2017

You Don't Always Have To Claim You Were Sober When Charged With A DUI…

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Many people, when faced with DUI (driving under the influence) charges, think that the best defense is to prove that they didn't do it. However, this isn't always the case; there are defenses that can get you off the hook even it's clear that you were driving while intoxicated. For example, you can claim that: You Had To Do It This is the necessity defense, which you should use if you can prove that you had to drive while intoxicated because not doing so would have led to a greater evil.

13 August 2017

Learn How Being Paid "Off the Books" Can Hurt Your Claim

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It's not unheard of for employers and employees to agree to unconventional payment arrangements. The most common of these involve being paid "under the table" or "off the books". Both are euphemisms that simply mean being paid directly, usually in cash and without any payroll taxes being deducted from those payments. There are plenty of reasons why such an arrangement would exist, but in the end, it could end up being detrimental in the event of a work-related injury.

4 August 2017

Four Situations That Can Cause Wage Garnishment And How To Stop It

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When you are already doing all you can to bring home as much money as you can, it gets really frustrating to find out that your wages are being garnished. Living from paycheck to paycheck is hard enough without being robbed by someone who thinks you should be paying them too. If you want to stop wage garnishment, you first have to understand how it starts, and then all the ways you can stop it.

20 July 2017

What You Need To Know If A Lien Is Placed On Your Property

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Finding out that you have had a lien placed on your property is devastating news, especially if you have plans to sell your home soon. After finding out exactly who filed the lien, the next logical question is often – how does this affect me? Here is some valuable information to help you grasp what you're up against and how to move forward. What Are Liens? Start by gaining a better understanding of what a lien is.

20 July 2017

Can Being Judgment Proof Protect You From Creditors?

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When you have a past due debt, there is a possibility that your creditor could take legal action against you to recover the amount that is owed. Depending on your current financial status, if you are currently judgment proof, the actions the creditor takes might not have an immediate impact on you. If you are facing legal action from a creditor and think you are judgment proof, here is what you need to know.

14 July 2017

What To Do When In An Automobile Accident

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When you are in an automobile accident, it can be very difficult to maintain composure. Your body is going to release a great deal of adrenaline, and the body might even go into shock. It is however very important that you maintain your composure and act logically. There might be a lot of havoc going on around you, but be sure to maintain your composure. There are a few different steps that you should follow if you have been in an accident.

9 July 2017

Three Situations When A Plastic Surgery Death Is Due To Negligence

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All surgery comes with its own inherent risks. There is a risk when you are being put under anesthesia and there is a risk when you are getting an elective procedure performed. Though some risks are small, such as not getting the type of tummy tuck scar that you want, some risks are huge, such as possible loss of life. At times, things happen during surgery that could not be accounted for.

2 July 2017

Can A Non-Custodial Parent Take A Child During Non-Visitation Hours?

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The custody of children between two parents is often a complicated matter and one that is not limited to only divorced couples. Custody is also decided upon by couples who co-parent but are not married or living together. There is a difference between having legal custody of a child and physical custody of a child, and you might be wondering if the non-custodial parent is allowed to take the child during non-visitation hours?

27 June 2017

Charged With A Hit And Run? 3 Defenses You Can Use

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If you have recently been charged with a hit and run, you need to make sure that you take it seriously. This is because the consequences can be grave, as you could be facing some serious jail time. This is particularly true if you allegedly caused injury to another individual, the accident resulted in the death of a person, or you were allegedly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, there are some potential defenses to a criminal charge of a hit and run accident, including the following three:

23 June 2017

Steps To Take After Your Child Is Attacked By A Neighbor's Dog

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While most dogs are friendly and loving, it is possible for some dogs to bite humans unprovoked. A dog bite or attack can be very harmful, both physically and psychologically. If your child is attacked by a dog that belongs to one of your neighbors, it is important to respond appropriately. Take the following steps after your child is bitten by a dog: Seek Immediate Medical Attention If your child is bleeding, use a clean towel to apply pressure to the bite wound.

19 June 2017