2017

Injured In A Truck Accident? Three Avenues Your Lawyer May Pursue To Demonstrate Fault

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If you were in an accident with a big rig, you are lucky to have made it out alive. Approximately 98% of all semi-truck accidents result in one or more deaths. But after you take a deep breath and count your blessings, there is still the matter of injuries to deal with. Trucking accidents are often the fault of the big rig driver, which means that they or their company are liable for all costs related to your injuries.…

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3 Reasons To Hire An Estate Planning Attorney

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When you have a family, hiring an estate planning attorney is a very responsible move that will help ensure they are provided for if anything happens to you. An estate planning attorney will help you iron out all the details of your will, any inheritances and trusts you intend to leave in place, and custody details if you have children. Here are three of the biggest reasons to hire estate planning services:…

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3 Ways To Help You Avoid Probate

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Many individuals amass quite a bit of wealth and personal assets during their lifetime. After death, these assets are often passed on to surviving family members and friends. If an individual dies without the right legal documentation in place, the transfer of their assets could be delayed during the probate process. Here are three simple things that you can do if you want to avoid putting your family members through the probate process after your passing.…

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Responsible For An Alleged Slip And Fall? Know What To Do

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Has someone claimed that they slipped and fell while at your small business, yet you are certain that their claim is false? You shouldn’t have to pay for damages when someone is trying to take advantage of you. In addition, it is important that your business maintains a good reputation in the community, which can be tarnished by a false accusation. Here is what to do if you find somebody trying to sue you for an accident that did not happen.…

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The Personal Injury Discovery That Could Be A Game Changer

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When you get injured because of another driver’s carelessness, you may need to file a lawsuit to get the compensation that you need and deserve. A nice, fair settlement offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier could help make matters quick and easy, but often you must go through a bit more of the process to find success. Part of that process is known as “discovery”, and that legal phase exists in all types of court cases, from murder cases to personal injury cases.…

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What Remains: Understanding What The Automatic Stay Doesn't Cover

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  If you have made the tough decision to declare chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may have heard about the magical powers of the automatic stay. This legal stop sign that comes to life with a federal filing is unbelievably powerful, but in some cases its powers are somewhat limited. Knowing what to expect from chapter 7 filing is important, so read on to learn more about the issues that may not come under the spell of the automatic stay.…

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Important Do's And Don'ts If You Get Pulled Over Under Suspicion Of DUI

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If you are driving home from a party late one night and are stopped by law enforcement under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), then the actions you take can greatly affect the outcome of this unfortunate situation. Whether you have consumed any alcohol or not, there are very specific things you should and should not do after the police have pulled you over, including each of the following:…

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Can You Get Your Life Back With An Expungement?

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If you have been convicted of committing a crime, it will show up on your criminal records and/or background check. This conviction can cost you the ability to obtain employment, state licenses, join professional organizations, or even obtain rental housing. No matter how long it has been, the conviction can serve as a black mark on your past that continue to show up at the most inopportune time. The good news is, if you are able to meet certain factors, you may be eligible to get the charge expunged off of your record and regain some of the things that you have lost.…

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Is A Structured Settlement The Best Option For Your Personal Injury Payout?

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In certain circumstances, the injured party in a personal injury case can choose to take a lump sum payment for his or her injuries or opt for a structured settlement. Many people choose the lump sum payment, but the structured settlement has many benefits that are worth considering. Before making your decision, here is what you need to know about structured settlements. When Are Structured Settlements Offered? In some personal injury cases, some serious injuries result in the need for future medical treatment, permanent disability, or other future damages.…

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Three Tips For Staying Afloat Financially Until Your Shoulder Replacement Recall Lawsuit Settles

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Although you may be expecting a large monetary windfall when your shoulder replacement recall lawsuit is finally settled, it can take months and sometimes years to resolve the case and receive a check. In the meantime, you still have to pay bills and put food on the table, which can seem like an impossible task if your shoulder problems make it difficult for you to work. Here are three things you can do to survive lean times until your lawsuit settles.…

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