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  • Worried About The Long Application Process For Social Security Disability? 4 Ways You May Be Approved For Presumptive Disability

    If you're trying to get social security disability, and you've heard that it's a hassle to get approved, it can be. There's a lot of paperwork involved in applying for, and being approved for, social security disability. Not only that, but many applications are denied on the first attempt, and will require appeals before being approved. However, there are some situations where presumptive disability can help. With presumptive disability, benefits are approved based on the presumption that there is a bonafide disability that will most likely be approved for benefits. [Read More]

  • Three Reasons To Wait To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit

    If you've recently been seriously injured, such as with a meniscus tear, in an auto accident and aren't happy with the offer of settlement you've received from the at-fault party's insurance company, you may be contemplating filing a personal injury lawsuit instead. While it's important to file such a lawsuit well within the statute of limitations, filing too soon could actually backfire in some cases. Read on to learn more about when it may make sense to wait to file a personal injury lawsuit. [Read More]

  • Are You Prepared For A Independent Medical Examination?

    Even if you have provided an insurance company your medical records, you might still have to undergo an independent medical examination, or IME. A doctor selected by the insurance company will examine you and review your medical records to assess your injuries from an accident. The results of the exam could impact whether your claim is paid. If you have an IME scheduled, here are a few ways to prepare for it. [Read More]

  • Three Challenges Of Filing A Medical Malpractice Case... And How To Address Them

    Being injured or ill is hard enough. Then, the hospital or doctor makes a mistake in your care, making matters worse. The best thing you can do in a case like this is to hire a qualified medical malpractice attorney and file a personal injury lawsuit against the doctor or hospital. But sadly, this part is not always easy, either. It's best to begin the process knowing that it will be tough -- but that there are logical, helpful ways to address the three common challenges you'll probably encounter. [Read More]

  • Four Ways To Document Your Expenses Following A Personal Injury

    If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation should include reimbursement for any medical bills that you have had to pay as a result of the accident, but many times when it comes time to settle such a claim, people have difficulty remembering all of the expenses they have incurred. This could easily result in you not receiving reimbursement or you payment for these expenses out of your own pocket, but it could also cause the insurance company, or person who is having to pay the bills, to question the extent of your injuries. [Read More]

  • Don't Become A Drowsy Driving Statistic

    Most people are aware of the dangers of getting behind the wheel of their vehicle after they have consumed alcoholic beverages, but they are not aware of the dangers of taking the driver's seat when they have not had enough sleep. Unfortunately, both behaviors could have very similar consequences and could put you at risk of being involved in an automotive accident. Understanding the dangers of drowsy driving is one of the first steps to keeping you, as well as the others on the road, safe from this potentially deadly behavior. [Read More]

  • The Difference Between Serum And Whole Blood In DUI Blood Testing

    In addition to breath testing, law enforcement officials may also use blood samples in order to measure blood alcohol content (BAC). Blood samples obtained during DUI investigations are generally analyzed in one of two ways -- as a whole blood sample or serum sample. The following explains the differences between the two and how both testing methods could affect your DUI case. How Blood Samples Are Used in DUI Cases [Read More]

  • Is It Legal Malpractice If Your Lawyer Socializes With The Defendant's Attorney?

    Even though they may be standing on opposite sides of the courtroom battling with each other on behalf of their clients, it's not unusual for attorneys to socialize outside the courtroom. Some have even been good friends or married to each other for years. One of the immediate concerns many plaintiffs have when they find out their attorneys fraternize with the "enemy" is whether or not the relationship will compromise their cases and what, if anything, they can do about it. [Read More]

  • Strengthening Your Case: 3 Ways To Prove The Severity Of A Motorcycle Accident Claim

    Motorcycle accidents tend to be especially severe since motorcyclists have less protection than vehicle drivers. With that said, proving the severity of the accident can be difficult. If you are seeking compensation with a motorcycle accident claim, it is important that you do all that you can to strengthen your case. While a motorcycle accident attorney will recommend many different methods to prove the severity of the accident, here are 3 ways that you can get started. [Read More]

  • Injury On A Lunch Break: 5 Scenarios That Could Affect Your Workers Comp Case

    Getting injured on the job includes a lot of factors that can impact your ability to earn workers compensation payments. While working on a daily basis, you are granted lunch breaks to relax and enjoy a meal. Unfortunately, sometimes you can get injured on these breaks and find yourself dealing with a complicated worker's compensation case. When working with an attorney, it's important to break down different factors of the injury, where it occurred, and if your employer is responsible. [Read More]