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Attorney Representation in Tennessee SSD Claims

by mdp | October 27th, 2010

You Need a Lawyer to File for SSD Benefits in Tennessee:

Social Security Disability, or SSD, is a form of benefits that is available from the federal government that’s administered by the Social Security Administration, or SSA. These benefits are available for people who have demonstrated disability and therefore an inability to hold down gainful employment for any appreciable period of time. The disability that prevents the possibility of gainful employment can be physical or mental, and the process of obtaining these benefits begins with the completion of an application. Many people who find themselves or a loved one in this position wonder if obtaining the assistance of a Nashville SSD lawyer would be of help in obtaining these benefits, and below is an answer to this question.


Whiplash in Tennessee Accident Lawsuits

by mdp | October 25th, 2010

Whiplash Injuries and Compensation in Tennessee Car Accidents:

When a Tennessee car accident occurs, one of the most common injuries that results is whiplash. Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached to this serious injury because of the countless parodies that have appeared in Hollywood over the years with someone pretending to be injured and walking into a courtroom with a neck brace. The victims of these comedic efforts are those who have suffered this injury, and those who have should seek the immediate help of Nashville whiplash accident lawyers. Below is a brief overview of this injury.


Tennessee Public Transit Bus Accident Liability

by mdp | October 23rd, 2010

Tennessee Public Transit Bus Accident Compensation:

People use different forms of transportation for different reasons, and one choice that’s been made for decades is the use of public transit buses for local commuting. These vehicles present an opportunity for affordable transportation that eliminates the need for many to drive, but unfortunately Tennessee public transit bus accidents can and do occur on a regular basis. When these situations arise, those who have been harmed need to seek the help of Nashville bus accident attorneys in order to determine how liability could attach to those responsible for the harm that resulted from a collision.


Commercial Trucking Accident Liability Attorneys

by mdp | October 22nd, 2010

Liabile Parties in Tennessee Commercial Semi Trucking Accidents:

Anyone who spends time on the roads of Tennessee understands that large, commercial trucks are a regular sight. The shipping industry remains alive and well, and Tennessee serves as not only a destination point but also as a corridor to several markets in the region. As a result of the high number of trucks on the roads, Tennessee commercial trucking accidents occur on a daily basis. In fact, almost 10,000 such accidents occur every year. Those who have been harmed in such an incident need to seek the help of Nashville commercial trucking accident lawyers, as there could be several different liable parties who need to be held accountable. An explanation appears below.


Dog Bite Injuries and Lawsuits in TN

by mdp | October 22nd, 2010

Injury Liability in Tennessee Dog Bite Lawsuits:

Tennessee, like every other state in the country, is filled with dog lovers, and dogs are as much a part of the culture here as just about anything else. Unfortunately, not all dogs are properly trained or able to handle encounters with strangers, particularly curious children. As such, Tennessee dog bite cases tend to arise that require the help of Nashville dog bite lawyers for those who have been injured. Below is a look at how liability tends to attach when someone is injured or worse in a dog attack.



Protect Yourself From Low Settlements

by mdp | October 14th, 2010

Protect Yourself from Low Insurance Settlement Offers with an Attorney:

When someone is injured because of the negligence of someone else, one of the first entities that tends to get involved in the aftermath of the situation is the negligent party’s insurance company. Most insurance companies send a representative whose title is that of insurance adjuster to help work towards a negotiated settlement of the matter. However, insurance adjusters are not necessarily working with the best interests of the injured person in mind, and those that face this situation should seek the immediate help of experienced Nashville personal injury lawyers for several reasons. Below are a few examples of why this type of help is necessary.


Hire a Car Accident Injury Attorney

by mdp | October 14th, 2010

When to Hire a Nashville Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident:

When a Nashville car accident occurs and someone is injured because of the negligence or recklessness of the other driver, it gives rise to the possibility that a Tennessee personal injury lawsuit will need to be filed. However, many people wonder when it’s an appropriate time to contact Nashville personal injury lawyers for help. Below you’ll find a brief answer to this all-important question.


First SSD Application is Usually Denied

by mdp | October 10th, 2010

Nashville_capital_thumbMost Applications in Tennessee for SSDI Benefits are Denied:

There are people in Tennessee who need help with their bills because they are simply unable to work or to hold gainful employment for any period of time because of physical and/or mental disabilities. Those who are in this position generally have few options available other than becoming a burden on others, which no one wants to face. Therefore, many attempt to provide for themselves with a form of federal government disability insurance known as SSDI. Unfortunately, too many people tend to work towards obtaining these insurance benefits without the help of experienced Tennessee SSDI lawyers, and below you’ll see why this type of legal help can be an enormous aid towards obtaining the benefits you need.


Nashville Wrongful Death Attorney

by mdp | October 9th, 2010

ponce_dcFamilies of Tennessee Wrongful Death Victims Should Hire an Attorney Immediately:

When it comes to Tennessee personal injury law, situations that arise involve some form of loss by the person who has been injured. As anyone would agree, there is no greater form of loss than when someone is killed suddenly. In these situations those who suddenly find themselves grieving need to seek the immediate help of Nashville wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible for many different reasons that are discussed below.

Tennesee Wrongful Death Claims – Move Forward Immediately

There are many reasons as to why someone who finds themselves in this position needs to move forward with either negotiating a settlement or filing a Tennessee wrongful death lawsuit as soon as possible. One such reason is that the statute of limitations regarding these types of claims is only one year.

This means that the family members of the person who has been killed because of the negligence, recklessness or even the intentional conduct of another person must file an action within one year of the date that the wrongful death occurred. Failure to do so will mean that the case will be dismissed when it is filed, even if it’s obvious that those responsible for the death would be held liable.

Compensation and Damages Available in Tennessee Wrongful Death Claims

Another reason that claims should be filed as quickly as possible is that when someone is suddenly killed, those loved ones who are left behind often find themselves in a situation of financial peril. Not only must funeral, burial and medical expenses be paid, but the family also has suddenly lost the income that the person who was killed was generating.

Therefore, those who file these lawsuits and recover either a settlement or obtain a jury verdict could recover damages that compensate them for these costs that have been incurred, for the income that has been and will be lost in the future, for the pain and suffering endured by the person who was killed between the time the act was committed and the death took place and for loss of consortium, which can sometimes be referred to as a loss of companionship.

How Nashville Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help

Ultimately, families who find themselves without one of their members not only face potential financial difficulties, but they are also generally reeling in response to the shocking and tragic news they have received. Therefore, those who have suffered a tragic loss such as this one need to seek the immediate help of Nashville wrongful death lawyers who have been successfully defending the rights of suffering families for many years. Contact Michael D. Ponce & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.