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Social Security Income Benefits vs. Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you or a loved one suffers from a severe disability, there are federal programs available that have the potential to assist with the financial burden. Unfortunately, the majority of claims are denied upon the initial submittal. It is therefore essential to understand the application criteria for individual assistance programs before undertaking such an… Read More »

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Unique Challenges facing Senior Drivers

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have an elderly family member, and have growing concerns about whether or not that person is safe behind the wheel, you may have valid concerns. Being informed about the special challenges facing your senior loved ones is an important step to keeping them safe. If an accident does occur, it may be… Read More »

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Fast Tracking Your Social Security Disability Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you require government assistance due to a disability, nothing can be more frustrating than the bureaucracy and subsequent wait that accompanies your application for Social Security disability (SSD) payments. Many applicants are disheartened to learn that the process to secure funds can take months, or even years. Only under very limited circumstances can… Read More »

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Social Security Benefits for a Mental Disability

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you or a loved one suffers from a mental disability that severely limits functioning, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits. If medical documentation supports a diagnosis that limits the ability to function without care or to work and earn a living, filing a claim may be worthwhile. Conditions that may Qualify… Read More »

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On the Other Side of Personal Injury: When Burglars Sue You

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We’ve all heard the stories about burglaries gone wrong: the criminal enters a home or business, only to find a property owner unwilling to submit to the criminal and more than willing to take care of business using whatever means necessary. Cases like these happen now and then, and we hear stories of lawsuits… Read More »

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Veterans’ Benefits: Do they Undermine Social Security Benefits?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Are you a veteran concerned about the benefits to which you may be entitled? There are so many programs—Social Security disability benefits, Social Security Retirement benefits, VA disability compensation and VA benefits are all out there. But will getting one benefit cancel eligibility for another? A good Social Security attorney can answer these questions… Read More »

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Understanding Legal Lingo in a Personal Injury Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Medical bills are piling up following a serious injury. To make matters worse, you are unable to return to work, so your earning power is severely diminished. On top of the physical anguish you’re suffering, you can feel your mental and emotional health sinking in distress. Is there any chance for compensation to assist… Read More »

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Did Reporting a Workplace Hazard Result in Employer Retaliation?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Has your employer retaliated against you because you filed a workers’ compensation claim or reported a safety hazard? Studies show that retaliation claims are on the rise in this country, so you would not be the first person to wonder if what you’re experiencing is real or imagined. If you think unfair practices are… Read More »

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When Man’s Best Friend isn’t Friendly

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Many dog lovers consider their furry friends part of the family.  And why not? A dog can be an excellent companion, is loyal to the end, and loves you in spite of your worst flaws. Unfortunately, even dogs who have always been mild mannered have been known to become aggressive at times. If you… Read More »

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Running Stop Signs: A Risky Mistake

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Running a stop sign: drivers seem to get away with it unscathed at times. Traffic control devices, such a stop signs, require drivers to come to a complete stop at the limit line, that white line painted on the street to indicate where to stop, or, in the event there is no line, at… Read More »

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