Social Security Disability Claims

How the Richard Harris Law Firm Works to Secure Benefits for Clients As Americans, we take pride in our work, but when you, a friend or family member cannot work because of an illness, injury or emotional problem, it can overwhelm. With no way to pay medical bills and provide for family, disabled people need help. The Social Security Disability system exists to help those in need. But convincing the government to provide benefits can confuse and frustrate – without the help of an experienced S...
 

More Work Means More Work Injuries

When driving around Las Vegas or any part of the great State of Nevada, you’ve noticed happily consistent sights and growing sounds: new construction projects. Construction is finally picking up in Nevada with the nation’s seventh highest percentage gain in construction jobs from 2014 to 2015. This welcome news indicates the economy in Nevada is finally seeing signs of recovery the rest of the country has been experiencing after the Great Recession. With an improving economy, most Nevadans are g...
 

7 Categories of Defective Product Liability Claims

Product designers and manufacturers have a duty to protect consumers from injury by building their products with care from start to finish. Unfortunately, some companies fail to uphold the duty society expects of them and, instead, leave consumers with dangerous products that can cause injury and even death. In most product liability cases, the fact that a defect was the direct cause of an injury must be proven in court, and the product itself must be shown to have been defective. Defect claim...
 

Motor Vehicle Injury Lawsuits: Understanding Your Options

A motor vehicle accident (MVA) can have disastrous effects on your job, family, and finances. Couple that with medical bills or deductibles, and you'll soon find yourself in a mountain of potential debt. Making matters worse is the possibility that the auto insurance company you deal with will deny your claim. If this happens, you can either concede or fight. Should you choose the latter, it's important to understand your options and how MVA lawsuits work. Time Frame Chances are you want you...
 

The When and How of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance

​Personal Injury Law Firm​ Las Vegas, NV If you're involved in a car accident in which the other person has no insurance, or a policy that doesn't cover the damages, you'll likely end up making an uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance claim. These two coverage types are different, but they are related, and each can play a part in obtaining compensation if the person at fault has no or insufficient coverage. But when do you make one of these claims? And how do you go about doing i...
 

7 Types of Recoverable Damages in Product Liability Lawsuits

Product-related injuries can cause debilitating complications, disrupt daily life, and take a severe emotional toll on families. The legal system provides clear rules to help victims of product defects recover compensation and hold to account those responsible for their injuries. Winning a personal injury case is feasible in many situations because victims do not ordinarily need to prove manufacturer negligence to receive compensation in court. Victims instead only need to demonstrate that ...
 

Richard Harris Law Firm Retained in Death of Cryo-Treatment Employee

On October 27, 2015, the Richard Harris Law Firm was retained to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of Chelsea Patricia Ake-Salvacion, 24, who was found frozen and dead inside a liquid nitrogen chamber at Rejuvenice, her place of employment. Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Richard Harris indicated that the firm retained the case jointly with the law firm of Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney of Reno, NV, to investigate and coordinate with ...
 

What is the Role of Car Insurance Companies in Car Accident Cases?

Most people are aware that having car insurance is not only beneficial but, in most cases, mandatory. The fact that car insurance is there to help you in the event of an accident is common knowledge. But what exactly is the car insurance company's role in an accident case? How does insurance (or lack thereof) affect the value of the claim? Does car insurance have any bearing on determinations of fault? These are specific questions that are crucial to a car accident case, but that few people ...
 

Do Police Reports Matter in Car Accidents?

Police reports are something that many people talk about. They show up on crime dramas, in murder mystery books, and on the news. But few people understand what police reports are, how they work, and how they play into car accident law. If you're in a car accident you need to know how police reports play into the case, how to get a copy, whether they're admissible in court, and how they can affect insurance issues. What is a Police Report? Before you can understand how police reports play ...
 

Are Auto Accident Injury Settlements Taxable?

If you've been awarded a judgment, or settlement, after being involved in a car accident you might be wondering if that money is taxable. In most cases you won't have to pay taxes on any awards you receive from a car accident case. However, as with most rules in law, there are exceptions. While the only person who can give you accurate tax advice based on your unique situation is your financial adviser or tax professional, the following information may be of help to you in determining whethe...
 

