"Legal Tip Tuesday Videos"

LEGAL TIP TUESDAY - MAY 15, 2018 - AM I ELIGIBLE FOR LONG-TERM DISABILITY? (Long-Term Disability)

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LEGAL TIP TUESDAY - MAY 8, 2018 - DON'T PAY OFF DEBT WITH RETIREMENT FUNDS (Bankruptcy)

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    • Hi, My name’s Matt Herron and I’m the managing attorney of the bankruptcy practice at QuatriniRafferty and I’m here for Legal Tip Tuesday. So you’re thinking about paying off your credit card debt with retirement funds? BAD IDEA! One: If you file a bankruptcy, we can completely protect your retirement funds and you wouldn’t lose a dime. And we might be able to get rid of your credit card debt completely. Two: There are tax penalties associated with it where it ends up being a very expensive proposition to pay off credit card debts with a retirement fund. And Three: You would be sick if you saw how much money that (retirement) money had the potential to earn over the next thirty years. So before you pay off credit cards with retirement funds, please call my office to discuss your options, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy included. Take care.

LEGAL TIP TUESDAY – MAY 1, 2018 – GIVE NOTICE OF INJURY (Workers’ Compensation)

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    • Welcome to Legal Tip Tuesday from the law firm of QuatriniRafferty. I’m Vince Quatrini and I’m here today to talk to you about giving notice when you get injured at work. So you tripped over a wire and you fell on the floor at work and you thought, "Oh, I’m okay. I just bruised my knee and my shoulder’s a little sore. I’ll just work through it." Wrong decision! We advise all of our clients to report every injury even though at the time you may think it’s insignificant. Why? Well, if you go home and you report that injury a day later…two days later…your employer is going to assume it didn’t happen at work. And, if you failed to report that injury within 120 days, you cannot file a claim at all. That’s your tip for Legal Tip Tuesday! Have a good day.

LEGAL TIP TUESDAY – APRIL 24, 2018 – AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE (Auto Accidents)

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    • Hi, I’m Joyce Novotny-Prettiman from QuatriniRafferty and I’m here to give you a tip for our Legal Tip Tuesday. In regard to your auto insurance, there are two very important decisions that you should make when selecting your own insurance coverage. The first is that you want to choose Full Tort. That’s extremely important because you don’t want to limit your ability to collect a settlement if you’re injured in an Auto Accident. The second thing which is almost as important is that you want to make sure that you’ve purchased Un- and Underinsured Motorist Coverage. This protects you if the person at fault for the Auto Accident doesn’t have any insurance or enough insurance. They’re two very important things. It’ll protect you and all the members of your family. Pick Full Tort and purchase Un- and Underinsured Motorist Coverage on your auto insurance.

LEGAL TIP TUESDAY – APRIL 17, 2018 – VETERANS DISABILITY NEW CONDITIONS (Veterans’ Disability)

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    • MVQ Vet Conditions
      "Hello this is Michael Quatrini and I’m here for the inaugural Legal Tip Tuesday. I have two different tips for you today. Mine today focuses on Veterans’ Disability Compensation. As many of you don’t know yet, the V.A. has finally that any marines at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987 were exposed to a chemical spill in the water supply that has caused a number of different conditions. So my tip for you, Number 1 today, is if you did serve at Camp Lejeune between the 50’s and the 80’s, I think you should look into whether it’s time to file an application for benefits. Even if you’ve had conditions in the past, I think that it’s important that you to go through the list which are easily accessible through an internet search* of "Camp Lejeune water conditions." Right now, those include adult leukemia, liver cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Myeloma, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and Aplastic Anemia. Those are the conditions that are currently being paid for benefits, but I expect, given the V.A.’s research, for that list to expand in the future. So the tip is make sure that you go and apply if you’ve ever had any of those conditions. And secondly, my tip for the day is "James Harrison, what are you doing signing with the New England Patriots? Tip Number 2? Bad idea James Harrison!"