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August 2011 Archives

Fatal car accident in Knox County attributed to speeding

There are many factors that can lead to a motor vehicle accident. We frequently hear about individuals being arrested following an accident who were found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sometimes, it is the absence of a seat belt that it the primary reason a person dies from a crash.

Fatal truck accident kills motorcyclist

Fatal crashes occur on our roadways in and around Knox County with alarming frequency. Each time a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, a duty of reasonable care is owed to everyone. A tractor-trailer is so large and weighs in the tens of thousands of pounds, meaning that any truck accident could potentially be fatal for others in its path. When a negligent truck driver strikes a motorcycle, it is difficult to speculate the probability for survival - because it is rare.

Social Security Disability and SSI Questions and Answers

Thinking of applying for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?  Here some answers to common questions.  This will be part of a continuing series of questions and answers on the blog. 

Car accident on Interstate 40 kills pedestrian

A car accident, whether in Knoxville or anywhere in Tennessee, can have devastating consequences. Fatalities can happen in an instant. One moment a person is driving on the Interstate. The next moment their car runs out of gas, and the occupants walk along the road shoulder seeking help. In a flash, a car accident happens and disaster strikes.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND SSI FOR SPINE CONDITIONS

     Claimants applying for Social Security Disability and SSI can sometimes qualify for benefits due to serious spinal conditions or disorders. Affected people may qualify under the Listing 1.04 of Part 404, Subpart P, Appendix 1 or under Step Five of the sequential decision making process because of the reduced Residual Functional Capacity resulting from the spine conditions.

Car accident in Knoxville leads to bizarre chase

A Kentucky woman was lucky to emerge unscathed following a hit-and-run accident that took place in Knoxville, Tennessee, last week. A witness reported that the car accident took place when a male driver struck a 2011 Audi Q5 on Kingston Pike. The driver then got out of his truck to inspect the damage before proceeding to drive away. The witness immediately pursued the hit-and-run perpetrator and called 911 to alert emergency personnel of the incident. The witness continued his pursuit while officers were on their way.

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