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What can you do to build your personal injury claim?

There’s a lot of uncertainty following a car accident. You might not know the full extent of your injuries and how they will affect your life for some time to come, and the emotional and financial realities of your newfound situation can sow your future with doubt....

Can an accident reconstruction help your case?

If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries in a motor vehicle accident, then you need to know what you can do to find accountability and recover compensation for the damages that have been suffered. This might sound pretty straightforward, but in reality...

Understanding the SSDI Benefits appeal process

Social Security Disability Benefits Insurance (SSDI) is a federal financial assistance program that pays eligible persons a significant monthly stipend if they have been totally and completely disabled. Unfortunately, analysis by academic research has shown that most...

Steel coils fall off trailer, killing driver of following vehicle

Any Ohio motorist who has traveled the state’s interstate highway system has followed or passed a large flatbed trailer carrying large coils of steel wire or sheet metal. State and federal highway safety rules require that the coils be firmly strapped to the trailer....

Claiming Social Security disability for depression

Depression may disrupt sleeping, memory, eating and other basic functions and be as disruptive as physical conditions. This mood disorder may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if certain requirements are met. Social Security requirements The Social...

Man killed, four hospitalized after I-90 crash

Another fatal accident has occurred on the notorious stretch of I-90 known as “dead man’s curve.” The crash happened in the late afternoon at the height of rush hour. Multiple cars were involved in the collision and the highway was closed for nearly 3 hours. Police...

Can you pursue punitive damages following a car crash?

Picking your child up from school and driving them to ballet class or soccer practice are usually uneventful parts of daily life for parents in the Cleveland area. However, you simply cannot control the actions of other drivers. Other drivers may be distracted,...

Concurrent benefits under SSI and SSDI

Many people require the assistance of SSI and SSDI to pay their bills and live a healthy, happy life. They are two different programs with different requirements to qualify for benefits. But for some, they will meet the requirements of both programs and may be...

Fatal multi-vehicle accident

Motor vehicle accidents are just a fact of life on our streets. With the number of pot holes, traffic and heavy congestion, our roads are simply, not safe. Unfortunately, for several Clevelanders, they experienced this first hand recently. The fatal multi-vehicle...