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  • 3 Timing Issues To Be Aware Of When Settling A Car Accident Case

    Car accidents happen a lot and often leave people with minor or major injuries. When a person is injured from an accident, he or she may have the right to ask the other party for money to settle the case. If you are in this position and do not know when you should file a case against the other person, you will need to know about these three important timing issues. [Read More]

  • Terminated for Being under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs at Work? Here Are Some Defenses

    Employees have a responsibility to show up at work being of sound mind, which means that if you present yourself at your place of work and are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you can expect some consequences. While some companies may issue a warning or suspension of their employee who breaks the employee code of conduct in this manner, others will outright terminate him or her. If you've been on the receiving end of a termination for allegedly being under the influence, but you believe that you were wrongfully dismissed, hire a wrongful termination attorney. [Read More]

  • 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]