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An Overview of Disability Appeals

If you’ve been denied benefits, you will receive a notice from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that explains how to appeal the denial. You must complete a Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge form to begin your appeals process. The deadline to file an appeal is 60 days from the day you received the notice. We’ve listed some basics regarding appeals below for your general knowledge. Timeline For Disability Appeals In most states, the first level of appeal is…

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What Your Hackensack Long Term Disability Attorney Needs to Know

In order to give your Hackensack long term disability attorney the best chance of helping you win, you must be as truthful as possible. You may be uncomfortable admitting that your case may have problems, but it is very important to be completely honest with your lawyer from the start.  With notice, your Hackensack long term disability lawyer may be able to mitigate the problem or even reframe the issue so that it matches up with the medical evidence in your file.…

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Choices for Homeowners in Bankruptcy

Although a federal appeals court recently took away one of the options for homeowners in bankruptcy, a number of good alternatives exist for distressed homeowners looking for refuge. In Failla v. Citibank, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, ruled that homeowners who surrender their houses in bankruptcy cannot contest subsequent foreclosure proceedings in state court. In 2009, the Faillas defaulted on a mortgage on a house in Boca Raton, and in 2011 they filed bankruptcy. In Schedule A, the Faillas declared that…

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Mental Injury Case Evaluation Screening Factors of Plaintiffâs Attorney When Evaluating Mental and Emotional Injury Claims that resulted from Accident Cases Much of the mental health cases are multilayered trauma cases that often include harassment, discrimination and even sexual abuse, but many are cases involving singular trauma like product liability, construction injuries or medical malpractice cases. All of these cases are hard to prove even with proficient legal representation. Attorneys determine if they will take these cases based upon several…

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Important Reminders for Defense Medical Examinations

If you are injured in an accident and make claim of that injury in the form of a lawsuit, the defendant in the case has a lawful right to request a medical examination of you to determine if you are indeed telling the truth that you were injured. They also want to learn more about you that might help them to use against you in court. There are some important things to remember during this required examination. Stay Silent Do…

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Psychological Testing When Part of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Depending on your specific case the person you are suing (the defendant) may want you to undergo psychological testing. There are many different tests and ways to administer these tests. Many person injury lawyers are overwhelmed by the number of tests that are used. Some of the medical doctors for the defense may not allow you attorney to view the tests or your answers. Instead they will provide a summary report that your lawyer is asked to trust. There are…

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A Personal Injury Attorney in Orange County Exposes Insurer Tricks

An experienced personal injury attorney in Orange County can tell from an insurer's denial letter whether or not the denial is proper. This blog explains how this can be done. Misplaced Trust All too often, claimants will accept an insurer's denial at face value because it does not occur to the claimant that the insurance company may deny their claim wrongfully. Sadly, insurance companies have been known to do this, especially if they are not confident in the claim's merit.…

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An Orange County Injury Lawyer Describes Adjuster Ploys

In this blog, an Orange County injury lawyer explains how adjusters might use your neighbors against you. Canvassing The Neighborhood Your Orange County injury lawyer can define this as a tactic in which an insurance adjuster visits your neighbors and questions them concerning your activities. This kind of sub rosa investigation, or activity check, is designed to find out if you've been seen doing anything that might belie your claims regarding your injury. Questions Your Orange County Injury Attorney May…

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A Personal Injury Lawyer in Orange County Examines Litigation vs. Settlement

One of the issues a personal injury lawyer in Orange County must consider is whether settlement or litigation is likely to achieve better results. Small or Medium Cases There are insurers that, unless pushed to it by litigation, will avoid settling small cases for any appreciable amount. In such cases, your personal injury lawyer in Orange is far more likely to institute legal procedures immediately rather attempt a settlement. Litigation may be the best recourse for your personal injury attorney…

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8 Parties Who Could Be Liable If Injured In a Car Crash

Determining the party responsible for your car accident will be important to the resolution of your personal injury claim. This may not be so easy, though, as there are eight possibilities for who could be liable. Your Chester personal injury lawyer will review the detail of your accident with you and explain how the determination of liability is made.

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