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Supreme Court Says That the States Can't Keep Stealing Your Stuff

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In a rare unanimous opinion from our United States Supreme Court, they have limited the ability of law enforcement agencies to seize property and vehicles from citizens charged with various crimes. Tennessee law currently authorizes the seizure of vehicles from individuals who use that property or vehicle to commit arson, identity theft, drug activity (manufacturing, buying, or selling), driving...
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Sleep deprivation makes drivers dangerous

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Did you get enough sleep last night? The odds are that you didn't. In today's society, getting a full night's sleep feels like a luxury. The experts say that adults need at least seven hours of sleep a night in order to function properly the next day. If you are one of the lucky ones who gets this much...
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Does Tennessee "Red Flag" Bill Allow Police to Take Guns Without Due Process?

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The right to due process is so important to the enjoyment of American freedom that its genesis dates back to the Magna Carta and was explicitly guaranteed to citizens not once, but twice, in the United States Constitution. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that the federal government cannot deprive you of "life, liberty, or property...
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Should I sign an Authorization to Release Medical Records from the Insurance Company in my Car Accident Claim?

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If you have been injured in a car accident and are dealing with the at-fault driver's insurance company, then chances are the adjuster handling your claim has asked you to sign an Authorization to Release Medical Records. On it's face, it seems like a good idea to go ahead and sign the authorization- You have to get the records...
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No, the Insurance Adjuster is not your friend.

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The adjuster is not your friend. Seriously, they're not. The more significant the damages are in your car accident case the more likely it is that the adjuster contacting you will act like your friend-- at least at first. If the adjuster believes the value of your injury claim is below $5,000.00, they are more likely to be rude...
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Top 5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Doctor After a Car Accident

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Your life can be turned upside down after a car accident. You're likely to be without transportation, without guidance on insurance coverage for your injuries, and out of work without the funds to seek medical treatment. Despite the obstacles you face it is imperative that you seek medical treatment immediately. Most importantly, seeing a doctor immediately after a car...
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Part Two: I Am Getting Pulled Over, What Do I Do?

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How Much Have You Had to Drink? One of the most common misconceptions that ordinary citizens have about police officers is that they are somehow duty-bound to be honest and straightforward with you during your interaction. I have often had clients arrested based on the work of an undercover officer who come to my office in bewilderment demanding to...
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Should I Accept a Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company?

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After a car accident, you may be concentrating on healing from your injury. The insurance company may be resolving your case. The at-fault driver's insurance adjuster will contact you to take a statement and discuss details of the collision. You should speak with a Sevierville, Tennessee personal injury attorney before you talk to the insurance company. The insurance company...

Tennessee Auto Insurance Declarations Page Explained

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If you have recently been in a car wreck it's important to understand the different types of coverage you have available under your Tennessee Auto Insurance Policy. Either you've paid for insurance for years and now you finally need to use it, or you want to know about the insurance for the person who caused the wreck and your personal...
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I Am Getting Pulled Over, What Do I Do?

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You are cruising down the road, probably speeding as an estimated seventy-five percent of Americans do, when you are suddenly pulled away from texting, mobile gaming, or using social media on your phone as the wail of sirens and the flash of blue lights in your rearview mirror jolts you back into reality. Being optimistic as most of us...
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