Worker hurt after being struck by tractor trailer in Gwinnett GA

June 24th, 2011

A Georgia Department of Transportation H.E.R.O. (Highway Emergency Response Operator) who was removing debris from I-85 at Old Peachtree Road on Tuesday, June 21, was seriously injured after he was struck by a tractor trailer in Gwinnett County, according to news reports.

Troy Moore, of Conyers, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries, likely broken bones, according to news reports.

A semi truck accident typically involves serious, debilitating injuries, said Georgia personal injury lawyer Gary Martin Hays, of the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays Associates, P.C.

Moore, who was outside of his vehicle, was struck by a tractor-trailer that hit two other cars. He was clearing tire debris from a lane.

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Car accident FAQs

June 9th, 2011

Will the repair shop charge me for storage?

The insurance company of the person who caused the accident will pay towing and storage costs, according to what is reasonable in your area. If the vehicle is declared a total loss, the insurance company will pay to have it moved to a salvage or wrecking yard. If you do not allow the company to move your vehicle, you will be liable for any storage or towing fees.

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What is my case worth In New York

June 5th, 2011

A common question of a client’s is what is my case worth?

In our firm we review several factors to determine the value of your case. Including liability and causation, how strong is your case, how serious and permanent is the injury, can you recover for past and future medical bills. Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life are other elements of damages.

Are your activities limited? Are you disabled? Is their disfigurement? Medical opinion is crucial here. Have you lost household services? Have you had to hire someone around the house to do the work that you or your spouse used to perform? These factors and many others determine the value of your case.

The ability to project out future healthcare costs and a healthcare plan have allowed our attorneys to obtain six and seven figure recoveries for our clients. Call the Law Offices of James Morris for a free consultation an auto accident lawyer in buffalo. I would be pleased to tell you my opinion of the value of your case. (less info)

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Economic Qualifications Specifications for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

June 3rd, 2011

SSI Qualification requirements

Economic Eligibility Prerequisites for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Claimants must meet very specific requirements to be eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits. First you must meet the income and resource requirements which are outlined by the Federal government:

Limited Income
According to the Social Security Administration you must have limited income. Income can be earned income (wages), unearned income (Social Security benefits, pensions, state disability payments, unemployment benefits, and cash from friends and family), in-kind income (any food or shelter that you receive which is less than the fair market value), or deemed income (income from your spouse or parents). However, If you meet the federal requirements and were denied SSI you may need to contact a social security lawyer in your state.

Not all types of income are counted as “income” for the SSI program, but in general, the more income you receive the less Supplemental Security Income benefits will be paid to you. If your countable income is higher than the amount allowed, you will not qualify for Supplemental Security Income payments.

Limited Resources
To qualify for Supplemental Security Income, you must also have limited resources. The Social Security Administration considers resources as things you own such as: land, vehicles, personal property, bank accounts, United States’ Savings Bonds, life insurance, and cash. The current limit for 2011 is $2000 per individual and $3000 per couple.

Not all resources are counted by the Social Security Administration. Currently, the SSA exempts the following resources: See http://www.ssa.gov/

Your primary residence and land
Personal effects and household goods.
Burial plots for your immediate family members
Burial funds for you and your spouse up to $1,500
Life insurance policies for $1500 or less
One vehicle
Grants, fellowships, or gifts which are set aside to pay for educational costs within 9 months after their receipt

Retroactive SSI or Social Security benefits for up to nine months after you receive them

Non-economic Eligibility Requirements for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
In addition to the economic eligibility requirements listed above, you must also meet the non-economic requirements to receive Supplemental Security Income. SSI will only be awarded to you if you are one of the following:

Aged — You must be age 65 years or older.

Blind — You must be considered “blind” by the Social Security Administration which means you must have “a central visual acuity field of 20/200 or less in your better eye after corrective action or you must have a visual field limitation in your better eye, such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.”
Disabled — You must be considered disabled by the Social Security Administration which means you must have a mental or physical health condition that causes such severe functional limitations that you are unable to perform substantial work, and the condition is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months.

Additionally, you must be an United States citizen or national or be included in a certain category of alien.

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