Dec 14, 2017

Common Causes of Chain-Reaction Truck Crashes in Tennessee

By |Dec 14, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Large commercial trucks are prevalent along the highways in Tennessee, and accidents involving 18-wheelers, semis, tractor trailers and other types of large, commercial trucks happen far too frequently. One of the most devastating type of truck accident is the chain reaction collision or the multiple vehicle crash caused by these massive vehicles.
What causes chain […]

Dec 12, 2017

Researchers Discover First Case of CTE in a Living Patient

By |Dec 12, 2017|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

For the first time, researchers have discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living person and confirm the discovery with an autopsy after the person’s death. Dr. Bennet Omalu, lead researcher in the study, confirmed in an interview on CNN that former NFL player Fred McNeill, who died in 2015, was the subject of […]

Dec 7, 2017

Will Speed Limiting Devices Help Prevent Truck Accidents?

By |Dec 7, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Last summer, after encouragement and support from the trucking industry and traffic safety advocates, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a rule that would require large trucks to install and use speed-limiting devices.

The rule would require that the speed-limiting device in a truck would […]

Dec 5, 2017

Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds the Law on the Use of Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Cases

By |Dec 5, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

On Friday, November 17th, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that Tennessee law will continue to allow plaintiffs to use the full, undiscounted medical bills as evidence of their medical expenses rather than the discounted amounts that insurance companies pay.

A story in The Chatanoogan describes the case of Jean Dedmon, who filed a personal injury […]

Nov 21, 2017

Tennessee Lawyers Donated $118 Million in Pro Bono Hours to Help Those in Need

By |Nov 21, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we know that engaging with, and providing support for, our community is not only important – it’s at the heart of what we do. Over the years, we have been honored to meet some of the kindest, most generous people in Tennessee; people who were down on their […]

Nov 16, 2017

Size, Height, and Weight Restrictions for Trucks on Tennessee and Federal Roads

By |Nov 16, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Current dimension and weight limitations for trucks are a mix of federal and state laws. The laws vary depending on which road the truck driver is operating the truck on and the type of truck involved. The laws are meant to prevent truck accidents, to make driving easier, and to protect the roads themselves.
Federal […]

Nov 14, 2017

Legal Requirements if a Car Accident Happens in Tennessee

By |Nov 14, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

If a car crash happens on a Tennessee road, you need to follow certain procedures in accordance with the law. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in criminal and civil charges against the driver. Failure to follow the laws can also jeopardize your legal rights to bring a legal claim against negligent […]

Nov 9, 2017

Laws and Concerns about Senior Car Drivers on Tennessee Roads

By |Nov 9, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

While many seniors are good drivers, the state of Tennessee does have some concerns that as we age, our ability to see and respond to emergencies diminishes as we reach our 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Seniors are more likely to need cataract surgery and to suffer disabilities like Alzheimer’s disease than younger drivers. […]

Oct 12, 2017

Three-Peat! Three-Peat! Rocky Is Voted the Best of Nashville for the Third Year in a Row!

By |Oct 12, 2017|News|0 Comments

The first time, we were excited. The second time, we were thrilled. But for this three-peat, we are ECSTATIC to announce that for the third year in a row, Rocky McElhaney has been named the number one “Best Attorney in Nashville” in the Scene Magazine’s “Best Of Nashville” Annual Reader’s Poll!

We felt like we […]

Oct 10, 2017

Do Women Experience Traumatic Brain Injuries Differently Than Men?

By |Oct 10, 2017|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

The International Journal of Critical Injury and Science recently reported a clinical study done on the epidemiological consequences of traumatic brain injuries in women and how TBIs on women differ from male TBIs. The studies were conducted in India. Most studies, prior to this Indian female study, have been about men. The study yielded […]

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