Getting injured while at work is an unfortunate experience that many Americans face each year. In fact, according to statistics provided by the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employers reported workplace injuries and illnesses at the rate of approximately 2.8 occurrences per 100 workers during 2017, or 2.8 million total, not counting fatalities. Since most workplace injuries have the potential to involve a worker's compensation claim, employees should make sure they understand the process and take advantage of tips like these to improve their chances of success in receiving the fair settlement they deserve.
29 July 2019
An accumulation of traffic tickets can lead to legal trouble, even if you paid the fines off in full without them becoming past due. The punishment can be as simple as having to attend a driving school for a while, or as serious as losing your driving privileges altogether. If you are guilty of committing a substantial amount of traffic offenses but don't agree with the recent one that caused you to lose your driving privileges, proving your case alone isn't a wise route to take.
24 May 2019
Coming up with a brilliant idea for a business, product, or service can be an amazing feeling. It is natural to want to move forward quickly and do whatever you can to get your idea off the ground, but it is important to be cautious and protect your intellectual property. Taking the proper measures will help ensure that you have time to develop your ideas without anyone else unlawfully using them.
19 April 2019
There are many things to be concerned about when it comes to getting arrested for a DUI. One concern that you might have, for example, is whether or not you might lose your freedom. The idea of serving jail time can be very scary, but you can help avoid having to serve time in jail for a DUI by following these three tips. 1. Get Bonded Out Quickly For one thing, when you first get arrested for a DUI, you may be arrested and taken to jail.
15 March 2019
Did you and your spouse forget to have a prenuptial agreement drawn up before you got married? Never fear; you can still create an agreement that fills in for or supplements a prenup. Since prenuptial agreements are permanent and cannot be changed once you are married, a postnuptial agreement addresses new issues that you never thought about before you wed. Read on to learn more about what you should consider including in your postnuptial agreement.
7 February 2019
If you're injured in a car accident, Social Security may be one of the last things on your mind. However, before you discuss a financial settlement, you should understand how your accident might affect your Social Security payments. Can a Car Accident Lower Your Social Security Payments in Retirement? If you're injured in a car accident during your working years and can't work, it's possible your Social Security payments in retirement could be lower.
28 December 2018
Not every car accident involves being treated at the scene for your injuries by first responders and then returning home to recuperate. In accidents that are more serious, you may spend days or even weeks receiving care in the hospital. While your top priority during a hospital stay should be your recovery, you might also start to think about hiring an attorney to begin to build a legal case against the other driver.
28 November 2018
Seeking compensation following an incident involving an automobile can be a very long and complicated process, especially if you're dealing with injuries. It's a good idea to schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer in order to learn about your options. If you are curious about what that the legal process will be like, read on. Evaluating What Happened The first thing an attorney will want to do is get an idea of how things unfolded.
17 October 2018
After you have won a personal injury lawsuit, you still have the task of collecting your judgment from the defendant. This should be a painless process, and in many cases it is, but it can also be another difficult task depending on the defendant you are dealing with. Here are some of the things you should know about collecting your judgment: An Appeal May Delay Your Collection Personal injury judgments can be appealed just like criminal cases.
7 September 2018
One of the common reasons that couples divorce is infidelity. When one person is unfaithful to his or her partner, that partner may decide that he or she doesn't wish to continue the marriage, and thus seeks a divorce. If you were the person who committed infidelity, you should know that your actions won't be a secret. When your spouse hires a divorce attorney and moves forward with filing for divorce, the reason for his or her decision will come out — and it will also be out in the open should both of you end up in court in a contentious divorce in which you argue over your assets and custody of your children.
3 August 2018