Whiplash Injuries: Far More Serious Than Most People Think

A lot of people are afraid of being seen as greedy -- so they hesitate to head to an attorney's office when they've been in what they think is just a minor car accident. However, a lot of those people are suffering severe injuries to their necks, called whiplash. Yes, whiplash. While insurance companies would like you to believe that whiplash is a minor injury and the favorite thing for someone to fake when they're not really injured, whiplash can actually be a serious condition. [Read More]

Cycling Collisions With Pedestrians: Reducing Your Risk And What To Do

Riding your bike either on the road or sidewalk not only puts you at risk for colliding with a car, you could also end up colliding with pedestrians. Getting into an accident with a pedestrian can cause serious injuries to both yourself and the other person. As a cyclist, you are required to take reasonable precautions to avoid hitting anyone or anything. However, at the same time, the pedestrian also needs to do the same to avoid getting hit. [Read More]

Filing For Disability? Two Tips To Help You Get Approved

Filing a disability claim may not be as cut-and-dried as you think it is.  Because you do deal with an issue that has been documented as a disability in the Social Security handbook, you may believe that it's a clear conclusion that you'll be able to receive a disability payment each month.  However, approximately 65 percent of disability claims are denied after the initial filing, and this is no small number. [Read More]

I Don't Surrender: Bankruptcy Exemptions And What You Can Keep

Many filers get hung up on the big bankruptcy decision, and it's easy to understand why. Not only is filing an admission of financial failure, but the consequences of the bankruptcy could mean that you suffer for years to come. You can build your credit back up, but the federal filing leaves a black mark on your credit report for many years. Those concerns, however, sometimes pale in comparison to losing your property. [Read More]