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Not Wearing a Seatbelt Doesn’t Prevent You from Filing a Legal Claim

There are many factors involved in an automobile accident that must be investigated and examined to determine if a valid legal claim exists. One such factor that always comes up on both the plaintiff and defendant’s side is whether the drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the auto accident. This is important because an argument can be made that an individual’s lack of seatbelt, as required by Tennessee law, contributed to his/her injuries. We commonly hear insurance... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Monday, March 19, 2018

Can an Undocumented Immigrant File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Some of the more highly controversial and hotly contested matters in the United States today are the rights and protections afforded to undocumented immigrants. We believe that undocumented immigrants have a hand in nearly everything we use today, helping make our day-to-day lives a little easier. In fact, it was members of our very own Chiozza family that traveled from Italy to America in search of opportunity and a better life. While people can debate the question of immigration rights... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Surgery Center Negligence - Know Your Rights

Since the 1970s, surgery centers have been opening around the country at a rapid pace. Surgery centers are health care facilities where patients can go for previously scheduled surgeries by his or her treating physician. The increase in surgery centers is largely attributable to Medicare, which approved payment for procedures beginning in 1982. Subsequently, in 1993, Congress exempted doctors from The Stark Law, which is a federal law preventing doctors from referring Medicare or... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Do Surgeons Leave Objects in Patients?

Most attorneys will tell you that the most difficult, time-consuming and expensive claims to litigate are medical malpractice cases. Differing medical treatments and diagnoses for each patient create difficulty establishing and proving fault. One area of medical malpractice claims that is not overwrought with confusion is when a surgical device or instrumentation is left inside a patient after surgery. This is referred to as retained surgical bodies (RSD). The action of leaving a... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How Long a Criminal Charge Stays on Your Record (2018 Update)

Contact an Attorney Today Week after week, we receive phone calls from worried individuals asking about the expungement of a prior criminal charge or asking how long prior convictions remain on his/her public record. With changes in the expungement law, there is no easy answer to this question. No two convictions are the same. No one’s background is the same. Simply put, before pleading guilty to a crime, you should specifically ask your criminal defense... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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