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What Evidence of Disability or Impairment Do You Need to Show for Social Security?

There are many misconceptions about the Social Security program. One type of benefit available to residents under the program is known as SSDI — Social Security Disability Insurance. The basic goal of the program is straightforward: provide financial benefits to those who are unable to work as a result of some qualifying medical ailment. Some […]

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Negligence and Products Liability

Products liability laws exist to protect New Yorkers.  There are three bases for a products liability action: 1) negligence, 2) breach of warranty, and 3) strict products liability.  A solid grasp of the subject begins with a basic understanding of negligence in the products liability context. Negligence Negligence is commonly asserted by plaintiffs in products liability […]

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The Uniform Commercial Code: Protecting Consumers Against Auto Fraud

A “lemon law” is a statute that provides the buyer of an automobile certain remedies if the vehicle has a defect that impairs or seriously impacts its use, value, or safety and that cannot be fixed within a specified period.  Such statutes exist to protect consumers on both federal and state levels.  On the federal […]

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Can a Child With ADHD Get Disability?

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder that affects up to 10% of school-aged children, and affects boys more commonly than girls. Children who have ADHD have trouble focusing, and often act without thinking and can’t follow through with tasks even though they understand what is asked of them. This […]

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New York’s Lemon Laws: Different Standards for New Cars and Used Cars

The state of New York has a Used Car Lemon Law, and a New Car Lemon Law. Both laws are meant to allow compensation for owners of “lemon” cars (that is, cars that are found to be detective after they are bought or leased.) However, there are some differences in the laws’ eligibility standards. Rules […]

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The VA Board Denied My Disability Claim – Can I Appeal?

If you have filed a claim for disability benefits with your local Veterans’ Affairs (VA) office, and your claim was denied, you should be aware that you have the option of filing an appeal. You can appeal for any reason you like, so long as it has been less than a year since the VA mailed […]

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Things to Consider When Dealing with Auto Repair Fraud

Car owners have to have their cars serviced or repaired in the course of maintaining the car. While there are reputable auto repair companies, there are also unscrupulous companies that can defraud a car owner through unnecessary repairs, bait and switching services, and even committing insurance fraud. These auto repair frauds can cost the car […]

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