10 July 2017
Uninsured motorists are the bane of the road, but one group that is often overlooked are underinsured drivers whose policy limits won't fully cover damages and losses resulting from accidents they caused. Here are two issues you may run into when dealing with an underinsured motorist and what you can do about them. There May Be a Time Limit for Filing a Claim If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage in your insurance policy, then the best way to handle an accident with an underinsured motorist is to file a claim with your own insurance provider for the balance not covered by the other person's policy.
6 July 2017
The best thing that you can do after having been injured while going about your work duties is to hire a workers' compensation attorney, mostly because the attorney can take steps to protect you once you have filed a workers' compensation claim and potentially get you more money. Listed below are three reasons to hire a workers' compensation attorney: They Don't Get Paid Unless You Do One of the biggest reasons that many individuals fail to hire an attorney when filing a claim is that they believe that they are going to have to pay a lot of money up front to their attorney, which can be a bit difficult after having sustained an injury and being unable to work.
26 June 2017
If you have been inured in an accident, the odds are that you are going to go through a whirlwind of emotions and feelings. You need to get medical attention, but at the same time your injury could be causing you to miss work. Without working it may be very difficult to pay the bills, and you could end up in a lot of trouble. The good news is that there are lawyers that understand and are able to represent your rights in a court of law.
13 June 2017
An injury that occurs outside of a place of business can often mean the business or property owner is at fault. Unfortunately, though, it will often come down to their word against yours. For this reason, you will need to secure witnesses or proof of fault. The following are three ways that you can achieve this. #1: Take your own photos photographic evidence should be secured as soon after the accident as possible.
8 June 2017
Dealing with a sudden and serious injury can be a real challenge for many people, but it's important that you don't allow yourself to be overwhelmed by that challenge. In most cases, if the injury was the result of bad luck or unsafe circumstances, there are legal remedies you can pursue to help you get back on your feet. In order to make sure your interests are properly protected, however, it's vital that you educate yourself on the steps you need to take.
30 May 2017
Two federal benefits programs have many similarities and are often confused, but they are actually very different in the types of people they help. Understanding how Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) differs is important if you are applying for one or the other. Read on to learn a bit more about each program and the populations they target. They are alike in some ways: 1. Medical qualifications - You must have a medical condition that is on the list of approved conditions and you must be able to show proof of that condition through the use of medical treatment and medical records to back those appointments and diagnostic tests up.
25 May 2017
If you fall at a store or business, they may be liable for your injuries and may have to pay for your medical costs. However, most businesses aren't going to want to admit liability because then they will have to pay. So, how can you prove that they are liable for your injuries? Evaluate Your Location If you were in an area where you were supposed to be, such as a public or common area, then the business may be liable for your injuries.
19 May 2017
It sounds crazy that you could get seriously injured by a falling branch or a tree. Surprisingly enough, it is possible. With nearly 247 billion trees in the United States that are over 1 inch in diameter, these types of injuries are bound to happen. In fact, two jobs that involve working with trees - logging and landscaping supervisors - are among the most dangerous jobs in the country. But not only do these kinds of workers get injured by trees and falling branches, the average person does too.
15 May 2017
If yo'ure planning to file a lawsuit against someone that caused you injury, there is simply no substitute for good legal representation. A quality personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case and serve as an experienced guide to lead you through the process. However, although you might want to hire an attorney, you may think that your budget just can't handle it. Rather than face the lawsuit journey alone, use this information to learn more about what you should do when you need a budget-friendly attorney right away.
10 May 2017
If you've been hurt and are unable to work permanently, you may want to strongly consider filing for disability. This amount can assist you with meeting your monthly obligations and may be the key to having less stress in your life. However, you will need to file for this status before it can be granted to you. This can be a lengthy process that you should be prepared for and being aware of things to avoid during this time is ideal.