Penny McElhaney Receives 2019 Women Impacting the Community Nomination

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is pleased to announce that our very own Chief Operations Officer and Senior Attorney has been nominated for the 2019 Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women Impacting the Community Awards in the professional category! At the Women Impacting the Community Luncheon today, Penny was recognized with other outstanding nominees for…

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Waterslide Injuries and Liability

It’s almost summertime! And you know what that means – time to have some fun in the sun. And what family vacation would be complete with a trip to a lake or the ocean, or to a local water park? The best of all water park attractions has to be the slides. Tennessee has numerous…

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How to Obtain a Crash Report after an Accident in Tennessee

After a motor vehicle collision, you’ll need to call the police to report the accident. Local or state law enforcement will come to the scene of an accident and take notes. This step helps ensure that there is official documentation for an insurance claim or lawsuit. Before you take any action, be sure to obtain…

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Traumatic Brain Injury and the Link to PTSD

More and more research has been done in the past few years regarding the link between a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to a study from UCLA published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, people who suffer a TBI are more likely to develop PTSD or a similar anxiety disorder. This…

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I Have an IVC Filter?  What Should I Know?  What Should I Do?

Used as a prevention method against the threat of deep vein thrombosis or DVT and cases where patients are at a high risk of pulmonary emboli or PE and cannot be sufficiently anti-coagulated, Inferior vena cava filters or IVC filters have been widely marketed to the medical community as safe “retrievable” devices for patients since…

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Tricky Territory: Who's to Blame in a Parking Lot Accident

Surprisingly, twenty percent of all insurance claims filed are for car accidents occurring in parking lots according to the Institute for Highway Safety. Most parking lots are privately owned.  That means that they fall under private property driving laws which are put in place to protect both the general public and the owner.  Unless an…

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