Category: Personal Injury

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. […]

Fatigue Is a Major Problem for All of Us

While there was a safety campaign the first week of November called Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, the message behind the campaign is one that we should carry with us year-round. Being sleepy is more than just annoying. In fact, it can be downright dangerous to us, to our loved ones, and for people in the […]

Scooter Injuries Are Real - and They're Becoming Quite Common

Have you noticed the growing number of electric scooters zipping around Tennessee in urban centers? These types of motorized devices are giving countless kids, teens, and adults a faster way to move around cities. However, they aren’t as risk-free as some might expect. In fact, scooter injuries are becoming common across the country. Simultaneously, the […]

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 […]

The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Tennessee Road Safety

Although many people immediately think of alcohol impairment when they read reports of people driving under the influence (DUI), they’re overlooking an important mind-altering substance: opioids. An in-depth recent report from Tennessee’s ABC6 revealed just how far-reaching and shocking the problem is. Out of all the accidents that took place in 2017 along the state’s […]

TDOT Aims to Improve Work Zone Safety and Drivers Can Help

In roadway work zones, flaggers help control the flow of traffic. These Tennessee Department of Transportation employees are the people who hold the “Stop/Slow” sign. Last year, a driver struck a flagger in Fayette County. TDOT wants to prevent that from happening to any other transportation workers, so it’s trying to improve worker visibility. In […]

Legal Questions Surround Self-Driving Cars and Fatalities

If a fully autonomous vehicle causes a death, who is to blame? That’s a question that doesn’t have a clear answer, but an answer may be coming soon. In March, a self-driving Uber car stuck and killed a cyclist who was walking her bike across a street in Tempe, Ariz. The car – a Volvo […]

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 […]

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