Know The New Rules Regarding Updated Medical Evidence At Social Security Disability Hearings


When you filed your initial claim and reconsideration for Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) took on the responsibility of tracking down your medical records for review. That changes, however, once you're headed to a hearing with the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). In the past, the SSA only gave claimants a 20-day notice prior to their hearing with the ALJ. That meant that the only feasible way to make sure that the ALJ was able to review your updated medical records was to bring them with you to the hearing itself.

10 July 2019

Identifying And Handling Hidden Injuries Caused By Auto Accidents


Driving is a daily part of life that people use to get back and forth to work, school, and running errands. It is a complex activity that requires your full attention and ability to react within a split second when something goes wrong. Unfortunately, there are many factors that often contribute to vehicular accidents, many of which can cause injury or even death. However, some injuries creep up hours or even days after an accident.

30 October 2018

Can You Be Eligible For Workers Compensation For Prolonged Sleep Loss?


When you think of a workers compensation claim, you may initially imagine cases like broken bones, burns or lead poisoning. But while these splashy scenarios may all be eligible for workers compensation, you may also be entitled to compensation for more insidious problems such as consistent sleep deprivation. Proving a claim of sleep deprivation may be more difficult than something like a broken leg, but if you have suffered real damages as a consequence of being overworked, you should be able to seek the benefits you need with the assistance of an experienced attorney.

26 July 2016

3 Steps To Take After You're Injured In An Auto Accident With A Semi Truck


A car accident can be stressful at any time, but when your vehicle is involved in an accident with a semi truck there is a good chance that the damage and injuries will be more serious due to how large a semi truck is. If negligence or recklessness on the part of the truck driver caused the accident, you are entitled to a financial settlement. Take the following steps after you're injured in an auto collision with a semi truck:

9 July 2016

Accidents Involving Underage Drinking Can Involve Multiple Claims For Damages


If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident for which an underage drinker is at fault, you may be entitled to collect additional damages often awarded in accidents involving negligence. The laws in the state where you live may look at accidents where alcohol is involved as an instance of gross negligence in which case you can sue for punitive damages against the drunk driver. In underage drunk driving cases, you also may be able to collect a personal injury settlement from other parties who may share in the responsibility.

25 June 2016

3 Ways To Ensure You Receive Compensation When Your Loved One Dies Due To Medical Malpractice


Most people seek the help of a doctor believing that they will be properly treated for their ailments. Unfortunately, mistakes occur within the medical system that can result in the death of a patient that might have recovered had the mistake not occurred. If you suspect that your loved one's death was the result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Here are three things you need to do to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve in the event a loved one dies as a result of medical malpractice.

27 May 2016

Think Your Loved One Is Being Abused At A Nursing Facility? What You Need To Do


When you place your loved one under the care of a nursing facility, you should have complete confidence they will be well taken care of. But for some people, the opposite is true. Nursing home abuse is an all-too-common and serious concern many people face. If you suspect your loved one is being abused, there are important steps you need to take. Gather Information When you have evidence to support your claim, you have a major advantage.

16 May 2016