Category: Personal Injury

We are all required to use a certain degree of care when dealing with other people in our day-to-day lives. While many of us take great care to ensure that we don’t endanger others, many are not so conscientious. The worst-case scenario in these situations is that an innocent bystander is injured as a result […]

The Dangers of Roundup Are a Big Concern for Middle Tennessee

Working outdoors, tending flowers and greenery, and breathing in fresh air all day long seems like a recipe for good health — right? Unfortunately, for modern-day nursery workers, landscapers, and even home gardeners, the use of pesticides and herbicides has become a fact of life. These chemicals do a great job keeping hungry insects at […]

Monumental Supreme Court Ruling Exposes TVA to Lawsuits

In 2013, two fishermen competing in a fishing tournament steered their boat into the Tennessee River. In that same space, workers with the Tennessee Valley Authority were raising a submerged power line. The boat was struck by a conductor, badly injuring the boat’s operator, Gary Thacker, and killing his passenger, Anthony Szozda. Thacker and his […]

Tennessee landfills poisoning water

It was a 2008 incident in our state — a coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston plant — that led to a 2015 EPA regulation, called the Coal Ash Rule, that requires energy providers to line their landfills to prevent leakage and to monitor them for groundwater contamination. Coal ash is the […]

Avoid Buying Defective Toys and Hobby Equipment This Holiday

It’s easy for kids–and parents–to get excited about all the new toys and recreational items during the holiday season. Who can blame them? Not only are advertisements all over the television, but they’re on the Internet and in flyers, too. In fact, it’s tough to miss the latest and greatest treasures being marketed this year. […]

Living with a Disability: Prioritizing Your Health

When you’ve been labeled with a disability diagnosis, you may feel as if you’ll never gain (or regain) control of your health. You may even stop caring due to bouts of depression or hopelessness. This is understandable, but it’s important to recognize that even though your physical challenges are different from those of the people […]

Hunters Be Cautious: Some Leisure Sporting Equipment Could Be Defective

Many people use crossbows, rifles, and slingshots for hunting or for sport, and one would logically assume that these devices will function as intended. However,  several recalls in recent years have shown that thousands of products with dangerous defects have ended up in stores. Take a look at the following recalls, if you have a […]

Disability Denial

December 22nd, 2017 by Attorney John Colvin

TN Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Recent statistics from the Social Security Administration (SSA) indicate that the award rate for Social Security disability continues to go down every year. As of 2010, SSA reported that 34.8% of those who applied were approved for SSD. Other statistics indicate that 70% of initial SSD claims are turned down. And another 30% are denied […]

Personal Injury Lawyer

A recent decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court has big implications for personal injury cases in the state. You might not have seen it on local TV coverage, read about it in your newspapers or heard discussions about it on the radio, but this decision is an important one for so many people that have […]

Distracted Walking

The hazards of distraction behind the wheel are well documented and much discussed, yet it seems like every single day we learn about more instances in which drivers caused wrecks while using their mobile devices. This is exactly the case in Georgia, where news recently broke about a teenage driver facing multiple charges and a […]

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