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April 2017 Archives

Hit and run accident leaves one pedestrian dead

A hit and run accident in Parkway Village in Memphis early last week left one pedestrian dead. The victim was not originally a pedestrian though. The victim, a 54-year-old male, had been involved in a separate, minor accident. When he exited his vehicle to exchange information with the other driver, he was struck by a third vehicle that fled the scene.

What resources are available for my workers' compensation claim?

What are your rights when it comes to being compensated after an injury on the job? Getting your workers' compensation benefits may not be as easy as you might think, especially if your employer or their insurer contests your claim. Make sure that you know your legal rights after a workplace injury to maximize your potential for recovering the benefits you need.

Animal bite injuries not limited to dogs

About 2 to 5 million people in the United States will suffer an injury because of an animal bite every year. Although most animal bites are caused by dogs - about 85 to 90 percent - other domestic animals can also be dangerous and cause personal injuries. The risks associated with a dog bite injury may look different from those that accompany a cat bite injury - but all victims deserve to be compensated for their pain and suffering.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Evaluating Obesity

Very often, the effects of obesity are often quite severe and interfere with a person's ability to work and perform activities of daily living. The question then becomes is how does obesity play into a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has regulations and rule interpretations regarding the evaluation of obesity. Typically, a person suffering from obesity that is applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or SSI benefits has numerous severe impairments.

Uninsured motorist insurance may help with Tennessee car wrecks

Did you know that different types of auto insurance can protect you in the event of a car crash? Without the right type of car insurance, you put yourself at financial risk when a car wreck occurs. Take the time to learn more about your insurance options - and provide yourself with additional legal protection - with our educational blog post today.

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