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15 Feb

Substance Abuse and Social Security Disability

Suffering from a medical condition can be physically, mentally and financially demanding, causing some individuals to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with their symptoms and limitations. However, substance…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Social Security

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09 Feb

Can I Be Liable If I Loan My Car to Someone and They Cause an Accident?

When you loan your car to a friend or family member, there is a risk that he or she could get into a car accident. If it does happen, it is important to know whether you may be held liable for damages.…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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29 Jan

Will a Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

The short answer is it depends. If you are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), these benefits generally will not be impacted by a personal injury settlement award, but there may be other…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Social Security

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27 Jan

Insurance Claims for Accidents Involving Wildlife

Hitting a deer or another animal while driving can result in serious injuries and significant damage to your car, which can be quite costly to repair and recover from. However, based on your auto insurance…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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25 Jan

Establishing Liability for an Accident When Merging or Changing Lanes

Merging onto a highway or changing lanes on a busy road can be quite dangerous. Drivers may speed up or not use their turn signals when approaching multi-lane roads or when switching lanes. Unfortunately,…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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21 Jan

Job-Related Electrocution Accidents and Worker’s Compensation

Many workers are exposed to electrical hazards at their jobs. Whether they are working with damaged extension cords, faulty power lines or operating electrical equipment, the risk of electrocution is…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Workers Compensation

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18 Jan

Determining Fault for an Accident Due to a Sudden Medical Emergency

Determining fault is rather straightforward in most car accidents. A driver may have been speeding and caused a crash. However, when a driver suffers a medical emergency before the accident, such as…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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08 Jan

Can I Test My Ability to Work While Receiving SSDI Benefits?

Some Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) recipients may be hesitant to return to work because they are not sure how it will affect their disability payments. The Social Security Administration…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Social Security

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30 Dec

What Should I Expect at a Disability Hearing to Appeal My Case?

If you were denied disability benefits and unable to get a claims examiner to reconsider your application, the second step of the appeals process is a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Social Security

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17 Dec

Do Weather-Related Injuries Qualify for Worker’s Compensation Benefits?

For some workers, cold weather only affects them during their commute to the office and when traveling back home again. However, for those who work outdoors in the winter (construction workers, first…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Workers Compensation

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