If You Rear-End a Car, Are You Automatically at Fault?

Car accidents happen every day, and the list of things that can cause an accident is long. Just as there are a variety of contributing factors to car accidents, vehicles can crash in a variety of ways. Perhaps one of the most common types of car accidents is the rear-end collision. Common knowledge holds that the law will always see the driver in back as the person at fault. However, this isn't always the case. Car Accidents and Negligence The law defines negligence as conduct that fails t...
 

Distracted Driving: the Leading Cause of Car Accidents is You

In 2009 nearly 11 million car accidents occurred across the United States. That figure is the highest recorded number, and it's not likely to slow down given the country's growing population. Car accidents happen for many reasons, however, driver error is the single largest cause of car accidents in the United States. What Causes Driver Error? There are many kinds of driver behavior that lead to driver error. Most of these behaviors center around the misconception that the human brain is a...
 

As a Construction Worker Injured on a Job Site, can I Sue my Employer?

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work in America. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in 10 construction workers are injured every year, resulting in over 1,000 deaths. For every such incident, the questions remain; who is responsible?  What remedies does the injured worker have? If my employer was negligent, can I sue? Generally speaking, the answer is no. All states have adopted some form of workers compensation, which is a...
 

The Importance of Monitoring Injuries After a Car Accident

Car accidents happen every day, and most of them are very minor. But even in minor car accidents, the impact is traumatic to the body. Unfortunately, most people believe that if they are only involved in a small fender bender they aren't likely to be injured. However, many injuries take anywhere from hours to days to show up, and some of them can be serious. If you're in any kind of auto accident, be sure to keep the following information in mind to protect your physical and legal welfare. ...
 

Been Denied Social Security Disability? We Have Answers!

Many people struggle for years trying to cope with the pressures of working while dealing with a disabling physical or mental impairment. Finally, they realize they can no longer go on and apply for disability. After months of waiting, they are shocked to learn the Social Security Administration has issued a denial in their case; what can be done? Are denials common? The short answer is "yes." According to the SSA website, far more applicants are denied than approved. A look at the numbers: ...
 

John Doe Defendant: How to Sue an Unknown Person

Many people don't know how to name all of the responsible parties in a lawsuit when they do not know who they are. Fortunately, there is a way around this: naming a John Doe defendant. This article will help you understand what steps are done if one can't identify each defendant in your lawsuit. The John Doe Defendant Sometimes, there are situations where the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit isn't sure if there were other parties involved in the incident that caused their injuries. T...
 

Do You Have To Pay Tax on Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you are injured on the job, workers' compensation pays your medical bills and income benefits until you are able to return to work. In the majority of cases, the benefits are excluded from your taxable income. However, those who receive Social Security disability payments may have to pay tax on a small percentage of their workers' compensation benefit some cases. Eighty Percent Earnings Cap If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as well as workers' compensation, the ...
 

Dental Malpractice: What You Need To Know

A trip to the dentist can be an anxiety attack waiting to happen. If you are afraid of the dentist or you have suffered a traumatic experience at one, you know just how difficult it can be to deal with having your teeth taken care of. Dental malpractice can and does happen. Knowing what to do about it can be the difference between suffering injuries for a lifetime and being compensated fairly for your injuries. What is Dental Malpractice? Dental malpractice is similar to medical malpractic...
 

Poisoned By Food?  Find Out How A Personal Injury Attorney May Be Able To Help

When it comes to food, things do not always go so smoothly.  There are times when you may go to dinner and get home feeling less than jovial.  If you have recently experienced food poisoning and wish to pursue legal action, attorneys that specialize in personal injury law have the experience to look at the facts and help you understand what the next steps should be regarding your situation. Food poisoning can range from simply uncomfortable to life-threatening.  Particularly damaging effe...
 

The 5 Most Common Types of Vehicle Accident Injuries

Over 3 million people a year are hurt in car accidents and vehicle accidents in the United States. The types of injuries you can sustain in one of these accidents varies, but there are five types of injuries that occur more frequently than all others. The two major categories of injuries caused by vehicle accidents are impact injuries and penetrating injuries. The five most common types of vehicle accidents span both of these categories. Soft Tissue Injuries Any time there's an injury to the b...
 



 

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