76-year-old Tennessee woman killed in truck accident

When truck drivers are negligent behind the wheel, their trucks may become lethal to the drivers around them. Recently, a truck accident in Sparta has demonstrated just how lethal the combination of weight and size can be. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 76-year-old woman was traveling south on Highway 111 and stopped at

Speeding a factor in crash injuring Tennessee college students

Five individuals were involved in a single car accident that injured three Tennessee college students and killed the driver. The accident happened on I-40 when the car rolled down an embankment. According to police, speeding is believed to be a factor in the accident. Among the occupants of the vehicle were the 21-year-old driver, who

Social Security Disability and Evaluation of Mental Impairments

In a Social Security Disability case, mental conditions are often involved.  The existence of mental impairments alone will not suffice unless they meet or equals a listing or the resulting functional limitations eliminate available jobs. The SSA takes the following steps to evaluate mental claims: evaluate the claimant’s pertinent symptom signs and laboratory findings to determine whether the claimant has a medically determinable mental impairment;

Tennessee accident victims protected by personal injury laws

A young man has lost his life following a tragic head-on collision on a Tennessee roadway. The accident occurred near the intersection of Highways 25 and 231 in Trousdale County. In addition to the fatality, three other individuals sustained personal injury in this accident. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials state that the 21-year-old man was traveling

Social Security Disability and Quarters of Coverage

The funding support for the Social Security system is the collection of taxes from employees and employers under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA). These taxes are based on wages paid for employment or on self-employment income derived from carrying on a trade of business and are collected by

Childhood SSI for Cystic Fibrosis

Children suffering from cystic fibrosis may be eligible for Childhood SSI benefits. Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI. The requirements are actually more stringent. The Social Security Administration determines whether the claimant has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria

Possible driver negligence in recent Tennessee accident

A Tennessee state official was recently involved in a car accident that claimed the life of a young child. According to reports, the 44-year-old assistant commissioner in the state’s Department of Commerce and Insurance was headed west on Interstate 40 when his vehicle rear ended another one that had stopped due to an accident on




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