Archive for February, 2017

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Feb

The Truth About Social Security Disability Benefits

February 22, 2017

For disabled folks in Indiana, it’s a thin line between making ends meet and barely hanging on. If you’re disabled, you can’t work. If you can’t work, you can’t earn a living. If you can’t earn a living, your only recourse is asking for help. That help should come in the form of Social Security Disability benefits, but the reality is those benefits can be difficult to secure. In fact, more than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied.

Why? Because many applicants don’t fully understand the requirements set forth by the Social Security Administration. To qualify for benefits, you must be unable to do any type of work, not just your chosen profession. For instance, if you can sit at a desk and answer a phone, you probably don’t qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, if you can prove that you are completely unable to work, then you have a chance. Problem is, proving that degree of disability can be difficult on your own, which is why so many folks in Indiana call Stewart & Stewart for help.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, give us a call for a free consultation. We can help you navigate the system with confidence, giving you the best chance to secure benefits in your appeal. The sooner you start receiving disability benefits, the sooner you can get on with the life you deserve. Contact us today for your no cost, no obligation consultation.

15
Feb

Car Accident: The One Mistake to Avoid

February 15, 2017

No one wants to pay more taxes than they owe. That’s why so many folks hire an accountant around this time of year to make sure they maximize their refund while minimizing the amount they owe the IRS. Sure, you could file your taxes using an online resource, but there’s just no substitute for an experienced professional looking out for your best interests. They know the system and how to make sure you don’t pay more than you absolutely have to.

The same is true in personal injury law. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Indiana, you have the option to attempt to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company on your own. That’s absolutely your right, and we’d imagine the insurance company would applaud that decision. After all, if they can convince you to take less money than your case is worth, that’s more money for their bottom line. It might put you and your family at financial risk, but going it alone is an option.

Another option is calling an attorney. Just like with your taxes, an experienced car accident attorney knows how to determine what your case is worth and will fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, give the experienced Indiana car accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart a call today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no risk or obligation to you, so you can be confident in your next steps.

Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today.

8
Feb

Determining What Your Case Is Worth

February 08, 2017

Here’s a challenge for you. Next time you go to the doctor, try to estimate how much your medical bill is going to be. See how close you get. If you’re like most folks, figuring out how medical expenses are calculated or evaluated by the insurance company can be a lost cause. With very few pricing standards, most patients leave the doctor’s office or hospital without a clue of what their medical bill is going to look like until it comes in the mail weeks later.

That’s the main issue with accident victims handling their own injury claims. It’s up to you to negotiate with the insurance company for the amount you think your case is worth. But without knowing how your medical expenses will be calculated, how much treatment you will need, or the countless other nuisances involved in your recovery, how are you supposed to determine what is a fair settlement? The truth is you can’t. But once you agree to a settlement amount and cash that check, it’s all over. The insurance company no longer is responsible for your expenses. They’re done, leaving you holding all the future bills.

That’s why calling an experienced Indiana car accident attorney is so important following your accident. At Stewart & Stewart, we offer free consultations to every potential client that comes through our doors. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll review your case for free, and if we take your case, you won’t pay us anything until we get money for you. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.

Don’t let what you don’t know hurt you. Contact Stewart & Stewart today for your free, no obligation consultation. You’ll be glad you did.

1
Feb

Why We Handle Medical Malpractice Cases

February 01, 2017

In our experience, there’s no such thing as a routine doctor’s visit. Every time you have an examination or a minor procedure, there’s always opportunity for something to go wrong. Whether it’s getting some unexpected bad news or sustaining additional complications due to a medical professional’s negligence, any visit to the hospital has the potential to turn tragic.

At Stewart & Stewart, we know that no medical professional can be perfect in their practice. Everyone makes mistakes, no matter what profession you are in, and sometimes people are hurt because of those mistakes. We don’t handle medical malpractice cases because we want to punish the hospitals and medical professionals in Indiana. We handle medical malpractice cases because victims deserve and need to be compensated for what they’ve been through.

Why? In short, you’re going to need the money. The medical complications you experienced will surely lead to additional medical needs, which could end up costing you thousands, not to mention the time you’ve been out of work due to your injuries. Should you be responsible for that cost? We don’t think so.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. Our team of investigators knows how to uncover the truth about your condition, and we’ll fight to get you every dollar in compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to go through this alone, and you don’t have to. Contact us today.