Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: An Easy-to-Understand Explanation

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Are you living in Lancaster County and struggling with debt? Wonder if Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help? Maybe you dug yourself into a financial hole with bad spending habits. Or maybe life threw you a curve, like job loss or unexpected medical bills. It's possible you can improve your situation by giving up extras like gym memberships, cutting your…

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Need a Personal Injury Attorney? Know the Legal Language

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Individuals who are looking for a Lancaster personal injury attorney have many concerns. How will they pay their medical bills? What will happen if they can't return to work? Understanding the personal injury terms shouldn't be one of them. People who have suffered an injury in Lancaster County due to the negligence of another have legal options to alleviate…

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Don’t Give Up: Tips for Fighting a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney If you live in Lancaster County and become disabled, you have options. Social Security Disability Insurance is a monthly benefit paid to you and your family if you are no longer able to work. However, denied Social Security disability claims can unfairly prevent you from getting the financial assistance you deserve. The truth is, securing those benefits is no…

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5 Common Reasons Workers’ Comp Claims are Denied (and What You Can Do to Challenge Them.)

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Workers' comp claims in Lancaster are not always straightforward. If you work in Lancaster County and you are injured on the job, you are usually entitled to compensation under The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. Our state laws require most employers to carry insurance that will pay benefits to cover medical bills, lost wages, and possibly a lump-sum settlement to employees…

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5 Things to Do Before Filing for Bankruptcy

By Dennis Plank, Attorney For Lancaster County residents who are struggling with debt, filing for bankruptcy may be a wise choice that can put them back on solid financial footing. Here are five things to do before making that decision: 1. Identify Debts and Determine if Bankruptcy Will Help Bankruptcy can be a wise option for debt relief, but it's not for everyone. For…

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When is Bankruptcy a Good Option for Debt Relief?

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Consumers in Lancaster County and beyond are taking on more and more debt these days, much of it in credit cards and student loans. Outstanding U.S. consumer debt has surpassed $4 trillion, with total credit card debt at an all-time high of $1 trillion. No wonder so many people are looking into debt relief options. For some, debt is necessary…

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