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What To Do When You Get Into An Accident

What To Do When You Get Into An Accident

by: Paul Hood

Accidents are unexpected occurrences in life. These are traumatic events that nobody wants to encounter. Because of the shock an accident causes, people tend to lose their ability to think correctly resulting to serious injuries, even death, to himself or to another party.
How can we overcome shock during or after an accident? Presence of mind is very vital in situations like this.
There are several kinds of accidents. Examples are vehicular accidents, industrial accidents and aerial accidents. Different accidents need different approach.
Car accident is an example of vehicular accidents, which claimed millions of lives and caused many people to suffer. Damages a car accident can cause include disability, emotional distress and permanent disfigurement. A lot of victims endure from injuries such as broken bone injuries, scar injuries, head and neck injuries, and nerve damage.
We cannot do much during an accident because it happens so fast that we are not able to control it. What is important is that we have to learn how we should behave after the incident and what actions we have to take. It will be hard for an injured person to think of the people or things around him. His only concern is the pain that he is feeling. In situations wherein you are still able to talk, walk and move without difficulty, you might as well do the following steps.
Ask or know the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the individuals involved in an accident. Car owners involved must secure car insurance. If there are witnesses in the area, ask for their names, addresses, and telephone numbers, too. Assist the police with the investigation, be cooperative...

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What To Do When Claims For Supplemental Security I

What To Do When Claims For Supplemental Security Income Are Disapproved?

by: Jinky C. Mesias

The supplemental security income is one benefit that can be considered as pro-poor benefit. But like any other Social Security Benefits, there are some requirements needed in order to qualify for the supplemental security income and these are as follows: a) must be living in the United States or the Northern Mariana Islands, b) must be a citizen of United States or is legally living in the United States, c) must be age 65 or above doesn’t matter if blind or disabled and must meet the required base level of income.
The required base level of income for supplemental security income depends on whether or not the recipient works. Another big factor is the state where the recipient lives since there are states that offer a much higher supplemental security income as well as higher income limits than the provided national standard. The basic asset test for individuals is $2000 and $3000 for married couples. Nevertheless, not all properties owned are included in the basic asset test in fact the primary residence as well as most personal belongings are exempted.
When filing for supplemental security income one should not expect that the processing of the claim would be quick since supplemental security income is also one of the benefits that really takes quite a long time to process and always ends up in disapproval of applications.
The fact is, it’s never been easy having a claim approved by the Social Security and agreeing with everything the Social Security Administration decides on, especially in terms of the benefits to be given to its members is another thing.
The Social Security Administration usually delivers bad news through written notices containing the decision regarding...

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Copyright – What Can You Protect?

Copyright – What Can You Protect?

by: Richard A. Chapo

The legal protection known has “copyright” has come front and center over the past few years with major legal rulings regarding peer-to-peer networks on the Internet. Copyright protection, however, can be a confusing area of the law. This article details what can and cannot be protected by copyright.
Copyright Protection? – Yes
Copyright protects “original works of authorship” in a tangible, fixed form of expression. The material does need to be directly perceptible as long as it can be expressed with the aid of technology. A good example of this is a movie, which requires a projection device of some sort.
Materials that can be copyrighted include:
1. Literary works;
2. Musical works, including any accompanying words
3. Dramatic works, including any accompanying music
4. Pantomimes and choreographic works
5. Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
6. Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
7. Sound recordings
8. Architectural works
Each of these categories is traditionally given a very broad reading. For instance, “literary works” include computer programs and plans for building a home are considered “pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works.” While copyright cuts a broad path, it doesn’t cover everything.
Protected by Copyright? – No
If a work is not tangible, copyright protection will not apply. This can lead to confusion, so here are a few categories not eligible for protection from copyright:
1. Works that are not fixed. For example, the statements made by experts at a round table discussion or a comedian’s stage act.
2. Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans. These materials may be eligible for patent protection.
3. Ideas, procedures and methods.
Copyright protection is a valuable intell...

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What is a Structured Settlement

What is a Structured Settlement

by: Amit Laufer

A Structured Settlement is an agreement between a personal injury victim ( a Plaintiff ) and an Insurance company ( the Defendant ) to compensate the Plaintiff by the defendant with long term periodic payments instead of a single cash lump sum.
Payments can be tailored to each individual plaintiffs needs, to help meet expenses such as on-going medical and living expenses, education, children needs & support etc’ The fixed annuity payments are tax-free to the claimant, a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) feature is available, that can help offset the effects of inflation over time, payments can continue as long as the claimant lives thus providing him the maximum benefits.
Structured settlements are encouraged by plaintiffs lawyers, Courts, Insurance companies and the legislators alike as they all agree it is the best solution to all parties involved especially for the claimant.
The annuity can be transformed in part or in full to a cash lump sum via private funds and should be approved by the Court. The funds are most interested to make these deals as they are very profitable to them because they take the long term tax free payments and in exchange pay the annuity holder less than the face value but in cash.
These same funds are handling Lottery winners long term payments into one single lump sum as well as all kinds services of cash against future payments.
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Amit Laufer

Age: 46

Location: New York, United States

MBA – International Trade & Finance – Heriot-Watt University.

Bsc. Computers and Information Systems – Long Island University – C.W Post Campus.

Hobby: Photography

Married with two Children.

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Personal Injury Lawyers Become More In-Demand

Personal Injury Lawyers Become More In-Demand

by: Mart Gil Abareta

Who would want to be involved in a personal injury case? No one! Not me, either. But, what if it happens? After all, it’s inevitable. Are you ready to face this “big” battle of yours and get the right compensation claim you deserve? I believe, you’ll need professional help to win against a large corporation and you must not worry about your violated personal injury rights. Well, it’s never impossible to win the said battle if you’ll only get competent personal injury lawyers to back you up in pursuing your personal injury cases.
Personal injury cases can either happen due to one’s negligence, an intentional infliction of harm, or the injuring of another person despite any type of negligence or intent. In such cases, an individual or a company can be liable for the damage or suffering that the injury has caused to an individual’s mind, body, or emotions. And, personal injury lawyers can help an individual to seek the proper compensation he deserves as a result of the personal injury. Remember that the more serious the personal injury was, the more impact and influence it probably had on the individual’s life, thus making a higher compensation for him.
You must consult an injury lawyer, even if just to speak about the concern you have. If the problem is small and can be handled without the advice of a personal injury lawyer, then you can usually find the right resources to help you online. If the situation involves a major problem, then you probably need to hire an experienced and successful personal injury lawyer. However, it’s more advisable that no matter how big or small your personal injury case is, you must file your personal injury claim and see what your legal rights are.
How do you...

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