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:
28 September 2016
If you are in the process of going through a personal injury lawsuit, you'll want to make sure that you are able to create and maintain a strong relationship with your attorney. Here are three tips that will help you make your relationship more productive for your case. #1 Always Tell The Truth Your attorney is going to need to ask you a lot of questions and get a lot of information from you in order to proceed forward with your case.
7 September 2016
Most people only declare bankruptcy as a last-ditch effort to get out from under a burden of debt and to make a fresh financial start. Your financial future can be quite uncertain when you are in the middle of the process, but once you file you will undoubtedly begin to feel a great sense of relief. Many bankruptcy filers wonder sadly if they will ever be able to use credit again to buy a car or a house, since the federal filing stays on your credit report for a very long time.
1 August 2016
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against or fire employees for having disabilities. However, there isn't anything in the law that prevents employers from firing workers while they are on disability leave and/or collecting benefits, as long as the reason for the dismissal isn't because of their physical or mental condition. If you're worried your employer may give your job to someone else while you're out recovering or dealing with your medical issues, here are two ways you may be able to protect your position.