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  • What Are My Disability Rights?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 17-May-2017

    When a disability or mental impairment prevents you from working and earning a living wage, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a social program that provides financial benefits which often prove critical in helping recipients navigate their recoveries and lives. SSDI benefits are crucial to those who need them, but the process of applying and being approved for ...
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  • How Do I Apply for Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 12-May-2017

    Social Security Disability Insurance ( SSDI ) is the social safety net that can make the difference for individuals who are unable to engage in substantial gain activity and earn an income due to a physical disability or mental impairment. Because SSDI is essential to providing the financial support people need when recovering from a temporary disability or when navigating the challenges of ...
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  • Goodman Acker Now Accepting Birth Injury Cases for Michigan Families

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 4-May-2017

    Goodman Acker P.C. is committed to protecting the rights of victims and families who suffer harm and losses in incidents that could and should have been prevented. Over the years, our award-winning lawyers have utilized decades of combined experience to handle even the most challenging cases, including those involving medical malpractice and errors committed by physicians in whom patients placed ...
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  • Goodman Acker Represents Families of Victims Killed in Fatal Detroit Car Accident

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 3-May-2017

    Goodman Acker P.C. is representing four people who were involved in a tragic car accident early this April. The victims in the crash involved a 20-year old man, Zachary Garrison, and his 20-year-old girlfriend, Angel Careathers, both of whom were killed in the collision. Two passengers in the back seat, Angel’s sister Krystal, a 16-year-old, and Zachary’s sister Mesiah, 18-year-old, ...
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  • Dog Chase Injuries: Can You File A Claim?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 27-Apr-2017

    Yes - You Can File For Compensation Of Your Injuries! Each dog attack story is different and the injuries that can result can also vary drastically. For example, one of our most recent cases took place at an apartment complex in Detroit, Michigan. Our client, a 34-week pregnant woman, was walking outside her apartment complex around 7:00 p.m. She saw 2 dogs unleashed so she turned around and began ...
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  • Southfield Michigan Based Goodman Acker P.C. Prepares Federal Lawsuit on Woman's Behalf

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 27-Apr-2017

    SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN —Goodman Acker P.C. is preparing to file a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines on behalf a Garden City woman. The victim was sexually assaulted by a man while in flight from Myrtle Beach to Detroit on July 27, 2016. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the man was seen masturbating by a Flight Attendant 40 minutes into the two-hour flight. Instead of arresting him ...
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  • Goodman Acker Welcomes Michigan Birth Injury Lawyer Bart O'Neill

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 21-Apr-2017

    Goodman Acker, P.C. has once again grown with the recent addition of Attorney Bart P. O’Neill to our impressive roster of Detroit personal injury attorneys. Attorney O’Neill has intentionally focused his own legal practice on managing birth injury claims, which is often considered one of the most complex forms of personal injury claims. Birth injury claims that Attorney O’Neill ...
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  • Attorney Brewer & Progress Michigan File FOIA Lawsuit Against Michigan AG Bill Schuette

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 17-Apr-2017

    Attorney Mark Brewer of Goodman Acker, P.C. is counsel in a lawsuit recently filed against Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The lawsuit resulted after Schuette refused a request under the Freedom of Information Act to provide copies of emails sent from personal email accounts in which he and at least 20 former and current staff discussed, planned, and oversaw official government matters. ...
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  • Insurance Claims and Payouts for Dog-Related Injuries Reach Record High

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 14-Apr-2017

    This week is officially National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which provides an opportunity to reflect on a number of statistics involving dog bites, dog attacks, and the rights of injured victims. National Dog Bite Prevention Week is supported by a number of organizations that aim to decrease dog-related injuries across the country. These include the American Humane Association, which highlights the ...
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  • How Do I Appeal My SSDI?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 13-Apr-2017

    Those who go through the process of applying for Social Security or SSI disability often get denied on their first try. Taking the time to appeal, however, greatly increases one’s chances of receiving these benefits. If your disability claim has been denied, it is important to become acquainted with how the appeals process works. The most important factor one should be aware of is the appeal ...
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  • Pedestrian Deaths Have Skyrocketed in Last 5 Years

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 3-Apr-2017

    When you hear the term “traffic fatality,” most people think of a major car accident which resulted in a driver or passenger being killed from the impact, not necessarily a pedestrian. But over the last five years, pedestrians have seen the sharpest rise in fatalities of any group, increasing by double-digit margins. According to an article in the Washington Post, 28,642 pedestrians ...
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  • Medicare vs. Medicaid: What's the Difference When it Comes to Social Security Disability?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 28-Mar-2017

    When a disability leads you to apply for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental security Income (SSI), you will have the opportunity to receive monthly benefits if approved. In addition to receiving disability benefits, you will also receive either Medicare or Medicaid, depending on the type of benefits you receive. Because our Detroit Social Security disability attorneys at ...
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  • Can You Work With SSDI?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 22-Mar-2017

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that provides wage supplementation benefits to help you financially when a disability impacts your ability to work. While some disabilities may certainly be severe, permanent, and cause for preventing any form work, other disabilities may still allow a person to engage in some type of employment. Whether you are able to work while receiving ...
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  • What is SSDI Back Pay?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 20-Mar-2017

    Social Security disability benefits can provide the financial assistance you need when a disability prevents you from earning a living. By applying and qualifying according to the nature of your disability and other requirements, you can will be awarded monthly benefits under SSDI, or in some cases Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In addition to monthly disability benefits, you may also be ...
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  • SSDI vs SSI: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 17-Mar-2017

    Social Security provides the safety net many people rely on when a disability prevents them from working or earning an income as you did before. While the Social Security system is a defining American social insurance program, it is not always an easy one to navigate. This is especially true for disabled individuals who may just be starting to explore Social Security in order to secure the ...
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