Knowing how to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is only half of the battle. In order to qualify for social security disability your condition must be expected to last one year or longer. This is only one qualifier for potential eligibility for benefits. If you have become unable to work due to a car accident or a health condition that prevents you from performing your job, you can apply for social security disability. Your condition must be such that it prevents you from doing any work. Keep in mind if you just stopped working, the chances of approval during... Read More →
Though many of us get a good chuckle watching videos where someone is minding their own business and then slips and falls due to some condition at a property, the sober truth is that many individuals sustain serious and devastating injuries as a result of slip and fall injuries in Virginia. In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries today, and a fall can have life-altering consequences. With that in mind, here are four things to know about slip and fall cases in Virginia. First, a landowner or property owner in Virginia is generally required to maintain... Read More →
When starting work at a new company, or even when being promoted or receiving a severance package, you might be given a non-compete clause (NCC) to sign. This is your company saying to you, “For a period of time after you work for us you can’t work for our competitors.” Maybe it adds on, “even if we fire you,” or other provisions specific to the clause. Although this may seem like a practice exclusive to corporate jobs, MarketWatch reported that not only is the number of companies asking employees to sign these agreements increasing, but the breadth of industries is... Read More →
If you are considering the possibility of pursuing a personal injury claim in Virginia, you need to know about the defense called contributory negligence. Virginia is one of a handful of states that still applies the defense of contributory negligence, and, if it applies, it will prevent an injured party from recovering any financial compensation for their personal injury action. With that in mind, here are three things to know about contributory negligence in Virginia. First, contributory negligence may bar an injured person’s personal injury recovery even if the injured person was only one percent at fault. That rule can... Read More →
If you have been injured by someone who was playing with their phone instead of paying attention to the road please feel free to contact us today for a free case evaluation. Handheld phone use and texting is prohibited in all of the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, all of us have been on the Capital Beltway and looked over and seen someone doing 70MPH while looking down at their cell phone instead of paying attention to where they are going. Drivers are doing much more than calling their friends. Some are taking selfies or checking their Facebook or Instagram feeds.... Read More →
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