Will A Special Needs Trust Be A Good Fit For Your Lump Sum Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are getting ready to receive Social Security disability, you may be getting two separate amounts. Not only will you qualify for a monthly benefit, but you may also qualify for a large back award that covers the period that you have been waiting to be approved. Before you start making plans to spend this money, you need to first understand how this back payment may have a negative effect on other government benefits you may be receiving. Read More 

You Don’t Have To Fight For Your Right To Claim Damages In A Biking Accident

In congested urban areas, bicycles compete with cars for road space and if they collide, it's the bicyclist who is left with serious injuries and a hefty medical bill. If you or a loved one has been injured in a biking accident, you may not be aware that you can file a personal injury claim against the driver responsible for the collision. Scope of the problem Despite the longevity--and success--of public awareness campaigns about the benefits of biking about town instead of driving, still only about one percent of daily trips can be chalked up to bicycle transportation. Read More 

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Filing Your Social Security Disability Claim

According to the Center for American Progress, approximately 8.8 million Americans receive social security disability insurance benefits each year. If you're considering applying for social security disability or are in the beginning stages of the application, you understand how daunting the entire process can be. There are several reasons your claim can be denied, and sometimes it is because of a simple mistake or miscalculation. Here are a few of the most common mistakes to avoid while filling out your social security disability application: Read More 

Building A Strong Case: 3 Tips For Taking Photographic Evidence Of Auto Accident

According to the auto insurance industry estimates, the average American will be involved in an auto accident once every 17.9 years. Since you never know when an accident may happen, it's a good idea that you familiarize yourself with the steps that you should take in collecting evidence to build a strong case. The other parties involved may make false claims or may twist some facts to defend their position, which may hurt your claim for compensation. Read More 

Can a DUI Affect Eligibility for a Pilot’s License?

It's not unusual for the consequences of a DUI conviction to spread beyond the fines, jail time, and license suspensions that may be handed down by a judge. If you currently have or are considering applying for a pilot's license, a DUI conviction can hinder your chances of receiving and/or maintaining one. Here's more information about this issue. Prior Convictions Matter for Applications When applying for a pilot's license, you may be required to fill out the Aviation Medical Exam, which the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) uses to determine the applicant's fitness for piloting aircraft. Read More