Arrest made after fatal Tennessee car wreck

Recently, a fatal accident in Tennessee between two cars led to the arrest of one of the drivers.  The car wreck happened shortly before 1:15 a.m. Tennessee police report that a victim died at the scene of the accident, while another was injured. The arrest followed after a car operated by a 31-year-old man hit

The usefulness of event data recorders in car accidents

An event data recorder (EDR) is what consumers know as the “black boxes” generally referred to in airplane accidents. What many people may not know is that approximately 91.6% of new passenger vehicles manufactured since 2006 already have EDRs installed. The types of data recorded by EDRs have developed a lot since the modules were first

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – Evaluating Symptoms

Last week, I discussed how the Social Security Administration evaluates Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims.  This week I want to briefly discuss how the SSA evaluates subjective symptoms by claimants in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases.  The SSA evaluates symptoms, including pain and fatigue, and the extent to which the symptoms can be accepted as

Worker’s fingers amputated and reattached after workplace injury

Industrial workers in Tennessee are often exposed to equipment and machinery that can cause debilitating injuries if they are not protected from the working parts. There are strict safety regulations in place, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration require companies to comply. One of the safety regulations that is often violated involves protective guards

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – Evaluating Claims

Whenever I meet with a potential Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) client, again prior to his or her hearing, I find it helpful to discuss how the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates claims for disability.  In terms of meeting the medical requirements, the SSA utilizes the same process for Social

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – Epilepsy or Seizures

I often get calls about qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI due to epileptic seizures.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has stringent rules for those seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or SSI based only on epilepsy at the listing level of the sequential process.  The regulations require: 11.02 Epilepsy – convulsive

Motorcycle versus car accidents — extra vigilance is needed

During this time of year in Tennessee, the cooler weather is ideal for motorcyclists to take out their bikes. Unfortunately, car accidents involving motorcycles are all too common. In Montgomery County, 121 accidents involving motorcycles have been reported so far this year. Six people died in these accidents. The lives of one young family in




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