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Did driver negligence cause serious injury to Tennessee student?

Every time an individual gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in Tennessee, a duty of reasonable care is owed to others in or near the roadway. Perhaps nowhere is that duty more important than near a school bus. Car accidents can occur in a moment of time, and driver negligence is often a factor in collisions. A recent pedestrian accident involving a young student attempting to board a bus in Jonesborough has authorities investigating exactly what happened.

Social Security Disability or SSI Based on Epilepsy

     Claimants may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits on the basis of epileptic seizures. If the epilepsy is severe enough and well documented, the Social Security Administration may approve a claim without even considering ability to past work or other work in the economy. The requirements are set out in section 11 of the Listings. Appendix 1 to Subpart P of Part 404 of the Code of Federal Regulations states, in pertinent part:

Tennessee Patrol suspects impairment in fatal car accidents

A second victim of a recent crash has passed away following a fatal head-on collision in Tennessee. All four of the people involved were injured, three of whom were taken to the Tennessee Medical center in Knoxville. The exact cause of the crash was still undetermined at the time of this report. However, routine blood analyses are underway to determine if impairment was a leading factor in the series of car accidents.

Driver negligence may have led to fatal church bus crash

Driving involves a certain degree of risk, and not all accidents are preventable. In an update to a story we brought you on Oct. 5, recent developments may help one Tennessee community that continues to grieve the loss of two members. Police now believe that driver negligence may have led to the fatal crash, and charges have been issued in the matter.

Tennessee highway littered from series of car accidents

An eyewitness account of a massive accident in Tennessee gives details of the events leading up to the debris field that clogged traffic for hours. The series of car accidents was described as "mayhem" and "heartbreaking" by one witness. She gave an account of a woman driving at high speeds with her flashers on, speeding past just prior to the carnage. It remains unclear why the woman was in such a rush; however, at last report the investigation was still ongoing.

5-car accident in Tennessee may warrant personal injury claims

An accident in Dyersburg, Tennessee, has injured several people and claimed the life of another. The investigation is ongoing into the cause of the accident, and toxicology reports are expected to help determine if impairment was a contributing factor. Five vehicles were damaged in the collision, which sent four individuals to the hospital with varying degrees of injuries. This may allow those affected to seek compensation through personal injury claims, including the surviving family of the deceased victim.

Social Security Disability or SSI and Lupus

     Persons suffering from lupus or systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) may qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If the claimant's lupus is severe enough, the claimant may qualify for SSD or SSI benefits without consideration of vocational factors. SLE is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect any organ or body system that is often accompanied by constitutional symptoms or signs such as severe fatigue, fever, malaise, and involuntary weight loss.

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