Third-Party Lawsuits

If you were to be injured on the job, workers’ compensation laws are designed to handle your claims. These laws are strict liability, which means that you need not establish fault and/or negligence on the part of your employer in order to collect benefits — as long as the injury/illness…READ MORE

How Much Time Do You Have to File a Civil Suit?

Every state enforces strict time limits for filing a civil action, known as the “statute of limitations.” With few exceptions, if a lawsuit is not filed within the legally prescribed limit, then a plaintiff will be legally barred from suing. Thus, those who have been injured due to negligence or…READ MORE

Disability Insurance That Works for You

People who believe that they are healthy and strong enough to not need disability insurance should know that studies reveal that a 20-year-old worker has a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. Moreover, while a government-sponsored disability program offers protection, workers’ compensation pays benefits only…READ MORE

Social Security Disability Claims

There have been cases where even severely disabled persons have been denied benefits. Hypothetically, someone files a claim for an individual who, up until that time, has been perfectly able to work. Then, a previously dormant condition suddenly becomes obvious, completely disabling the claimant. Without proper and complete medical documentation,…READ MORE

Defendant’s Response in Civil Lawsuit

Have you ever asked yourself what you would do if you were to find yourself on the receiving end of a civil complaint? If not, you should know that defendants in civil suits typically have no more than 20 days after receiving the complaint to file a response. Unless the…READ MORE

Product Liability Law

Many years ago, the operative phrase for those purchasing goods was “caveat emptor” (buyer beware). It was the purchaser’s responsibility to check the safety of the product before buying. A consumer could only sue a manufacturer if he or she could prove either negligence or that the product did not…READ MORE

Injurious Falls

While we may find the classic banana-peel pratfall performed on stage to be comical, there’s nothing funny about a real-life “slip-and-fall” accident. These mishaps can be more than just minor incidents for those who land on hard surfaces and suffer fractures, sprains, and strains. Once these injuries are medically addressed,…READ MORE

What Is Your Case Worth?

If you have suffered injury due to the (in)action(s) of someone else, it is in your best interests to rebuff any offer to settle the claim before consulting with a lawyer. This advice is predicated on the fact that you may not be aware of the full extent of your…READ MORE

Contesting Your Social Security Income Payment

If you disagree with any decision that the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes about your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment, you have the right to ask them to take another look at your case. Whenever you receive a letter about your SSI, it must tell you what to do if…READ MORE

Workplace Accidents Might Qualify for Workers’ Comp Benefits

If you have been hurt at work, your accident may become a workers’ compensation matter. Resolving a work injury involves knowing the law on personal injury, as well as becoming familiar with governmental benefits that might be available and determining if your work injury is covered under workers’ compensation law.…READ MORE