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Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

We represent a number of clients who have brain injuries, and I received this infographic the other day describing the causes of traumatic brain injuries.  I thought it was brilliant, and I wanted to share it here.                                Read More →

THE IMPORTANCE OF A FINANCIAL ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE IF A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST IS REQUIRED IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE

[This article was originally printed in the Barrister, a publication of the Camden County Bar Association in September, 2014.] THE IMPORTANCE OF A FINANCIAL ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE IF A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST IS REQUIRED IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA When a plaintiff receiving public benefits achieves a personal injury settlement, the plaintiff essentially has four choices: ... 

Lawsuit Funding Fills a Gap When Lost Loved One is Sole Bread-Winner

If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, it can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. There is no amount of financial compensation that could make this better, but you should consider how it could help you deal with other burdens this situation has placed on you. A wrongful death lawsuit can help pay for medical expenses (if applicable), as well as funeral and burial... 

Setting up a special needs trust: three reasons to start sooner

When preparing for the future of a child or family member with a disability, many parents and guardians plan to set up a special needs trust.  This unique kind of trust can provide for many of the supplemental needs of a disabled person without jeopardizing that person’s eligibility for vital government benefits, including Medi-Cal and Supplemental Security Income. However, few know that there are... 

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Man Falls from Plane

Pre-settlement funding is ideal for cases where the loss of the family bread-winner could crush the family, financially, before they ever get to the litigation finish line. A passenger on a flight from Brooklyn to Grinnell Regional Airport was killed after being “sucked” out of the aircraft. His widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the skydiving company and pilot alleging that the... 

Guest Blog: Camp Huntington Starts Weekend Camp in September

Our latest guest blog was written by Alexandra Mellor, Program Director, Camp Huntington Camp Huntington, a 52-year provider of summer camp programming for individuals with developmental disabilities, is happy to announce a new program: Weekend Camp. It’s an exciting new addition to our long-running summer programs and will enjoy our same unique philosophy and mission. Campers and staff all... 

Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges Seminar – November 1, 2014

Begley Law Group will be presenting at the 2014 Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges Conference on November 1st at the Penn’s Landing Caterers, at Sheet Metal Worker’s Local Union #19 in Philadelphia.  This is a free informational seminar on the critical medical, legal, nursing, and funding issues that face the families of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities.... 

Rent Increase Exemption Expanded for New York City Seniors

Eligibility was expanded for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program, which provides a rent freeze to people age 62 or older who live in rent-regulated apartments and whose rent is more than one-third of their income. Previously, seniors were eligible for the program if their rent was $29,000 or less. The action taken [...]  Read More →

Three Practical Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

While it is true that divorce mediation can save time, money and heartache, mediation won’t skip over the details to get to a resolution. Mediation is a comprehensive process that examines all of the relevant facts of a couple’s situation thoroughly. One of the best things that divorcing parties can do ensure that mediation moves forward smoothly is to devote some time to preparation. ... 

New report calls on employers to help prevent MSDs

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new report designed to help employers prevent the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in their employees. The report focuses on the ways employers can assess and correct the injury risks posed by work postures and repetitive motions. Some of the most common and the most debilitating work injuries happen when... 
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