A town of just 651 residents and measuring less than one square mile, Wartrace, Tennessee has a long and rich history. Native Americans used area trails as war paths or war trails leading to the name, Wartrace. This small town became the winter encampment for troops during the Tullahoma campaign after the withdrawal of Confederate troops from the battle of Murfreesboro at Stones River in 1862. On April 11, 1862, Wartrace was the location of a skirmish between Union and Confederate troops, as told by Lt. Col. James M. Shanklin, the commander of the Federal 42nd Indiana detachment.
During the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, Wartrace thrived. It had up to five banks and six inns and hotels. Wartrace was briefly known as a heath resort in the late 1800s when wealthy Victorians visited the sulphur springs and wells located here. The water was considered so good that it was even bottled and shipped to other towns.
The Tennessee Walking Horse breed was developed in the 1920s and 1930s in Wartrace. The very first National Grand Champion Walking Horse, in 1939, Strolling Jim was trained here and is now buried here behind the Walking Horse Hotel.
The Law Office of John R. Colvin was established January 1, 2001 in Winchester, Tennessee to give legal assistance to the injured and disabled in Southern Middle Tennessee. The Law Office of John R. Colvin handles personal injury actions, workers’ compensation injuries, and Social Security Disability claims in Wartrace, Tennessee on a contingency basis fee basis, which means my office does not charge a fee unless you recover benefits.
The Law Office of John R. Colvin is ready to handle serious personal injury claims, including car accidents, injury from defective products, and wrongful death actions in Wartrace, Tennessee. In 2007, there were 4 automobile accidents, 2 of which involved injuries. In 2011 in Bedford County, Tennessee, there were 1010 motor vehicle accidents, 292 people were injured in these accidents. In 2011, 4 people lost their lives in car and truck accidents in Bedford County.
The Law Office of John R. Colvin has successfully handled numerous claims for disabled and injured individuals in Wartrace, Tennessee. The claims handled by my office have included those of car accidents, premises liability, slip and fall, nursing home negligence, defective products and construction accidents. As with all personal injury claims, most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis which means my office does not charge you a fee until and unless we make are recovery for you. If you or a loved one is in need of legal help or representation due to a disability, illness or injury, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of John R. Colvin for initial consultation that is both free and confidential.
Please remember that with any claim, there is a time limit which to file formal action to preserve your rights under the law. Therefore, that is why I encourage you to contact my office for a free and confidential consultation regarding your rights and how my office can effectively represent you in preserving those rights and securing you the compensation that you deserve.
In addition to personal injury claims, my office also handles injuries related to work related accidents, on the job injuries and/or claims for worker compensation benefits pursuant to the Tennessee Worker Compensation Act. In recent years, Tennessee law has changed and evolved in regards to the rights of workers under the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act. Currently, Tennessee law requires that administrative claims and requests for assistance be filed prior to instituting a court action. Furthermore, an administrative claim must be filed with the Tennessee Department of Labor within a certain time period or the claim could be forever barred. Many of the new laws were enacted in order to protect insurance companies, large corporations and manufacturing interests within the State of Tennessee all at the peril of the injured worker. Due to the complexity of the Workers’ Compensation Laws that require the filing of an administrative claim with the Tennessee Department of Labor for either a benefit review conference or a request for assistance pursuant to the facts of each case is why you should contact an attorney who routinely handles Tennessee Workers’ Compensation claims. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact my office if you are in need of assistance for your work related injuries.
Are you disabled and unable to work? The Law Office of John R. Colvin also handles both adult disability claims and child disability claims for individuals living in Bedford County and Wartrace, Tennessee. Therefore, if you have been denied adult disability or your child has been denied their claim for child’s disability by the Social Security Administration, please do not hesitate to contact my office for legal assistance. The Office of John R. Colvin can provide legal representation at the initial determination level, at the reconsideration level, and at the hearing level. If you reside in Bedford County, Tennessee your hearing will most likely take place before an administrative law judge at the Office of Disability Adjudication Review located at 1232 Premier Drive, Suite 200, Chattanooga, Tennessee. If necessary, I also handle Social Security disability claims beyond the hearing level and against the Social Security Administration at the Federal District Court level in the Eastern District of Tennessee. As with most claims for benefits, there is a time limit from which you must file an appeal or lose certain rights and remedies under the law. Therefore, if you have been denied benefits or if you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, please do not hesitate to contact my office for an initial consultation that is both free and confidential.