When Should I Claim Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Those nearing retirement age have several options regarding when they begin to claim their Social Security retirement benefits. Deciding which of these options to choose, however, can be confusing. Here, we discuss several options and their effect on benefits. Early Benefits Social Security allows retirees to begin claiming benefits as…READ MORE

On the Right Side of the Law: When You Need a Lawyer

There is more to the practice of law than television’s depictions of high courtroom drama and criminal behavior. In fact, most people in need of the services of attorneys are more likely to need professional representation when purchasing real estate or divorcing their spouses. Lawyers are also expert in the…READ MORE

Biting Commentary: Determining Dog Bite Liability in New Jersey

Laws determining liability for dog bites vary according to state and are of two general types: The “one-bite rule” focuses on whether the dog’s owner knew (or should have known) that his or her dog would bite. The important question asked in these cases is whether the necessary steps were…READ MORE

What Is SSI?

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program makes payments to people with low income who are age 65 or older, or who are blind or have a disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the SSI program. Even though Social Security manages the program, SSI is not paid for by Social…READ MORE

Injured by a Product?

Ordinarily, for plaintiffs to hold someone liable for their injuries, they must prove that the defendant was careless. However, because it’s very difficult for consumers to prove that a manufacturer or seller of a product was careless, the law developed a doctrine known as “strict liability.” It allows a person…READ MORE

Reporting Your Auto Accident

While a “fender bender” accident may seem to be a minor incident, those involved shouldn’t hesitate to report these accidents to the police. Failure to do so, usually as part of a mutual agreement with the other driver to keep the incident among yourselves, leaves you vulnerable to being deceived.…READ MORE

You Can Appeal Denied Social Security Disability Claims

If your claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, you can appeal that decision. We have made many such appeals over the years. It is customary that we file such an appeal within 60 days from the date of receipt of the letter of denial from the Social…READ MORE

Nursing Home Abuse

It’s difficult enough to make the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home without learning that he or she has endured either verbal or physical abuse. Worse yet, the majority of violations are never reported, either because the abused have no practical way of reporting their complaint…READ MORE

Disability Program – Costs Can Be Reduced

It has been suggested by some that there is much wasteful spending, and even fraud, in the administration of disability claims. The federal government can certainly reduce the disability rolls and the cost of the disability program by conducting more frequent and tough-minded evaluations of recipients’ disability status. Unfortunately, there…READ MORE


As the plaintiffs in a personal injury case, those who have suffered an injury, property damage, or any other kind of loss may seek compensation from the person who caused or contributed to those losses. The legal term for this kind of compensation is “damages,” which are divided into a…READ MORE