29 December 2015
Applying for disability can be very intimidating because so many are afraid they will get denied. Disability application denials are actually quite common as only an average of 35% are approved on the first try. That means the majority of those who apply for disability have to go through at least one round of the appeals process. Here are three tips to help get your application for disability benefits approved.
14 December 2015
Winter outdoor hazards are numerous and varied in winter. Knowing how to reduce the number of hazards on your property in winter can prevent accidents and injuries from occurring, which could protect you from lawsuits. Adjust Exterior Light Timers If your exterior lights are on a timer, that timer will need to be adjusted because of the early darkness that occurs in winter. Check with local weather reports to find out when sunset is occurring in your community, or just make a point of paying attention as darkness descends on your property one afternoon.
25 November 2015
Mail fraud is a serious crime that can cause perpetrators to spend as many as 20 years in prison. The severity of the punishment you face will be based on how much money you have stolen or the damages that you have caused the victim. However, it may be that you actually did not commit mail fraud and that the broad nature of this criminal statute has lead you to be unfairly charged with this crime.
6 November 2015
If you were injured in a car crash, the law lets you collect compensation for the pain and suffering you may have experienced as a result. However, calculating a fair settlement can be challenging because it generally depends on an objective analysis of subjective elements such as the level of pain a person may be feeling. Luckily, there are two ways you can calculate pain and suffering to ensure that you ask for and receive a settlement amount commensurate with your discomfort.
21 October 2015
If you have been doing some estate planning, you may think you're completing all the right documents. However, you may be omitting some important things that could help your family avoid probate court when you pass on. Here are some things you might not be doing. Including All Assets in Planning You may be including bank accounts and life insurance policies in your estate planning, but it is not uncommon to forget stocks you purchased years ago or assume that everyone knows you want your jewelry to go to your daughter.
9 October 2015
There are many milestones in the life of your child that can bring about a bit of nervous apprehension, but when they get their driver's license and set out behind the wheel on their own for those first few times, it can leave you a nervous wreck. Even though your teen is likely super excited, they may not realize all of the dangers on the roadway that are making you so nervous.
18 September 2015
Many people who become injured while on the job will file for social security disability benefits so they continue having a source of income to be able to live on. If you had become injured on the job, you will want to take the necessary steps in protecting yourself against social security denial. It is estimated that up to 70 percent of the applications received will be denied. Here are some tips to use to give you a favorable chance at being accepted to receive benefits.
27 August 2015
When you get injured on the job, you should be covered by your company's workers' compensation policy. Before they provide this benefit, they need to ensure your injuries were actually caused by a work-related task. It doesn't necessarily need to occur while on the business's property, but it must still be work-related. Here are some ways to determine if it was work-related or not. Did the injury occur off company property?
11 August 2015
Workers compensation laws vary by state, and the laws are very complicated, so it's often best to hire a workers comp lawyer. The lawyer can help you figure out just what type of compensation you're due and how to go about getting a fair amount. Some people prefer to get a lump sum settlement instead of weekly or monthly payments, but this may not be best for everyone. As you are looking for a lawyer, consider the pros and cons of getting workers comp.
29 July 2015
The penalties for a DUI vary from state to state, but you might be surprised at just how much. A first offense in Delaware carries no minimum jail sentence and a three-month license suspension; in Arizona, you'll be spending a minimum of ten days in jail; in Georgia, while there is no minimum jail term, you will have your license suspended for an entire year. However, what all states have in common is the fact that repeated offenses are taken more and more seriously.