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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 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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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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Should I File a Lawsuit Over Whiplash?

In a sudden, unexpected car accident, one of the most common injuries a person can suffer is whiplash. A whiplash injury is possible even in minor car accidents and can leave you suffering aftereffects for months and years to come. Because whiplash claims are often considered nuisance claims, many people who suffer this injury are…