17 July 2018
When you have been injured in an accident, there is a good chance that you are suffering not only physically but financially as well. There are medical bills, co-payments, and prescription costs, as well as a lack of income if you have had to miss a lot of work. This causes some people to want to handle their own personal injury case instead of hiring a lawyer for it. Let's explore why this would be a bad idea.
18 June 2018
If you don't already have a will or living trust in place, there is never a bad time to get this taken care of. Specifically, a living trust is designed to help determine how your assets will be divided after you pass away. Having a living trust can help to limit tax implications for your beneficiaries and also take the "guesswork" out of carrying out a will once you have passed.
17 May 2018
Having a criminal past doesn't preclude you from pursuing personal injury damages in case you are injured by another person's actions. However, your criminal past may come back to haunt you in more ways than one. Here are some questions whose answer will determine how much your criminal past affects your present injury case: When Did the Incident Occur? Recent criminal convictions are more likely to hurt your case than criminal issues in the distant past.
13 April 2018
Your place of work is often the last place that many people expect to be injured, but accidents happen. If you were injured while on the job and it was due to someone else's mistake, you may be entitled to financial compensation. But in order to make a successful workers' compensation claim, you will have to make sure you have the details surrounding your incident down pat. Here are three things you need to do to ensure a successful workers' compensation claim.
16 March 2018
Going through a divorce? If so, then things can quickly become more complicated when shared children are involved. Often times, these types of scenarios end up in a custody dispute, where the mother and father cannot agree on a custody arrangement and therefore need the courts to intervene. If you think this situation may apply to your divorce, then there are a few things you should know about child custody.
13 February 2018
Doing construction work is one of the career types that can always bring in money, especially if you own a business in the industry. However, owning a construction business leaves you at risk for getting sued if one of your employees gets injured while handling dangerous equipment. If you have decided to move forward with starting such a business no matter how many risks are involved, it is a wise decision.
16 January 2018
If you have been in some sort of accident, you are probably wondering what you can do to get what you deserve. There are steps that need to be taken to make sure that you get what you need. Here are some things you should know after something like a car accident. 1. Don't Wait First, you shouldn't wait to start filing with the insurance, getting the car fixed, and having your injuries looked at.
12 December 2017
Under no condition should any patient ever feel pressured by a doctor to have a procedure they do not want. Worse still, if a patient signs a consent form under duress and then suffers irreparable harm, he or she has grounds to sue. If this has recently happened to you, here is what you need to prove that you signed forms under duress and that the doctor is responsible for the act of malpractice under the law.
14 November 2017
Pedestrian car accidents happen all too often, especially in city environments. The problem with these accidents is that even at low rates of speed, the injuries a pedestrian can suffer can be extensive or even fatal. As a driver, this poses a threat to you because it's difficult to prove who was at fault, especially when you are feeling guilty that the person was severely injured. Here are four ways to prevent this from happening:
18 October 2017
Personal injury cases usually start with a filed claim. If the claim is not paid, the victim can file a lawsuit. In some cases though, a courtroom is not the next stop after a claim is filed-- arbitration sometimes is. If you believe your case is headed to arbitration, here is what you need to know: Is Arbitration Voluntary? In some personal injury cases, arbitration is a voluntary move. If you and the negligent party agree to choose arbitration, you could potentially save on costs and have the dispute settled quicker.