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NOSSCR’s 40th Anniversary Conference

The National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) is hosting its 40th Anniversary Conference in September 2019. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Goss and Fentress are members of NOSSCR, and this organization continues to be a great resource for information, networking, and even referrals for the firm. The members of NOSSCR are…

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MR. SOCIAL SECURITY: PART 1

Since its inception by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression, Social Security has stood as a cornerstone in the lives of many working-class Americans. For every American who has helped build this country by enduring physically demanding and dangerous labor, Social Security delivers a sense of financial security in the event that they…

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Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in VA

A statute of limitations is a law that strictly establishes the maximum time a plaintiff has the right to file a lawsuit in court. During the case of Street vs. Consumers Min. Corp (1946), Virginia’s Supreme Court defined statutes of limitations as a means “to suppress fraudulent and stale claims from being asserted after a…

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Hazardous Weather Driving Tips

It is no secret that hazardous weather, of all kinds, can cause complications for even the best drivers. Although we can’t control the weather itself, there are many things a driver can control to avoid any injuries during inclement weather conditions. Below are a number of beneficial tips you can use to maintain the safety…

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Virginia’s One-Bite Rule

In the United States, more than 33 percent of all families own at least one dog. With over a third of all households being home to these furry friends, you should have no doubts that dogs truly are “man’s best friend.” However, like any other animal, “man’s best friend” can become wary of strangers or…

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Compensatory Vs. Punitive Damages

According to the Driver Knowledge website, 3 million people are injured in car crashes in the U.S. every year. If you are one of the millions of drivers who were involved in an accident due to another driver’s irresponsibility, you could be eligible to collect damages for your injuries in a civil court. Before you…

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How to Manage SS Benefit Payments

If you have been fighting for social security disability benefits and are finally awarded, you may find that you are entitled to a substantial back award. This back award will be given in one lump sum in addition to the monthly payments. We recently shared a post on Facebook from SS about how monthly payment…

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Longevity of Social Security Insurance Programs

Rumor has it the current Social Security Benefit system is not one that will last forever, but we know that these benefits will not run out tomorrow. According to the latest Trustees report, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Trust Fund will not be in danger until 2052, at which point beneficiaries might be able…

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Driverless Cars Part 2: Contributory v. Comparative Negligence

Back in March of 2018, a “driverless” Uber vehicle struck and killed a woman as she was crossing the street with her bike. The National Transportation Safety Board has reported that the vehicle spotted the victim, Elaine Herzberg, about six seconds before impact but the computer system had a hard time recognizing her as a…

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