Author Archives: Valerie W. Epstein
What to Do When You’ve Been in an Auto Accident
Though the immediate aftermath of a car wreck can be chaotic, there is important information and evidence that should be collected before you leave the scene. The first priority is checking yourself for injuries and making sure you and everyone else are out of danger. Next, if possible, move your vehicle out of the way […]
The Most Common Causes of Tennessee Car Accidents
Despite improved navigation, braking systems and other safety features in motor vehicles, accidents continue to happen, and law enforcement and policy makers continuously collect data and follow trends to understand why. In general, most auto accidents are the fault of human error, usually in the form of carelessness or disregard of traffic laws. Some crashes […]
Five Helpful Hints for New Home Buyers
For first-timers, the process of buying a new house or condo can be intimidating. But it’s an exciting venture and one you should enjoy (and eventually celebrate) as long as you keep in mind a few best practices that can help you make a good investment. 1. Know your budget Although you may know how […]
Due to COVID-19 , Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls
Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement […]
How Can I Create Estate Planning Documents During the Pandemic?
Even in its first few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to examine or reassess what is most important to them. The need to prepare in case of an emergency or untimely death has been highlighted by the tragic losses occurring around the country. What can you do if you can’t meet with […]
How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?
Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times types of harmful incidents allegedly caused by a defendant’s negligence. Whether […]
Complying with Corporate Annual Meeting Requirements during the COVID-19 Quarantine
How do you hold a corporate annual meeting when the entire country is in lockdown? On the surface, it might seem like a simple matter of using a favorite video conferencing tool and perhaps checking to see if it’s been hacked. Annual meetings for corporations are more than get-togethers. They are legally mandated proceedings that […]
How Long Does the Tennessee Probate Process Take and What’s Involved?
When an individual dies, some or all of their estate — such as personal belongings, financial assets and real property — may have to go through probate. This court process involves appointment of a personal representative — often a spouse or close family member — who is charged with paying any outstanding debt and taxes […]
Key Aspects of the CARES Act Provisions Authorizing Small Business Loans
Small business owners are necessarily prepared for various types of challenges, but what do you do when the government orders you to close for an indefinite amount of time? Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put millions in this very difficult position. Even worse, it is still unclear in many places when authorities will allow businesses […]
What Advance Medical Directives Should I Have in Place If I’m Concerned About COVID-19?
Though it’s always been true, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the point that a debilitating medical condition can strike without warning. Whether you’re fighting the coronavirus or are incapacitated for some other reason, your wishes regarding medical treatment should be honored by family members and healthcare providers. An experienced attorney can help you put […]