Archive for August 31, 2011

Slip and Fall Recorded Statements

Slip and Fall

After Slip and Fall accidents that happen at businesses or even on the private property of another it is important that you speak with Slip and Fall Attorneys to make sure that your rights and your case are protected.  It is very important to have talked with and hired Slip and Fall Attorneys when the property Insurer wants you to give a recorded statement.  At The Elster Firm we make sure that your Slip and Fall Attorney is present at any statement you give to the insurer.

A recorded statement is sought by the insurance company to get the facts of the accident.  The representative of the insurance company, who is usually not a lawyer, will ask you why you were on the premises where the accident happened; this is to make sure that you were allowed to be there.  The representative will also ask about how the accident happened and what caused the accident.  Finally, they will try to find out about the medical treatment you have had, so that they can learn more about the severity of your injuries.

It is important to have consulted with Slip and Fall Attorneys because they can make sure that statement sticks to the facts about the previously stated subjects.  Without Slip and Fall Attorneys to help make sure the statement stays within bounds, the representative may try to have you give him more information than is necessary at this stage and possibly even have you say something that seems harmless but can do damage to your case later on.  In conclusion, while the recorded statement is very informal and usually harmless it is always best to have engaged Slip and Fall Attorneys before speaking with the insurer.

If you have been involved in a Slip and Fall and are interested in speaking with Slip and Fall Attorneys contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.

What is Disability for Social Security?

Social Security

The application for Social Security Disability is the first step toward obtaining Social Security Insurance (SSI) benefits.  However, it is helpful to know what the Social Security Administration (SSA) is looking at when they make their determination, as well as the picture your Disability Lawyer is trying to paint when they work with the SSA.

First, in order for your Disability Lawyer to obtain benefits for you through the SSA, you must be disabled.  This means that your Disability Lawyer must show that you are no longer able to perform your previous job duties.  Additionally, you and your Disability Lawyer must be able to show that you would be unable to do some other work due to the nature of your medical problems.  Finally, your Disability Lawyer will show that the medical issues you are dealing with will last for more than a year.  If your medical problems lead you to believe that you would fit into this definition of disability you may want to contact a Disability Lawyer for more information.

When determining whether you meet this definition of disability the thing that will prove your case is your medical records.  As such, in addition to speaking with your Disability Lawyer, you may want to speak with your treating doctor to see what they think of your ability to work.  If their records show an overall opinion that you cannot longer perform your job duties, it is more likely that you will qualify for Social Security Disability.

If you would like more information about filing for Social Security Disability contact The Elster Firm to speak with a Disability Lawyer.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.