Oct 2, 2018

Pilot Program Aims to Help Trucking Industry and Young Veterans

By |Oct 2, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

A recent announcement by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho addressed the current shortage of truck drivers in the United States, and simultaneously offered job assistance to young veterans and National Guard reservists. The American Trucking Association estimates that there's a current shortage of about 50,000 truck drivers in the United States. This driver shortage is [...]

Sep 11, 2018

Meet Savannah Eller, the 2018 Recipient of the Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship!

By |Sep 11, 2018|Firm News|0 Comments

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is thrilled to announce that we have selected a winner for the 2018 Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship. We want to offer a giant “Congratulations!” to White House, TN native Savannah Eller. Savannah is off to Dartmouth College this Fall, and we expect some extraordinary things from her. Not that Savannah [...]

Sep 5, 2018

New Medical Device Diagnoses Traumatic Brain Injury – with a Single Drop of Blood

By |Sep 5, 2018|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

PsychCentral reported on August 1, 2018 that a new medical device is ready to help doctors evaluate whether someone is likely to have a mild traumatic brain injury. The normal methods for diagnosing a traumatic brain injury are computed tomography (CT) scans and Glasgow coma scale evaluations. CT scans are costly and include the risk [...]

Aug 30, 2018

Younger Generation More at Risk for a Traumatic Brain Injury if They Have ADHD

By |Aug 30, 2018|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

Researchers believe that children and young adults between 3 and 29 years-of-age are four times more likely to develop a traumatic brain injury if they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than if they don’t. The study examined insurance information on 72,000 people with ADHD and in that age range, against a control group of [...]

Aug 28, 2018

Uber Closing Its Self-Driving Truck Business

By |Aug 28, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Uber is closing its autonomous truck driving company, Otto, just two years after paying nearly $700 million for the company. According to an NPR report, Uber also spent nearly $925 million on autonomous freight trucks in the hope of revolutionizing the trucking industry. Uber’s autonomous division will focus exclusively on self-driving cars. Part of the [...]

Aug 16, 2018

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan being investigated for Seat Belts that Don’t Work

By |Aug 16, 2018|Products Liability|0 Comments

Consumer Reports announced in July 2018 that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is furthering its investigation into the failure of 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan seatbelts to work properly – based on several tests it conducted. The NHTSA announced that it had conducted two tests at two different sites, less than one week apart. In [...]