The People's Blog by Betz and Baril


The People's Blog

This blog will be dedicated to helping people injured by the acts of others, people fighting big pharma and other corporations, and finally those fighting our government trying to get the Social Security benefits they deserve.

There will be blogs that have checklists, others will be political, a lot will be on current events and much more will be posted here. Our goal is to teach, make people think about their points of view, and to find ways to laugh occasionally too, because laughing is the panacea to most things.

Social Security Disability Fact or Fiction

Posted by Jason Baril | May 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fact or fiction Answer the following five statements fact or fiction and then watch the video to see how you did. 1. Social Security will be bankrupt in next 10 years 2. Undocumented workers have ruined this once great robust program. 3. Everyone gets denied Social Security Disability Insuran...

Strategies to avoid a stop sign accident

Posted by Jason Baril | May 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

What are the purpose of Stop Signs? The purpose of stop signs are to control the flow of traffic and make certain streets safer and to prevent Failure to Yield  accidents involving stop signs. It's odd, then, that so many accidents happen at stop signs in Tennessee. You may not be able to preven...

What should I not tell the ALJ in my SSDI hearing?

Posted by Jason Baril | May 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

What responses hurt a SSDI Claimant in front of the ALJ? Afraid of medical bills- If your finances are more important than your physical and mental treatment then you can work. What good would all the money in the world do for anyone who was dead because they decided not to go to the doctor t...

Five Month waiting period for SSDI

Posted by Jason Baril | Apr 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Why is there a five month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? Great question! It is because Congress, the President and the House of Representatives all got together and decided that waiting five months was the right number for Social Security Disability Insurance (SS...

7 Tips to get your Social Security Disability approved

Posted by Jason Baril | Apr 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tips to getting YOUR  Social Security Disability Approved 1. Hire an attorney familiar with Social Security Disability- This is the number one thing I recommend hiring and attorney that has practiced in the field of Social Security Disability. The attorney will do such things as making sure your...

Uninsured Motorist and Pre-judgment Interest

Posted by Jason Baril | Apr 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Uninsured Motorist and the adversarial nature of such claims Being in a lawsuit involving your uninsured motorist insurance coverage, 56-7-1201,  can be extremely strange for the policy holder who serves his UM carrier.  The insured individual and their insurance company are in an adversarial re...


Posted by Jason Baril | Apr 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Brandon Payne and Amanda Pack Killed in Crash in Blount County   Officials from the Blount County Sheriff's Office reported a deadly car crash  that two people were killed during a single-vehicle accident at about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25th.   Dep...

Fact or Fiction with Social Security

Posted by Jason Baril | Apr 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Social Security plays a big role in supporting the financial well-being of seniors in America. Every year, it pulls more than 15 million retired workers out of poverty and is responsible for helping nearly 9 out 10 seniors make ends meet during retirement and helps millions of disabled Americans ...

Motorcyclists can be liable for lane-splitting crashes

Posted by Jason Baril | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are many motorcycle enthusiasts on the road today. To some, it is a tradition to get together with like-minded individuals and travel the open roads riding free on their motorcycles. Many enjoy the feeling of freedom they get from the ride. While motorcycle riding is a fun pass time, it is...

Why You should never text and drive

Posted by Jason Baril | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Driving requires a lot of concentration. You have to be aware of your surroundings and be aware of what other drivers are doing. You have to give driving your full attention, so you can react quickly when something happens while you are on the road. With the advancement of technology, texting ha...

How to recognize a Spinal Cord Injury After a Car Accident

Posted by Jason Baril | Mar 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Car accidents can be life-altering events. Some injuries are more serious than others, keeping you out of work for months. However, one of the most devastating injuries is a spinal cord injury. One of these types of injuries can change your entire way of life. A spinal cord injury occurs when an...

Hydroplaning: A serious cause of car accidents in the rain

Posted by Jason Baril | Mar 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Driving can be hazardous without weather and road conditions being a factor. However, the danger increases when you add another factor. Elements like standing water can wreak havoc on driving conditions. Hydroplaning can be difficult to avoid and can have devastating results. What is hydroplanin...

Driving While exhausted can cause serious car accidents

Posted by Jason Baril | Mar 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Driving can be a stressful task for most. Having to not only control your own car but the worrisome nature of having other drivers around you. Not to mention random factors like weather that can occur. Of the dangers related to driving, one of the most common causes of car accidents has to deal ...

Whiplash injuries: The guide to treatment

Posted by Jason Baril | Mar 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

What causes whiplash? Whiplash occurs when an individual is involved in an accident where they are thrown forward and then backward. This type of violent motion can tear ligaments and tendons, causes severe neck pain. While this can be extremely painful, in most cases, the body eventually heals....

Road Rage: Accidents and Statistics

Posted by Jason Baril | Mar 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Although driving makes life a lot easier for people to get from point A to point B, it has a lot of risks and dangers that come with it. Of these dangers, drivers at some point will have to deal with another driver with road rage or possibly be the person with road rage, to begin with. Someone w...

Improper Lane Changes: A major Cause of Accidents

Posted by Jason Baril | Feb 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

In general, driving can be stressful and worrisome for a lot of individuals. This is especially the case in the event of an accident. One of the largest causes of car accidents is caused by improper lane changes. An improper lane change is usually caused by a driver changing lanes without lookin...

What to Expect with Truck Accident Settlement?

Posted by Jason Baril | Feb 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

We live in a fast yet chaotic world where meeting with a traffic accident is nothing new. There are many different reasons truck accidents happen. But what to do if you are injured in a traffic accident? First thing first, seek medical help if needed. Another thing you need to do is to file a la...

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