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November 2014 Archives

Can drivers be injured in parking lot accidents?

The holiday week was punctuated with a snowstorm on what is arguably the busiest travel day of the year: the day before Thanksgiving. Of course, there were a number of travel warnings and advisories, and it appears that many drivers took heed to warnings about reducing speed, keeping safe distances between vehicles, and not driving aggressively.

How much each year is lost in Wisconsin car accidents?

Just as a threshold notion, car accidents in LaCrosse and in Wisconsin can be costly. When you consider the amount of money spent on medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and even future income lost (from people who are killed in accidents) it is no wonder that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost in car accidents each year.

More winter driving safety tips

If you believe it feels more like January than November, you’re certainly not alone. The average temperature for November in Wisconsin is 41 degrees. Yesterday it didn’t reach 20 degrees. Not only does this make people wonder what the rest of the winter will be like, it also has made driving conditions treacherous.

Winter driving season comes early across Wisconsin

Just when you thought that you wouldn’t have to deal with treacherous winter driving conditions until after Thanksgiving, Mother Nature throws a curveball. Thanks to unseasonably cool arctic air and moisture coming from the west, a snowstorm blanketed Wisconsin. In fact, North Central Wisconsin saw nearly two feet of snow.

If you have been diagnosed with PTSD, this post is for you

When you think about the receipt of Social Security disability benefits, you may consider someone with a chronic physical ailment that prevents them from keeping a consistent job. However, there are a number of Americans suffering from mental impairments that prevent them from doing the same. Indeed, many people diagnosed with depression may be receiving benefits, but many others suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be eligible for benefits as well. 

Small increase for Social Security benefits in 2015

For those receiving Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) is an important announcement. Many people receiving these benefits count on them because they are their only source of income. So if they are going to continue to make ends meet, and they are unable to find or maintain a job, their benefits have to increase by some degree.

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