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14 Dec

Can I Pursue Compensation for PTSD After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, victims can suffer various physical injuries, from lacerations or broken bones to more serious, debilitating injuries impacting the brain or spinal cord.

Aside from physical…

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

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07 Dec

Work Credits and Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Aside from meeting the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of a disability, you need to have worked long enough to have earned enough work credits to qualify for disability benefits. The…

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

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02 Dec

Liability for Collisions With Vehicles Parked on the Shoulder

Emergencies can happen when behind the wheel that may make a driver need to pull over onto the shoulder. Emergency responders and maintenance personnel are also often seen along the side of the road…

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

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30 Nov

Can Your Income Affect Obtaining SSI Benefits?

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays monthly benefits to anyone who is disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. However, to be eligible for SSI, you must have limited income and few assets.…

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

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18 Nov

Can I Get Worker’s Comp Benefits If My Injury Was Self-Inflicted?

If you have been injured on the job, you may be able to get worker’s comp benefits to help cover reasonable medical expenses and disability/wage loss while in recovery. But what happens when a worker…

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

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12 Nov

Can I Sue Someone for Running a Red Light and Hitting Me?

When drivers try to beat a red light instead of slowing down to a complete stop, they are putting the lives of other drivers, passengers, pedestrians or bicyclists in danger. Red-light accidents are…

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

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09 Nov

What Changes Are Coming to the Social Security Program in 2021?

Every year in the fall, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announces its annual changes to the Social Security program, providing updates on income limits, benefit amounts and more for recipients.…

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

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04 Nov

Who is to Blame for a Left-Turn Accident in Wisconsin?

Many accidents happen when drivers are making a left-hand turn. Most of the time, the driver turning left must yield to oncoming traffic before crossing an intersection and for this reason, the turning…

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

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28 Oct

What Should I Do If I Receive a Disability Overpayment?

If you receive a monthly disability payment through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be overpaid at some point. When this happens, you are…

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

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21 Oct

Determining Fault in a Rear-End Collision

Rear-end collisions happen every day, resulting in significant injuries and damages. Victims may suffer debilitating back or neck pain that requires extensive medical treatment. The driver who rear-ended…

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

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