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Why Are Social Security Disability Benefits Commonly Denied or Terminated?

A long-term disability due to an accident or illness could put you and your loved ones in serious financial straits. If you’re unable to work or have had to take a part-time job because of an injury or illness, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, these claims Read More

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Does Tennessee Law Limit Recovery of Personal Injury Damages?

If you’re hurt in an accident, you can sue the parties whose negligence you claim was the cause. Compensation can be sought to cover your medical bills, missed work, rehabilitation costs, property damages and other out-of-pocket losses. The largest recoveries in personal injury cases, however, are based on damages not measurable in plain economic terms. Read More

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How is Liability Shared for a Truck Accident in Tennessee?

Accidents involving tractor trailers and other large commercial trucks can be disastrous due to the vehicles’ size and weight, with resulting injuries likely to be serious or fatal. What’s more, the legal aftermath of truck accidents is often complex because of the multiple parties and insurers that may be held liable. The truck’s driver, owner, Read More

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Can You Recover Emotional Distress Damages for a Wrongful Death?

If you lost a spouse, parent or child due to the negligent or deliberate conduct of another person, you may sue that person for wrongful death, essentially standing the shoes of the decedent. Tennessee formerly limited the damages recoverable to the losses sustained by the deceased person, such as medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, Read More

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When and Where Can You Recover for Tennessee Dog Bite Injuries?

More than 800,000 dog bites occur each year nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are attacked by another person’s aggressive dog through no fault of your own, you may reasonably think you can you recover damages for your injuries. However, in Tennessee the law is somewhat complicated. A dog Read More

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How Brain and Spinal Injuries Can Lead to Paralysis

Accidents resulting in brain and spinal injuries can have a massive impact on the victim’s way of life, especially when it causes paralysis. Unfortunately, paralysis and other disabling injuries are all too common in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and athletic activities. Paralysis is a loss of muscle function in part of your body. Read More

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Possessing or Selling Marijuana in Tennessee Has Serious Consequences

Even though more and more states across the nation are legalizing the possession and sale of marijuana, in Tennessee it is still a crime to knowingly possess or casually exchange marijuana, except for prescribed medical use. Possession or casual exchange of even half an ounce of marijuana is usually a misdemeanor punishable by up to Read More

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Motorcycles Can Be Accidents Waiting to Happen

According to the federal government, motorcyclists suffered more than 35 times as many deaths per mile driven in 2006 accidents in which they were involved than people suffered in automobile accidents. If you are a motorcyclist, you need to be aware of the increased risks and potential causes of an accident, so that you are Read More

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Is a Landowner Liable for a Trespasser’s Slip and Fall?

It’s a common belief that trespassers enter at their own risk, but it’s not always true. There are circumstances where a property owner may be called upon to pay damages for injuries suffered due to a slip and fall on their property even if the victim had no right or only a limited right to Read More

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Are You Entitled To Compensation for Pain and Suffering?

If you’re injured in Tennessee as the result of a vehicle accident, a dog bite, a slip and fall, a trip and fall or other type of accident, you’ll likely be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. These damages fall into the category-of non-economic damages which under Tennessee law include the following: Physical and Read More

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