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Social Security: What Benefits Are Available?

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…

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Can You File an Injury Suit Over Food Poisoning?

Can You Sue a Restaurant 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…

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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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I Was Injured on Private Property, What Can I Do?

If you’ve been injured on private property, there are specific instances in which you are able to file a lawsuit. A premises liability lawyer will be able to help you determine whether your case constitutes filing a suit. Read on for more information about what happens when you’ve been injured on private property. What is…

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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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How Do I Get Treatment After an Accident With No Insurance?

In every car accident, whether major or minor, there is always the possibility of suffering an injury. Unfortunately, if you don’t have medical insurance, getting the treatment that you need for your injuries can seem difficult, if not impossible. While it can be an uphill battle, there are a few ways you can receive medical…

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How Your SSDI Monthly Payment Is Calculated

If you’ve suffered an injury and can no longer work, then you might be wondering how you will support yourself. In circumstances like these, many people choose to file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. SSDI can help support you for as long as you are unable to work and is a system that…

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