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What is the Waiting Time for Social Security Disability Hearings?

By Celeste Law Firm |

It is common knowledge that it can take some time to obtain Social Security benefits. But a recent article points out just how long the wait time can be, highlighting the difficulties that those who need benefits face. The Process of Making a Claim It’s important to understand the basic phases of a disability… Read More »

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Avoiding Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Celeste Law Firm |

The law is clear: It is illegal to knowingly make a false or misleading statement in order to collect workers’ compensation benefits. That’s nothing new; in almost all areas of law, purposefully committing fraud or misrepresenting facts can prevent recovery, or worse, lead to criminal prosecution. But what is fraud in the workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Why Getting Treatment is Especially Important in Car Accident Cases

By Celeste Law Firm |

Treating with your doctors following a car accident is important towards achieving full recovery. It is also important to document you injuries for possible presentation in court. Showing a Threshold Injury In Florida, in order to recover monetary damages, you must establish a permanent injury. You may wonder, “don’t I need a permanent injury… Read More »

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Does it Pay to Shop For Better Homeowner’s Insurance Rates?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many people take whatever homeowner’s policy is available to them, and don’t give much thought to cost. It’s not that they don’t care what they pay—surely they do—but many just don’t think that price shopping will do any good, because all homeowner’s insurance premium prices are about the same. But, in fact, the high… Read More »

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Things to Know Before a Homeowner’s Insurance Adjuster Comes to Your Home

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you’ve had damage or loss to your home for any reason, your first step is usually to call your insurance company. When you do, an insurance adjuster may come to your home to look at and assess the damage. This may seem like a relief—the insurance company is acting quickly and you’re well… Read More »

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How do Drug and Alcohol Addiction Affect a Social Security Disability Claim?

By Celeste Law Firm |

For many people suffering from chronic conditions or enduring pain as a result of an injury or an illness, there may be indications in medical records of drug or alcohol abuse. If you have abused either one, you should tell your treating doctors—honesty is the best policy and your doctors need to know if… Read More »

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Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Heart Attacks and Other Cardiac Events

By Celeste Law Firm |

As a general rule, workers’ compensation covers most on-the-job injuries. However, some medical conditions may not be covered claims. Why Cardiac Claims Are Difficult This is particularly true in the case of heart attacks or cardiac problems that occur while you are working. Even if you are in the heat for hours and the… Read More »

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How Are Vocational Experts Used in a Social Security Disability Hearing?

By Celeste Law Firm |

When you file a Social Security disability claim, you may wonder how exactly the government refutes your evidence. In almost every hearing, the government does not have Social Security lawyers there to argue on its behalf. So what evidence does the government present and how does it present it? The Vocational Expert In most… Read More »

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Pedestrians Blamed for Getting Hit Crossing the Street

By Celeste Law Firm |

In Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigated 47 pedestrian fatalities in 2017, as reported by Spectrum News 13. The majority of these fatal pedestrian collisions were, under Florida law, partially the fault of the pedestrian, says Lieutenant Kim Montes of the FHP, the reason being that most occurred outside of crosswalks. When… Read More »

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Recent Case Interprets Florida’s Dog Bite Liability Laws

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many people aren’t aware that Florida law makes you a virtual insurer of injuries caused by your dog. That means that you are strictly liable for any injuries that your dog causes. You may have sweet little Fido, who would never harm a flea, but the law makes people responsible for “damage” done by… Read More »

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