Sep 29, 2016

Think the VA Has Problems? Let’s Not Forget the Social Security Administration

By |Sep 29, 2016|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Reports about the failures of the Veterans Affairs department have been much in the news since 2014, when a man died after waiting more than a year to be treated. The incredible backlog of veterans waiting to receive care, substandard treatment, systematic infrastructure failures and chronic understaffing are common knowledge. Each new report merely […]

Sep 28, 2016

Grab Your Shovels, ‘Cause the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is Breaking New Ground!

By |Sep 28, 2016|News|0 Comments

There have been some pretty big doings over here at the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm. We are thrilled to announce that Rocky has just finalized the sale of our home-away-from-home here on Music Row, and that the firm will be moving to its new home in Hendersonville this spring.

We know – we can hardly […]

Sep 27, 2016

Tragedy Strikes in Nashville, Leaving a DOT Crew Member Dead

By |Sep 27, 2016|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

A Tennessee Department of Transportation road crew was en route to a job when one of the three road-maintenance vehicles punctured a tire. The crew pulled the trucks to the side of the road and turned on emergency lights before beginning to unload repair equipment. It was business as usual until a semi truck […]

Sep 22, 2016

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm Supports the Tennessee Yellow DOT Program

By |Sep 22, 2016|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

No one ever plans on being hurt in a serious auto accident, but we all take precautions – like buying insurance – in case we are. The Tennessee Yellow DOT Program is another great tool for helping people who suffer some kind of medical emergency while on a Tennessee roadway. The Rocky McElhaney Law […]

Sep 20, 2016

School Is Back: How to Keep Your Child Safe This Year

By |Sep 20, 2016|Personal Injury|0 Comments

The big yellow buses are back on the road, signaling the start of another school year. Kids are back to classrooms that would be unfamiliar to most of us. Gone are the dusty chalkboards and squeaking media carts; in their place, smart whiteboards and online assignments. But the more things change, the more they […]

Sep 15, 2016

Quantity Over Quality Is a Bad Way to Train a Surgeon

By |Sep 15, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

New research from Johns Hopkins has identified a potentially fatal flaw in the current methods used to evaluate surgeons in training. The study followed 23 Johns Hopkins medical residents, ranging from their first to fifth year of residency, as they performed three different approaches to a common shoulder surgery on cadavers. The results were […]

Sep 13, 2016

Rutledge Woman Survives 18-Wheeler Log Spill That Crushed Her Car

By |Sep 13, 2016|Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

A tractor-trailer cargo spill in Mt. Pleasant left a roadway significantly damaged in June after molten aluminum set the asphalt on fire. Luckily, the driver of the truck escaped unharmed and no other vehicles were involved. Just one short month later, another devastating crash miraculously ended with no loss of life. Truck accidents almost […]

Sep 8, 2016

New Study Sheds Light on TBI Related Headaches

By |Sep 8, 2016|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

In 2011, the University of Washington Medical Center published the results of a study that examined recurring headaches in traumatic brain injury victims. The findings upset the prevailing medical opinion at the time; prior to the study, medical experts believed that headaches resulting from a TBI would become less frequent and less painful over […]

Sep 6, 2016

Friendship House Offers a New Kind of Life for Disabled Adults

By |Sep 6, 2016|Birth Injury|0 Comments

Permanent and debilitating injuries change lives instantly. When injuries occur during birth, young families must adjust to providing care for their disabled child. When injuries occur later in life, families must decide how to meet the new needs of their loved one. Most family’s worry about the type of future their loved one can […]

Sep 1, 2016

Did Pokémon GO Cause Fatal I-40 Crash? Probably Not.

By |Sep 1, 2016|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

A crash made headlines in late July when Maryville graduate Anthony Swartz caused a head-on collision after driving the wrong way on I-40. His SUV collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Carroll Trent; the crash ignited the big rig’s hazardous chemical cargo, causing a fire that shut down the highway for nearly 10 hours. […]

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