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. […]

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

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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 […]

Recreational Safety

April 6th, 2016 by Attorney John Colvin

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Understanding the Risks of Recreational Activities Tennessee’s lakes, mountains, and forests attract numerous outdoor enthusiasts to the state year-round. From ATV excursions to zip lining, visitors can find a variety of recreational activities to suit their interests. But those activities are not without risk. Every year, people are injured or killed in recreational accidents in […]

Holding Hot Coffee While Driving

Hot Coffee is a 2011 documentary film, directed by Susan Saladoff (an attorney with 26 years’ experience), that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later aired on HBO. This informative film currently streams on Netflix. Most people only know Liebeck v. McDonalds as the “hot coffee case.” Many use the case as proof of […]

Distracted Walking

October 19th, 2015 by Attorney John Colvin

Distracted Walking

In August, the Governors Highway Safety Association released a report on pedestrian safety that contained an alarming statistic: In 2010, as many as 2 million pedestrian injuries were related to cellphone use. Several studies were cited in the report, including two conducted by researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Georgia that […]

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