Four Things You Need To Do If You Become Disabled

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If you suffer a serious injury, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Not only do you need to recover from the injury, but you need to take steps to preserve your financial security and make sure that you can pay your bills. Tackle these tasks as soon as possible after your injury. 1. Apply for Social Security Disability Social Security disability pays benefits to individuals who are expected to have a medical condition that lasts for at least a year, rendering them unable to work.

15 December 2016

Words Can Hurt: 3 Steps To Take If You've Been Defamed

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They say that words will never hurt you. Unfortunately, that's not always correct, especially when it comes to defamation of character – whether slander or libel. If you've been defamed, words can definitely hurt you. Not sure what the difference between slander and libel is? Slander involves the spoken word. Libel involves the written word. Because libel is in print, it usually has the tendency to cause more harm – since the printed word tends to hang around much longer than the spoken word.

28 November 2016

A Quick Guide To Your Rights To A Civil Suit As A Domestic Violence Survivor

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If you have exhausted the options in your area or otherwise feel as if you have not gotten adequate justice from the state in which you live after domestic violence, it may be possible to seek additional compensation through the civil court system. It is important to note that a civil suit should not be pursued in lieu of a restraining order and you should plan to continue working with the state to gain any necessary protection or enforcement of broken laws.

4 November 2016

The Heart Of The Family: Real Estate And Probate

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The term "real estate" seldom reveals its true meaning to those who call a house their home. The family home often comprises more than simply the bulk of an estate; it contains the memories of a family's lifetime spent living there. If you are the personal representative (or executor) of the will for your widowed parent, you may be faced with some difficult decisions when it comes time to probate the will.

14 October 2016

3 Things to Look for When Examining Trucking-Company Driving Records for Your Case

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When you are building a personal-injury lawsuit against a trucking company due to an accident that you got into with a commercial truck, it is vital that your lawyer requests access to the driver records for the driver who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident that you were involved in. When the trucking company hands over their driver records, here are three things you need to check up on that could potentially strengthen your case.

6 October 2016

Addressing A Few Common Divorce Questions You Might Be Wondering

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When you are going through a divorce, it can be easy to be fairly unsure of what this process will be like. As a result, you may find it more difficult to make sound choices when it concerns your rights. To help you be better prepared for this unpleasant task, you might want to consider the answers to the following few questions those going through divorces often need answered. How Are Divorce Mediation And Depositions Different?

27 September 2016

When Your Injury Is Permanent: Workers' Comp And Permanent Disability

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If you have been injured at work so severely that you will likely never be able to return to your job, you may be wondering what workers' comp has in store for you. The determination of a permanent disability can be divided into 4 steps, so read on to learn more about this type of disability and what you can expect. 1. Once your injury has been reported to your supervisor and a workers' comp claim filled, you can expect to have all of your medical expenses paid and a portion of your lost wages paid while you try to recover at home.

18 August 2016

Exceptions To The Rule: The Statute Of Limitations

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Nearly everyone has heard about the statute of limitations, which places time limits on the amount of time victims have to file a personal injury case. These time limits can vary from state to state, from 1 year to up to 6 years. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, however, you should understand that there are exceptions to the statute of limitations. Read on to learn about these relatively unique situations that may allow you more time to file your personal injury claim.

15 July 2016

If The Defendant In A Personal Injury Case Is Uninsured, Should You Bother To Sue?

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Generally speaking, if someone injures you on purpose, you probably expect them—or (more likely) their insurance—to pay for your medical care and other financial losses. But there are times when the insurance company balks at paying. Maybe the homeowner skipped a few insurance payments before you were injured, or maybe the insurance company will get a judge to say it isn't responsible somehow. Whatever the case, should you continue to sue?

10 June 2016

Asked To Do A Reference Letter For A Recently Convicted Loved One? Do These Three Things

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It can be a shock to learn that a loved one has been convicted of a crime. However, you might have a chance to affect how long they remain in prison by submitting a reference letter for them that is read by the sentencing judge. Do the following things if you've been asked to provide such a letter. Be Honest About Your Own Reputation One of the reasons you may be asked to craft a letter is that you are especially close to the loved one who has been convicted.

24 May 2016