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How Does Disability Back Pay Work?

It may seem odd to someone new to the process, but it sometimes becomes necessary to understand the concept of back pay in terms of Social Security benefits. This is because the process of applying for and getting accepted to Social Security can take a very long time — sometimes months. When you’re injured, disabled…

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How to Avoid Accidents During a Street Festival

Festivals and public events can be a great deal of fun. They allow you to get out, meet new people, enjoy local color and engage in some outstanding entertainment, art, and culture. Unfortunately, these public parties are also ripe for serious accidents that can cause debilitating injuries. Getting hit by a car is a traumatic…

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When a Pedestrian is Hit by a Drunk Driver

When a Pedestrian is Hit by a Drunk Driver In the year 2010 alone, according to FBI statistics, over 1.4 million arrests were made for driving under the influence. That same year, 23% of all drivers who were involved in fatal car accidents were intoxicated to some degree. The problem truly is an epidemic and…

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Social Security: What Benefits Are Available?

Social Security is something of a mystery to many people, a kind of benefit that everyone knows is there, but that some people collect and other people wonder if they’ll ever be eligible to receive. It’s something we all pay into, but which few of us really understand. Whether it’s retirement income or benefits for…

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Can You File an Injury Suit Over Food Poisoning?

Food poisoning is a risk we take every time we eat out. There are so many conditions that can lead to foodborne illness — food that’s a few degrees off in temperature for a few minutes too long can turn toxic. If the restaurant has been negligent in maintaining their food safety standards, they should…

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What Is the “Serious Injury” Threshold?

When you’ve been involved in a car accident, you will usually file a claim against the insurance policy of the driver who was at fault in your wreck. However, a handful of states, including New York and Florida, operate using no-fault rules. In no-fault states, you are only allowed to file a claim against your…

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Can You Sue a City Over an Injury Claim?

Filing a lawsuit against a municipal entity, be it city, state or federal government can be tricky. However, if you are injured due to the city’s negligence, it may be possible to collect damages from the local government. However, there may be complications and limits on what you can collect. Learn about the complications and…

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Product Liability Claims: What You Need to Know

When you get hurt in an accident on someone’s property because they didn’t maintain it, you can hold them responsible. If you’re hit by a car and the driver was careless, you can sue them for damages. What happens, however, when you’re using a mobile device and you get a serious burn because it was…

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What You Need to Know About Sidewalk Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents in public can be not just painful and disabling, but emotionally traumatic as well. You’re deeply embarrassed about what happened, and you know that it wasn’t your fault. But how can you collect damages for your fall? Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk or other areas where you were injured,…

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How the Workers’ Comp Claim Procedure Works in South Carolina

When you suffer a serious injury on the job that will prevent you from working for an extended period of time, one of the best decisions you can make is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ comp can provide the financial support you need until you’re able to return to work. However, if you’ve…

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