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Was United Legally Wrong In Dragging Off A Passenger?
This week United Airlines made headlines by dragging off a passenger who refused to leave the plane after being told to do so because the airlines had overbooked.  The situation is a public relations nightmare for the airlines, but was United...
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Changes in Social Security Disability Hearings
Social Security is making some changes in the way it handles disability cases. Beginning May 1, 2017 Social Security will send you a notice of the time and date of your hearing at least 75 days before the scheduled hearing date. What this means as a...
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Property Damage
When you are involved in a car wreck there are a number of issues and questions that you may have.  Who is going to pay for my medical bills? Is the insurance company going to pay for my lost wages? Will I be compensated for permanent...
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Social Security Increase For 2017
If you are on Social Security, either retirement or disability, this is the time of year that your ears perk up when you hear the term COLA. COLA is shorthand for Cost Of Living Adjustment. It is the percentage that Social Security checks will...
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Appeal That Social Security Denial!
If your Disability application is denied, you must appeal within 60 days or you will be forced to start over. Failure to file the appeal can hurt you in a number of ways. You can lose the right to some back benefits. More importantly is the issue of...
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Disability Issues
Can't work or can find a job? And does it matter?
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Dealing With Adjusters
  If you are injured in an accident that is not your fault, you will likely be contacted by an adjuster for the insurance company of the person who caused the wreck. When this happens you should always keep in mind that the adjuster is a...
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Workers' Rights
Workers' Compensation laws are designed to handle claims from employees who are injured by accident on the job. An injured worker need not establish fault or negligence on the part of the employer in order to collect benefits. Because...
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Workers' Comp Ratings
If you are involved in a serious injury on the job, you will likely receive a permanent partial disability rating to one or more parts of your body when you have reached maximum medical improvement. In North Carolina, there is a chart that allows...
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Dealing With Adjusters
If you are injured in an accident that is not your fault, you will likely be contacted by an adjuster for the insurance company of the person who caused the wreck. When this happens you should always keep in mind that the adjuster is a professional...
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Determining Disability
If you are determined to be disabled by the Veterans' Administration, North Carolina Employees Disability Program, your private disability plan or some other organization, does that mean that you will automatically be found to be disabled by...
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Workers' Compensation
In most cases you need to show there was an accident.
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Major Workplace Injuries
           Major workplace injuries require considerations that the typical injury at work does not. All Workers’ Compensation cases are not the same. Each issue can have effects on your case and...
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Full and Final
Many people who are injured in an accident that is not their fault are confused as to why the insurance company for the driver who was at fault, is not paying their medical bills as they come due. This is not the way the process typically works....
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Serious Work Injuries
You can receive Workers' Comp and Social Security Disability at the same time.
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Life Planning
You are never too young to think about life planning. Some planning now can save you and your family MUCH time and money later.
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A Legal Christmas
          The legal history of Christmas in America has been a reflection of the way Americans have viewed Christmas. Much of it is surprising to those not familiar with the evolution of the...
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Social Security Listing Of Impairments
            When Social Security evaluates your disability application, the first thing it will consider is whether you have a condition that meets one of the Listing of Impairments. The Listing of...
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Estate Planning Considerations
            There are at least three documents you should consider when doing estate planning. A will lets you decide who will get your property when you pass. A durable power of attorney allows...
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Collecting Policy Limits
An offer of policy limits on one policy may not be all there is to collect.
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