Remember that there are time limits that you must adhere to in order for an attorney to be able help you get the benefits you are entitled to from Social Security.
Call us for your free consultation or just to have your questions answered over the phone. You can also submit your questions through our website if you prefer. One our our social security attorneys would be glad to speak with you. Don’t be shy – call before it’s too late!
Here’s a link to a lengthy NY Times article that attorney Charlie Douglas forwarded to me. His comment to me was that it was absolutely horrifying and I would agree after reading the recent article.
With advances in modern technology comes some unknown risk but to know that the risks have been knowingly hidden from the public is flat out wrong and immoral.
Call or e-mail us with your personal injury questions. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.
Do you own one of these cars or trucks? Add the 2010 Toyota Prius to the list for bad brakes
• 2009-2010 RAV4
• 2009-2010 Corolla
• 2009-2010 Matrix
• 2005-2010 Avalon
• 2007-2010 Camry
• 2010 Highlander
• 2007-2010 Tundra
• 2008-2010 Sequoia
If so, contact Toyota because they just recalled 2.3 million of them for “isolated incidents of the accelerator sticking”.
That could be bad news! Check it out before you wind up the victim of a car accident or just a scary white knuckle ride.
If we can help, please contact us at 800-251-1111
One of the strollers recalled
Graco has recalled over 1.5 million strollers after reports of 7 children being injured with the opening and closing of the stroller canopy. Five of those children suffered amputations due to the defective hinge, 2 received lacerations. Here’s the link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission notice (CPSC) – stroller recall. It lists all the applicable model #’s affected by the recall.
BRING THOSE DONATIONS – YOU CAN HELP
We have volunteered to be a collection point for donations for the earthquake victims of Haiti.
The first load of donations have been loaded up from our office by the wonderful volunteers from Mission Harvest America and will hopefully have a speedy trip down to Haiti.
Their theme for the Haiti operation is,”Food for Four People for Four Days”. Meaning what they would like to collect is primarily food items that can be eaten without any preparation such as stew or chili in a can. People should purchase the cans that can be opened without a can-opener. Other items are such things as over the counter medications, first aid items, flashlights, batteries. Anything a person can readily use or eat to help them stay a live. Think camping in a jungle and all the people you are with are injured, sick, hungry, thirsty, and they have just lost both of their parents and/or child.
Our main office is located at: 4735 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. We also have one at 7045 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
We will be assisting a local Jacksonville charity called Mission Harvest America headed up by Dr Dewey E. Painter. Sr. Thanks for your support!
Check out our Facebook page for other details.
Many thanks to Mark & Ryan Richardson at Sign Talk Graphix for designing, creating and donating a street side sign to place in front of our office to help spread the word. Visit them at 4949 Sunbeam Rd or call (904)737-9119 and say thanks!
I haven’t read through the report yet but I thought I would share the link to the media release from the Florida Insurance Commissioner’s website. The release has a link to a PDF version of the annual report.
Call Harrell & Harrell, PA with your questions about workers’ compensation benefits and on-the-job injuries.
Don’t settle for less than you deserve!
In an earlier blog entry, we discussed, in general terms, how Social Security’s decision makers evaluate a claim for disability and therefore how claimant’s should look at their claims as well. The question then becomes, what evidence do I need to prove my claim and to prove what I am saying is true and/or credible. The allegations of disability need to be in line with the medical evidence.
Social Security divides evidence into two categories: “acceptable medical sources” ; and “other sources” , which include medical sources that are not “acceptable medical sources.”
- Licensed physicians (medical or osteopathic doctors);
- Licensed or certified psychologists;
- Licensed optometrists;
- Licensed podiatrist; and
- Qualified speech-language pathologists.
Under Social Security regulations, “other sources” include:
- Medical sources who are not “acceptable medical sources, ” such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, licensed clinical social workers, naturopaths, chiropractors, audiologists, and therapists;
- Educational personnel, such as school teachers, counselors, daycare workers;
- Public and private social welfare agency personnel, rehabilitation counselors; and
- Spouses, parents and other caregivers, siblings, other relatives, friends, neighbors, clergy, employers.
The distinction to be made here is that only “acceptable medical sources” can establish the existence of an impairment; only “acceptable medical sources” can give medical opinions; and only “acceptable medical sources” can be considered treating sources, whose medical opinions would be entitled to controlling weight or a certain level of deference. In other words, “acceptable medical sources” is what Social Security hangs it’s hat on in approving a claim. Social security would not approve a claim, for example, based solely on a claimant’s testimony and evidence from non “acceptable medical source” such as a chiropractor. However, evidence from “other sources” is still important to paint an entire picture when used in conjunction with “acceptable medical sources.”
I can’t count the number of times a potential client has called and told me they had full coverage for car insurance only to find out they had the bare bones State of Florida required coverage PIP & PD or as most people say PIP and liability. They just have no idea what that means in reality and are shocked when they learn what it does or doesn’t do.
Sadly, most people don’t learn anything about their auto insurance until AFTER they have been injured in a car accident and they call an attorney.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to learn what you have or worse yet – DON’T have on your auto insurance policy. Call Harrell and Harrell for your free consultation or submit your questions through our website at www.harrellandharrell.com
We would be glad to explain what your insurance company or agent has never taken the time to explain or you have just never bothered listening to the details. Some insurance quotes are cheaper for a reason – less valuable coverage!
Don’t settle for less than you deserve!