The Tennessee Valley is a scenic area of the state that includes the cities of Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Elizabethton. It extends from southwest Kentucky to northern Alabama and from northeastern Mississippi to the mountain regions of Virginia and North Carolina.  With major highways like the I-65, I-24 and I-75 cutting through it, Tennessee Valley roads […]

Tennesee Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor-trailer accidents rank as some of the worst on Tennessee highways. These 18-wheelers, which are also known as semi-trucks or ‘big rigs,’ can weigh up to 80,000lbs when fully loaded, and when they’re involved in a crash, the results can be catastrophic. Not only are the occupants of passenger vehicles at greater risk of death […]

Tennessee Disability Reconsideration Denied

When your original application for disability benefits was denied, you were likely frustrated but not especially surprised. You may have known that approximately 65% of initial claims are denied, so you submitted a request for reconsideration. Now that’s been denied too. What are your options past the reconsideration level? The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides […]

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 38.4% of all households (or 48,255,413 homes) in the United States have one or more dogs. There is no question – Americans love dogs. But what happens when man’s best friend isn’t so friendly? In Tennessee, dog owners can be held responsible if their dog bites another person. […]

How to Get an Accident Report in Tennessee

If you are involved in a car accident, you might not think to call the police to the scene. While it may not always be necessary to call law enforcement, having an official government report to document the collision can be incredibly helpful in pursuing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Once the […]

Emotional distress can be a significant aspect of recovery in most types of personal injury cases. If you have sustained an injury in an accident and filed a successful personal injury claim, you may be able to receive compensation for your emotional distress as well as financial recovery for economic losses related to your physical […]

Winchester, TN Personal Injury Lawyer

You may have already noticed the financial strain a personal injury results in and ask yourself, “How do I maximize my personal injury settlement?” If another party was responsible for your injury, you have a right to file a lawsuit, seeking compensation. The issue is that sometimes the victims fail to receive an adequate settlement […]

Winchester, TN Personal Injury Lawyer

After sustaining an injury in an accident, the action of compiling a personal injury claim is usually complex. The accident victims must spend ample time appropriately developing their case and navigating the settlement negotiations. Even though these steps are vital to a successful settlement, there are many other considerations to make. Most victims seeking settlement […]

How to dispute fault | Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney

Statistics reveal that more than 12 million car accidents occur every year in the US. Determining who is at fault in auto accidents can be relatively difficult. Suppose you have been involved in any car accident and firmly believe that you are inaccurately or unfairly blamed for causing the incident. In that case, it’s never […]

Social Security Disability Related Terms, Winchester TN | John R. Colvin Attorney at Law

In the current world, a lot of us are dealing with all sorts of minor and major conditions in our lives. So, how a preexisting condition affects your case in a personal injury claim? Because the defendant will want to avoid compensating you for damages, they will base their arguments on preexisting conditions. Luckily, the […]

Licensed to Practice in Tennessee & Alabama