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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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  • Fatal Car Crashes Exceed 40,000 for First Time in a Decade

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

    According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of people killed in car crashes last year exceeded 40,000 for the first time in a decade. This increase is a dramatic reverse from the downtrend in traffic fatalities the country has witnessed in recent years. This is a 6% increase compared to 2015. However, motor vehicle fatality numbers ...
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  • SSDI Benefits: How Much Should I Expect?

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

    The first question most people ask regarding their Social Security benefits is “Am I eligible to receive them?” The second question they usually ask is “How much can I receive?” This is not a straightforward answer, but is one which can be calculated through a bit of careful research and reflection on your personal finances. Social Security benefits are calculated based on ...
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  • What is My SSDI Application Status?

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

    If you are filing an application with the Social Security Administration, you should not expect a speedy response. In fact, the average application can take two to four months to come to a full resolution, and even then it could take longer. So it’s not uncommon for clients to ask us what the status of their application is or how they can check on it. This is not a bad thing. In fact, ...
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  • When are my SSDI Payment Dates?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 15-Feb-2017

    Part of financial security is being able to anticipate when you can expect to receive your income payments, and creating your budget around these payments to help you make living decisions. Social Security is no different; the Social Security Administration has set up a very specific set of rules and dates with which people can expect to receive their benefit checks. Let’s take a look at ...
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  • What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

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

    If you are injured or becomes seriously ill and are unable to work or provide for yourself, you become what is known as “disabled.” Fortunately for those who have been impacted in this way, you may be eligible to receive benefits to help you live your life and make your expenses through what is known as the Social Security program. There are numerous types of benefits through this ...
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  • Lawyers Who Chase Ambulances May Not Be Able to Charge Clients

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 10-Feb-2017

    Recently, the topic of “Ambulance chasing,” or as its legally known in Michigan, Running and Capping, has been in the spotlight. A TV Attorney has been charged by the Attorney Grievance Commission of engaging in this sort of unethical (and potentially illegal) behavior. While that attorney will have his day in court in the coming weeks, it’s important to understand exactly what ...
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  • Am I Seated Too Closely to the Steering Wheel?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 31-Jan-2017

    When you are hopping in your car to head to work, do you ever consider the position in which you sit in relation to the steering wheel? Chances are, you don’t. In fact, most drivers probably get behind the wheel without giving their driving position any thought. However, the placement in which you sit can actually be the difference between safety and serious injury in the event that you are ...
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  • Playground Safety: Keep Your Children

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 31-Jan-2017

    With spring season just around the corner, many people are getting excited about the warmer weather. With warmer weather comes the ability to easily enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. For those with children, spring season can mean afternoons and weekends at the park with their kids. While a park can be an enjoyable place for parents and their children to spend time together, these ...
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  • The Dangers of Defective Airbags

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 31-Jan-2017

    Most people have experienced a car accident at least once in their lives. When a collision does occur, one of the most useful products deploys to protect a driver and passenger from serious harm. As you may have already guessed, this product is the airbag. Such an invention is responsible for saving a countless number of lives every year. However, like any product, they do not exist without ...
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  • Goodman Acker, P.C. Selected to be Part of "Lawyers of Distinction"

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 31-Jan-2017

    Our team of Detroit personal injury lawyers at Goodman Acker, P.C. are pleased to announce that we have been selected to be part of “Lawyers of Distinction”. All lawyers who meet the rigid requirements of the screening process have established a high degree of professional competence and recognition amongst their peers, allowing them to gain placement in the top 10% of lawyers in their ...
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  • Failure to Diagnose Periodontal Disease

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 30-Jan-2017

    Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a serious condition which if left untreated can lead to bone damage and tooth loss. If you are currently living with this condition, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are reported to be living with and managing gum disease. While there are many risk factors for developing periodontitis, did you know that the negligence of your dental ...
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  • Failure to Treat Oral Cancer

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 23-Jan-2017

    According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), nearly 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. These conditions are not limited to one part of the mouth; they can affect areas such as the tongue, tonsils, and gums. If a medical professional encounters symptoms or warning signs of oral cancer in any area but fails to take any corrective action, patients may have a medical ...
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