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August 2018 Archives

Children need surgery after dog bites more than adults

Children and adults tend to split up dog bite incidents fairly evenly, at least when looking at bites that put people in the hospital. Of the 800,000 annual bites that lead to hospital visits, about 400,000 are children and 400,000 are adults.

How you can safely report a drunk driver in Tennessee

You won't receive a warning. It will just sneak up on you. That's why you must always pay attention while driving. What are we talking about? Drunk drivers. They come out of nowhere with little to no warning. Be on the lookout for signs of potential drunk drivers at all times of the day. If you should spot one, you need to safely report it to the proper authorities in Knoxville.

Tips on avoiding a pedestrian accident with school starting

You may be relieved that school has started back up. Finally, your children won’t be underfoot all day saying they’re bored. However, you might also worry if your kids walk or ride their bikes to and from school. Pedestrian accidents are a serious concern for residents of Tennessee and elsewhere, and children are particularly at risk.

Work quickly to preserve the black box in a truck crash

One thing you may not have been aware of is that commercial vehicles contain black boxes similar to those used in airplanes. These boxes have a few functions including identifying important operational data such as the speed of the vehicle, highest speed driven, the time driven, the amount of time spent driving over a certain speed, often 65 mph, and other data that could help following a collision.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Update on Hearing Office Average Processing Times and Approval Rates

One of the toughest things I have to do when explaining to people applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or whose application has been denied is the length of the process. I try to regularly provide an update on processing times and approval rates for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims at some hearing offices (ODAR). However, it has been since February of 2018.

3 common types of car accident injuries

A car accident involves violent gravitational forces that throw passengers and drivers against the insides of their vehicles. Accidents also create the possibility for ejection from the car, and for catastrophic crushing injuries. As a quick review, let's take a look at three of the most common types of car accident injuries that vehicle drivers and their passengers commonly suffer from after a serious collision:

John Dreiser and Tony Farmer Voted Top Attorneys

John Dreiser and Tony Farmer were elected by their peers to be "Top Attorneys" in several areas of practice. CityView Magazine's July/August 2018 issue contained the annual listing of attorneys voted as the best in different practice areas by other attorneys in East Tennessee. Tony and John have been honored in every year since 2007 when the magazine began publishing the list. This year Tony was named as one of the top attorneys practicing workers' compensation. John was named as one of the top attorneys in the following areas:

You don't need your doctor's permission to file for disability

A lot of people who are too sick to continue working agonize over the idea of talking to their doctor and asking his or her permission to file for disability. They're often afraid of being rejected or being told that the doctor won't lend their support.

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