The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays monthly monetary benefits to disabled children under certain circumstances. Your child under the age of 18 (22 if in college) may qualify. Whether or not your child qualifies for these benefits depends primarily on their medical condition and your financial situation, with your income and property used in this determination. To learn more about how your finances affects your child's eligibility for Social Security Supplemental Insurance, read on.
As the victim of an injury due to someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. It's not uncommon to feel apprehensive about your chances of settlement or award in your personal injury case, especially in the early stages. Many people are tempted to alter their witness statements or omit information in the interest of improving their chances to win. Unfortunately, making a false statement or omitting important information can ultimately cost you any chance of financial settlement in your case.
In a perfect world, no one would ever get in a car accident. In a nearly perfect world, if you did get in an accident, everyone would have the proper coverage to pursue a perfect resolution to the accident. In the real world, some drivers don't have a large enough policy to cover all of the damages you sustained, and some drivers don't have insurance at all. When you get in an accident with an underinsured driver, the route to pursuing your claim gets a little more complicated.
After you have been detained, the police officer might handle you so roughly that you sustain an injury. While officers are allowed to use a reasonable amount of force when handling a suspect, excessive force can be grounds for a lawsuit, especially if you required medical treatment as a result. However, you should be prepared for the government to fight your case as aggressively as possible. Here are some things you should do if you're considering filing a police brutality lawsuit:
If you were hurt in an accident and have filed a lawsuit, you may eventually find yourself being sent to a compulsory medical examination (CME). Compulsory medical exams are done by doctors picked and paid for by the defense -- which means that they are looking to poke holes in your case. That makes it important to know how to handle one when it comes up. Here are a few things to consider: