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Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now

Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. By Leonard Jernigan from The Jernigan Law Firm Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor Mayberry was a small town, loosely based on Mount Airy, N.C., the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, who played the part of Sheriff Andy Taylor. Mayberry was a… Read More »

Law cuts damages awarded to sex-assault victim

A jury decided in June that a 21-year-old woman, sexually assaulted by her pastor when she was 15, should get upwards of $3.6 million for the post-traumatic stress she’d endured in the years since he attacked her. Because of a state law that went into effect in 2005, though, she’ll get less than a sixth… Read More »

Residual Tort Reform

The 1980s saw parachute pants and tort reform. Many state legislatures believed that personal injury plaintiffs were obtaining jackpot verdicts at the expense of insurance companies, and that, in the end, these damages were paid for in the form of higher insurance premiums. Cincinnati personal injury lawyers did their best to debunk these myths and… Read More »

Truck Accidents in Ohio

Approximately 70 percent of consumer goods in the United States are transported by truck. According to the law of averages, all these trucks, travelling so many miles, mean a lot more accidents. Given the elevated risk factors of large trucks when a truck accident does occur, the consequences tend to be catastrophic. In 2009, Ohio… Read More »

Be Sure You Look Both Ways

Pedestrian accidents in Cincinnati are all too common and nearly always end badly for the pedestrian. In 2011, over 1000 Ohio pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. Senior citizens were the most likely victims, with people over 65 accounting for nearly 15 percent of the total. Pedestrian accidents in Cincinnati represented a significant number of… Read More »

Behind the Numbers

In direct sales, if you make 100 calls, 90 people are likely to hang up on you. In this numbers game, the more calls you make, the more you sell. Kentucky Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyers play a similar game, although the numbers are not quite as bleak. When you are injured and apply for… Read More »

Social Security Disability Eligibility

To qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you must meet the government’s standards for physical or mental incompleteness.  The SSD administration has a definition for the term disability, as it does for most words related to claims.   An Ohio SSD attorney can help make sure that your case meets the government’s requirements and that… Read More »

Is It Fair?

You may know that many Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings in Indiana are rarely successful until the third layer and that the waiting time for a hearing date can be at least a year. Aside from these problems, is the SSD system fundamentally flawed? Fairness is a salient feature of the rule of law. This… Read More »

Your Attorney and the Social Security Disability Process

The economy has changed and the Social Security Disability (SSD) system has changed as well. Twenty years ago, only those who found it difficult to manage their SSD applications used Cincinnati Social Security Disability lawyers. Now, given the large number of claims that are turned down, an attorney makes a great difference in whether you… Read More »

Bankruptcy and Personal Debt

Although financial or political issues may affect why a government goes into debt, overspending is usually the culprit. While it is true that personal debt is at an all-time high, overspending is usually not the problem for individuals. People go into debt primarily due to some combination of family emergencies and lost income. For example,… Read More »