2015

3 Costly Mistakes That Could Jeopardize Your Car Accident Claim

Being involved in a car accident can be devastating. Not only do you have to worry about repairing the damage to your vehicle, but you also have to worry about dealing with your injuries and getting back to normal. After an accident, your emotions are high and you often wonder what to do to best handle the situation. However, you want to make sure you don't end up making a mistake that could jeopardize your case.

Your SSI Claim Was Just Approved. Are You Due Back Payments?

You've been waiting a long time for your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability claim to be approved. Now that your claim is finally approved, you may be due a sizable payment once your back payments are figured. Read more to learn about what you can expect to happen next. What are back payments and for when are you owed them? Your back payments (also called "backpay" and "past due" benefits) represent the money that you would have received each month if your claim had been approved when you first applied.

Top 3 Trucking Accident Lawsuit Questions Answered

Transporting goods on commercial trucks is a necessary part of business, but it has some negative consequences. Unfortunately, accidents between commercial trucks and everyday car drivers are not uncommon; the size of the trucks makes it easy for cars to go unnoticed, and the weight of the trucks can cause an accident to be deadly. If you or someone close to you has been involved in a trucking accident, you might be wondering what type of recourse you can take.

Why A Social Security Disability Rejection Doesn't Mean You Don't Deserve Disability

Social security disability is in the news a lot; sometimes it seems like everyone has an opinion about it. But while journalists and politicians argue about the merits of the disability program or its potential for fraud, there's another group of people being impacted by these debates: those who believe, after being turned down for disability, that they must not deserve it. But in fact, a large number of disability claims are turned down initially.

Could Your Energy Drink Kill You? Maybe.

Energy drinks may help you get through the day - or they might just kill you. Here's what you should know about energy drinks and wrongful death lawsuits. Caffeinated Energy Drinks Are Dangerous. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has energy drinks under investigation in the wake of several reported deaths related to their consumption, including that of a 14 year old girl who died of cardiac arrest after consuming 2 energy drinks within a 24 hour period.

What Is Your Defense?: How Your Defense Attorney Plans To Clear You

Being caught up in a major legal battle is probably everyone's worst nightmare. Despite what you know about your case and your position, you are powerless to defend yourself because you are not trained to do so. Hiring a defense attorney is the best thing you can do. Here is how a defense attorney will work to clear you of the charges brought against you: Tell Your Attorney Everything Tell your attorney everything, no matter how incriminating or damaging it may be.

What To Do If You Get Bit By A Dog

If you were bit by a dog, regardless of whose dog it is, you have rights. This is a personal injury and one that might result in a lawsuit. Before you start entering the legal proceedings, you should know exactly what to do and in what order. This will help you win your case against the dog's owner. Inform the Dog's Owner When you are bit by a dog, try to find the dog's owner and inform them that you have been bit.

Had A Fall Accident In A Store? Here Are 4 Ways To Build A Strong Case For Compensation

If you have just had a fall in one of your favorite stores, you may have injuries that cause you to accumulate medical bills and cause you to miss time at work. You may be thinking about seeking compensation from the store for your injuries, but in order to get the compensation you deserve, you need to build a strong case for yourself. Here are some tips to help you do that.

The Difference Between Police Entrapment And Lies

Do police officers have to admit to being police officers if you ask them? Is it entrapment if they lie? In short: no. However, there are certain police tactics that do amount to entrapment, and if you've been the victim of them it could lead to the eventual dismissal of your case. This is what you should know about the difference between entrapment and lies. The Police Are Allowed To Lie To You 

3 Advantages To Joining A Class Action Suit For Defective Medical Products

If you have been injured by a defective medical product, chances are good that you will want to sue the manufacturer of the device. This can be a very expensive, time consuming process. You will need to gather evidence and appear in court, as well as spend the money on hiring a lawyer to make your case. After you spend all of this time and money on your case, you can't even be guaranteed that you will win and receive compensation for your injuries.