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  • What A Civil Litigation Attorney Can Do For You

    Civil litigation covers a broad spectrum of legal situations, including breaches of contract, disputes between individuals and organization, family law issues and even landlord and tenant problems. Litigators as a group intend to represent their clients in negotiations, hearings, mediation and trials related to non-criminal matters, almost always civil torts. In most instances, the goal is to obtain compensation for the client or to fight off efforts to get compensation from them. [Read More]

  • Is It True That Gossip Can Be Used Against You In Court?

    The court system bans the use of hearsay (i.e., secondhand testimony) because the actual witness to the event (not the person relaying the gossip) is typically not available for examination by the jury or defense attorney. Although you can often get testimony based on hearsay thrown out of court for this reason, here are three times when it will be allowed by the judge and can used against you in court. [Read More]

  • Disputing A Traffic Ticket: Here's How

    You may pride yourself on your clean driving record until you are given your very first moving violation or traffic ticket. These tickets can often have lasting repercussions; in addition to paying the ticket, you'll likely be issued so-called "points" that could affect your insurance costs and ultimately affect your ability to drive. Therefore, you might be eager to dispute that first ticket. If so, here's how you could do it effectively. [Read More]

  • Busting 3 Myths About Long-Term Disability Benefits

    When a person becomes disabled, they can face an uncertain future as they may no longer be able to work to support themselves. In these situations, long-term disability benefits can prove to be essential forms of support. However, there are many myths about these benefits that may leave individuals unable to make informed decisions concerning their disability benefits. Myth: Only Government Benefits Cover Long-Term Disability One assumption that people will have about long-term disability is that only government benefits will cover this type of problem. [Read More]

  • Two Reasons Why You Should Keep A Lawyer On Retainer

    If you watch a lot of television or movies, you've probably heard this phrase before: "I'm calling my attorney." So many actors and actresses say it on film that many everyday people have picked up the lingo as well. Although it's a common saying, not every person who speaks it can actually back it up. When you have a lawyer on retainer you'll be able to make this claim with full confidence. [Read More]

  • Three Suspicious Behaviors to Avoid at DUI Checkpoints

    Although the police have to use a neutral formula to stop cars at a DUI checkpoint, they can also stop any cars they see that give a reasonable suspicion of illegal behavior. This means that if you drive incompetently because you're drunk, recklessly enough to cause danger to other drivers, or something similar, they can still stop you even if they wouldn't have stopped you otherwise. So it's important to avoid suspicious driving behaviors. [Read More]

  • Head Wound-Hedron: Three Types Of Head Wounds And Facial Injuries For Which You Can Sue

    Head wounds are no laughing matter. In fact, there are three kinds of head wounds, and each one of them can have multiple levels of severity. Thus, "head wound-hedron" is an effective phrase for describing the multiple types of facial and head injuries. The majority of these injuries are often incurred during work or automobile accidents, which means you may be able to sue. Here is what a personal injury attorney might have to say about these various head wounds and injury types. [Read More]

  • Proving Fault In A Car Accident Case: 3 Things You Should Do If You Suspect The Other Driver Is Under The Influence

    Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious problem in the U.S. The latest numbers published indicate that 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2014. If you get out of your car, only to suspect that something is not right with the other driver involved in the accident, you'll need to act quickly to gather evidence. If you can prove that the other driver was driving while under the influence, the other driver will be at fault; however, you'll need to gather quite a lot of evidence to build a strong case. [Read More]

  • How Do You Handle Negative Online Reviews That Target Your Business?

    A positive online presence can be critical to the survival of a small business—since 88% of consumers report that they trust online reviews as much as they do personal ones. That give you a lot of incentive to manage your online business reputation. What can you do, then, when a snarky reviewer unfairly targets your business and damages your reputation? This is what you can do. Try to respond to legitimate reviews in a constructive fashion. [Read More]

  • A Couple Of Estate Planning Questions Answered

    For those that are concerned about how their passing will impact their loved ones, estate planning can be an essential task to undertake. Unfortunately, there are many people that may not be particularly informed about or experienced with this type of planning. If this applies to you, learning the following answers to some common questions may prove to be helpful. What Are The Advantages Of Estate Planning? There is a common assumption among some individuals that simply having a will in place is sufficient planning. [Read More]