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Burn injuries are not something that most people have to worry about in their everyday lives. Since it is not at the forefront of their minds, when someone does suffer from a burn injury due to another’s negligence, they often do not know where to turn or…
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Getting into a car accident is a traumatic experience for many. Between the car repairs and personal injuries, the last thing you will want to deal with in the aftermath is working with insurance companies in order to seek the compensation you deserve for…
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As the holidays quickly approach, many in Greenwood and the surrounding areas are preparing for holiday travel in the coming weeks. For the majority of travelers, this means driving a personal vehicle such as a car, according to the Bureau of Travel Statistics (BTS). While the vast majority of these trips will occur without incident, all forms of travel put people at some risk of involvement in an accident. This can be particularly true in situations in which drivers are unfamiliar with their surroundings and there are more cars than usual on the road, both of which are often true during holiday travel.
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The construction industry is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous industries in which to work. This fact should come as no surprise to anyone who has visited an active construction site, as they are often filled with various hazards that have the potential to cause serious bodily injury. Fortunately for workers who are injured in construction site accidents, victims can usually obtain workers’ compensation benefits through South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Program. Because of the legal complications that can arise in these kinds of cases, it is important for anyone hurt in a workplace accident to contact an experienced Greenwood workers’ compensation as soon as possible.
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Rideshare services like Lyft and Uber are becoming more common, and deciding who must pay for injuries is the toughest part. Is the liability in the hands of the Lyft/Uber driver? Or is Uber/Lyft liable, instead of the driver? Which party’s insurance would be liable to pay? What if the rideshare driver was in an accident while not working?
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The U. S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration keeps track of traffic safety data. This includes data about motorcycle accidents. In 2013, over 4600 people were killed in motorcycle accidents. Additionally, 88,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle fatalities are more than 26 times more frequent than fatalities for passengers in cars. Motorcyclists are also nearly five times more likely to be injured than their car passenger counterparts. In 2013, 51 percent of all motorcycle fatalities included a collision with another motor vehicle.
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Whenever someone considers filing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, they will have to provide a substantial amount of information and evidence of disability. Many questions will be asked, and you’ll have to meet the definition of ‘disabled’ by Social Security standards, which means that you are entirely disabled and unable to work. That includes being unable to complete the work that you previously were able to do, being unable to complete other work related tasks, and being unable to work because of a disability that will last at least one year.
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A studied truth: Persons who are exhausted yet decide to drive anyway, put not only their own lives at stake, but also those of others on the road. A terrible statistic: The American Association of Automobiles Traffic Safety Foundation reports that nearly 40% of total drivers accounted will on some occasion fall asleep while behind the wheel. Since the odds of coming upon a sleep-impaired motorist while you are driving are notably high – and especially if you or someone you love has the misfortune of actually getting into a collision with a such a driver – it becomes imperative that you retain the services of an attorney with ample experience in a broad range of vehicular incident cases.
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Most people beginning the Social Security Disability process have the initial request rejected. If you are facing the initial denial, you must not let this discourage you or stop you from seeking Social Security Disability benefits. You will receive instructions on the appeals procedure with the denial letter from the SSA (Social Security Administration). The SSA offers various ways to appeal. It does not matter which way you select to appeal. It is, however, a good idea to retain proof that you have appealed on time.
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Whenever someone considers filing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, they will have to provide a substantial amount of information and evidence of disability. Many questions will be asked, and you’ll have to meet the definition of ‘disabled’ by Social Security standards, which means that you are entirely disabled and unable to work. That includes being unable to complete the work that you previously were able to do, being unable to complete other work related tasks, and being unable to work because of a disability that will last at least one year.
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