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How to teach teens about distracted driving

Each year, more and more motorists are dying in accidents caused by distracted driving. Teenagers may be whizzes at texting and using their phone for anything and everything, but they are even more at risk of causing a distracted driving accident. In fact, distracted driving causes 58% of teen accidents.

What do you do if your Social Security claim is denied?

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a safety net for those who are disabled on the job or from birth. It can help those who are injured badly and unable to return to work due to a personal injury, too.

Social Security Disability benefits are not always easy to get. That's why many people see their claims denied the first time they apply. If that's what's happened to you, then you need to know how to appeal that decision.

Victim transported by LifeStar after 2-vehicle crash

Crashes can cause life-threatening injuries, some of which may result in victims having to be rushed to the hospital via helicopter. In the worst accidents, the use of helicopters is used to make sure victims get to specialized hospital units as fast as possible.

A crash in Brooklyn, Connecticut, resulted in one person being transported by LifeStar to a hospital after two vehicles collided.

Claims of domestic violence hurt your reputation in court

Domestic violence is something that no one should joke about. Sometimes, claims of violence are used to put a mother or father at a disadvantage in a custody case, making them look as if they've harmed their children or spouses.

As someone who is facing allegations of abuse, it's vital for you to know that you can defend yourself against them. Oftentimes, there are pieces of evidence that can support your claims of innocence.

Connecticut nursing homes do well with staffing ratios

Nursing home abuse and neglect is something that many people worry about. They worry that they'll put their loved one into a nursing home and later find that they've been hurt as a result of that decision.

The good news for people in Connecticut is that staffing ratios are typically good in nursing homes, according to a new news report. The state is known for having high standards for its nursing homes, and approximately 48% of the homes do have a four- or five-star rating for staffing.

How the appeals process works for Social Security Disability

According to the Council for Disability Awareness, one out of four 20-year-olds can expect to experience a long-term disability before they reach retirement.

Thankfully, the U.S. provides Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to provide financial aid to those suffering from a disability. However, SSD has a notoriously difficult application process, as the Social Security Administration denies well over half of all initial applications.

Get qualified for Social Security Disability Insurance

If you may need to use Social Security Disability (SSD) in the future, then it's important to understand it and the benefits it provides. You need to know exactly what information you have to provide to the Social Security Administration (SSA), too, so that your application can be as thorough and accurate as possible.

Did you know that approximately one out of four Americans will become disabled before they turn 67? That means they won't yet qualify for retirement benefits and will rely on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and any other compensation for their injuries that they receive.

Worker lacerates neck in incident in Ellington

Workers' compensation insurance is supposed to be there when a worker needs it most. It kicks in after they're hurt on the job, covering their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages after they miss a certain amount of work.

After an injury, workers have a right to seek help, to head to the hospital and to get the care they need. Take, for example, this individual who was injured in Ellington. The Jun. 10 report indicated that the town employee had been working on a catch basin on part of a local roadway when he somehow lacerated the upper part of his neck.

Can you file a claim for mesothelioma?

If you receive the news that you've developed mesothelioma, you may feel blindsided. After all, mesothelioma takes so long to develop that you may never have expected that you were exposed to asbestos. On top of that, it might be hard to think of when you would have been exposed.

It's important for you to sit down and consider when you may have been exposed and if it was at work or school. Old buildings and work sites used to have asbestos in their structures and on their grounds, so if you were there, you were likely exposed. If you can determine where you were exposed, then you have a chance to seek fair compensation.

What is a nonadversarial divorce?

Connecticut is one of the many states that has a no-fault system. That means that you don't need any specific reason to divorce other than irreconcilable differences. This is great for people who feel that they've grown apart or just no longer want to be together.

If you are in a situation where you and your spouse agree that a divorce is the right path, then you may want to pursue a nonadversarial divorce. The nonadversarial divorce process takes only 35 days at most and doesn't require you to go before the judge. Typically, a divorce takes three or more months.

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