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What Happens When A Loved One Is Killed In A Plane Crash?

The recent tragic crash of the Germanwings airliner has raised an issue most hope to never have to face in real life. What are your options if a spouse or partner is injured or killed in an airplane crash or while flying to a destination? If a crash was involved, does it matter whether it took place in the U.S. or abroad, or whether it was due to pilot error or recklessness? Read More 

4 Factors Used To Determine Pain And Suffering Payouts

Compensation won during personal injury cases consists of medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Judges have to gauge the amount of pain and suffering you experienced from the initial incident and resulting recovery period to determine a proper award total. Four factors come into play during the pain and suffering assessment process: medications, recovery time, treatments, and disability levels. By using these factors, judges can take an objective approach to calculating the final compensation award amount. Read More 

6 Jobs You Can Do While Receiving SSI Disability Payments

If you receive SSI disability payments each month, your income cannot exceed the guidelines established by the Social Security Administration. The SSA uses countable income, or the amount of money left over after making certain exclusions, to determine if a person qualifies for this program. In 2015, an individual can make up to $1,551 per month in earned income and still qualify for SSI disability benefits. If you need to make extra money to supplement your SSI payments, here are six jobs you can do without exceeding the income limit and putting your benefits at risk. Read More 

Hip Replacement Injuries: What You Need To Know About Filing A Lawsuit

Many medical conditions can cause problems with bones and joints, and patients sometimes need to have hip replacement surgery. Around 285,000 people have total hip replacement surgery in the United States annually, and advances in technology mean that success rates are now higher than ever. Unfortunately, some hip implants lead to serious injuries that can cause significant problems for patients. Learn more about one type of hip replacement, and find out why some people are filing personal injury lawsuits following this type of surgery. Read More 

How Does Workers Compensation Intersect With Your Health Savings Account?

If you've been injured or made ill while at work, you may have already filed a workers compensation claim with your employer's insurance company. If you're fortunate (and have submitted your claim in a timely manner), you may have already started receiving workers compensation payments before your first medical bills begin to roll in. However, if your payments have been delayed (or if you need to appeal a denial of workers compensation), you may be wondering how to pay your bills. Read More