When you suspect that another person has caused you harm, you might have a legal course of action. It's smart to have a basic understanding of a few common legal concepts and few are more important to how a case is resolved than negligence. Read on to find out how negligence applies to civil torts and why proving it is so important. The Three Elements of Negligence Most people have heard about legal cases where the defendants clearly appeared to be in the wrong, yet they won the case.
12 June 2019
Have you heard that fraud is rampant in workers' compensation claims? You might think so based on popular beliefs. You should know that the incidence of workers' compensation fraud is actually quite low – about 1 or 2 percent. Whether it's just a falsehood that won't die, or it's based on insurance industry smear campaigns, workers who legitimately need benefits may suffer. Read on to find out more about dealing with a work-related injury while under suspicion of fraud.
11 May 2019
Going through a traumatic car accident is never a pleasant event in life, yet this is something that happens to many people. If you were in a collision and are struggling with injuries or trauma from it, you may have the legal right to seek compensation for your damages. If you would like to do this, here are the main three steps you should take to settle your accident case.
4 April 2019
When a loved one calls upon you for help, you may be ready to do anything to get them released from jail. In most cases, that means procuring a bail bond for their release. Unfortunately, many people believe that their responsibilities are fulfilled once their loved one is free. It's easy to imagine how this can happen. Dealing with bail and jail situations are stressful, and very few people are prepared to deal with the details and ramifications of being an indemnitor.
27 February 2019
If you currently have a pending lawsuit against you and are in extreme financial distress, you might be considering bankruptcy as a way out. Before you choose bankruptcy, though, you should find out the effects it would have on the pending lawsuit that was filed against you. If filing for bankruptcy would help you with this, then it might be a good idea to choose this option. If it would not help, you may want to look for a different way out.
22 January 2019
When you are trying to be diligent with any construction project you're putting together, you'll need to handle it piece by piece. The better you make decisions, put together a team, and plan out your schedule, the more fruitful every construction endeavor will be. By handling the strategies in this article, it is easier for you to handle any project that you are working on. Hire skilled pros that have mastery over their specialties
12 December 2018
So many couples put off divorce and separation because it's just not the right time. You know what – there will never be a perfect time to go through such a disruptive change in your family's life. If the upcoming holidays are giving you pause, don't. If you know in your heart that your marriage isn't good for anyone, don't put it off another day – that's not good for anyone.
3 November 2018
When you get divorced and have children, your initial instinct might be to fight for sole custody of your kids. There are many scenarios in which sole custody is a good idea. For example, if your spouse has an addiction problem or is abusive, you should talk to your family law attorney about campaigning for sole custody of your children. People often pursue sole custody for the wrong reasons, though. If you're unhappy with your spouse and want to punish him or her, trying to get sole custody may be your chief priority.
26 September 2018
Workers' compensation insurance is often touted as a no-fault system that automatically compensates an employee injured in the workplace. Unfortunately, this isn't technically correct; there are a few terms and conditions that may deny you workers' compensation benefits depending on what caused your injury. Here are some cases where workers' compensation may not apply even if you are injured at work. Your Injuries Were Self-Inflicted Self-inflicted injuries are not compensated by workers' compensation; those are yours to bear.
20 August 2018
When you have problems with your workers' compensation insurance, it can seem overwhelming. You cannot work at your job, you are too hurt to work or enjoy your life, you are beginning to fall behind on your bills, and you are stressed-out to the max. If you're unsuccessful at getting your claim reconsidered through the appeals process you may need to take legal action against the insurer and part of the process is something known as a deposition.
17 July 2018