Injured Do To A Blown Or Peeled Tire? Learn More About Who Could Be Responsible For Your Injuries

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If you spend any time at all driving on the nation's highways, you've probably seen the tattered fragments of a blown-out tire or some strip of abandoned tread that's peeled off a vehicle. If you're unlucky, you've experienced the problem yourself—and ended up in an accident as a result. If a blown tire or a peeled tread causes your accident, who is responsible for any accidents and injuries? It might be the tire manufacturer.

18 August 2016

Aspiring Chefs: A Guide To Student Visas & Staying In The US For Studies

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Getting a student visa is the ideal method for people coming to America to attend school. The traditional type of visa needed for colleges is an F Visa. While these visas typically cover immigrant students looking for traditional colleges, these types of visas may not cover the same education provided by a culinary school. Culinary schools are not traditional colleges and typically operate on specific course sessions. If you're interested in learning how to cook in the United States, then there are multiple ways that an immigration attorney can help get you approved for your extended visit and time at culinary school.

31 July 2016

On Trial? 3 Strange Things That Can Help You Avoid A Guilty Verdict

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Judges and juries are supposed to make their decisions based on the evidence presented at trial and the laws that apply to the case, and most of them try to do exactly that. However, judges and jurors are also human, and they're prone to the same sort of biases, preconceived notions, and influencing factors that affect anyone else. That means that whether they realize it or not, there are things completely unrelated to the evidence that may affect their decisions.

10 June 2016

4 Tips To Keep In Mind After You Slip In Fall

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No one ever plans on ending up face down on the pavement or suddenly staring up at the ceiling. But accidents are a part of life, and slip-and-fall incidents certainly do happen. If you find yourself in this situation, your first order of business is of course to seek medical attention if necessary. But if you are hurt and you feel that your slip and fall was not your fault, you'll also want to choose your words and actions carefully in the aftermath of the incident in order to protect your legal rights.

9 May 2016

Contingency Fees And How They Could Affect Your Auto Accident Settlement

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Getting injured or having property damaged as the result of a car accident can be very pricey, but if you're on the victim side of the equation, then the settlement is often a light at the end of the tunnel. However, some lawyers offer contingency fees, also known as contingency agreements or contingency contracts. These "money-back guarantees" sound great at first, because they often offer you a way to protect yourself against paying for an attorney who loses your case.

28 September 2015

Is Filing For A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy The Best Option In Some Situations?

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After making the decision to file for bankruptcy, you must decide which type of filing is best for you. In some instances, filing for a Chapter 13 makes more sense than a Chapter 7. If you fit any of the following situations, a Chapter 13 filing might be best for you. You Want to Catch Up on Payments In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must file a repayment plan with the court.

8 September 2015

4 Great Services Offered By Real Estate Lawyers

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In addition to handling larger commercial transactions, real estate lawyers are also qualified to advise on residential real estate matters. Although hiring the services of a real estate lawyer isn't cheap, doing so can actually save you more money in the long run. Keep reading to discover four invaluable services offered by real estate attorneys and how they benefit you as a buyer or seller. Overseeing Property Transfers Sometimes when you buy a residential property, you end up doing so not from an individual homeowner, but rather from an estate, family trust or incorporated partnership.

18 August 2015

Filing For Bankruptcy: Answers To Two Common Questions

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Credit and loans can be great tools for achieving your goals, but it is an unfortunate fact that many people will get into trouble with these financial tools. Crushing debt can ruin a person's personal and professional life. Fortunately, bankruptcy protections are available to many of these individuals, and these protections can help debtors get the clean financial start they need. Yet, these proceedings can be extremely confusing, and there may be a couple of questions that you may need answered.

24 November 2014

Things You Need To Consider Before Hiring Bankruptcy Attorneys

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A lot of times, financial troubles can take over and leave you mounted in tons of debt. There are alternative solutions, but many find that bankruptcy is the only way to straighten their finances.  Before running out and hiring a bankruptcy attorney, there are a few things to consider. Make sure the attorney you seek out specializes in bankruptcies.  A lawyer whose specialty is criminal law may not be the best for your situation.

21 November 2014

Should You Hire An Attorney If You're Sent To Collections?

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If an unpaid or contested debt of yours is sent to collections, you may be tempted to hire a lawyer to handle some of the work associated with getting the debt cleared. It used to be that if you were ignoring your creditors and were delinquent in paying, that your debt would be sold to a collection agency, but now there can be paperwork errors and other problems that result in you being contacted without prior knowledge of a debt.

19 November 2014