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August 2016 Archives

Applying for SSD benefits? Avoid these three mistakes

Putting together a successful application for Social Security Disability (SSD) can be difficult. Recent data estimates that only 36 percent of all SSD claims are approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA). That means almost two-thirds of applicants are denied benefits.

Motor vehicle accidents can alter children's lives forever

Most Florida parents spend decades protecting their children from harm so that they have the best chance possible at the futures they desire. Sadly, far too many things are out of parents' control, such as motor vehicle accidents. The injuries suffered by children in crashes could alter their lives forever, and they might not be able to pursue their dreams.

Texting and driving down, but app use is on the rise

Driving is a complex thing. The attempts to develop a self-driving car highlight the many issues that a driver must deal with while operating a vehicle. When is it safe to merge? What is the right speed to travel on this road in these conditions? Is there construction up ahead?

Failure to pay attention leads to motor vehicle accidents

Every driver owes others on the road a duty to pay attention and follow existing traffic laws. For instance, when making a left turn across oncoming traffic, it is imperative that the driver makes sure that the intersection is clear and there are no other vehicles that are too close to allow for a safe turn. Many motor vehicle accidents in Florida occur because a driver failed to pay proper attention to other vehicles or to whether there was actually enough time to safely make the turn.

Pedestrians are always vulnerable to motor vehicle accidents

Even when pedestrians have the right-of-way and cross a street legally, there is no guarantee that they will safely get to the other side. Pedestrians here in Florida and elsewhere rely on drivers to pay attention and obey the traffic laws. When that does not happen, they can become victims of motor vehicle accidents.

Workers' compensation applies to victims' families in a fatality

Construction workers here in Florida and elsewhere are often required to spend at least some portion of their workdays out in the elements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to account for potential weather-related injuries. When a worker dies on the job due to adverse weather conditions, the victim's family is typically entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

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