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Social Security Disability benefits are difficult to obtain

No matter how careful and conscious you are about your health and well-being, everyone runs the risk of being involved in a serious accident or becoming seriously ill. Such a condition might make it impossible for you to get back to work.

Should businesses that over-serve alcohol be held accountable?

Drunk driving is a serious national issue. Every day, people who have had too much to drink get behind the wheel of motor vehicles, often with tragic or even fatal results. The damages and losses caused by drunk driving accidents often far exceed the insurance carried by the intoxicated driver. When that happens, victims of drunk drivers could get stuck with enormous medical debt or an inability to provide for themselves due to permanent disability. Recognizing that liability extends to those who enable a drunk driver as well as those who drive drunk may help reduce the amount of drunk driving crashes.

Many Social Security disability applications get denied at first

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) is a complex process that can take months, if not longer. You need medical records and properly filled out paperwork. You also need thick skin, as a significant number of people who apply for SSD benefits find their initial application denied rather quickly. This can be a frustrating and disheartening turn of events. However, you shouldn't let that deter you. Every year, a large number of applicants who technically qualify for disability benefits are initially turned down. This practice may deter some people from pursuing disability benefits, which saves money.

How today's cellphones can be put to good use after an accident

Most of the time, when considering cellphones and driving a motor vehicle, your best choice is to turn it off on the road. Even phone calls through hands-free headsets can increase your distraction level and risk of a collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that roughly 660,000 people use their cellphones while driving on any given day. That's a lot of dangerous, distracted drivers to be watching for on the road. Still, if you commit to never using it while driving, after a serious accident caused by another driver, your cellphone could become your best friend.

Should people who over-serve alcohol be held accountable?

Drunk driving is a serious national issue. Every day, people who have had too much to drink get behind the wheel of motor vehicles, often with tragic or even fatal results. The damages and losses caused by drunk driving accidents often far exceed the insurance carried by the intoxicated driver. When that happens, victims of drunk drivers could get stuck with enormous medical debt or an inability to provide for themselves due to permanent disability. Recognizing that liability extends to those who enable a drunk driver as well as those who drive drunk may help reduce the amount of drunk driving crashes.

Tips for safe summer travel tips

With the Memorial Day holiday seeing more than 36 million Americans taking to the road, along with another estimated 37.5 million that traveled in vehicles during the 4-5 day Fourth of July weekend, summertime travel appears aimed to hit an all-time high.

Why trucks are so dangerous on Charlotte's roads

We see trucks on the road every day, but are we really aware of their true dangers? Trucks are much larger and typically heavier than cars, often due to size and cargo, and they have certain limitations on the road that car drivers may take for granted.

Do you have to be over the limit to be a drunk driver?

Like the states, North Carolina has a "per se" law when it comes to drunk driving. This means that if a police officer legally stops a Charlotte, North Carolina, driver and, following the proper procedures, gets a test showing the person's blood alcohol content is over .08, then the law presumes that the person is a drunk driver and subject to criminal penalties, although of course guilt or innocence or ultimately for a jury to decide.

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Protecting People’s rights
  • NOSSCR National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
  • American Association for Justice formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America ATLA
  • ABA American Bar Association
  • NOVA
  • North Carolina State Bar
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