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February 2017 Archives

How does the SSA decide who gets disability benefits?

If you are unable to work due to a diagnosed physical or mental condition, it is possible that you have a rightful claim to Social Security benefits. However, despite how serious your medical condition may be, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has the final say in whether you do or do not get disability benefits.

Distracted driving: Not just a problem for non-commercial drivers

Trucks are incredibly important to the American economy, and the individuals who drive these large commercial vehicles play a vital role in transporting goods across the country. Due to the large size and heavy weight of these semi trucks and other types of commercial vehicles, it remains a priority for these Florida drivers to remain vigilant and drive cautiously.

What does it mean to make a personal injury claim?

After suffering serious injuries in an accident, a Florida resident often incurs a significant amount of medical expenses and other damages. Even with health insurance, medical costs for hospitalization, physical therapy and other medical-related needs can reach into the tens of thousands, if not more. If he or she believes that one or more parties caused or contributed to the injuries, a personal injury claim might be appropriate.

Workers' compensation benefits and construction accidents

It seems as though construction is always being done somewhere in Florida's largest cities. Construction workers always face hazards both in and out of their control as they work. When construction accidents happen, those injured while working are typically able to access workers' compensation benefits. Should a workplace fatality occur, a victim's surviving family members may be entitled to death benefits.

Some motor vehicle accidents result in multiple deaths

The Florida Highway Patrol routinely investigates crashes involving fatalities. Any loss of life is unacceptable, but in some of the motor vehicle accidents they respond to, multiple lives are lost. In at least some of those wrecks, the driver believed to be responsible dies as well, and everyone else involved either dies or suffers injuries serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital.

Weather might play a part in some motor vehicle accidents

Here in Florida, residents are fortunate enough to rarely experience the snowy and icy road conditions of those elsewhere in the country. However, wet roads pose just as great a hazard. Inclement weather often plays a part in motor vehicle accidents, but that does not necessarily give a driver an excuse for causing serious injuries or deaths.

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