There is very little doubt that a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic experience, especially when resulting in serious injury or death. When a car accident occurs, victims or their families, depending on the case, may be entitled to file a claim for damages resulting from the accident. For this reason, most states have instituted legislation requiring drivers to either have insurance or proof of financial responsibility. Tennessee state law is no different.
It is not uncommon to see reports about people who suffered severe personal injury or worse after being attacked by animals. Most of the subsequent personal injury or premises liability lawsuits involve people who were bitten by dogs; however, a recent incident in another state involved jaguars. Tennessee residents may be interested to learn about a family's nightmare visit to the zoo.
Social Security Disability or SSI claimants often wonder whether they can receive unemployment and still apply for and be awarded Social Security Disability. A person receiving unemployment must have affirmed that he is able to work and, often, that he is actively seeking work. The question then becomes is whether the claimant's statement about his ability to work is an automatic bar to the receipt of disability benefits.
On July 18, 2011 the Law Offices of Tony Farmer & John Dreiser submitted a petition to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concerning a Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) for X-10 employees and their survivors. On August 17, 2012 NIOSH issued a SEC Petition Evaluation Report recommending a new class of employees be afforded Special Exposure Cohort status as follows:
People in Tennessee often get in their cars expecting that they will make it to their destination safely. Sadly, another driver's negligence can turn an otherwise peaceful drive into a tragedy.
It is always a tragedy when those who protect us are injured, regardless of whether they are on-duty or off. These brave Knoxville men and women often risk their own lives to keep us safe. But even they can cause car accidents at times, which may result in personal injuries to others.