The Social Security Administration is replacing the label “mental retardation” in Social Security Disability claims with “intellectual disability” as of September 3, 2013. The change “reflects the widespread adoption of the term ‘intellectual disability’ by Congress, government agencies, and public and private organizations” and acknowledges the term “mental retardation” conjures up negative connotations and may
A two-vehicle accident has occurred, causing both of the vehicles to catch on fire. Fatal crashes in Tennessee are becoming more of a frequent occurrence, and sadly, this is one of them. The accident has left one dead and three injured. Authorities responded to the scene of a horrific incident that occurred on Saturday night.
When car accidents occur, it is very important to get information about and from all available witnesses. Obtain the full names, complete addresses, places of employment and current telephone numbers of all witnesses. Particularly in accidents appearing to involve only minor damage, the witnesses leave after the police officer arrives and the police officer may
An accident has claimed the life of a 55-year-old man who ended up in the middle of a police chase while he was sitting in a vehicle. The driver who is deemed responsible for the crash is a 49-year-old woman who had just stole a police car in order to flee from Tennessee officers. Four
People involved in car accidents often make the mistake of not calling the police! If you are involved in a car accident, contact the police or other authorities even if the damage seems minor. The duty to inform law enforcement of an accident and a driver’s duties generally when an accident occurs (T.C.A. § 55-6-101-116)
An accident recently occurred when a 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were walking across the interstate. Tennessee highways usually leave people vulnerable to fatal crashes, especially pedestrians. While walking, they were allegedly struck and killed by another vehicle. They were both declared dead at the scene. The deadly incident reportedly occurred in the middle
A person with recurrent arrhythmias that cannot work may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. Broadly defined, cardiac arrhythmias are any abnormality or perturbation in the normal activation sequence of the myocardium. The sinus node, displaying properties of automaticity, spontaneously depolarizes, sending a depolarization wave over the atrium, depolarizing the atrioventricular (AV) node, propagating
A 38-year-old man has died and a 6-year-old boy is fighting severe injuries after being in a serious car accident. Fatal crashes can occur at any time in Tennessee, just like with this case when the man was turning onto his own street. The man leaves behind a wife and two children. The other driver