When Bad Weather Contributed To An Accident, Who's Fault Was It?

Have you been in a car accident that was seemingly caused by bad weather? Perhaps someone slid through a slippery intersection and rear ended you, or maybe you slid off the side of the road and hit a stop sign. When bad weather is a factor, it's easy to say "It was nobody's fault!" But that's not exactly how your insurance company will look at it. They will still go about determining fault while keeping the weather in mind. [Read More]

Waiting For An ALJ Hearing? Ways To Speed Up Your Claim

Applying for Social Security Disability is not an easy task. You have to provide a lot of information and documentation, and you also have to do a lot of waiting. This is especially true if your initial application is not approved and you have to have a hearing before a judge. This hearing, called an ALJ hearing, can take a year or more. The length of time depends partly on your location. [Read More]

In a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Certain Debts Get Top Billing

Many people who have suffered serious financial setbacks or have otherwise accumulated large amounts of debt turn to Chapter 13 bankruptcy as a way to settle old debts and turn over a new financial leaf. Your creditors may be lining up in hopes of recouping their money, but there are some situations where certain debts take precedence over others. These debts are commonly known as "priority debts," as these debts have priority over other secured and unsecured debts. [Read More]

Understanding What May Happen After An Accident If You Were Drinking

A car accident is sometimes just an accident where neither driver is to blame for the incident. In this case, you can typically work with your insurance company to settle damages. However, if an accident occurs after you have had an alcoholic drink or two, then the incident may turn into a much more serious situation. Keep reading to learn about some information about drinking and auto accidents so you understand the types of things that will occur after the accident. [Read More]