When you have been involved in a serious automobile accident, it is vital that you work together with your attorney to get a fair settlement for your case. Since you have a broader understanding of your case because you have lived through it, being able to share the right information with your auto accident attorney is important for the outcome of your insurance settlement. While your lawyer is a professional and will work hard to get you the best settlement possible, they do have other cases they are working on and the time they spend with your information is limited.
23 January 2017
The means test is an important part of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. If your income does not meet the requirements for the test, you cannot file. To keep your petition moving through the bankruptcy court, you need to avoid some of the most commonly made mistakes with the means test. Incorrectly Claiming Deductions In the means test, you are allowed to deduct some of your expenses from your income to determine if you are eligible to file for a Chapter 7.
17 January 2017
When evaluating your finances and other aspects of your life during the first of the year when everyone is coming up with New Year's Resolutions and making sure things are in order, you likely don't think of adding a real estate attorney to the team of professionals that help you handle your personal affairs. However, while you hopefully won't need the services of a real estate attorney on a daily basis, it is important to establish a relationship with a competent lawyer that practices in this area of the law.
11 January 2017
When a nursing home resident complains of injury or abuse, many people automatically assume that the nursing home is responsible. However, that isn't always the case; other parties can also cause injuries in nursing homes. Here are a few examples of such people: Equipment Manufacturers Nursing homes, just like other businesses, don't manufacture all their equipment in-house. They buy gym equipment, beds, trolleys, toilets, and other equipment from the usual vendors.
15 December 2016
When the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace comes up, people usually think of women being harassed by men. While the majority of cases do involve men as the perpetrator of the harassment, a growing number of men are suffering from sexual harassment in the workplace. In fact, according to statistics, about 17% of all sexual harassment charges are filed by males. If you're a man who's been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you need to know that you're not alone.
28 November 2016
When an individual dies as result of emergency room treatment, it's possible that a wrongful death suit may be appropriate. A wrongful death suit will allege that the reason for the death was negligence and that the individual in question would have been able to survive treatment if they had been treated competently. These cases are very difficult to prove but can be necessary, not only for the financial health of the family but to ensure better medical care for others in the future.
4 November 2016
Many people who are called upon to be the executor of an estate after a loved one has passed away have very little idea of what this entails. Following are three of the most important aspects of being an executor to an estate. You May Be Required to Post a Bond In certain cases, the court may require that you post a bond in order to protect the estate from any potential losses that may occur.
13 October 2016
Being singled out by the police as a drunk driving suspect can be a very scary experience, whether you're drunk or not. If you ever find yourself in this situation, here are three tips on what to do and what not to do. 1. Don't behave in an unruly or disrespectful fashion Not only will acting out make the police officers even more sure that you're drunk, but being unruly or disrespectful around armed officers is always a bad idea that could lead to someone getting hurt.
27 September 2016
While most prescription medications have excellent safety profiles, some drugs may lead to permanent disability in certain people. Personal injury attorneys are very familiar with lawsuits filed on behalf of patients who have sustained permanent illness or injury as a result of their medications. Here are three different medications that can cause permanent disability or illness, and what you can do to reduce your risks: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs If you have high cholesterol, especially if it is resistant to lifestyle factors such as weight management, eating a healthy diet, not smoking, and exercising, your doctor may have recommended that you take a cholesterol-lowering drug.
17 August 2016
Many people become disabled every year and need to apply for social-security benefits. If you are considering filing for disability, you might be wondering if you should hire an attorney. As a general rule, you should consider hiring an attorney because doing so will help with the outcome and ensure that you get the benefits that you deserve. Here are a couple things you need to know about filing for disability.
17 August 2016