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April 2016 Archives

Tennessee teenagers shown the horrors of car accidents

Across the United States, senior students are about to graduate and planning what to wear and do for their proms. Unfortunately, prom night is known as an evening of possible bad decisions. This is why a Tennessee high school used its Students Against Destructive Decisions gathering to illustrate the consequences of irresponsible decisions to the students of the school by showing them what being in car accidents is really like.

SSI benefits for disabled children in Tennessee

If you are a parent and your child suffers from either a physical or emotional disability, you may be able to pursue Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help provide for your child's basic needs.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Hearing Office Wait and Approval Statistics

A major concern for people seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the time it takes to get their case decided once they reach the hearing level. It has been since December of 2015 that I updated the processing times and approval rates for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims for some hearing offices in Tennessee and Eastern Kentucky. Please remember that these statistics are only for claims pending at the hearing level or Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. The claims at a hearing office have already been through the Application and Reconsideration steps (typically 6-12 months of waiting already).

Accounts mounting after dog bite injuries

Being attacked by a dog can be devastating and can leave victims wondering where to turn. The laws governing dog owner liability differ between U.S. states, which means Tennessee laws will differ from the laws of Ohio. However, in every state, a dog owner will be held liable for the injuries someone else suffers, especially if the attack was unprovoked, as in the case mentioned below.

18-year-old killed in weekend car wreck

A recent weekend in April turned into a nightmare for a young driver of a pickup truck. His weekend evening excursion turned into a tragedy when one of his passengers was killed in a car wreck. This tragedy highlights the vulnerability of the youth on roadways across the country.

Do I need a lawyer to help get me SSD benefits?

If you or a loved one is struggling with a medical disability, you may have options for getting financial assistance through Social Security benefits. Perhaps you have heard of SSD benefits and want to learn more, or maybe you applied for benefits and your application denied.

Victims of 18-wheeler crashes -- we can help

When an accident between a large semi-truck and a car or motorcycle happens, there is little doubt on who has the best chance of escaping unharmed. The consequences of 18-wheeler crashes can be catastrophic, leaving victims and/or their families devastated. To make matters worse, truck companies often have the financial means to do everything possible to ensure a defense in the case of a claim, while victims may still be wondering if they can afford to claim.

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