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David Sexton

SSDI - Top 3 Reasons Why Your SSID Application Was Denied

srpthumb-p9701-450x260-no.jpgIn the unfortunate scenario where you are disabled and unable to work, you may be entitled to monthly benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  A common question we hear is "Why should I hire an attorney if I can file for SSDI on my own?"  First and foremost, applying for SSDI is a lengthy and complicated process that ultimately results in only about 37% of applicants being approved for benefits. Secondly, if you are not one of the lucky 37% approved and your application is denied, an experienced attorney can help you quickly and efficiently appeal the decision, increasing your chances of being approved.  However, even if you hire an attorney, there are three things that will guarantee your claim is denied.

Negligence or No Negligence, That is The Question: and How the Answer Could Mean Compensation For Your Injuries In Tennessee

srpthumb-p8339-450x260-no.pngIn the legal arena, negligence is a very specific term that describes a scenario where a legal duty was breached, causing damages.  There are many battles fought in courtrooms over what is and is not negligence, because a finding of negligence could mean a lot of money paid to an injured party.

Getting a Divorce in Tennessee: Where to File and What to Expect

srpthumb-p7256-450x260-no.jpgIt is true that no two marriages are the same, and it is just as true that no two divorces are the same. Each marriage has two unique individuals who come together with their own finances, property, debts, and sometimes children.  When the decision is made, either by one spouse or both, to get a divorce, those finances, property, debts, etc., need to be divided among the individuals.

Tennessee DUI 101: Knowing What You're Up Against

srpthumb-p6787-450x260-no.jpgDid you know that if you are driving a motor vehicle in Tennessee you have implicitly consented to give a blood, breath, or urine test if a law enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to believe you are driving under the influence?  This is because of the Tennessee Implied Consent Statute, ยง 55-10-406.  This statute provides law enforcement officers discretion to administer testing to determine whether you have been drinking, solely because you are driving.  While an officer needs "probably cause" to administer the test, this is typically not a difficult hurtle to overcome.  Refusal to submit to the testing will often result in a suspension of your driver's license, among other consequences, including jail time.

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