corporate manufacturers. Examples of Mass Tort Litigation  • asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits;  • claims over the safety of Paraquat and other glyphosate-based weed killers;  • product liability cases over failed...

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