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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

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 [...]

Ten Social Security Disability Questions Answered

Key Points of This Article: The Social Security Administration is currently paying an average monthly disability payment of about $1,258 to disabled workers. Benefits may be collected after an individual has been diagnosed with a physical or mental condition that affects their ability to work and has lasted or is expected to continue at least [...]

Kentucky Semi-Truck Crashes Ranked By County

There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S., many of whom will work 70 hours in an 8-day work week before getting a day off. Approximately 90% of all fatal crashes involving large trucks occur in rural areas or Interstate highways, similar to those found in Boone, Daviess, and Clark counties. Semi-truck haulers and [...]

25 Things You Need to Know About Social Security Disability 

Synopsis Kentuckians may apply to receive Social Security benefits after they have been diagnosed with a disabling condition that affects their ability to work and has lasted or is expected to continue, at least one year or result in death. In Kentucky, Disability Determination Services makes disability determinations for both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and [...]

By |2019-09-20T16:10:05+00:00September 15th, 2019|Social Security Disability, Tips|0 Comments

What to Know About Whiplash Injuries Following a Car Accident

Synopsis Painful sprains can happen when a person’s neck, including their discs, ligaments, nerves, and muscles are suddenly twisted, jolted, or “whipped” if the vehicle they are traveling in was hit. This type of sprain, also known as whiplash, is a common soft-tissue injury that often leaves crash victims wondering if pursuing a personal injury [...]

By |2020-05-05T13:03:02+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

Three Mistakes Truck Drivers Make That Cause Accidents

Synopsis Kentucky State Police reported a total of 9,819 truck collisions, 82 of which were fatal, and 1,461 that caused injuries in 2017. Semi-truck haulers and trucking companies may ignore regulations designed to minimize dangerous travel in hopes to cut operational costs and ensure scheduled deliveries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration census of fatal [...]

Four Ways to Help Your Teen Driver Avoid Being Distracted

Synopsis The risk for fatal teen crashes increases by 17 percent between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This is known as the "100 Deadliest Days" for young, inexperienced drivers. Kentucky has one of the highest fatal teen crash rates in the nation caused by young drivers who are drinking and driving, speeding and driving distracted. [...]

By |2019-07-30T12:34:18+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Car Accident, Personal Injury, Tips, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

An Overview of Heat-Related Dangers for Outdoor Kentucky Workers

Synopsis From 1992 through 2017, heat killed 815 workers nationally and injured another 66,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. High temperatures and extreme hot weather can trigger dangerous conditions for workers in outdoor operations, making them sick from exposure and puts them at risk of falling, or mishandling machinery and tools. The U.S. [...]

What You Should Know About Kentucky Uber and Lyft Car Accidents

Synopsis For the last decade, ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, have changed the transportation landscape in Kentucky. While young adults are the most likely age group to use ride-sharing services, adult commuters, and those living in urban communities with higher incomes also serve as a large group of customers. Ride-share driver choices can [...]