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October 2017 Archives

How do I report an unsafe product?

If you buy a product in Georgia, it is reasonable to expect that product will not cause you harm when used as intended. However, there are times when products do cause injuries or illnesses. If you come across a defective or harmful product, you should report it. You can make a report with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

What happens if you are injured but fail the drug test?

In most cases, if you are injured on a Georgia worksite, you will be required to take a drug test. This test can be used to determine if you were at fault in the incident. You probably know that workers' compensation rules are pretty strict. You have to file your report within so many days to get your expenses covered. You may have to undergo an independent medical exam. You have to fill in all the right papers. If you make one misstep it can delay your case or even lead to it being thrown out. So, if you fail a drug test, what will happen to your workers' compensation?

How can I make my debt more manageable?

You may have a good career and make decent money in Georgia. But that does not make it easier for you to pay your bills. You might have lingering debts from a recent serious illness and have been struggling to catch up on payments. If you find that your debts are not going down and you are losing sleep due to creditor harassment and stress, it may be time for you to consider some options. 

What happens for a first-time DUI charge?

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Georgia and it is your first time, you may be worried and concerned about what happens now. The first thing to understand is a first-time offense is your warning to never drive while intoxicated again. While you will face penalties, they are not anywhere close to what you would face if this was a repeat offense.

When is Chapter 13 the best bankruptcy option for you?

Many people in Georgia experience financial struggles from time to time, but there may come a time that finds you unable to take control of your current situation. From past due credit card bills to missed mortgage payments, you may not be able to keep up with your obligations, and you may face harassment from creditors. When faced with this situation, bankruptcy could be the most beneficial option for you. 

Can you get Social Security Disability for depression?

Social Security disability benefits are notorious for being difficult to get. This is due to the strict guidelines that must be followed to approve a claim. You must provide all the required information and follow all the right steps or your claim will be denied. You must also have a qualifying condition. According to the Social Security Administration, depression is a qualifying condition in some cases.