You work hard for the entirety of your life and see social security taxes collected from your paycheck. If you become disabled, you would expect that obtaining this money to help you get by should not be that difficult. However, filing for and receiving your social security disability payments can be a lengthy process, and it is a little-known fact that only about 28 percent of disability claims are approved at the initial claim level. [Read More]
Can You File A Personal Injury Suit For A Car Accident In A No-Fault State?
If you live in one of the twelve states with no-fault automobile insurance, that complicates the process of personal injury lawsuits. But just because the state doesn't consider one party to be at fault in an accident doesn't mean that there's no recourse if you were injured in an accident. The system of no-fault automobile insurance was put into place to limit the number of automobile accident civil suits, with minor accidents being resolved through insurance claims and only more serious accidents going to court. [Read More]
Wrongful Death Claims: Addressing Common Questions
Losing a loved one can be one of the most stressful experiences that you can go through, and this can be made even harder when the loss stems from the actions of another person. While you may want the person responsible to go to jail, this may not always be possible, and this is particularly common in accident cases. Fortunately, you may be able to pursue some justice through the civil court system, but you may have a couple of questions needing to be addressed about wrongful death cases. [Read More]
Should You Hire A Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Workers' compensation cases put the interests of the sick or injured individual against the interests of the employer. Because of this, you're often better off allowing your lawyer to handle any workers' compensation dispute you have, especially in the following circumstances: You Aren't Sure Whether the Settlement Offer is Fair It's common for people to accept a low settlement offer or accept the fact that their workers' compensation claim was denied without appeal, so don't be surprised if the settlement that you received from the workers' compensation insurer was lower than you expected. [Read More]