Halloween Safety – 2013

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Halloween is an exciting and scary time of year with costumes, trick-or-treating and parties. It can also be truly frightening when you look at some parental attitudes and the statistics of Halloween-related injuries and deaths. We offer some tips to help you, your family, guests and trick-or-treaters, to have a happy and stay Halloween.

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

  • Costumes
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • “Unhaunting” Your House
  • Vehicles
  • Trick-or-Treating

In addition, just as a precaution, we have listed some suggestions in case there is a zombie invasion.

Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices’ website blog: Have a Happy and Safe Halloween (and Beware Of Zombies)

Lapin Law Offices:  Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Everyone at Lapin Law Offices hopes that you have a happy and safe Halloween this year (and that we are not attacked by zombies).

Lapin Law Offices represents injured, abused and disabled clients with caring, passion and dedication throughout Nebraska. If you or our a loved one is hurt this Halloween because of the fault of another person or company, call us to see how we can help. We also protect Nebraskans from zombies.

Lapin Law Offices: Caring. Passionate. Dedicated.


Both Hands Not On the Wheel? [Infographic]

Both Hands Not On the Wheel? [Infographic]
Very scary infographic by Scout (via Telenav) about driver behavior, fears and fantasies. Maybe the scariest results: 
  • 11% have participated in a sexual activity while driving;
  • 15% would like to have sex while driving; and
  • 5% have had accidents while engaging in sexual activity while driving.
The results of this survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, were from August 21-23, 2013, among 2,034 adults ages 18 and older, among whom 1,832 are current or past drivers.

via Blogger http://lapinlawoffices.blogspot.com/2013/10/both-hands-not-on-wheel-infographic.html

Cyclospora Salad Lawsuits

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

Cyclospora Lawsuits Blog Post

Olive Garden has been sued at least five times by people claiming they contracted cyclosporiasis after eating “tainted” salads that contained cyclospora. The FDA has traced the Nebraska and Iowa cyclospora outbreaks to a company in Mexico that provided salad mix to these Olive Gardens. Four of the five lawsuits involve Olive Gardens in Nebraska or Iowa.

If you were infected by cyclospora after eating at an Olive Garden in Nebraska contact Lapin Law Offices to learn more about your rights and options. You can call 402-421-8033 or submit your case through our website Contact Us Form.

Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices’ website blog: Olive Garden Sued For Cyclospora In Salad

August 2013 Nebraska Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Campaigns

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

Nebraska Law Enforcement Logo by Lapin Law OfficesLaw enforcement in Nebraska have stepped up their traffic safety enforcement this August 2013 under two Campaigns: “Back to School” and “You Drink & Drive. You Lose.” Both of these campaigns are funded by select grants from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) with the goal of increasing police presence, raising awareness and reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Join our Nebraska law enforcement agencies in their efforts to make our roads safer by doing your part: drive safely around schools and never drink and drive.
Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices’ website Blog: Nebraska Law Enforcement August Traffic Safety Campaigns 

Back To School: There and Back Again Safely

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

As summer break comes to an end and children return to school we encourage everyone to be safe Lapin Law Offices wants students to get to school and return home safely. This includes remembering the importance of pedestrian, bicycle, driver and school bus safety. There is always an increase in pedestrian-vehicle accidents whenever school starts after summer vacation. In an effort to prevent injuries or fatalities to students heading back to school, we offer safety tips and encourage you to share them with your children,family and friends.
Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices’ website Blog: Back To School: There and Back Again Safely 

Nebraska’s Social Security Disability Lawyers: Lapin Law Offices

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

Soc. Sec. Disability

Are you disabled but the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your claim for Social Security Disability benefits?

There are two basic types of Social Security Disability benefits: 

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)  
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Both of these types of disability benefits use the same definition of “disability,” which is basically that a person suffers from:

physical or mental impairment(s) of such severity that they are not only unable to do their previous work but cannot, considering their age, education, and work experience, engage in any other type of substantial gainful work existing in the national economy.

In Nebraska, the SSA initially denies a large percentage of initial applications for SSDI or SSI benefits.

The Social Security Administration has an appeal process, with time limits, that you must follow if your claim is denied. If you fail to follow SSA’s appeals process you will be required to file a new application and start the process over again. It can take 2 or more years to get disability benefits depending on when the SSA decides that you are disabled. If you have to file a new application the time it takes to get approved is that much longer and you can also lose out on “back benefits,” which are benefits from the day you actually became disabled and the day the SSA makes the determination that you are entitled to disability benefits.

For more information about Social Security Disability go to our website:

Lapin Law Offices represents disabled clients seeking Social Security Disability Benefits (both SSDI and SSI) in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska. If you have questions about filing a SSA Disability Initial Application or if your initial claim has been denied, give us a call at 402-421-8033, submit your case or question to us online through our website Contact Us Form or chat with us using our Live Chat application. We offer a free consultation and, if we represent you, we only collect a fee if we are able to get you Social Security Disability benefits.