Tennessee Social Security Disability Lawyer

As of May 2017, the average wait time for a disability hearing in the Chattanooga Social Security office was 17 months, and the average processing time for a claim was 553 days. New rules that govern the claims approval process could add to the already significant backlog of SSD cases. Until this year, the Social […]

Tennessee SSD Benefits Attorney

At the end of May, the White House released the first version of its 2018 budget, and one of its proposals was to cut funding for Social Security Disability Insurance by $70 billion over the next 10 years. While the budget is likely to undergo several changes in the House and Senate, critics say this […]

Tennessee SSD Lawyer

If you’ve ever looked at your paycheck and wondered why so much of your income is consumed by taxes and other deductions, you’re not alone. But the money taken from your check funds important programs – programs that you may one day rely on to help you cover your expenses. Aside from federal, state, and […]

Every summer, crashes involving teen drivers increase, especially in the 100-day period that begins on Memorial Day. Several factors may explain why this happens every year, the most obvious being that teens drive more than usual during the summer. During the school year, teens might be driving to and from school five days a week. […]

Rural Worker Injury Lawyer

Without access to appropriate health care for chronic medical conditions and the inability to rehabilitate themselves from physically limiting injuries, combined with the loss of job prospects, more rural Americans are turning to Social Security Disability as a way to support their families. The number of adults on SSD nearly doubled between 1996 and 2015. […]

TN Crosswalk Injury Lawyer

In September 2015, a middle school student in Memphis was crossing the street to get to school when a Jeep struck her in the crosswalk. She was transported to a hospital for treatment of her injuries. That particular day, the flashing school zone lights weren’t working, and no crossing guard was present because Memphis police […]

Tennessee Fraud Lawyer

A new report shows criminals defrauded Tennessee residents of nearly $11 million last year. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, of the 50 states, Tennessee ranked ninth in reports of fraud or scams. The most common scams, in Tennessee and nationwide, are those that involve alleged debt collection. These scams […]

In 2016, the number of fatal crashes in Tennessee increased over those occurring in 2015, and as of March 17 this year, the state recorded 183 fatal crashes – exactly the same number as this time last year. So what’s causing an increase in fatal crashes? A Tennessee Highway Patrol officer told Nashville’s News Channel […]

TN SSDI Lawyer

When a person applies for Social Security Disability, the Social Security Administration applies a multi-step process to determine whether the applicant is eligible for benefits. Following is a general overview of each step of the process. Step 1: Establishing Financial (Non-Medical) Eligibility The SSA’s local field offices, such as the offices in Chattanooga, Tullahoma, or […]

Distracted Driving Accident

A California man has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming it failed to introduce its patented “lockout” technology for iPhones that could have prevented numerous crashes over the years. According to The (San Francisco) Guardian, the man who’s suing Apple – Julio Ceja – said a driver using her iPhone rear-ended him at […]

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