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29
Apr

Should stiffer penalties be accessed for causing a Terre Haute auto accident?

WTHI-TV reports that three people suffered injuries in a Terre Haute auto accident at State Road 46 and Poplar. A car was moving from the right lane to the left lane when it was struck by a truck.

The truck struck the vehicle from behind and was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the Terre Haute auto accident. Three of the four people in the car were transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

The driver of the truck was fined for causing the Terre Haute auto accident.

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Do you think a fine is enough of a penalty for causing an accident? Do you think stiffer penalties for negligent driving would have an impact on accident rates?

The Indiana auto accident lawyers at Fleshner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you if you have been the victim of someone else’s negligent actions.

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23
Apr

One Killed in Accident Involving Ambulance

The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports that one person was killed in a Terre Haute auto accident involving an ambulance.

According to police, the ambulance was en route to the hospital but with a non-emergency status, so lights and sirens were not turned on.

The ambulance was traveling north on U.S. 41 when a passenger car traveling westbound on County Road 300 North failed to stop and pulled into the path of the ambulance. The vehicle was struck by the ambulance, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene from suspected head and internal injuries.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

The patient in the ambulance was airlifted to a hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash.

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For safety reasons, do you think an ambulance should travel with lights and sirens any time a patient is on board? If you’ve been involved in a Terre Haute auto accident, the Indiana auto accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help.

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16
Apr

Indiana 5th Longest Wait Time for Social Security Disability Claims

The Journal Gazette reports that Indiana residents applying for social security disability may have a long wait in getting their claims filed. Indiana ranks fifth in longest wait time for disability claims to go before an administrative law judge. The national average is 14 months, and the Indiana average is 17 months.

These results were released in a report by Allsup, a private company that helps people file their disability claims. The report also indicates the wait time has decreased over the past few years, and Terre Haute attorney Anthony Tanoos agrees. This may be due to the additional judges and support staff the Social Security administration added in Indiana last year, which has historically had long wait times.

Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits if you become disabled and have worked long enough and paid into the Social Security system. The process sounds overwhelming, which is why many people give up without receiving their benefits.

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If you have become disabled and think you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, the social security disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you.

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8
Apr

Cyclist Hit in Terre Haute Auto Accident

Have you ever been the victim of an Indiana hit-and-run accident? It’s hard to believe that someone could hit a person and leave the scene of the crime.

The Tribune-Star reports that a bicyclist was riding on the side walk, when he rode into the side of a southbound vehicle that was stopped at an intersection.

The vehicle then fled the scene. Later the driver and passenger drove to the Terre Haute police station. Both driver and passenger were arrested, but later released on their own recognizance. The 18-year-old bicyclist was transported to the hospital following the Terre Haute auto accident.

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If you have received injuries in an Indiana auto accident, the Terre Haute auto accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you.

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26
Mar

Social Security requests feedback about Disability requirements

March 18, 2010

An insurance Web site CCH.com reveals that the Social Security Administration is requesting comments from citizens regarding their Social Security Disability Insurance program. They are requesting feedback about persons whose drug addiction or alcoholism (DDA) may be a contributing factor to determining Disability.

The current law states that a person will not be eligible for SSDI if their drug addiction or alcoholism was a contributing factor to their Disability. THE SSA is asking for comments about the procedures it uses for evaluating DDA.

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The Social Security Disability attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you were denied the benefits you deserve.

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26
Mar

The Social Security Disability Insurance process

February 25, 2010

The Web site allsup.com reports that the Social Security Disability Insurance program is not a needs-based program. Allocations for Social Security Disability are based on how much you have paid into the program through payroll taxes.

The Social Security Administration has four levels for reviewing and rewarding Social Security Disability payments. The process involves application, reconsideration, hearing, and appeals.

Additionally, there is a fifth level that takes the applicant out of the Social Security administration and into the federal court system. Since only 36% of initial applications are approved it is necessary for applicants to be familiar with the review process.

The Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you were denied the benefits you deserve.

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5
Mar

Social media do’s and don’ts

It’s important to remember that even though your privacy settings may be high, someone may pose as a friend of yours when in reality they are someone involved in the case trying to get details that you don’t want to reveal. Information can be twisted, even when you mean it as a joke. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

If you have a lawsuit in progress:

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  • Keep information to yourself, especially on the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Even though you may have high privacy settings, that doesn’t mean certain people won’t read it.
  • Tell your attorney if someone has contacted you with questions about the lawsuit and refer questions to the firm.
  • Keep your accounts professional. Everyone can see your profile picture.

DON’T

  • Insult any judges, opposing sides, insurance companies, or anyone involved in the case on Facebook or other social networks.
  • Discuss any information about the case online, just like you shouldn’t in real life.
  • Answer questions you may receive about the case. Forward them to us.
  • Have any incriminating photos of you on social networks, including Facebook and MySpace. That means anything illegal OR anything you wouldn’t want your religious leader seeing you do.

-Your Friends at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin

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22
Feb

Social Security to fast track Disability payments

February 18, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Social Security Administration is planning an expansion of the fast track system, which will allow some people to get Social Security Disability payments faster.

The program known as Compassionate Allowance will allow people with a confirmed diagnosis of one of the covered diseases to be automatically approved for Disability payments.

Benefit requirements have not changed, but people can start to receive their Disability payments more quickly.

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The Social Security Disability attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you were denied the benefits you deserve.

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12
Feb

What if your SSDI claim is denied?

February 4, 2010

According to the Social Security Administration’s Web site, there is a process you can follow if your application for Social Security Disability Insurance has been denied.

If you have been recently denied you can file an appeal to request a review of the decision concerning your Disability benefits.

To file an appeal, you must have already applied for benefits, been given a notice of a disapproved claim, and disagree with the Disability decision.

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The Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you’ve been denied the benefits you deserve.

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26
Jan

Social Security Disability backlog

January 14, 2010

The Washington Times reports a major backlog within the federal Social Security Disability system.

With the highest rate of unemployment in 25 years, applicants are filing Disability claims at an unprecedented rate. This influx of applicants has the potential to crush an already overwhelmed system.

Nearly three-quarters of a million Americans are waiting for their case to be heard.

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The Social Security Disability Lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you were denied SSD benefits.

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