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  • How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

    How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

    Most of us know or have heard of someone who is “on disability.” This means that the person in question is collecting benefits from the federal and state governments to help them pay bills and meet their monthly expenses after suffering an injury, illness or other condition that renders them unable to hold down a regular job. Often, people wonder what makes one able to collect these benefits. Learn who is eligible for social security/disability benefits through SSI and SSDI, and what circumstances allow you [...]

  • Common Complications and Causes of Truck Accidents

    Common Complications and Causes of Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents are nothing short of devastating. While they account for only about 3% of the total vehicle accidents on the road, their costs in property damage and lives are immense, with over 140,000 people every year suffering serious injuries from a wreck with a big rig. Even worse, they’re on the rise, up a full 20% over the last 20 year period. Because the vehicles involved are so huge, with such momentum behind them, the injuries people suffer from [...]

  • Insurance Adjusters: What Should You Know About Them?

    Insurance Adjusters: What Should You Know About Them?

    Have you ever found yourself wondering in frustration what an insurance adjuster even is, after you’ve had a serious accident? These people can seem like nothing more than obstacles to you getting the compensation you rightfully deserve for the injuries you suffer. They make lowball offers, they try to bully you, and they won’t listen to the injury you’ve suffered. Insurance adjusters can be very frustrating, especially when all you’re trying to do is get the money you deserve to [...]

How to Tell if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

Most of us know or have heard of someone who is “on disability.” This means that the person in question is collecting benefits from the federal and state governments to help them pay bills and meet their monthly expenses after suffering an injury, illness or other condition that renders them unable to hold down a regular job. Often, people wonder what makes one [...]

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a common way to respond when a loved one has been killed by another person. However, many people are surprised to learn that wrongful death suits are actually very complicated, with most states limiting who is allowed to file this type of civil claim. Before you file suit on behalf of your deceased loved [...]

Safety Tips for this Winter

Winter means different things to different people. For some, it's dark and gray and full of snow and ice. For others, especially in the early winter between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, it’s a season of joy, family, and celebration. Whatever winter means for you, it’s also a season where there’s a lot of potential for accidents. There are a lot [...]

Safety Tips for Driving in Unfavorable Weather Conditions

Any time of year, anywhere in the United States, you can encounter adverse weather that can cause dangerous driving conditions. From rain and snow to sleet and ice to fog or even blistering heat, these conditions can cause all manner of accidents and highway disasters. It’s sad, but the vast majority of these accidents could be avoided simply by drivers [...]

How important is Christmas Tree Safety?

Christmas trees are beautiful, and a reminder of everything the season is all about: fellowship, serenity, and warmth. Unfortunately, they can also turn into a disaster. Hundreds of Christmas tree fires occur every, and there are a shocking number of deaths and thousands in property damage annually. Sadly, many of these incidents are tied directly to careless decorating. The best [...]

Safety Tips: What You Need to Know for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season. Say the word “Thanksgiving” to anyone in the U.S. and the first thing that comes to mind is food. The second thing that comes to mind for many, though, is laughter, fellowship, happiness, and warmth. Unfortunately, for all too many people, that warmth turns into tragedy when accidents occur causing serious [...]

Will My Workers’ Comp Benefits Be Taxed?

Workers’ compensation is a vital part of keeping American workers safe and healthy at their jobs. It’s a form of insurance that almost every employer has to carry in order to ensure that when someone gets hurt at work, their medical needs are covered. Under workers’ comp, if you get hurt on the job, your medical bills will be covered [...]

Product Liability vs. Medical Malpractice: The Core Difference

At first glance, you may not think medical malpractice and product liability have much in common — after all, isn’t one associated with things like exploding cell phones and curling iron burns, while the other has to do with a doctor making a mistake during surgery? Yes, in some cases that’s true. However, what if you have an issue with [...]

Is My Car Accident Settlement Taxable?

Vehicle accidents can be utterly devastating in any number of ways. Not only do you have to deal with medical costs and ongoing pain and suffering, but your entire life can be turned upside down as you just try to make ends meet and stay solvent while you get well. A settlement for damages can go a long way towards [...]

Do I Have a Valid Slip and Fall Case?

Just about everyone takes a fall at some point in their life. Usually, this happens if you’re not paying attention or if you’re having a clumsy moment, and they’re usually not very serious. However, on occasion, a fall causes major injury, and if such a fall occurs due to a hazard that should’ve been fixed by the property owner or [...]

Was My Motorcycle Accident Caused by a Defect?

If you have a motorcycle, you are fully aware of how fun they can be to ride. However, there can be a number of dangers which can cause accidents and serious harm to a rider. But what should you do when your accident is the result of issues with the motorcycle itself? Whether it was a bike wobbling due to [...]

Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

If you own a motorcycle, you know how much fun they can be to ride. You can see many riders throughout the area on a daily basis. That said, on occasion, there can be problems, especially when they come in the form of accidents. On average, the frequency rate of motorcycle accidents are on par with collisions involving other types [...]