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Blog Posts in 2017

  • What Are My Options if My SSD Claim Was Denied?

    SSD benefits are for injured workers who have accumulated an adequate number of work credits. Also known as Social Security Disability Insurance, these benefits are funded through payroll taxes. Additionally, a recipient’s spouse and children dependents are eligible to receive partial benefits. However, if your benefits are denied for whatever reason, you can fight back against this injustice with ...
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  • Driving Safety Tips During the Winter

    Driving in the winter can be incredibly dangerous. Not only are accidents more likely to occur due to sleek and slippery roads, visibility is also far more limited. This means the rate of accidents undeniably spikes during the winter season, when the weather has an adverse effect on the road conditions. Ensuring your safety is our number one priority, so it is best you take the proper precautions ...
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  • 7 Tips to Help Prevent a Motorcycle Accident & Serious Injuries

    Riding a motorcycle is inherently and statistically more dangerous than driving an automobile. According to crash data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other safety groups, a motorcycle rider can be up to 35x more likely to suffer catastrophic injury or a fatal injury in a motorcycle accident than a ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?

    It is recommended that you always see your doctor as soon as possible after being in an automobile accident . Whether you were caught in a devastating T-bone accident or just rear-ended at a low speed, you will want your physician’s input and diagnosis. Otherwise, you could be ignoring subtle injuries that can lead to some serious health issues later. In order to cover all the most important ...
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  • What to Do After a Loved One Dies

    Though we know it is impossible to avoid, the death of a loved one is always an incredibly painful experience to undergo. Our estate attorneys of The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. deeply sympathize with our clients who have just suffered the loss of a loved one. While it may seem insignificant when someone you love dies, you will need to immediately enlist in the help of an estate planning or ...
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  • Child Bicycle Accidents

    It's summer and the kiddos will soon be out riding their bikes, which means a greater chance of someone getting hurt. Unfortunately, a vast amount of children’s bike accidents involve automobiles. Although drivers are expected to exhibit caution and care when it comes to kids riding bicycles, many do not. It’s important to remember that, as drivers, we must increase our awareness when children, ...
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  • Teen Driver Accidents

    Many teenagers in the United States believe that they are invincible and impervious to the tragedies of life. A minor on the cusp of adulthood typically does not comprehend the reality that life is fragile and can be changed in an instant. Due to this popular belief, teen drivers are often not as careful on the road as adults. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in ...
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  • Five Ways You Can Promote Responsible Driving Habits

    It has been calculated that around 2.5 million Americans will be injured in a car accident or other motor vehicle crash each year, and approximately another 37,000 will lose their lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and other similar safety associations, this number has actually gone up in recent ...
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  • Three Reasons Why Nighttime Driving Is More Dangerous Than Daytime

    The streets and highways of America are never necessarily a safe place, with thousands of car accidents happening each day across the nation. But when the sun goes down, the possibility of getting into a collision spikes significantly. According to the AAA Foundation’s research, about 30% of all serious or fatal car accidents happen between midnight and 3:00 AM, and fatal crashes throughout the ...
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  • How Do Insurance Companies Determine Pain & Suffering?

    Injuries sustained because of another person usually mean you can seek compensation from the other party’s insurance company by filing a third-party claim. Once the defendant is deemed liable, you must present all evidence and damages so the insurance company can compensate you for lost wages, medical expenses, and more. However, did you know you can seek damages for the pain and suffering you ...
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  • Beware of Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

    Summer is fast approaching, and many families are looking forward to spending their days lounging in the backyard and attending pool parties with their children. While going for a swim in the pool can be a nice way to cool off in the heat, get some exercise, and make memories this summer, the swimming pool can also be one of the most hazardous areas on your entire property. When school is out and ...
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  • Determining Liability in Truck Accidents

    Unlike car accidents , which often the fault of another driver, road conditions, or vehicle malfunction, collisions involving massive commercial trucks may have a variety of other contributing factors that are different. To establish liability and recover compensation in a truck accident , you must identify every potential party or business entity involved in the crash. The potential defendants in ...
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  • Top 6 Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

    If you are a motorcyclist, you must understand the various hazards and challenges which riders encounter on the road. As lawyers, we know how serious motorcycle accidents can be. Since motorcyclists do not have the same protections compared to drivers of motor vehicles, they are more susceptible to severe or fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Furthermore, motorcyclists are nearly 30 times ...
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  • What Happens If Someone Else Is Driving My Car and Gets in an Accident?

    You let a friend or family member borrow your car and he or she got involved in an accident, which leaves you with the question – what next? Understanding who may be covered to drive your vehicle can be confusing. As a general rule, however, anyone living with you is usually covered to drive your car, unless the policy explicitly states otherwise. If a friend or family member does not live with ...
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  • If a Driverless Car Gets Into an Accident, Whose Fault Is It?

    Self-driving, or autonomous, cars are no longer a concept belonging to a distant future. In fact, they are already here and will likely begin to hit the mass market within the next few years. If these autonomous cars cause an accident, however, how will fault be determined? It is a pressing question now that their presence on the road is no longer a question of “if,” but rather “when.” Tackling ...
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