Dozing driver may have caused Tennessee truck accident

Truck accidents can happen to anyone, including Tennessee state troopers. Often being stopped on the side of the highway can be dangerous as drivers may not expect to encounter a stopped vehicle. However, drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance from police cars that are conducting traffic stops near the road. One recent truck

Workers’ Compensation is Topic of Several CLEs by John Dreiser

Many facets of Tennessee Workers’ Compensation will be discussed at several Continuing Legal Education seminars that John Dreiser will be speaking at this summer. On June 14, 2012, John will be presenting on workers’ compensation issues from the injured worker’s perspective at a Knoxville Bar Association Lunch and Learn seminar. This seminar is titled “Workers’

Tennessee trooper injured in fiery truck accident

Driving late at night can lead to tiredness and fatigue, as many people in Tennessee know. Unfortunately, truck drivers are particularly prone to becoming tired while driving. When a driver of big rig loses control after falling asleep or simply taking attention off the road, a truck accident can result. A truck accident occurred on the shoulder of interstate

Postural/Manipulative Limit in Social Security Disability and SSI

As discussed previously, Social Security Disability and SSI claims hinge on the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) of the claimant and whether work exists in the local or national economy in light of that claimant’s RFC. I also recently discussed the different exertional levels the Social Security Administration utilizes: sedentary; light; medium; heavy, etc. The exertional

Tennessee accident results in personal injury

Tennessee pedestrians can suffer personal injuries when they least expect them. Sometimes leaving home can even be dangerous and result in a personal injury. This can be true when a person steps out into local roads as they leave their home and come in contact with busy traffic. An elderly woman was injured in Hermitage,

Exertional Levels for Social Security Disability and SSI

Social Security Disability and SSI claims almost always deal with exertional levels, whether it is looking at the claimant’s past relevant work or her residual functional capacity, i.e. what the claimant can still do despite her physical or mental impairments. What is an exertional level? The Social Security Administration defines exertional level as a work

1 dead, 8 injured after Blount County crash

Most people will agree that a car accident is stressful and emotionally exhausting in and of itself. But when car accidents are severe, and even claim a life, the stress and emotional turmoil can reach unparalleled heights. No matter what circumstances lead to a crash, a fatal outcome almost always spawns questions — questions that

Construction accident claims 1 life at Tennessee plant

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a beloved vacation spot for many people, a place for families to go to escape the stress of daily life and relax. What most people don’t consider is the amount of work that goes into keeping Gatlinburg a beautiful and sought-after vacation destination. A plethora of people call the mountains of East




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