Areas of Practice

Personal Injuries

"I am inclined to believe that a man may be free to do anything he pleases if only he will accept responsibility for whatever he does."
--Ellen Glasgow, Vein of Iron (1935)

Auto Wrecks

Auto wrecks can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Sometimes people do not think they are hurt at the scene, but gradually develop problems over a period of hours, days, weeks or even months. Sometimes, injuries don't show up on diagnostic tests, like traumatic brain injuries. If you have suffered an injury, you should seek medical assistance and contact an attorney of your choosing.
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Defective Products

Tennessee law provides that if a product is defective or unreasonably dangerous and causes injury, the manufacturer is liable for the harm. A product can be defective or unreasonably dangerous because of a design problem, a manufacturing problem or because of a lack of adequate warning of dangers.
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Medical Negligence

Often called "medical malpractice," it is really nothing more than the negligence of a health care provider. Tennessee has very strict requirements for bringing these types of cases.
However, medical negligence can be devastating due to the vulnerability of the victim and the catastrophic results. If you think you have been harmed by medical negligence, you should contact an attorney promptly.
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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death refers primarily to the damages available for a person's death due to the "fault" of a person or product. These cases usually require special expert proof of different categories of damages. The Tennessee Supreme Court recently modified the types of damages available in this type of case. You should contact an attorney for specifics on your case.
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Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation is the type of insurance an employer carries that pays certain benefits to its workers if they are injured at work. The types of benefits payable are for time lost from work (temporary benefits), (medical benefits), and for loss of employability in the labor market (permanent benefits).

Temporary Benefits

Benefits for time lost from work is 66 2/3% of your average gross weekly wages prior to your injury. These benefits continue generally only while the authorized treating physician says you are unable to work. Once the physician releases you, these benefits will generally stop whether or not you can return to your job. you should not wait until those benefits stop to contact an attorney because of the time required to prepare your case.
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Medical Benefits

All of your medical bills are paid in full without any out-of-pocket expense to you provided you treat with one of the doctors the insurance company gives you. This covers prescriptions and can pay for your mileage for trips to the doctor.
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Permanent Benefits

Benefits can be paid to you in the form of money for your future loss of earnings due to your injury. These benefits depend on numerous factors such as your age, education, what you have done to earn a living in the past, and what you can do to earn a living in the future. Having a skilled attorney can help get the most benefits for your loss.
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Wills and Estates

This office can also aid in the preparation of a will so you can direct the disposal of your property after your death. You may also direct your healthcare in the event of incapacity and predetermine what life saving measures you wish to take place with the preparation of documents.
For more information, Contact Us.
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The Law Office of Harold E. Bishop   |   403 S Court St, Maryville, TN 37803
Tel. (865) 977-0258   |   Fax. (865) 977-1490

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