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Thomas Walter Tucker

Thomas Walter Tucker

Attorney at Law
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Insurance Defense ...
  • Tennessee
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Summary

I practice in the area of workers’ compensation, automobile accidents, personal injury, subrogation, insurance and insurance defense. I have successfully represented and defended employers, insurance companies, and third party administrators in many state courts and in the Tennessee Department of Labor. I consistently achieve successful results through trial verdicts, summary judgments and mediations. I have successfully recovered money from the Tennessee Second Injury Fund for workers’ compensation benefits improperly ordered by the Department of Labor.

In 2002, I earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Nashville School of Law. In 1993, I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. I have received an AV® Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale & Hubbell.

I am a member of the Nashville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association. I am admitted to practice in all state courts of Tennessee as well as the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury

    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • Workers' Compensation

  • Insurance Defense

  • Estate Planning

    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills

  • Probate

    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests

  • Insurance Claims

    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance

Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly and flat fee rates available
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Owner
Thomas Tucker Law
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Partner
Veazey & Tucker
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Attorney
Glasgow and Veazey
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Law Clerk
Glasgow and Veazey
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Education
Nashville School of Law
J.D. (2002)
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Auburn University
B.A. (1993) | Political Science
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Awards
Preeminent AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Tennessee Bar Association
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Workers' Compensation and how it related to child support , Get the inside scoop , Nashville
Support Center of Tennessee
Workers' Compensation Mock Trial and Panel Discussion , Vanderbilt's Management of Injured Worker Conference , Nashville
Vanderbilt University
Rules for Confidentiality (HIPAA) & Disability Accommodation (ADA) , Vanderbilt's Management of Injured Worker Conference , Nashville
Vanderbilt University
Certifications
AV® Preeminent Peer Review rating
Martindale & Hubbell
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. Can I receive workers' compensation benefits, even if my injury did not occur in my office?
A: The answer is maybe. Generally, in order to have a "compensable" work injury in Tennessee, the injury must "arising primarily out of and in the course and scope of employment, and is identifiable by time and place of occurrence." If your work required you to be out of the office and you were injured, you could have a work injury. You should contact an experienced workers' compensation attorney to discuss the specifics of your claim.
Q. Can a insurance company send a summons 2 years after a wreck in 2016 when my insurence company didn’t contact me?
A: If you had car insurance at the time of the accident, contact your insurance company to let them know of the lawsuit. They should protect you pursuant to the policy, which would include an attorney. If you did not have valid car insurance, you are on your own but should consider contacting an attorney that handles car accident defense cases. Generally in Tennessee, there is a one year statute of limitations for personal injury claims and a three year statute of limitations for property damage claims.
Q. What can I do if the executor is stealing from the estate?
A: You need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Based on your statements, your step mother is violating her fiduciary duties as the executor by distributing the estate property not in accordance with the will. You need to consider asking the court to remove and replace her with a new executor and attempt to recover the improperly distributed property. You do not need to contest the will to do this.
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Contact & Map
Franklin, TN, USA
Telephone: (615) 244-4693
Nashville, TN, USA
Telephone: (615) 244-4693