The Consequences of Defaulting on Student Loans

Graduates are leaving themselves with more student loan debt upon graduation than ever before, and many find themselves unable to pay. Here, attorney Jeffrey Scholnick, details the potential consequences of defaulting on student loans. The average college graduate has more than $35k in student loan debt, and more than eight million graduates will default on…

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Worker’s Compensation for Repetitive Injuries at Work

  Worker’s compensation encompasses much more than singular, life-altering accidents: worker’s compensation can be given for repetitive stress injuries, or RSI’s. Here, Mr.Scholnick explain what RSI’s are, and how the worker’s compensation process works. Repetitive stress injuries are caused by small movements that build up over time to cause serious pain or injury. Compared to…

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Laser Speeding Ticket Versus Radar: What You Should Know

Not all speeding tickets are created equal: if you’ve been ticketed for speeding, it’s important to know how your speed was calculated. Here, the legal professionals at Scholnick Law explain the difference between laser and radar calculations, and how they will impact your defense. Radar Speeding Ticket Radar stands for “Radio Detection/Direction and Ranging.” For…

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How to Prevent Yourself from Becoming a Victim of Social Security Theft or Fraud

Identify theft via Social Security numbers is a huge, and continuously growing, problem. Here, Jeff Scholnick provides steps to take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of Social Security fraud. Social Security theft and fraud can destroy a person’s life, causing lost income, ruined credit, and serious stress and frustration. There are, however, many…

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Is the Other Driver at Fault?

Establishing fault in a car accident requires determining if one driver was negligent or blatantly in violation of the law. Here, the legal professionals at Scholnick Law explain just what negligence is, how to determine fault in a car accident. Legally speaking, negligence is defined as behavior that is thoughtless or careless, which causes harm…

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Mitigating Student Loan Debt

The cost of a college degree has risen exponentially in the past decade. But, you do not have to be shackled to your lenders forever. Here, Attorney Jeff Scholnick outlines some strategies to reduce your student loan debt. The best way to mitigate hefty student debt is to avoid getting burdened with major loans in…

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Jeffrey Scholnick Successfully Completes DWI Detection Course in Order to Better Represent You!

Attorney, Jeff Scholnick, recently successfully completed a three day intensive training course and received a Certificate of Training (see below) for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.  This course covers all types of field sobriety tests and…

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Examining the Risks of Car Accidents in Winter

As ice and snow begins to cover the roads this season, what additional risks do winter weather conditions pose to motorists? The general practice attorneys at Jeff Scholnick Law investigate. Dangerous road conditions are never easy to navigate. Winter weather challenges motorists by creating slick roads and increasing the frequency of obstacles. Although this weather…

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Factors that Threaten Your Social Security Disability Benefits

After injury or illness, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)[1] or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)[2] benefits can provide you with the financial support and peace of mind necessary to focus on your recovery. While all beneficiaries’ claims are automatically set to be reviewed for validity and relevancy every 3 to 7 years, there are a few…

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In Maryland, There is no Debtor’s Prison

As an attorney, I hear from many clients who tell me that they receive phone calls demanding payment for bills that they have either already paid or for debts that they never incurred.  The bill collectors focus particularly on the elderly and on immigrants not familiar with the American court system. Often these fraudulent callers…

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