When you are in a car accident that was caused by another driver, you can file a claim with his or her automobile insurance to recoup your damages. However, you have to proceed with caution when it comes to speaking with the negligent driver's insurance company. The following are some tips to help you with this process: How Does an Insurance Claim Work? After the accident happens, you and the driver will exchange information.
24 April 2020
Dog bite cases may look simple, but some of them can attract relatively serious damages. Below are some of the reasons for such high damages. Health Complications Medical bills form a significant portion of most personal injury cases, and dog bites are no exception. A minor dog bite may require nothing more than antibiotic treatment. However, complications may arise if: The bite gets infected An infected dog bites you You have an existing medical condition, such as liver disease, that has lowered your immunity The dog damages a nerve In such cases, you will need extensive and expensive treatment.
20 March 2020
Any adult taking care of a child must do their best to keep the child from harm. If the adult's negligence leads to the child's harm, then the adult should pay for the child's damages based on the legal principle of negligent supervision. Below are some of the examples of negligent supervision. Leaving Dangerous Things Unsecured Some things are inherently dangerous, especially to kids, and should be secured or locked up at all times.
14 February 2020
Only six states in the U.S., including Wisconsin, have a law on the books requiring newly divorced individuals to wait before they can get married again. But this legislative session, there are some Wisconsin legislators who would like to send heir 6-month waiting period to the dustbin for good. Learn more about how this law affects Wisconsin residents, as well as the impact these changes are predicted to have. Why a Six-Month Waiting Period?
16 January 2020
Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in every state, and a DUI charge can come with serious penalties, including fines, license suspension, and jail time. Any time you are charged with a criminal offense, you have the right to have an attorney represent you in court. While you can handle DUI charges yourself, it's best to hire a criminal defense lawyer in some circumstances. First Offenses If you've never been charged with driving under the influence before, your DUI case will most likely be fairly straightforward.
13 December 2019
When a workplace injury is permanent, you may be paid a lump-sum settlement from the workers' compensation carrier for your employer. Settlements often come after months of being paid partial wage payments and negotiations. When it's possible that you won't be able to work again, it's important to know what you are receiving with your settlement. The longer the period of time between your injury and the settlement, the more likely it is that you will have certain deductions like the ones below.
18 November 2019
Hearing the judge issue a life sentence can be absolutely devastating. Knowing that you will be sitting behind bars for years on end is something that you probably never dreamed would happen to you. Now that you are facing an extended period of incarceration it is important for you to prepare for the experience the right way. There are certainly services out there to help you deal with your tumultuous emotions, but there are also more practical, hands-on people out there who can help with the concrete things that you are concerned about.
20 October 2019
When you think of sex or gender discrimination toward women in the workplace, you may picture men actively harassing the women they work with or obviously being treated differently, such as being passed over for promotions for which they are qualified. However, there are also subtle signs that your workplace is biased against women for which you should be on the lookout. 1. Policy Dictates What Women Are Allowed to Wear but Not Men
23 September 2019
If you're trying to get long-term disability benefits from your employer, you may have your work cut out for you. Many people assume that having access to long-term disability benefits means they won't have to struggle for coverage. Unfortunately, that's not actually the case. Insurance companies don't always like to part with their money, which means you might have a fight on your hands. If you're having a hard time obtaining your long-term disability benefits from your employer, you need to hire an attorney.
18 August 2019
An argument with your spouse or partner got out of hand and the police were called. You ended up being arrested and charged with domestic violence. What now? Well, you can certainly bet that the prosecutor will be looking to make headway in your case any way possible. There are some common tactics that prosecutors use in domestic violence cases that you should be aware of as soon as possible. Here are some things you can expect:
16 July 2019