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Is Social Security Disability Taxable?

Social Security Disability benefits help those who have suffered from an injury by providing funds to cover expenses while they attempt to recover, if possible. For those who may never recover, Social Security Disability benefits may be their only source of income. Because it is considered a source of income, however, Social Security Disability benefits are taxable. Most Social Security beneficiaries will not be taxed because their income is not high enough. However, roughly one-third of those who receive benefits

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How Many Car Accidents Occur Per Year?

It is difficult to estimate how many car accidents actually occur every year because less serious or non-fatal car accidents are occasionally not reported. The United States Census Bureau has attempted to track the number of accidents and how many people are injured or killed. The Department of Transportation generally provides these statistics. The Census Bureau, however, stopped tracking this in information in October of 2011. The most up-to-date information currently available only extends to 2012, and is provided by

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How Many People Die in Car Accidents Per Year?

Over 30,000 people will die in the United States every year because of car accidents. However, an estimated 35,900 people will die within one year of their car accident. This could be due to any number of factors, including medical error or failing to seek proper medical attention. It could also be due to a disability or injury that the driver or passenger sustained during the crash. Regardless, car accident deaths affect an untold number of people every year, even

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How to Make a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured due to the fault of another person or business, then you may have a personal injury claim. But, what do you do to get your claim started? While it is possible to assert a personal injury claim on your own behalf, it is not recommended. Instead, you should contact an experienced West Palm Beach injury lawyer. A seasoned personal injury attorney will be able to estimate what your case may be worth and walk you

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will pay monthly benefits to those who have become disabled before they reach retirement age. The disability must make you unable to work for at least one year, and it could be much longer. The benefits will continue as long as you are unable to return to work. These benefits are only available to those who meet certain qualifications. There are both work qualifications and qualifications related to the type of injury or disability involved.

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What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

What is a personal injury lawyer—and what does he or she actually do? A personal injury lawyer will help you move through a lawsuit that involves physical or emotional injury. Unlike other lawyers, personal injury attorneys are well versed in litigation tactics and specific areas of the law that directly relate to the most common types of personal injuries. This area of the law is known as “tort law.” Accidental and Intentional Torts A tort is defined as either an

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability

Social Security is one of the largest federal programs available to those with disabilities. It is made up of two programs: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. They are both administered by the Social Security Administration, and only those who meet certain criteria can receive benefits from this program. Below, we will provide an overview of the application process to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. Getting Started – What is Social Security Disability? Social Security Disability is an insurance program

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[Infographic] Is Public Transportation Safer?

The amount of car accidents that occur on a daily basis is astonishing. In fact, did you know that traveling by car is the most dangerous form of transportation? Most often people will resort to public transportation as a safer means to get around…but is it in fact safer? Public transportation includes buses, trains, subways, shuttle buses, vans, and even average taxi cabs. Most people resort to public transportation to commute to work or school or to visit the cities

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Sharks Survive Truck Crash in Florida on I-95

Four sharks were injured in a truck crash in Volusia County last week. Three of the four sharks are expected to survive and are currently recovering at Sea World. Unfortunately, the fourth shark was found outside the tank after the crash and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. A Story Gaining International Momentum This big rig crash has gained international attention and has received global recognition. The sharks were originally being transported from Sea World in Florida up to

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