Understanding Drugs the Criminal Legal System a Bit More in Tennessee

By on Sep 27, 2018 in Criminal Defense | 0 comments

I’ve never gotten into trouble with the law. I got pulled over for a speeding ticket once, but I looked so distraught, the cop let me go with a warning. I didn’t go a mile over the speed limit for months after that. That story may make it odd that I’m posting about the criminal system in my home state of Tennessee, but the truth is, I think we are all pretty ignorant of the system, and we really ought to know more, particularly when it comes to drugs. Whether you consider yourself a risk for dealing with the system or not, almost everyone has an opinion about criminal justice these days, and those opinions often aren’t based on any serious understanding of the system itself. You may be a straight shooter like me who never touches even a glass of wine, or you may indulge in some vices from time to time. Regardless, we could all stand to be more aware of the law, so we can know what we...

Fire at motorcycle shop

By on Oct 16, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

The San Antonio Fire Department had a novel sort of motorcycle incident to respond to recently. Instead of rushing out to the highways for a collision or a “spill” (when a motorcyclist falls from his bike), the department headed to a strip mall. That was the location that more than 20 units responded to after they received a call about a fire in a motorcycle shop. The blaze was bad enough that it was graded a two-alarm fire, but that was mostly due to the weather. Thankfully, though the fire was bad, no one was injured, and the fire didn’t spread to any other shops. At 2:40 on Tuesday, October 10, the fire department arrived at a motorcycle shop in a strip mall. The shop, called Big Harry’s, was filled with smoke and flames. Big Harry, man or shop, has yet to speak to the public about the event. The last update on the store’s Facebook page is dated at September 1 and simply recounts...

Why Dog Bites are Premises Liability Cases

By on Aug 3, 2017 in Premises Liability | 0 comments

When you think about premises liability, you think about drowning accidents in swimming pools and resorts, escalator accidents in office buildings and malls, and fires and explosions in construction sites. Indeed, the property owners can be held liable for the accidents, injuries, and financial damages in these instances. According to the website of Russo, Russo & Slania P.C., dog biting accidents can also be under premises liability. When you think about it plainly, it doesn’t make sense, because why is a property owner liable for an animal attack. But when you study it deeply, you will realize that it does make sense. Property owners should make sure that the dogs in their premises are not causes of harm. In this aspect, dog biting accidents in the property owner’s premises is indeed a premises liability case. But like any personal injury case, the most important aspect of a...

Many Medical Devices Work as Expected and Successfully Treat Patients, Others have been Proven to be Defective and Result in Serious Health Issues

By on May 26, 2017 in Medical Malpractice | 0 comments

Technology has helped and enabled pharmaceutical companies to formulate drugs and design better medical devices that can replace, support or enhance, missing or damaged biological structures that will restore or improve a person’s condition. Not all medical devices work as effectively or as safely as these were intended to, however, as some are found to be causing more harm than relief after these are used or implanted. Many different kinds of medical devices that have already been introduced and used in patients; some of these, however, have been proven defective, causing only harmful effects. A few of these include the transvaginal mesh (including Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh kit and Alloderm mesh), the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant System, Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck stems, Depuy hip implant, Zimmer NexGen knee replacements, and the automated external...

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy may be Your best Chance at a Brand New Financial Start

By on Mar 26, 2017 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rate in 2012 was 7.9; in 2013, 6.7; and, in 2014, 5.6. This was from a high of 9.9 during the Great Recession from 2008 to 2009. Unemployment may suggest a negative meaning (such as when people are laid off or quit their work while looking for a new job); however, it may also suggest something positive, which would be the case when a company makes technological improvements, replacing human workers with machines for consistently fast work output, or when a job is outsourced. For workers who have been displaced from their work, however, unemployment will mean only one: financial problems. The monthly pay of millions of wage earners in the U.S. is just enough salary to enable them to cover their basic needs between salary dates. Losing their source of income, even for just a month or two, can result to...