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I was in a car accident. Can I pay money to the other person?

Don’t offer the other side payment unless your own lawyer recommends that you do so. Continue reading

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What are the steps involved in a criminal case?

This is a very generalized overview of the steps of the criminal process. Every case has its own unique set of circumstances that may affect this process. When faced with a criminal matter, it is always best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
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If I am arrested, when should an attorney be hired?

If you are arrested, an attorney should be hired, or at least consulted, as soon as possible. Continue reading

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Should I report an accident to my insurance agent?

Be sure to report an accident to your insurance agent, even if the accident wasn’t your fault. Continue reading

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Should I stay at the scene if I am involved in a car accident?

Don’t leave the scene of an accident unless a medical emergency requires you to do so. Continue reading

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If I am in an accident and hurt, what should I do?

If you are injured in any way, it is a good idea to seek medical treatment, be it at the Emergency Room or your family doctor. Continue reading

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Who evaluates medical and financial/legal eligibility for SSI/SSD?

The state agency in Ohio called the Division of Disability Determination decides any medical, financial or legal issues that may affect eligibility. Continue reading

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If I get approved for SSD, will I also get Medicare?

Generally yes, if you choose to, but you’re not required to accept Medicare if you have other medical coverage. Continue reading

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I was turned down for SSD and appealed twice. Now, I am scheduled for a hearing. What does that entail?

The judge will evaluate your case, records, doctors’ opinions and other information in your file. He or she will then make a decision as to your ability to work at either your previous job(s) or at any other jobs. Continue reading

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I have filed twice and been turned down twice for SSD. What other options do I have available?

After you have filed your original claim for SSD or SSI and are denied, you can appeal the decision. This also is typically a good time to consult an attorney about the appeal process and to get help with gathering information for your hearing.
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