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  • Why are logging truck accidents so common in North Carolina?

    by O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | May 10, 2021 | Truck Accidents The logging industry plays an important role in North Carolina. The state has more than 18 million acres of timberland. Logging provides thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of revenue. Too many trucks on the road Many of the jobs in the state logging industry are held by drivers of […]

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  • Does my ailment automatically qualify me for SSD benefits?

    by O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Apr 29, 2021 | Social Security Disability If you suffer from a long-term or permanent disability, you may wonder if it automatically qualifies you for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a lengthy list of ailments that may qualify adults and children for benefits, but there is no automatic process. […]

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  • Am I entitled to Social Security disability benefits?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Mar 29, 2021 | Social Security Disability When you received your diagnosis of a disabling condition, you knew your life would change. The changes may have started out small, such as experiencing discomfort when doing certain activities. Unfortunately, over time, your condition has resulted in your being unable to hold down gainful employment. […]

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  • Who is responsible when logging trucks cause accidents?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Mar 4, 2021 | Truck Accidents Last month’s death of a van driver in Craven County highlights the dangerous and often fatal aftermath of a motor vehicle accident involving a logging truck. The head-on collision during the late morning of Jan. 13 south of Vanceboro scattered debris along the yard of a nearby […]

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  • Did you know there are 4 levels of SSDI appeals?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Feb 18, 2021 | Social Security Disability Do you suffer from a disabling condition? Whether an injury or illness, you may be unable to work. Since your diagnosis or injury, you have likely worried about how you will earn an income. You knew Social Security Disability could help. However, the Social Security Administration […]

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  • O’Malley Tunstall has two named to Super Lawyers 2021 NC

    by josephtunstall | Feb 12, 2021 | Firm News O’Malley Tunstall has two named to Super Lawyers 2021 NC Susan O’Malley and Joe Tunstall at O’Malley Tunstall, PLLC have been selected to the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. No more than five percent (5%) of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Susan O’Malley is one of only […]

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  • Has your chainsaw been recalled?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Jan 14, 2021 | Products Liability While tools can make such a job easier, a tool that does not work correctly could hurt you. In some cases, a problem with the tool itself could put you in danger of serious injuries or worse. Black+Decker Chainsaw Recall If you like to use Black+Decker or […]

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  • Stop faster, see better: Automakers’ safety improvements

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Jan 12, 2021 | Car Accidents Automakers are taking safety much more seriously than they have in recent years, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Ten manufacturers have already kept a promise to equip nearly all of their vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) – well ahead of the September […]

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  • Can and should I try again to get Social Security benefits?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Nov 18, 2020 | Social Security Disability Did you apply for Social Security benefits because of a disability? Was your application denied? You probably feel out of luck. You are not alone in this feeling. In fact, obtaining Social Security benefits is hard for most people. You likely did your best on your […]

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  • Top 10 most common conditions that are considered disabilities

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Oct 30, 2020 | Social Security Disability Are you struggling to do your job because of an illness or condition, but you don’t think you would qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits? Think again. The Social Security Administration (SSA) grants SSD benefits for more chronic illnesses and disabling physical conditions than you […]

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