Social Security Disability Claim Based on Mental Retardation

Social Security Disability and SSI claimants have another positive court ruling on a mental impairment case.  The District Court in the Northern District of Florida reversed the Administration’s decision denying benefits in Williams v. Astrue where a Claimant was alleging disability based on Listing 12.05 for Mental Retardation.  The ALJ improperly rejected the plaintiff’s full-scale

Knoxville family sues Toyota for fatal car accident

It wasn’t long ago that headlines proclaimed tales of failing breaks in Toyota vehicles that led to serious car accidents across the country. Following a flood of claims and complaints, the motor vehicle manufacturer recalled thousands of car models. However, according to one local family, it did not recall enough. Last year, one Knoxville family

Social Security Disability Claim for Mental Illness Remanded

In a positive case for Social Security Disability and SSI claimants, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded an unfavorable decision because the ALJ did not properly evaluate a treating physician’s opinions.  In Scott v. Astrue, 647 F.3d 734 (7th Cir. 2011) the Court found that the ALJ’s analysis reveals an all-too-common misunderstanding

Personal injury and fatality in Tennessee ATV crashes

Many Knoxville residents enjoy the thrills and adventures that come with ATV riding. Even so, there are a number of dangers associated with riding an ATV as these vehicles have a high collision and rollover rate. Dangerous experiences in an ATV can lead to serious personal injury and even death. A 22-year-old man has died

Knoxville pedestrian killed in car accident

An accident on the Sunday after Thanksgiving left a pedestrian dead after he was struck by a car. The car accident took place in East Knoxville on Magnolia Avenue near Kyle Street. Police were investigating the incident, and no charges have been filed yet. On that day the 66-year-old pedestrian was killed while crossing Magnolia


In Workers’ Compensation, while Tennessee law does not allow employers/insurers to benefit from the employee’s receipt of SSDI benefits, it does provide a break in certain situations when the employee is receiving old-age Social Security retirement benefits. Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-207(4)(A)(i), in pertinent part, states as follows: The compensation payments shall be reduced by

Car accident with scooter sends 11-year-old to hospital

Knoxville, Tennessee, residents who are on the road know that they assume the risk of potential injury or accident when driving. Scooter drivers also assume this risk, though their risk of personal injury is much higher given their lack of surrounding protection. Even with this risk, personal injury claims can result when someone is injured




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