Before you can recover for any injuries you sustain during a car accident, your Joplin car accident lawyer must first help you determine who is at fault. The first step is to figure out whose negligence caused the accident and led to your injuries. Depending on how serious the car accident was, there could be [ ] The post What Happens to Your Claim When the Guilty Driver Dies in the Accident? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
There are different reasons why an employer’s Worker’s Comp carrier might contest an employee’s claim for benefits. For example, if you filed your claim after the deadline or failed to provide the required notice, your claim could be contested. There may also be injury-related issues, such as, how and when the injury occurred. Those issues [ ] The post What Happens When your Worker’s Comp Claim is Challenged? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, there are basically two ways to receive compensation for that injury. You can either settle the case out of court or obtain a judgment from the court. Although a jury verdict in a civil lawsuit would likely result in a larger recovery, jury [ ] The post Settling a Personal Injury Claim in Arkansas appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
Applying for Social Security benefits can be a difficult, and somewhat intimidating, process. It usually requires strict adherence to complex rules regarding both eligibility and the application itself. Completing the required forms accurately can be overwhelming, or maybe even confusing. But completing them properly can improve your chances of being approved the first time. The [ ] The post 7 Things You Should Know Before Filing a Social Security Disability Claim appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
You may be wondering when you should hire a workers compensation lawyer. If there are any complex issues in your case, the wisest decision is to consult with a Workers Compensation attorney. For instance, if your employer denies your claim or you do not receive your benefits as you should, then an attorney should get [ ] The post How Long do You have to File a Workers Compensation Claim in Missouri? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
Once you have submitted your application for Social Security disability, you will not to provide documented support from your doctor in most cases. There are a few exceptions to that requirement where approval is automatic, such is when your condition is included on the impairment listing. But in most cases, you will need to submit a Residual Functional Capacity assessment, prepared by your doctor. But, what do you do if you cannot get support from your doctor on your disability claim? What is a Residual Functional Capacity assessment? In order to determine what you are capable of doing after suffering a disability, a Residual Functional Capacity assessment should be submitted. A Residual Functional Capacity assessment is a detailed report from your doctor that describes the limitations you have as a result of your condition. It also addresses how those limitations affect your ability to do specific work-related activities. Unfortunately, some doctors are unwilling to comple
Filing A Successful Missouri Disability Claim from Wesley Cottrell Applying for Social Security benefits can be a difficult, and somewhat intimidating, process. Learn more about Missouri disability claim in this presentation. The post Filing A Successful Missouri Disability Claim appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
A property owner generally has a legal duty to keep their premises safe for individuals who are visiting, or at least to warn of known dangerous conditions on the premises. If the property owner fails to perform this duty and a personal injury results, then a personal injury claim can be filed to recover for the damages incurred. A common question clients ask then is, what is a personal injury claim worth? The value depends on the type of damages Every legal claim is different, both factually and with regard to the laws that apply. The most important component in determining the value of a personal injury claim is the nature and seriousness of the actual injuries. The purpose of a damages award in a personal injury case is to make the victim whole. This basically means compensating the victim for everything was lost as a result of the accident or injury. The only way to do accomplish that is through a monetary award. Compensatory Damages in Personal Injury Cases In most p
A recent jury verdict in New York demonstrates the potential success of a wrongful death claim against long term care facility. The victim, Edward Gardner, had been admitted to the nursing home for rehabilitation after suffering a heart attack. Gardner died two weeks later. His family sued the long term care facility for wrongful death and the jury found the facility guilty. Allegations of nursing home neglect According to Garner s family, he was not fed properly, he was often left in soiled briefs for hours and allowed to fall from his wheelchair on at least two occasions, during his 14-day stay at the nursing home. Unfortunately, after his second fall from his wheelchair, he suffered internal bleeding and other complications, requiring his readmission to the hospital, where he later died. Jury awarded $1.13 million to the family for wrongful death Following a trial, the long term care facility was found liable for pain and suffering, deprivation of human dignity, wrongful de
When a physical or mental disability affects your ability to work, it is not unreasonable to consider filing a disability claim, as well as, a claim for unemployment benefits. However, filing for both simultaneously can be very problematic. Why? Because, filing for both creates a direct contradiction in claims and could keep you from receiving benefits. Understanding how collecting unemployment affects your disability claim is very important. What is the contradiction between disability and unemployment claims? When you file a social security disability claim, you are essentially representing to the government agency that you are unable to perform substantial work activities, due to a mental or physical impairment. However, when you file a claim for unemployment benefits, you are representing to another government agency that you are ready and available to work, should you find a job that fits your skills. Otherwise, you cannot collect unemployment benefits. These two repr