Hurt workers receiving workers' compensation insurance benefits may be asked to undergo an independent medical examination (IME). The IME is an exam like no other and workers would be doing themselves a favor to understand what the exam signals and how to handle it. Read on to find out more. Why the IME Request? The workers' comp insurer handling claims of hurt workers expects most claimants to return to their jobs as their condition improves.
18 September 2020
After a loved one's passing, gathering up important documents is a common task. In some cases, the next of kin take over this job, but this important action could rest with almost anyone. It might be helpful to get an idea of what to expect and what is meant by estate documents. Read on so that you and others are prepared to gather important papers after a death. The Last Will and Testament
18 September 2020
When it comes to car accidents and getting compensated, settling is the way to go. There are several opportunities for settling and many occur before the court case even begins. Part of every trial is the preparation period known as discovery. Read on to find out how common discovery practices could result in a settlement offer that you won't need to refuse. What is Discovery? Several months before the beginning of a trial, both sides (the plaintiffs and the defendants) participate in a group of actions called discovery.
14 August 2020
Going through a divorce is something that nobody wants to go through, and if you are, chances are that it's the first time you are going through it. It is important to follow these tips to ensure that things go smoothly for you. Assume Everything You Do Or Say Is Being Documented A common mistake that people make is doing and saying things that come back to bite them during divorce proceedings.
17 June 2020
Are you currently over your head in debt and being harassed by your creditors? Here is what you need to know about your rights. Are There Rules About What Creditors Can Do? While creditors are allowed to contact you in order to ask for money, there are rules that they must follow when doing so. They are not allowed to call you late at night, harass you, or threaten you in any way when asking for the money that you owe.
17 June 2020
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be wondering if it is worth taking your case to court for a personal injury lawsuit. Here are some tips for figuring out how much your case is worth. Know Why Online Settlement Calculator Are Often Wrong Don't make the mistake of going online and finding an injury settlement calculator to figure out how much your case is worth. The truth is that these calculators are not accurate at all since there are many factors that go into deciding how much money you can receive.
11 May 2020
After you have been in an auto accident, you may have a lot of fears about who you can talk to and who you can trust. This is especially the case if you intend to file a personal injury lawsuit for your injuries or damage to your property. For example, you might receive a phone call or letter from an insurance adjuster in the days following the accident. The adjuster will likely ask about the accident and what kind of injuries and damage you have incurred.
7 April 2020
If you have a disability that has caused you to not be able to work enough to support yourself, then you are probably thinking about applying for social security disability benefits. The thing is, while there are a lot of people that go through this process on their own, it might be in your best interest to retain a social security disability lawyer. With the help of a lawyer that has a lot of experience with disability benefits, you may be able to avoid some common mistakes and give yourself the best chance of being approved for the benefits that you need.
4 March 2020
When people picture a criminal defense attorney at work, they usually imagine someone presenting arguments at a trial in front of a jury. This is far from the ideal scenario for a defendant, though. Many other potential options are available for preserving a client's rights. Let's look at three ways a lawyer might try to help a defendant without going to trial. Questioning the Charges at Arraignment After someone has been arrested and formally charged with an offense, they will be compelled to appear before the court for a relatively short hearing called an arraignment.
29 January 2020
If you are in the process of deciding how to proceed with your criminal case and feel that going through a trial would be your best option, you will likely leave the fate of your case up to the jurors who are selected for this case. Going through a trial is not always the best choice defendants have in cases, but it might be the right option for you. If so, here are three important things you should know about the jury that will be handling your criminal case.
2 January 2020