Experience with Disability and Negligence

In my years as a personal injury lawyer, I always come across sensitive cases like an individual becoming disabled due to someone else’s negligence in the workplace. Just recently, I handled a case wherein a truck driver was hit by the crane’s hook on the driver side of the truck because the crane operator fell asleep at the cockpit. The driver broke his shoulder, a couple of ribs, his thigh and femur, and his entire left hand. what makes everything so sad is that the company is not going to compensate him for his injuries because they believe that it was the driver’s fault for driving in that area. Upon closer investigation, I realized that the company failed to put up an efficient driving zone in their area.


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When something like this happens, it’s not the company that suffers but the victim. The company can easily replace the victim with another individual without having to lose track of the work pace. The victim on the other hand loses his ability to work and make money for his family. This is where I come in. I have yet to lose in personal injury cases because I make sure that it was indeed the company’s fault that my client was injured. Even if I get to represent a company for its negligence, I still make it a point to be fair towards the opposing party through settlement negotiations.

Ways To Prevent Your Disability Claim From Being Denied

Injuries resulting from employment can cause disabilities severe enough to prevent return to work. When one has responsibility toward family, in addition having regular living expenses and being in debt, the inability to make a living can be very stressful. If it happened to you, could you survive financially? Would you try to work it out and take a chance on filing for disability benefits on your own? Or would you explore options for hiring someone to help prevent your disability claim from being denied?6a0133f3fc5805970b0192ac2b1bce970d

Paralegal services are an option for obtaining guidance and support while enduring the disability claims process. These professionals specialize in disability cases, and have learned about the complexities involved in proving disabling conditions. They are able to assist individuals in preparing and presenting their information accurately, while preventing common mistakes made by people who don’t understand the process.

Many of the applications for disability benefits are turned down by examiners. A minimum of half are returned as incomplete, unacceptable, or not deserving of assistance. The likelihood of winning a case is greater when you have a person available who understands all the ins and outs of regulations regarding disability laws.

A disability benefits paralegal will ensure that your application is submitted as soon as you are unable to carry out your work. It is not a good idea to put off filing the forms, because the process can be very lengthy and complicated.

Professional disability assistance providers are familiar with the process of communication with medical staff regarding claims. Obtaining complete and accurate records in a timely fashion can cut out weeks of waiting for decisions about eligibility for assistance. Most people only submit the application forms. Once the examiner receives the application, a request for medical forms is sent out to the claimant. Sending the medical records with the application logically expedites the process.

Paralegals are usually able to inform or influence doctors about providing reports that help to win disability cases. In order for an examiner to conclude that a claimant should receive benefits, the medical records have to specify the disabling condition(s), how work ability is impaired, and the duration of the problem.

As stated above, many applications are denied. Even when all requested information has been provided, a high percentage of forms are returned or presented with an appeal process. That situation makes it virtually imperative to retain the services of a professional representative.

There is a much higher percentage of cases won by applicants who have professional advocates. Disability appeals are presided over by judges who specialize in administrative law. Paralegal case presentations are more likely to be regarded as worthy of benefit awards than those put together by individuals with no knowledge of the system and the disability regulations.

Telephone Harassment and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

harassingPhoneComing home from work to find a message from a collection company on your voicemail asking for a person you don’t know? Been that way for a while? Unfortunately this is an increasingly common situation. Some debt collection companies have resorted to programming their computers to call you repeatedly, essentially to harass someone into paying the debt. Sometimes they are even just outright calling the wrong number. Either way, if you owe the debt or not, engaging in telephone harassment is a violation of the FDCPA.

The FDCPA regulates debt collection activity (regardless whether you own a debt or not). It protects people from the activities of debt collectors that are identified as violation of the FDCPA. The “Do Not Call List” does not apply to calls from debt collection companies because they are obviously not marketing anything to you – they are trying to collect a debt. However, the FDCPA does prohibit any activity including repeated calls that an ordinary person would find harassing.

The Johannes’s, a retired couple from Big Bear Lakes, CA. were being hounded with repeated automated calls from a collection company. The couple, being elderly, were especially troubled with getting to the phone only to be greeted with a pre-recorded message asking for the wrong person.