28 January 2015
Workers' compensation is designed to help you survive after on-the-job injuries. By covering your medical costs and supplementing your pay, you and your business can be as stable as possible as you recover. Unfortunately, an injury that is severe enough to require workers' compensation may be severe enough for lasting, more complex problems as the years go by. As you consider your finances and working ability, consider a few ways to push for a more secure financial life after a workplace injury.
23 January 2015
Property owners are responsible for the condition of their property. Accidents caused by negligence--slippery floors, defective constructions, improper upkeep, etc--create a liability for the owner of the premises; this legal concept is known as premises liability. However, many people who attempt to file a premises liability claim against a property owner are shocked to learn that the owners have immunity--and that they cannot be sued for personal injury damages. A few examples of property owners who may, in some cases, claim immunity are:
16 January 2015
Being injured or suffering a financial loss can be devastating to any person. If you are the victim of this situation, you may want to rely on the legal advice of a personal injury attorney. It may be beneficial to you to know the steps of civil litigation before this process actually begins. Step #1: File the complaint As the plaintiff, you are responsible for issuing the lawsuit against the defendant.
8 January 2015
If you have recently lost someone close to you due to medical malpractice, then you are probably going through a lot while you're trying to make funeral plans and heal from your loss. You may want to avoid a wrongful death suit simply because you're afraid that you'll have to drag yourself through the wringer to get it, but you shouldn't ignore these cases. These are a few reasons why it's so important to seek justice after a medical malpractice death.
5 January 2015
Creating a will to determine how your assets will legally be distributed upon your death is a great way to prevent conflict between family members. Although it is possible for a will to be contested in probate court, it will likely remain as you want it unless someone can prove that you were incompetent when it was drafted up. Below, learn why a will is vital after death and what the grounds are for someone to contest it:
3 January 2015
Jennifer Love Hewitt, an actress known for her role in "I Know What You Did Last Summer," filed a lawsuit against a company promoting a product called Slim Spray for using her celebrity status to promote it without asking her for consent. The company promoting the product had a picture of the celebrity holding onto the product. If Jennifer had grounds to sue the company using her picture without her permission, does that mean you would too?
17 December 2014
The creditor letters have become overwhelming. You're tired of answering the phone to find it's another bill collector asking how you'll pay your bill. Filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy will stop those calls quickly, but you're hesitant to proceed for fear of what it will do to your credit rating. Here is the truth of how filing bankruptcy impacts you and why it may be the right move for you.