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How To Prepare For A Virtual Social Security Hearing

Key Points of This Article: In addition to telephone hearings, the Social Security Administration will begin to offer online video hearings, starting in the fall of 2020. This new free service will allow applicants and their representatives to participate in a hearing from anywhere they have access to a camera-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. A [...]

By |2020-09-21T14:17:14+00:00September 21st, 2020|Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Tips|0 Comments

Even with Less Traffic, Kentuckians Must Practice Safe Driving

Key Points of This Article: With fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding and a rise in related crashes, says an alert by The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Traffic safety officials nationwide, including here in Kentucky, are pleading with [...]

What To Do When Your Social Security Disability Is Denied

Key Points of This Article: When diagnosed with a physical or mental impairment, and unable to work, Social Security will review several factors before approving disability benefits. Your application may be jeopardized if you haven’t sought treatment for your impairment, missed critical deadlines, or have the proper documentation to support the criteria needed to make [...]

Car Accident Evidence Can Include Witness Statements

Key Points of This Article: After a car accident, it’s imperative to collect all the evidence available so that car accident victims can receive the compensation they deserve. A witness statement can be a powerful form of evidence that includes any facts that may help determine the cause of an accident, who was involved, contributing [...]

Top Qualifying Conditions For Social Security Disability

Key Points of This Article: For individuals who are no longer able to work due to severe and long-lasting psychological and physical injuries, Social Security Disability benefits may be available. Roughly 10.5 million people receive Social Security disability benefits, and an additional 8 million receive disability benefits from Supplemental Security Income. There are specific requirements [...]

Motorcycle Fatalities Peak During The Summer Months

Key Points of This Article: Similar to U.S. averages, the majority of fatal motorcycle accidents in Kentucky happen in June, July, and August. Motorcyclists are much more likely than passenger car occupants to die or become injured in a crash and represent 14% of road fatalities, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Motorcycle drivers are more vulnerable to [...]

Avoid an Accident and Injuries with Safer Towing and Trailering

Key Points of This Article: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 50,000 accidents every year related to towing, with the majority being preventable. Safe towing involves the mix of many components: the driver, tow vehicle, and trailer, or an extra load. Each of these contributes to how safe the towing experience and safety of [...]

Kentucky Work Zone Crash Injuries & Accident Risks

Key Points of This Article: Road work equipment and workers, speeding drivers, and narrow and barrel-lined highway lanes are all known to cause an increase in traffic accidents each summer. Kentucky motorists should cautiously drive within the posted and reduced speed limits, and maintain a safe following distance to avoid the most common work zone [...]

The Dangerous Trend in Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

Key Points of This Article: The number of pedestrians and cyclists who have been killed by motor vehicles has continued to quickly rise in recent years. In 2019, pedestrian deaths reached the highest level in nearly three decades, according to new estimates by the Governors Highway Safety Association. A cyclist or pedestrian’s chances of dying increase [...]

How To Help Your Teen Become A Better Driver

Key Points of This Article: The risk for fatal teen crashes increases by 17% during the summer months for young, inexperienced drivers. Nationwide, seven people died each day in teen-related summertime crashes from 2008 to 2018. Parents remain the best line of defense to keep everyone safe behind the wheel by educating teens on the [...]