If you were pulled over and charged with driving under the influence, but you think the cop targeted you and you were barely over the legal limit, it's time to hire a lawyer. If you didn't drive poorly and you felt like you were being harassed or unfairly targeted by the officer, a lawyer can help you. You may be able to get the ticket dropped, or you may have a suit against the cop if they did things that were in the wrong.
18 December 2015
Divorces often feel like the absolute worst thing in the world. You and your spouse may be emotionally spent from all the arguing and battling, but how can you avoid this problem? Simple, by having a four-way meeting with your lawyers. This four-person session helps sort out a lot of problems, concerns, and difficulties. Before jumping into one blind, however, you need to know a little bit about them. Four-Way Meeting Definition
2 December 2015
Long-term disability insurance is a valuable fringe benefit offered by many employers. If an employee becomes unable to work due to injury or sickness, disability payments can replace a large portion of lost earnings. Workers who file a disability insurance claim may build a stronger case by presenting all medical evidence to the plan administrator, rather than to a court. Disability insurance provided by an employer is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, also known as ERISA.
16 November 2015
When you are in the middle of a divorce, it can be very difficult to come to any resolutions with your former spouse. When children are involved, it can get even more complicated to work out the details of your separation. How you communicate can be detailed in your divorce agreement, as well as how you will handle issues that arise with the children. There are many details that you can negotiate before you are even officially divorced, and this will make parenting easier in the future.
28 October 2015
Veterans Affairs (VA) claims can be difficult to work with because of the sometimes daunting requirements. The VA wants evidence about how an injury occurred, whether it's related to the military and how much you're currently suffering because of the injury. Although the questions seem simple at first, there's a lot of medical evidence that goes behind determining whether you need disability compensation or if the injury needs to be reviewed and treated as an outpatient issue.
13 October 2015
Parents try their best to keep their kids safe while providing them experiences that bring them joy and laughter. Playgrounds are one place where parents and kids can share good times and where kids can interact with other kids their own ages. Unfortunately, not every trip to the playground ends well. If your child was hurt while playing on a playground, what do you do? Is a lawsuit possible? Was your son or daughter injured on the playground because of poor maintenance due to the neglect of the owner?
28 September 2015
Each state has slight variations on who can file a wrongful death claim, and who can collect funds from a wrongful death settlement. It's not always easy to figure out, hence, the differing laws. In Washington, there are three main parties with the right to file a claim on a decedent's behalf. A spouse (or legal domestic partner) A child of the decedent (including a stepchild) A representative of the decedent's estate These represent the most traditional avenues, but not everyone has a spouse or child.
8 September 2015
If you are going through a bitter divorce, you will want to make sure that your soon-to-be ex-spouse has very little that can be used against you in a court of law. This is why, once you file for divorce, you should make sure that your social media profiles do not contain any pictures or updates that could be used negatively against you in court. Here are some tips for using social media smartly during your divorce.
18 August 2015
If you are pulled over by police officers on patrol, and they suspect that you are drunk, then they will do anything in their power to get the necessary evidence. This may include being economical with the truth or even threatening you. It's easy to incriminate yourself or complicate your case if you don't know this. However, knowing these three things should help you handle the experience of getting pulled over:
4 August 2015
After you have sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, everything that you say afterward will be considered either truth or perjury. Perjury can only occur when you are under oath and perjury only applies to statements you make. If a perjury charge happens to come up during your legal case, then your lawyer may need to defend you. Argue That You Believed You Told the Truth
21 July 2015