Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury: Help for Employees Hurt at Work

By R. Sadler Bailey | May 9, 2018

When employees are hurt on the job, they can make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there may be times when a worker is hurt, and workers’ comp won’t cover the expenses (say, for a contractor), or where a third party may also be liable for damages. In these cases, the injured worker can…

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Thomas Greer Obtains $450,000 Verdict against Belz Investco GP in Memphis for Client Injured in Car Crash

By Thomas Greer | April 5, 2018

On March 28, 2018, Bailey & Greer partner Thomas Greer obtained a jury verdict for $450,000. The case stemmed from a crash that occurred on Interstate I-40 in Memphis, TN. The driver of an SUV was pulling a flatbed trailer and had recently unloaded a small tractor. The driver neglected to secure or remove the…

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Jury Awards More than $1 Million Verdict to Bailey & Greer Client in Medical Malpractice Case

By Bailey & Greer, PLLC | February 12, 2018

On January 27, 2018, after a one week trial, a Rutherford County jury returned a verdict for $1,062,432.23 against Dr. Mason W. Mandy. The jury also found that Dr. Mandy should pay punitive damages, which is a special type of award meant to punish wrongdoers for particularly egregious behavior. In this case, the jury found…

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Delayed Caesareans Can Cause Infant Brain Damage or Death

By Thomas Greer | November 29, 2017

When you are having a child, you try to prepare for everything: getting the baby’s room ready, putting together the crib, gathering toys and clothes, and packing your hospital bag. You want to make sure you have everything you need for the big day. And when the big day finally arrives, you put your trust…

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FedEx Truck Accident Kills Man in Southeast Memphis

By Thomas Greer | November 8, 2017

Earlier this month, a man was killed in a truck accident with a FedEx company tractor-trailer in the Southeast part of Memphis. In the wee hours of the morning on October 12th, the truck collided with the man’s car on Lamar Avenue. The police did not release details about the casualty, only the information that…

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Plausible Damages for the Wrongful Death of a Child

By R. Sadler Bailey | October 4, 2017

The wrongful death of a loved one is a difficult situation to endure, but these tragedies are even more egregious when they result in the death of a child. While a grieving family has grounds for a wrongful death claim against the responsible party, it can prove difficult to determine what types of damages are…

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The Risk of Trucks Carrying Hazardous Materials

By Thomas Greer | August 16, 2017

Large trucks create substantial risks on the roadways of Tennessee. The weight and size of these vehicles make them extremely dangerous, and serious injuries often result when other vehicles are involved in trucking accidents. When carrying hazardous materials, trucks and tractor-trailers become even more concerning. This high-risk cargo can greatly exacerbate injuries typically related to…

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Longer Trailers Could Lead to Increased Truck Crashes

By Thomas Greer | May 18, 2017

Due to their substantial size and weight, tractor trailer trucks pose a serious danger to drivers on the Tennessee highways, due to their substantial size and weight. Yet there are efforts underway to increase the size of these accident-causing vehicles. According to reports, the Americans for Modern Transportation Coalition (AMT) is currently advocating to extend…

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How long do I have to file my medical malpractice case in Tennessee?

By Thomas Greer | March 1, 2017

As with most aspects of the law, this very simple question, “How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in Tennessee?” can be quite complicated to answer. If you think you or a loved one may be the victim of a medical malpractice, the best advice we can give is that you…

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Dangers of Driving on Under-Inflated Tires

By Thomas Greer | January 7, 2017

Driving on under-inflated tires is dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 1/3 of passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs are being driven with at least one under-inflated tire. Under-inflation is one of the leading causes of tire failure. If tire pressure is too low, too much of the tire’s surface area…

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