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What to expect from personal injury lawsuits and trials

Not all personal injury lawsuits require a trial. In fact, many cases don't ever see a courtroom if the two parties decide to settle.

If you accept a settlement, you agree to the payment that the other party offers. Perhaps you negotiated an amount, or were offered a fair amount to begin with. In either case, you don't have to go to court, because you both agreed on a settlement.

What steps should you take after a crash?

There are many mistakes that people could make after a traffic accident. One of the most common is apologizing, especially when the person apologizing is not the person at fault. Another common mistake is not seeking medical help immediately.

Injuries that are suffered in car crashes and collisions are often delayed thanks to the high levels of amount of adrenaline in the bloodstream. This means that you may say that you are fine at the scene but have serious injuries or symptoms later on.

Don't make these mistakes after your traffic accident

You were almost back to your neighborhood after a long day at work when a driver flew around a blind corner and struck your vehicle. You were shocked when you saw the other driver headed in your direction, but with no chance to get out of the way, there was nothing you could do to prevent the crash.

Now, you are sitting on the side of the road waiting for an ambulance and the police to arrive. What should you do?

5 head injuries victims may face after crashes

After a serious car crash, you may be dealing with a lot. You could have broken bones or lacerations, bruising or spinal pain. One thing that's common in crashes is the development of head trauma.

Head trauma is particularly dangerous because it has the potential to affect the brain. Depending on the severity of the injury, the damage to the brain can cause disability or death.

Am I eligible for Tennessee disability benefits?

You may be confused or overwhelmed by all of the disability benefits, eligibility criteria and programs available in Tennessee. However, you know that you are suffering from a medical issue that prevents you from being able to work to your full capacity.

You are convinced that you are entitled to financial benefits to help you get by. If this is the case, it is important to understand the different benefit options available in the state and decide which one is applicable to you.

4 ways serious car crashes affect children

When you strap your child into a car seat, you believe that he or she will be safe under any circumstances. Unfortunately, the crash you were in was so severe that your child still suffered injuries. They weren't as bad as they could have been, but your child still has a long recovery ahead of them.

There are several ways that a car crash can affect your child. Your child may suffer serious injuries, require therapy and have changes to his routine. He may need to stay at the hospital or live with chronic pain now and in the future. Here are four ways a crash could impact your family and child in the days to come.

Disability disasters: Dealing with a denial

There is no secret about the fact that most people experience a denial the first time they apply for disability coverage. The Social Security Administration has many rules and regulations in place to prevent the misuse of the benefits system, but that does mean that many people who deserve benefits do not receive them in a timely manner.

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies you benefits, you are not the only person to whom this has happened. A denial does not necessarily mean that you should not receive benefits, either. Sometimes, it is a matter of changing paperwork or providing more evidence of your condition and inability to work.

How do I appeal a Social Security Disability decision?

You applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, but your claim was denied. What is your recourse?

Being rejected for SSD isn’t automatically the end of the road for you. In fact, around 70 percent of SSD claims are denied the first time around. After an initial rejection, you have further opportunities to prove your eligibility. Today we provide a brief overview of how the SSD appeals process works:

The impact of football concussions

We do love our football here in Tennessee. There are plays that children remember as adults, and adults carry with them the rest of their lives. Who can forget the Music City Miracle? It was the stuff of legend. 16 seconds left, down by a single point. A last-ditch kickoff return, Lorenzo Neal hands the ball to Frank Wycheck, who threw a lateral pass across the field to Kevin Dyson. Dyson sprinted down the sideline for the improbable touchdown to win the game.

With moments like that, it’s no wonder that kids want to play football. But is that going to change? A recent New York Times article shed light on the impact of a decade of medical research into football concussions, congressional hearings and the class-action lawsuit against the NFL. We are beginning to see cases involving players of every age and every level of play.

Tennessee trucker convicted in impaired driving crash that killed two

If you drive northeast of Cleveland on Interstate 75 for about an hour and a half, you will arrive in Knox County. That is where a jury recently found a Tennessee trucker guilty of manslaughter in a violent truck accident that killed two people in 2016.

The 55-year-old truck driver was convicted of manslaughter, aggravated operating under the influence, as well as driving to endanger, among other charges.

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