Losing a loved one is never easy, but the burden you feel can be increased when your loved one's death comes as a result of the negligent actions of another. Many people seek legal retribution through the filing of a wrongful death suit when they lose a loved one unexpectedly. If you are thinking of filing a wrongful death suit, it's important that you understand the burden of proof that must be met in order to access financial compensation for the death of your loved one.
17 November 2016
Social Security is not just for adults who are unable to work at their job because of a medical condition; it is also available for children. If your child meets the medical and income requirements, they may be entitled to draw a monthly benefit check until they are 18 years old (when they can apply for the adult version). Meeting the income requirements in order to qualify can be extremely confusing, so read on to learn more.
27 October 2016
Driving under the influence is one of the most serious traffic offenses considering the penalties (jail time, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education, and many others). However, many people aren't well versed on the laws surrounding DUI offenses. Here are three examples of DUI facts you might not know: It Isn't Restricted To Operation of Motor Vehicles First, did you know that you don't have to be in a car to be charged with DUI?
30 August 2016
Most people understand that the statute of limitations can make it impossible to file a personal injury claim if they've waited too long. What many people don't know, however, it that there are a few exceptions to the statue of limitations, and if your claim falls into one of those categories, you may have extra time added on to the usual one to six years that most states set. Read on to learn more about these situations that could give you an extended chance to get compensated for a harm done.
30 August 2016
Think you are ready to call it quits and file for a divorce? Before you make a quick trip to the courthouse or your attorney's office to get started on the paperwork, you should know that a divorce can get pretty complicated. If you want the process to be easier on you, it is a good idea to be fairly familiar with some of the things regarding finances that can come up in the filing process.
30 August 2016
If you are the defendant in a criminal case, a preliminary hearing will only take place if you take the not guilty plea in the initial appearance or arraignment. At the same time, the decision whether a preliminary hearing will take place in your criminal case will be determined by the state laws. This is because in some states, there must be a preliminary hearing for every criminal case. In others, it only takes place upon request by the defendant.
10 August 2016
Debt collectors can be very persistent. The first thing you need to do is not to panic especially if you don't have the money to pay for the bill. The companies have specific guidelines that must be followed. Debt buyers may have your name from a debt and not have the correct information. These facts should help you understand what you can do to get the hounds off your trail.
27 July 2016
As a healthcare industry professional, you've made a vow to nurture and protect the health of your patients. Who is going to look out for you when you're the patient? The unfortunate reality is that a number of healthcare professionals get injured every day due to workplace negligence. If you've found yourself in this predicament, it's important that you know what to do. Get Medical Treatment Your years of experience and training have probably made it easier for you to self-diagnosis than the average person.
11 July 2016
Many people use marijuana to treat a medical condition such as chronic pain. Therefore, it's understandable these people may think they are covered under the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA), and they may be shocked when a landlord refuses to rent to them or evicts them from the unit because of their marijuana use and possession. If you're in this situation, you may be wondering if you can sue for discrimination if you live in a state where marijuana is legal.
23 June 2016
A misconception you may have heard is how only those with many assets need to deal with estate planning. This is simply not true, since many people have pensions, life insurance policies, or personal preferences about who assets will go to after they pass away. Here are 3 issues you should discuss with an estate planning attorney to ensure that all your basics are covered in your plan. Understanding What Can and Cannot Be Transferred In A Will
4 June 2016