Can My Injury Settlement Be Taken for Child Support or Alimony Payments?

by Staff | April 19th, 2021 | Personal injury

Whether the insurance company agreed to pay you a fair settlement after some negotiations or you’re eventually awarded a check after a civil trial, knowing you’re finally getting money to pay for your injury-related expenses is a relief. The constant anxiety and worry about how you’ll afford your medical bills when you aren’t able to…

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Can You Get SSD Benefits When You’re Already Getting Retirement Benefits?

by Staff | April 12th, 2021 | Social security disability 2

Social Security benefits are an important safety net for millions of Americans who are either retired, considering retirement, or suffering from an illness or injury that makes them unable to work. Most people need one or the other when it comes to these benefits, but sometimes, people may be in situations where they are eligible…

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Tips for Using Social Media During a Personal Injury Claim

by Staff | April 5th, 2021 | Personal injury

Around 80% of Americans use at least one social media platform, and many of those people use multiple platforms and check their profiles or post at least once per week or more. Social media is a great way to stay connected with family and friends, but it has come under fire in recent years due…

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Can You Refuse to Pay Medical Bills for Services Performed Without Your Permission?

by Staff | March 29th, 2021 | Personal injury

After an accident or injury, your first priority should always be getting medical treatment. But as most Americans know, medical treatment in the U.S. isn’t cheap. Even a single dose of over-the-counter pain medication can cost 10 times as much or more when administered in a hospital compared to when it’s purchased in a supermarket.…

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How Long Does the At-Fault Party Have to Pay?

by Staff | March 22nd, 2021 | Personal injury

After an accident that wasn’t your fault, you need compensation right away. And while accepting the insurance company’s initial offer may seem appealing, you know you need FULL compensation, not a lowball settlement offer, to cover all your expenses. Waiting to get paid in full can be agonizing, but it can help to know when…

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Why Do Insurance Companies Sometimes Refuse to Pay Victims Settlements?

by Staff | March 15th, 2021 | Personal injury

After an injury that wasn’t your fault, you need compensation. And when you have proof that someone else caused your injury, you expect the insurance company to cut you a settlement check to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. After all, that’s what they’re there for, right? But sometimes, insurance companies flat-out…

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Can You Still Get Compensation If the At-Fault Party Dies?

by Staff | March 8th, 2021 | Personal injury

After an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault, you can file a compensation claim against the person whose negligence caused you to get hurt. But what happens if that person passes away, either as a result of the accident, before you decide to file a lawsuit, or after your claim has started but before…

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Can You Appeal an Accident Report if You Disagree with the Police Officer’s Assessment?

by Staff | March 1st, 2021 | Auto accident

Filing a successful personal injury claim after an auto accident requires, above all else, proof that you weren’t at fault for the crash and that someone or something else was. And when it comes to proof, it’s hard to argue with the official accident report that’s filled out by the responding police officer. There’s only…

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Can You Get Compensation for a Crash You Didn’t Cause if You Were Over the Legal Limit?

by Staff | February 15th, 2021 | Auto accident

Picture this scenario: You have a few drinks at a bar, restaurant, or party, and decide to call it a night and head home. You don’t realize it at the time, but your BAC is over the legal limit. On your way home, another driver collides with you because they were speeding, driving while distracted,…

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Head Injury?

by Staff | February 8th, 2021 | Brain injury

Many injuries have the potential to cause victims to suffer from both short-term and long-term effects. Broken bones, for example, can lead to severe pain and short-term disability, but even when they heal, victims may still experience reduced mobility and range of motion. Damage to muscles and tendons can also make everyday activities and holding…

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