3 Stages Of The SSDI Appeals Process

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Have you been denied Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits? If so, don’t fret because you still have several chances to repeal this decision. There are three stages of appeals that can be used before you exhaust the SSDI appeals process. Stage 1: Request for Reconsideration After receiving a denial letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you can file a “Request for Reconsideration” form within 60 days in most states. Although...

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Buying Time: Is It Possible To Extend The Statute Of Limitation For Medical Malpractice Suits?

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you’re injured during medical treatment, you only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit for damages. Known as the statute of limitations, you will have anywhere from two to ten years to bring a case before the court. Typically you are barred from filing suit if you miss the deadline, but you may be granted an extension in certain circumstances. Discovery Clause In general, the countdown for the statute of limitations begins the day the medical malpractice...

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Can You Be Held Liable For Fixing A Product After It Has Caused Injury?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you’re the manufacturer or seller of a product that has recently caused injury to someone, you may be worried about limiting your potential liability in this specific case. However, if this injury was due to a product defect or flaw, you are likely also concerned about how you can recall or re-engineer this product to avoid similar complaints or lawsuits. Can evidence that you changed the design of a product after it caused injury be admitted against you in a...

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Defending Against Ignition Interlock Device Requirements

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

There are many consequences that stem from being convicted of a DUI or DWI. One of those repercussions is that the court may require that you install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. This device prevents your vehicle from starting if it detects alcohol on your breath. An IID can have a significant negative impact on your life, particularly if there are false positives. Here are a couple of ways you can minimize the risk of having to put this device in...

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3 Benefits Of Filing For Bankruptcy Before Your Foreclosure

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you’re counting down the days waiting for the foreclosure papers to arrive in the mail, you may also be contemplating filing for bankruptcy. The big question is whether you should go ahead and file for bankruptcy now, or if you should wait until after the bank begins the foreclosure proceedings. Here are three benefits of filing for bankruptcy before the foreclosure begins. Automatic Stay As soon as you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court will issue an...

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What You Need To Know About Damages In A Personal Injury Suit

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you file a personal injury suit, you might be hoping for a good deal of money in the settlement. It is common to get a good amount of money in damages, but many times it is not as much as you would have hoped for. This is why it is important to be realistic about your personal injury lawsuit and the outcome. Here are some reasons why you wouldn’t get as much money as you would like. 1. You Have To Prove Damages Every cent that you ask for in damages has to have...

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