The leading cause of death among the 15- to 19-year-old population is motor vehicle accidents, with the months of summer being the deadliest time. In fact, the National Safety Council says that Memorial Day starts the 100 deadliest days for teenagers who drive. More young teen drivers are on the roadways, many of them for the first time as newly licensed drivers. They may be distracted by mobile devices or just goofing off and being reckless. [Read More]
Five Circumstances Under Which You Need A Lawyer After A Minor Crash
Thousands of motorists routinely handle minor car accidents without suing each other or hiring lawyers. For example, you may be able to settle your paint scratch dispute without consulting a lawyer. However, the following situations call for the involvement of a lawyer even if the crash is minor: Liability Is Unclear Dealing with a minor accident where liability is clear isn't difficult. For example, if you have parked your car (correctly) and an inexperienced driver hits it while backing out of the parking, then you aren't liable for the accident. [Read More]
Are Your Best Interests Served By A Settlement?
If you've been injured and the responsible party accepts fault, you may be offered a cash settlement to end the issue before an official court date and decision. In some cases, the settlement may be enough to handle your medical issues and some personal finances. Some lucky victims may even consider it a life-improving windfall. Unfortunately, the science behind selecting a settlement can be tricky enough to keep you distracted while ignoring bigger problems that may pop up later in life. [Read More]
Understanding How Marriage Can Affect Your Disability Benefits
If you collect disability payments due to an illness or injury that prevents you from working and you are about to get married, then you may be worried about how your nuptials will affect your benefits. This is a serious concern, especially since your monthly checks can reduce once you get married. To understand how both SSI and SSDI benefits may change, keep reading. SSI Benefits You likely know that your SSI benefits hinge on the amount of money you make. [Read More]