15 February 2017
Depending on the circumstances, it can be months before a lawsuit is resolved. If it becomes evident the plaintiff doesn't have a case against you, however, you can significantly shorten that time by submitting a motion for summary judgment. This legal maneuver essentially argues a jury would side with you after considering the evidence (or lack thereof) and asks the judge to decide in your favor based on that. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, and here are a few reasons why a judge may deny your motion for summary judgment.
31 December 2016
Accidents are always terrifying, but for many, pedestrian-involved accidents are far more intimidating. The laws might not seem as clear to those involved, which can lead to some tricky situations. Your first step in a situation like this is to seek the assistance of a qualified and experienced accident attorney who can help you sort out how big of a claim you have as a driver or pedestrian. Every Accident Is Different
13 December 2016
If your disability claim has been denied – don't panic. You're in good company. Over half of all disability claims are denied, initially. However, many people who face this outcome have their case appealed and are successful in their second attempt. To boost your appeal efforts, keep a few important tips in mind. Get The Details If you prepare your appeal in the same manner that you did your initial benefit application, don't be surprised if you are met with another denial.
22 November 2016
Personal injury lawsuits can be the only option for recovering financial damages that you suffered as a result of another person's actions. While these lawsuits can be fairly common in the legal system, many individuals have never had to pursue this type of action, which can make them poorly informed when the need arises to file these claims. In order to make sure that you are making wise choices regarding your case, you should know about the following few myths and the reality behind them.
1 November 2016
Divorce is always difficult but can be further complicated if the couple has children. In addition to likely fighting over the financials, divorce could mean an ugly child custody battle as well. Regardless of what happens though, it's likely important to both parents that the children get through this process with as little trauma as possible. Here are a few tips that might help. Consider Mediation If there is any goodwill left between the two of you, it might still be worth it to see if you can sit down with your respective attorneys and go through a mediation.
11 October 2016
Finding a reliable divorce attorney to work with is essential when getting divorced to ensure that you and your children's rights are protected. Here are four service options to look for when choosing a potential divorce lawyer to work with: Mediation Mediation settlements in divorce are often much quicker and less costly than litigation, so it's important that your lawyer is willing to participate in the process if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse decide that you want to use this method.
16 August 2016
For people who are not permanent residents, nothing is more frightening than receiving A Notice of Deportation. If you've been fighting to stay in the U.S., you may not be surprised by this development. But other people are caught unaware, believing that their paperwork is up-to-date. If you receive this order, you need to immediately contact an immigration lawyer who can explain your options. Deportees The US government sends deportation orders to specific groups, including those who illegally crossed the border, who stayed beyond their visa date, who have a criminal conviction, and who have an old order of deportation that they were not aware of.
16 August 2016
Your disabled child who is younger than age 18 may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if he or she meets the income guidelines or lives in a household with limited income and assets. In addition to the income limits, a child must meet the Social Security Administration's (SSA) definition of disability. Provided that a child meets the medical criteria, even a premature infant, an infant with a low birth weight, or an infant with developmental problems can qualify for SSI disability payments during the first year of life, including from the date of birth.
13 July 2016
If you have been pulled over for a DUI, this can have devastating effects. For example, you can lose your driver's license. You can also be subject to paying high fees as well as having to attend mandatory driving classes before being able to receive your driver's license again. This can lead to your having problems with getting to work, driving the kids to school, and more. For this reason, you may want to know these three things about a hardship license, especially if you may be eligible for one.
28 June 2016
You may not realize it until it happens, but your employees can get injured from the comfort of their cozy office. As an employer, you must pay for the insurance necessary to compensate any injuries your employees suffer while working for you. For this reason, being aware of ways your employees can reduce their risk of office injuries is in your best interest. Here's everything you need to tell your employees about reducing their risk of injury in the office.