No matter how much experience someone has behind the wheel, they still may not be able to anticipate the foolish negligence of another driver and become involved in a car accident. In Knox County recently, a 21-year-old man was driving on Maryville Pike when he tried to pass another vehicle. As he drove into the
A Tennessee man was killed in an accident when an oncoming dump truck smashed into his car. The 59-year-old man was from Athens, just southwest of Knoxville. Police say the truck accident happened on a Tuesday afternoon in September. The drive of the Kenworth dump truck was carrying a full load of rocks when the
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of a Workers’ Compensation claim for being untimely due to a previous filed claim under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). If you or someone you know makes a claim under the EEOICPA, then please consult an attorney immediately to determine any rights you may
VA says I am disabled, so why is Social Security denying my Social Security Disability or SSI claim? It is Social Security’s position that VA decisions are not binding upon them. Social Security and VA have similar standards for approving disability claims, but the VA has many partial disability programs. For Social Security disability, one
When a car accident involves a pedestrian, it can often lead to serious injury or death. Tennessee state laws require drivers to be vigilant of pedestrians for that very reason. Motor vehicle operators must exercise reasonable care to avoid a car accident, and when one occurs, the driver must stop and immediately report the incident.
Can I get Social Security disability benefits if I expect to get better and return to work? You have to have been disabled for at least one year or be expected to be disabled for at least one year. So, if you expect to be out of work for one year or more on account
Driver negligence that results in serious injury to another person is treated seriously in Knox County. The gravity of this situation can be magnified when the driver at fault in the accident was operating a tractor-trailer. The same can be said for a driver who flees the scene without stopping to see if the people
On August 29, 2011, the Tennessee Supreme Court filed its decision affirming the workers’ compensation decision in Cherokee Insurance Company, Inc. v. Ralph McNabb awarding Mr. McNabb sixty-percent (60%) disability and penalizing the insurer for a frivolous appeal. The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser represented Mr. McNabb. Mr. Ralph McNabb sustained a right rotator cuff tear