27 November 2017
No sporting activity comes to mind that is without injury. Even children at a playground will come away with cuts and bruises. Despite this, should you be accepting of any injuries your child sustains while playing a sport just because sporting activities are expected to be forceful? There are instances where you cannot sue anyone for your child's injuries and some where you can. Because of "assumption of risk", it can be difficult to bring a lawsuit against the school football or basketball team since your child decided to participate in the sport knowing the potential risks.
30 October 2017
If you have always been interested in having a legal career, but know you could never handle going to law school, there are still some options for you. Here are three types of legal careers that don't require a law degree. Court Reporter If you enjoy transcribing spoken words onto paper and you also have excellent writing and listening skills, becoming a court reporter would be a great career option.
3 October 2017
As a property owner, rental tenants offer an excellent way to cover the cost of the mortgage or earn extra money on the side. However, things don't always go as planned. Tenants might fail to pay their rent on time or violate other terms of the rental contract. Even though you're the property owner, you can't simply tell a tenant to vacate, as there is a legal process in place that protects you, the tenant and your property.
27 January 2017
If you have ever been involved in a car wreck, needed assistance from law enforcement personnel or needed help putting out a fire, you were likely extremely grateful for the valuable service that the emergency responders provided. They work long hours for modest pay and put themselves in danger nearly every day, all to protect virtual strangers from harm. Sometimes, however, the emergency vehicles play a part in accidents. To learn more about the dangers of emergency vehicle accidents, read on.
16 January 2017
Breaking away from the nine-to-five and being your own boss sure comes with its fair amount of perks as a freelancer, but when tax time rolls around, all the glory you take advantage of through the year can pale in comparison to the hassle of filing your self-employment taxes. It can sometimes feel like just being a freelancer means you are being penalized by the IRS, with costly self-employment taxes to pay and complications at every turn.
4 January 2017
Not all personal injuries are on the outside and visible. Case in point: mesothelioma, which is brought on by the inhalation of asbestos. Mesothelioma is just one of dozens of personal injury causes and cases involving damage to the internal organs of a person's body, and often it takes years for these diseases to appear. If you have recently been diagnosed with a health condition that could be job-related, you should consult with a personal injury attorney.
16 December 2016
Elder abuse isn't restricted to physical abuse; there are other forms of abuse, including financial abuse. Financial abuse takes different forms such as forgery and fraud. For example, a caregiver may promise lifelong care to an elder in exchange for a real estate property. Here are some of the telltale signs that may point to elder financial abuse: Mysterious Asset Transfer Mysterious expenditures or transfer of assets should rouse your suspicion, especially if they were open and straightforward before.
7 November 2016
You sent your child to college with the best intentions and high hopes for a better future. Now, all of your dreams for your child are in jeopardy after hearing that they just received a DUI. While it is normal to want to rant and cry, it is important to realize that your child needs you now more than ever. As you step into a world full of legal jargon and frightening consequences for your child's behavior, use these strategies to help them get their life back on track.
7 November 2016
Filing for divorce is never easy, but if you and your spouse are still on speaking terms, there are some steps you can take to make the process less difficult. One way to simplify the process is to choose a collaborative divorce. Unlike traditional divorces, where both sides are pitted against each other, and the case usually ends up being battled out in court, the collaborative divorce takes a more respectful approach to the process.
17 October 2016
If you have filed a personal injury claim, the insurance company of the opposite party is who you are going to be dealing with. You will fill out forms to properly file your claim and the insurance company will contact you for further information. This is the best way for the insurance company to determine what they believe is a fair amount to compensate you for. However, before you accept a settlement offer, especially the first one that is offered to you, here are three tips you need to consider: