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Man in critical condition after getting hit by a pickup

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 No Comments

A man taken via helicopter to a San Antonio, Texas hospital last week due to injuries he sustained after becoming involved in an auto accident was last declared as being in critical condition. The victim, identified as 59-year-old Jaime Turner by Laredo Police Department spokesman and investigator Joe Baeza, was placed in the San Antonio Medical Center’s intensive care unit.

According to police, Turner was walking near McPherson Road and East Ryan Street at around 10:47 a.m. on Friday, October 18 when a green 1999 Ford pickup suddenly hit him.

Police have yet to determine whether Turner, who was found bleeding heavily due to head and face wounds, was attempting to cross the street or just simply walking by its side.

Our San Antonio-based attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm have comprehensive experience when it comes to handling personal injury cases, and can help victims of car accidents seek much-needed financial compensation. Call us today at (210) 999-9999.

2014 Social Security raise will be insignificant

Posted on October 16th, 2013 No Comments

For two years in a row, Social Security recipients are going to be presented with only a slight increase in benefits.

According to a projection by the Associated Press, the 2014 raise will be around 1.5%. This would be the smallest increase since the benefits were automatically raised in 1975.

The government’s defense as to why the increase was small is because consumer prices haven’t gone up much within the last year.

The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) can’t be determined until the Department of Labor releases the September inflation report, which was supposed to be released on Wednesday, October 9; it was delayed due to the government shutdown.

In spite of this setback, the Social Security Administration has not said that increases would be delayed for next year. Social Security benefits continued to be distributed during the shutdown.

If you are considering filing for Social Security income or disability insurance, you may consider seeking legal representation in San Antonio. An experienced attorney from the Chris Mayo Law Firm may ensure a quick and fair processing of your Social Security disability claim. Please get in touch today by calling (210) 999-9999.

Disability scheme purportedly participated in by Social Security judge

Posted on October 14th, 2013 No Comments

Congressmen spearheading an investigation said retired administrative law judge David Daugherty colluded with lawyer Eric Conn to approve over 1,800 disability cases between 2006 and 2010, with Senator Tom Coburn (Republican-Oklahoma) saying at a committee hearing on Monday, October 7 that they “exploited the program for their own benefit.”

A Senate homeland and security governmental affairs committee report shows that the Social Security Administration paid Conn’s law firm, which specializes in disability cases in Stanville, Kentucky, over $4.5 million in attorney fees from cases heard by Daugherty, whose bank records contained $96,000 in unexplained cash deposits.

According to committee chairman Senator Tom Carper (Democrat-Delaware), Daugherty left the hearing before he could be called to testify.

Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon did not provide information as to whether they will conduct an investigation on the matter.

The Wall Street Journal first raised suspicion over the Conn-Daugherty partnership in 2011.

Our attorneys at the San Antonio, Texas-based Chris Mayo Law Firm have garnered extensive experience helping disabled workers process their disability claims and fighting against mistreatment in the application and appeal process. Find out how we can help you with a Social Security disability claim by calling us at (210) 999-9999 today.

SSI claims administrator faces charges for extortion and bribery

Posted on October 7th, 2013 No Comments

A Social Security claims representative was charged with two counts of extortion and two counts of bribery in the last week of September for allegedly requiring claimants to pay a processing fee to be able to file their Supplemental Security Income claims.

Forty-two-year-old Memphis, Tennessee resident Montrell Levelle Arnold was indicted by a grand federal jury and may face up to 20 years of imprisonment and $250,000 in fines for each extortion charge, plus another 15 years of jail term and a fine of up to $250,000 for each bribery charge.

Arnold’s allegedly would contact the beneficiaries by telephone and text message to confirm the arrival of the SSI benefits into the claimants’ accounts and arrange for the payment of his “processing fee.”

When filing a Social Security disability claim in San Antonio, our lawyers at the Chris Mayo Law Firm can make sure you are not mistreated or have your claim unfairly denied. Learn more about how we can help you by calling (210) 999-9999.

Fatal accident allegedly caused by tire tread separation

Posted on October 4th, 2013 No Comments

Texas resident Don Billings filed a wrongful death suit for the accident that killed his wife Cristina Munguia Billings.

On June 30, Mr. Billings was riding in the passenger’s side while his wife drove their Ford Expedition on US highway 79 when it rolled over, allegedly due to the tire’s tread belt separation.

Cristina sustained major head injuries and died on the spot. Don also suffered grave physical injuries.

The suit was filed against Continental Tire Americas and Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday, October 2 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

The defendants are accused of negligence for failing to adequately manufacture the tire.

Two passengers sue El Expresso after Panola County accident

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 No Comments

Two passengers filed a personal injury lawsuit against Houston-based tour bus company El Expresso after a car accident on U.S. Route 59 between Marshall and Carthage in Panola County Thursday, September 26.

The bus made a U-turn and landed right in front of a tractor trailer. The trailer crashed into the bus, and caused the death of two people and injured four others.

The lawsuit’s original petition listed Mexico residents Edgar Vela and Sergio Torres as the plaintiffs. They are claiming damages for medical care, pain and suffering physical impairment, mental anguish, disfigurement, and loss of wages.

El Expresso operates all over Texas, with trips going to and from Dallas, San Antonio, Laredo, McAllen, Matamoros, and Nuevo Laredo.

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