What Is Hearsay?

By Jed McKeehan One of those weird legal terms that attorneys use a lot is the term, “hearsay.”  Attorneys throw that term around quite a bit, and it seems important.  And they sure do object to it a whole bunch during trials, but what does that term actually mean? Hearsay is, “an out-of-court statement offered […]

What Is Title Insurance?

By Jedidiah McKeehan A legal term you may have heard of but have no idea what it actually means is the term, “title insurance.” What is title insurance?  The short answer is that title insurance protects property purchasers from problems that may arise later if an issue comes up with their ownership of the property […]

Is it Illegal to Send Cash in the Mail?

  By Jedidiah McKeehan For many years of my life I was fortunate enough to be mailed small amounts of money from my relatives for my birthday.  I was appreciative and thankful, regardless of the amount. However, I had a discussion with a friend recently who claimed that sending cash through the mail was illegal.  […]

Giving a Statement to the Insurance Company

By Jedidiah McKeehan When involved in an accident where you may be seeking compensation from someone for your injuries, there is usually an insurance company that gets involved. The insurance company is the entity that might be paying you for the injuries you received during the accident. For example, you are rear-ended by another driver.  […]

The Ability of Married Women to Have Wills

  By Jedidiah McKeehan Occasionally, in my travels through the internet I will come across an article that lists out quirky laws that exist in different places.  This might be hard to believe, but Tennessee has some quirky laws that are still on the books. One of them that comes to mind is Tennessee Code […]

What Should I Wear to Court?

By Jedidiah McKeehan A courthouse is an interesting place.  There are people from all walks of life there.  You see people there in dress suits, and you see people there in jumpsuits.  You may be unfamiliar with the attire that is worn to court because you are someone who does not go to court very […]

What does Pro Bono mean?

By Jedidiah McKeehan From time to time I will have someone contact me and ask me if I am willing to represent them on a pro bono basis, and usually they are kind of a jerk about it.  They act like it would be a privilege to represent them on a pro bono basis.  Unfortunately, […]

Your Social Media Use While Involved in a Case

By Jedidiah McKeehan Let’s be honest, we all love to talk about ourselves and draw attention to ourselves.  There is no subject on which we are more of an expert.  With the invention of the internet, we are always just a few clicks away from being able to access a platform where we can immediately […]

What is Pain and Suffering?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Something that is discussed a great deal in personal injury cases is how much the injured person should be compensated for their, “pain and suffering.”  That phrase certainly sounds serious, but what does that term actually mean? Pain and suffering can be defined in a number of different ways.  For example, let’s […]