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July 2012 Archives

Tennessee troopers focus on drunk driving

Tennessee state troopers are communicating with the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to establish new ways to combat a staggering number of automobile accidents within the state. Seat-belt negligence and drunk driving are plaguing roads and claiming the lives of the populace. Tennessee residents need to be aware of the overwhelming statistics concerning travelers and the risks they face every time they get behind the wheel.

John Dreiser Named Top Social Security Disability Attorney

     In the July/August 2012 issue of Cityview Magazine, John Dreiser was recognized as one of the Top Attorneys in the area of Social Security Disability in Knoxville, Tennessee. There were only four other attorneys that gained this distinction. As noted by Cityview, members of the Knoxville Bar Association are asked to "determine which attorneys in Knoxville are the best in their respective fields" and "whom they would recommend to friends and family if a particular matter fell outside of their practice specialties." This year, more than 17,800 votes were cast. This particular honor has been bestowed upon John for several years running. 

Tennessee car accidents lead to injuries and deaths

Multiple Tennessee first-response agencies were called in to handle a devastating crash on July 7. The car accident occurred in the Knoxville area on Wears Valley Road, west of Ogles View Drive around 6:42 a.m. The fatal collision was just one of at least two deadly car accidents that happened in the area over the weekend.

Tony Farmer and John Dreiser Top Workers' Compensation Attorneys

     In the July/August 2012 issue of Cityview Magazine, Tony Farmer and John Dreiser were recognized as two of the Top Attorneys in the area of Workers' Compensation.  This honor was in the designation of Top Plaintiff's attorneys - those who represent injured workers.  Tony and John exclusively represent injured workers through East Tennessee.  

Social Security Disability and SSI for Sjogren's Syndrome

     Individuals suffering from Sjogren's syndrome may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. Sjogren's syndrome is an immune system disorder that usually first affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth and often accompanies other immune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Complications of the syndrome include: dental cavities; yeast infections; vision problems; inflammation of lungs, kidneys, or liver; and peripheral neuropathy. Claimant's with severe Sjogren's syndrome can qualify for benefits under Listing 14.10, which states:

Tennessee car accident injures several people in Bumpus Mills

Multiple people were taken to Tennessee hospitals after a collision that happened on June 24 on Highway 120 in Bumpus Mills. Authorities believe that a 26-year-old woman driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee decided to make a left turn into Dean's Market. However, she turned into the path of an oncoming pickup truck and realized she was in danger of causing a car accident.

Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Hearing Loss

     People often wonder if they qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits because they have difficulty hearing. People have heard that just because they have a bad hearing loss that they will automatically qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits. Claimants can qualify for benefits due to hearing loss, but the loss must be very severe to qualify under the Listings.

Dual Tennessee car accidents kill 1, injure 2 officers

A fatal car crash killed one man and injured others on Monday, June 23. Sadly, the decedent was a former member of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The former patrolman was transported to a local hospital after the head-on collision on Highway 75. The man died the day after the car accident.

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