This blog recently discussed how disabled individuals can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Because Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be difficult to obtain, and many applicants for disability benefits are initially denied, it is helpful for disabled individuals seeking benefits to also understand the appeals process if their application for benefits has been denied.
The state of Alabama has routinely been one of the highest states for vehicle crashes in the country. In 2017, there was nearly 157,000 vehicle crashes around the state. To break that down, there was a traffic crash reported every 200 seconds. Furthermore, a person was injured in a car accident every 11 minutes somewhere in Alabama that year. If these numbers do not concern you yet, then just know that in your lifetime as an Alabama resident, you have a greater than one-in-three chance of being involved in a car accident that results in an injury or death. When it comes to a national perspective, as a resident of Alabama, you are twice as likely to be killed in a car accident than the average American.
Nursing home abuse can be a nightmare for family members who have entrusted the care of their loved one to a nursing home. When a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important for family members to be familiar with the legal protections available to help them and their loved ones.
Disabled individuals may want to return to work after suffering their disability but may find that they are unable to do so. It may be overwhelming and alarming all at once to not know how they will support themselves or their family which is why disabled individuals should be familiar with resources available to help them such as Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.
Wrongful death protections can be essential for family members who have had a loved one wrongfully killed in a traumatic accident. Wrongful death options provide important protections to help family members with some of the challenges they face during an unthinkably difficult time.