Nationwide Wait Times for Social Security Hearings

Time to wait for a Social Security Hearing, Nationwide

According to the Social Security website

  • It can take up to 25 months in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • The least amount of time is 10 months in Providence, Rhode Island

We currently handle Social Security cases nationwide.  Check out our website for more information or call the office at the number listed below.  There is no cost to you unless we win!

BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689

1-800-57-BERKE
www.yourinjurylawyer.com

Wait time for Social Security Cases

Time to wait for a Social Security hearing in Southwest Florida

The wait time, according to the Social Security website is:

  • Fort Myers is 15 months
  • Fort Lauderdale is 20 months
  • Miami is 21 months

We currently handle Social Security cases nationwide.  Check out our website for more information or call the office at the number listed below.  There is no cost to you unless we win!

BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689

1-800-57-BERKE
www.yourinjurylawyer.com

Memorial Day Weekend

 

In honor of all the veterans as well as the active service members.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend.

Thank you for all you do.

-From all of us here at the Berke Law Firm, P.A.
BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689

1-800-57-BERKE
www.yourinjurylawyer.com

Gladiolus Food Pantry Donations

The Berke Law Firm, P.A. will be participating in donating food to the Gladiolus Food Pantry in Fort Myers.   Please help us support this cause by donating cereal and Mac and Cheese at our office.  The office is open Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  You can also donate directly to Gladiolus Food Pantry, Inc. at 10511 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Service hours at the pantry are as follows:
Monday – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thank you for helping support our community!

BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689
www.yourinjurylawyer.com

Bottled Water Contains Plastic Particles

Out of 250 bottles tested worldwide, plastic was identified in 93%.  In a study led by researcher Sherri Mason of the State University of New York tiny plastic particles are seeping in during the packaging process of bottled water.

The link can also be accessed below:

http://system.suny.edu/system-featured-content/dr-sherri-mason/

BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689
www.yourinjurylawyer.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  St Patrick’s Day is an international celebration of Irish culture on March 17th every year and we hope you have a happy and safe holiday.  Enjoy this holiday weekend!

BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689
www.yourinjurylawyer.com

Opioid Epidemic

In a recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention study they found opioid overdose hospital emergency room visits climbed 30% from July 2016 to September 2017.

In the same study, it was found that more than 115 deaths are attributed to opioids every day.

In 2016, more people died from drug overdoses than ever before in the United States.

Attached below is the link to the study.

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html

BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689
www.yourinjurylawyer.com

Chronic Pain Costs

The cost of pain in the U.S. ranges from $560 to $635 billion annually according to https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120911091100.htm

Chronic pain productivity estimates:

  • Days of work missed (ranging from $11.6 to $12.7 billion)
  • Hours of work lost (from $95.2 to $96.5 billion)
  • Lower wages (from $190.6 to $226.3 billion)
  • Incremental health care costs due to pain ($261 to $300 billion)
BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689
www.yourinjurylawyer.com

Drowsy Driving

Here is new information on motor vehicle accidents.

  • Drowsy driving plays a role in nearly eight times as many accidents than federal estimates suggest according to a study by the AAA Foundation  last week
  • In about 9.5% of crashes, drowsiness was a factor
  • Out of 700 crashes, drowsiness was a key factor in 10.8% of accidents that caused serious property damage.
  • The (NHTSA) reported in 2017 that driver drowsiness was involved in:

–          1.4% of all police-reported crashes

–           2% of crashes resulting in injuries

–          2.4% that resulted in death from 2011 to 2015.

  • 35% of U.S. drivers sleep less than 7 hours, which is what the AAA foundation recommends a person should sleep before driving.
  • 37,461 Deadly automobile accidents in 2016, which is higher than the last five years
BERKE LAW FIRM, P.A.
4423 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 549-6689
www.yourinjurylawyer.com