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February 2020 Archives

New Social Security Disability rule hailed as modernization

According to the American Immigration Council, about 8 percent of North Carolina’s total population is foreign-born. Immigrants make up an even larger share of the state’s labor force. For instance, 44 percent of those working in farming, fishing and forestry industries are immigrants.

FMCSA launches new study of large truck crashes

The changes technology has brought to the American way of life over the past 20 years is undeniably significant. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided to assess the impact of those changes on an important part of the shipping industry. The agency recently announced that is launching a study of the causes of large truck crashes – the first of its kind since 2001.

Who is responsible for the losses from a commercial truck crash?

When a massive commercial truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the damage and injuries produced are often catastrophic for the people in the smaller vehicle. The victims of the crash can find themselves wondering how they will ever cover all of the expenses and losses they sustain.

See a doctor after an accident even if you are not in pain

If you recently experienced a truck accident, you may have hidden injuries that do not cause pain. Truck accidents can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries that you can't see or feel at first. Even if you don't see any signs of an injury after a truck accident, it is still wise to go to your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor can give you a complete medical examination, looking for evidence of delayed pain injuries.

Conditions that can qualify you for SSD benefits

More than 60 years ago, the Social Security Disability Insurance program began its mission of helping workers who are disabled by illness or injury. It is difficult to apply for benefits and then obtain approval for SSD benefits because of the narrow definition of “disability” in the Social Security Act that was made into law in 1956.

Deadly inferno in interstate tractor-trailer crash

Regular readers of our Raleigh Personal Injury Law Blog know that we cover a variety of topics here, including what can happen when commercial trucks are not driven safely. A recent tractor-trailer crash on an interstate highway showed how quickly lives can be destroyed when big rigs are involved.

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