Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Are you planning a getaway this coming long weekend? We have put together a list of 3 tips for road safety to ensure you stay safe on the road.

  1. Buckle Up. According to the National Highway Safety Advisory, men 16-44 years old are least likely to wear their seatbelt. Don’t be a statistic – click it or Ticket.
  2. Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive. According to MADD, drunk driving is highest among those aged 26-29. Make smart decisions this long weekend and have a designated driver.

When you are injured in a car wreck or other accident, the last thing you think is “I better go to a doctor that is covered by my insurance.” Unfortunately with insurance companies becoming less pro-patient and more pro-profit keeping this question top of mind is not your first priority if you’re hurt – but it could save you a lot of money.

Recently, the Tennesseean published an article about an injured patient that was advised to attend an Emergency Room for back pain. He did his due diligence and ensured that the ER that he was going to visit was “in network” and covered by his health insurance. However, what he did not realize was that the ER Doctor that attended to his care was “out-of-network”. After all was said and done, there was $1,900.00 owing in medical bills. How did this happen?

Many health insurance provScreen Shot 2016-05-19 at 7.42.48 AMiders make deals with health care facilities and providers to be in the “network” of that insurance company. This means that services provided by those facilities or practitioners will be covered by the insurance. An “in-network” doctor provides these services to a patient and the insurance company pays the insured portion of the bill with the patient receiving a reduced bill.

Move over Tennessee. Did you know you are bmove overreaking the law if you don’t slow down and move over to the farthest lane away when you see an emergency or utility vehicle on the side of a road or interstate? The Move Over Law has been in force in Tennessee for years, yet drivers are seemingly unaware of it.

Emergency workers, highway repairmen and utility workers risk their lives on a daily basis when they are attending the scene of a crash or making repairs on our roadways. The Move Over Law will save lives if drivers abide by it. It is important for all of us to raise awareness of this important safety law to help prevent tragic collisions such as the recent death of a dedicated TDOT worker. 

Tennessee was the 30th state to establish a move over law which creates a safety zone to protect police, firefighters, other emergency personnel, and utility workers. The penalty for violating the Move Over Law in Tennessee is a maximum fine of up to $500 and possibly up to 30 days in jail. Please, help keep our fellow Tennesseans safe on the road. When you see flashing lights or a vehicle stopped on the side of the road, Slow Down and Move Over.

You prepare, you analyze and you practice. You have your routine, your suit is steamed and your bag is packed. You imagine yourself capitalizing on your opponent’s mistakes. As intensity builds towards the moment of truth you play and replay the moves you will make and visualize the euphoria that will come with victory. There is only one thing that will separate the past from the future; only one thing that will separate triumph from misery – Game Time. This situation can apply to either a player in tonight’s Game 7 match-up between the Nashville Predators versus the Anaheim Ducks or an attorney heading to closing arguments at trial. All that is left to do now is execute.

We don’t know what the outcome will be yet, but we do know that we will be watching intently and cheering on our hometown team.

Go Preds Go!

SkyscarperIn the last two weeks there have been two huge announcements for Nashville development: a $100M dollar high-end skyscraper at the corner of 8th and Demonbreun and the building of the largest skyscraper in Nashville in SoBro. With all of this development, there is no doubt that there will soon be an influx of new commercial space for lease.

If you are a small business owner, you may want to keep the following key points in mind before you sign or renew a commercial lease agreement.

1. You don’t have to sign your life away

  1. Don’t Leave the Scene: stay at the scene of the car wreck with your vehicle. Make sure you are in a safe place and out of danger. Turn your hazards on to notify other oncoming vehicles.
  2. Protect Your Health: call and wait for emergency responders, even if you think you are okay. Wait for the ambulance to get medical attention. After a car wreck you may be in shock and not notice the severity of your injuries.
  3. Talk to the Right People:  you should make sure all of your passengers are okay and call the police. The police will come to the scene to do a traffic incident report so you have a record of the accident. You must notify your insurance company about the accident but you are not required to talk to the other driver or the other driver’s insurance company. If you hire us, we can communicate with your insurance company so you don’t have to.

Our job as personal injury attorneys is about more than just recovering a fair settlement for you. When you hire us, we are committed to advocating on your behalf regardless of the outcome. We are injury attorneys because we are passionate victim advocates. From beginning to end, we will stand by you during your personal injury claim and advocate on your behalf with the insurance company and in the legal system.

After more than 30 years of dealing with personal injury cases our firm is devoted to making sure that our clients are not taken advantage of by insurance companies. We know that as a personal injury victim you may be up against the aggressive pursuit by insurance companies to minimize your recovery amount. Insurance agents may have incentives from insurance companies to reduce your claim amount and save the insurance company money. This strategy to reduce your claim has become known as a strategy of “Deny, Delay and Defend” used to reduce your potential recovery amount. Insurance companies have virtually limitless resources to try and reduce the amount of compensation that may be payable on your claim. We work to ensure that this doesn’t happen. We make sure your claim is well-supported with proper evidence of your injuries. We will assert your position aggressively to achieve a result that is just. We will stand up to the insurance companies, so you don’t have to.

Honest Advice. It’s What We Do. Larry R. Williams, PLLC

Social Security
It is National Social Security Week and tomorrow is National Check Your Statement Day. Your Social Security Statement will help you understand your retirement security. If you have a My Social Security account, you can simply log on and check your benefits. If you don’t you should consider setting on up.

This account will allow you to:

• Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year with your Social Security Statement;

In November of 2015 the Nashville law firm Larry R. Williams, PLLC moved from the historic Barristers Building on Union Street to its new offices in the UBS Tower. DSC_4277-Edit-1

We wanted our new office to reflect how our firm does business. Just like the legal services we provide, our new look is streamlined.

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Larry R Williams ATTY_4345We may have moved spaces but the services we provide are still the same. Our firm is rooted in tradition and excellence and we will strive to maintain the reputation our founder, Mr. Larry Williams, has built over the past four decades: providing honest advice.