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What Happens If You Are Denied Social Security Disability?

It's common knowledge that most people who file a claim for Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income initially have their claims rejected. The good news, though, is that many of those denied claims are approved on appeal. So how does the appeals process work? In most states, the Social Security disability appeals process if a four-step process: Reconsideration A hearing before an administrative law judge A review by an appeals council of the administrative law … [Read more...]

Disabling Diseases and Social Security Disability

To qualify for Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you do not have to have a traumatic injury, but may be able to recover benefits if you have a disabling disease that keeps you from working. These can include congestive heart failure, advanced stage cancer and kidney disease. There are, however, other types of chronic illnesses that will allow you to collect benefits. Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits To be eligible to receive Social Security … [Read more...]

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year from Aronberg & Kouser

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Federal Limits on Truckers’ Hours on the Road

Under many state and federal laws, an over-the-road trucker can carry a load weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. Compare that to the weight of an average automobile—now around 4,000 pounds—and it's pretty obvious where the most damage will be done if a commercial truck collides with a car. Recognizing the serious risks that semis, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and big rigs can pose, state and federal legislators have placed strict regulations on truckers and the companies for whom they haul … [Read more...]

Teen Drivers and Car Accidents in New Jersey

According to a study conducted by the state of New Jersey, motor vehicle accidents are the primary cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 20 in the state. In the years the study was conducted (2009-2010), nearly 80 teens died as drivers or passengers in car crashes. In 2009 alone, there were almost 48,000 collisions involving teens. Authorities say that the most common cause of teen motor vehicle accidents is distracted driving, with the use of handheld devices a leading factor. … [Read more...]

Common Medical Negligence Myths

When you have sought medical treatment for an injury or illness, your expectation is that, at a minimum, you won't get worse because of medical carelessness or negligence. But it happens a lot, contrary to what insurance companies will try to tell you. In fact, many of the arguments that insurers make about medical malpractice or negligence suits are simply without merit. Here are some of the most frequent: Medical malpractice claims are causing doctors to stop practicing medicine—A recent … [Read more...]

New Jersey Hospitals and Medication Errors

One of the serious risks that come with hospitalization is tied to the medication you receive while there. If you get too much or too little, you get it at the wrong time, or—worst case scenario, you get either the wrong drug or no drug at all—it can have a dramatic impact on your health and your recovery. According to a recent study, nearly four million people every year are victims of medication errors in the nation's hospitals. In response, many hospitals have implemented a system called … [Read more...]

The Trek Bicycle Quick Lever Release Recall

Earlier this year, Trek Bicycle Corporation, out of Waterloo, Wisconsin, issued a safety recall notice for a number of its bicycles. The recall affects all bikes equipped with disc brakes and a front quick release lever, if that lever can be opened wider than 180 degrees. According to the safety recall notice prepared by Trek, if the quick release is left open or is not properly adjusted, the lever can catch in the front disc brake. If that happens, the front wheel may fall off or the brake can … [Read more...]

New Jersey’s Best and Worst Nursing Homes

A recent study of New Jersey nursing homes found more than 2,000 problems at 364 nursing homes in the state, a small decline from the previous year. The state does have health and fire-related incidents reported at levels significantly below the national average. The Best Nursing Home in New Jersey At least with respect to the number of complaints registered, Emerson Health Care Center in Bergen County receives top honors. The family-owned facility has had no complaints filed against it for … [Read more...]

Professionals and Clients Should Choose Their Insurance Carefully Now More Than Ever – Spring 2015

In over 46 years of service to painfully injured and disabled clients, their attorneys and doctors, it has become clear that great success can be achieved by the traditional means of good service and individual attention to a person and their needs in a difficult or dire situation. Read the full newsletter. … [Read more...]

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Personal Injury

When you have been injured because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, you want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.
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Medical Malpractice

When you seek medical attention, you anticipate that at a minimum your condition won’t worsen because of the carelessness or negligence of physicians, nurses or other medical personnel.
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Workers’ Comp

In most instances, in the aftermath of a work-related injury you have the right to seek monetary benefits under state workers’ compensation laws, so that you can recover lost wages and medical expenses.

Family Law & Divorce

We understand that family law matters can be highly emotional, and that different solutions work for different clients.

Many people have the idea that when we file a lawsuit, we are suing the person. We are not. We are suing the insurance company that the person has been paying to protect them against a loss like this. The insurance company that this person has been paying for quite some time.

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