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  • How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

    How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

    Most of us know or have heard of someone who is “on disability.” This means that the person in question is collecting benefits from the federal and state governments to help them pay bills and meet their monthly expenses after suffering an injury, illness or other condition that renders them unable to hold down a regular job. Often, people wonder what makes one able to collect these benefits. Learn who is eligible for social security/disability benefits through SSI and SSDI, and what circumstances allow you [...]

  • What Expert Witnesses Do in a Railroad Worker Injury Case

    What Expert Witnesses Do in a Railroad Worker Injury Case

    Working on the railroad is one of the most intense jobs that there is, and it’s very common for railroad workers to suffer serious injuries over the course of their career. If you’re a railway worker who has been the victim of an on the job injury, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages. However, to win your lawsuit, you will need to prove your employer’s negligence, which can [...]

  • What You Should Know About Medical Liens

    What You Should Know About Medical Liens

    After you’ve won a personal injury settlement following a serious accident, it can feel like you’ve reached the end of a long journey. However, if you’ve never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit, then you might be caught by surprise when a lien is placed against your injury settlement. If you received any medical care after your accident that was not covered by your insurance policy or out of your own finances, the institution that provided or paid for [...]

How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

Most of us know or have heard of someone who is “on disability.” This means that the person in question is collecting benefits from the federal and state governments to help them pay bills and meet their monthly expenses after suffering an injury, illness or other condition that renders them unable to hold down a regular job. Often, people wonder what makes one [...]

Why You Should Take Whiplash Seriously

There are a wide range of injuries that a person can suffer in a car accident, but one of the most serious is whiplash. While the majority of whiplash injuries will heal on their own with no advanced medical treatment, others can be much more damaging, leaving effects that last for months and may result in expensive medical bills and [...]

Getting Medical Treatment After an Accident With No Insurance

If you don’t have health insurance coverage, then the possibility of being in a serious accident weighs heavily on your mind. When you’re in an accident and don’t have health insurance, you’ll likely struggle to gain access to the medical treatment that you need, which can lead to long-lasting injuries that affect your ability to work and live your life [...]

How the “Serious Injury” Threshold Effects No Fault Car Accident

When you’ve been involved in a major car accident, it is, unfortunately, common to find yourself unable to work and pay your bills. In most states, you can either file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance or file a personal injury lawsuit to get the compensation you need to support yourself. However, if your accident occurred in a state [...]

What You Can Expect During a Car Accident Case

When you’re hurt in an auto accident, the person at fault for your injuries should pay for the damage you’ve suffered. In general, the funds to pay for this harm will come from the insurance company that covers the at-fault or negligent driver, but the process can be long and might require a bit of a fight to get you [...]

What to Do If You’re Denied Social Security Disability

Many people across the nation rely on Social Security payments to make ends meet and keep (or regain) control of their lives after a debilitating accident. When you’re hurt and you can’t work, while medical bills keep piling up, it’s beyond stressful. It’s terrifying. It gets even worse when you apply for Social Security benefits and get denied. The last [...]

Do You Need to Report Minor Car Accidents to the Insurance Company?

Many people wonder if they’re in a minor fender bender where no claims are going to be made, or whether the claim against the other driver’s insurance will be minor if they need to tell their own insurance company about it. The fear many bears is that if you tell your insurer, they might raise your rates unfairly. However, by not [...]

How to File a Work Accident Report

Worker’s compensation insurance, carried by every employer, is a vital protection for workers against getting seriously injured on the job. When you’re working if you get hurt, no matter what the injury is, worker’s compensation is supposed to kick in to cover your medical bills, recovery costs and sometimes a portion of your lost wages. However, all too often when [...]

How to Handle an Abusive Debt Collector

Debt collectors can seem like the worst. While on one hand, you feel guilty that you’re in debt and haven’t been able to pay, you also can feel victimized when they won’t leave you alone. Some of these debt collections agents can get belligerent and even be threatening as they pursue you for the money you owe. They do this [...]

9 Ways to “CYA” When it Comes to Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day and no matter how hard we try, sometimes they are unavoidable. That’s why they’re called “accidents,” right? Here are 9 ways to CYA (Cover Your. . .Butt) after you are involved in an accident: Get off the Road The safety of those involved as well as any others nearby is first and foremost. Moving cars [...]

Workers’ Comp Benefits: How Much Can I Get?

Just about everyone knows if they get hurt on the job they can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. What many people don’t know, however, is how much they are entitled to collect, or even whether or not their injury makes them eligible at all. Without this knowledge, it can come as a real shock when you receive less than you [...]

What You Need to Know About Homeowner’s Insurance

If you get hurt while you’re visiting a friend, whether in their home or on their property, the injury claim you file will usually be paid by their homeowners’ insurance policy. Most of these policies have what is called a liability provision, and this covers damages for third-party claims, as opposed to first-party claims which are filed by the homeowner [...]