If you or a loved one has recently been made ill or suffered complications following a routine medical procedure, you may be wondering whether a malpractice lawsuit is the best way to secure compensation for the needless pain and suffering you've experienced. You might have also heard about the protections some states have extended to medical professionals who offer an apology after a procedure gone wrong, preventing such apologies from being used as admissions of guilt in a subsequent malpractice proceeding; but what can this mean for your case?
21 February 2017
It has become a common occurrence: if you want to find more information about someone, you simply enter their name in a popular search engine and view the results. Many people are researching their job applicants, dates, babysitters and more by searching online, and often the results at the top of the first page contains information about an arrest and an accompanying mugshot. The justice system is supposed to protect people by giving them the status of "
27 January 2017
In order to pass along wealth, outline your wishes, and protect your loved ones after your death, you will need to create a will and hire an attorney who can help you with all of the legal aspects surrounding the will. Some things you will need to keep in mind include hiring the right wills and trusts attorney, putting together a will, and also matching your will with a thorough life-insurance policy.
4 January 2017
If you are a person that has been in a car accident, you likely are able to see the car accident easily from your side. This might get harder if the person who was also involved in the car accident claims it was your fault and you disagree. You and the other person might go to court in order to determine who was at fault during the car accident and who, therefore, has to have their insurance pay the claims, which could cause that person's insurance rate to go up.
18 December 2016
Divorces happen so often that it is important that you make sure that you are protecting yourself. Men and women have different challenges in a divorce, so depending on your role in your family and your marriage, you should take steps to make sure that you are protected. Here are some things that men should avoid doing in a divorce to protect themselves. 1. Don't Move Out Without Talking to a Lawyer First
30 November 2016
If the car you were riding in was involved in a car accident, you need to make sure that you protect your rights. Don't be confused into believing that only the drivers in an accident are entitled to compensation. As a passenger, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries, as well as payment for your medical expenses. Here are four steps you should take to ensure that you receive the compensation you're entitled to.
7 November 2016
Getting a DUI is stressful even if it is your first, since this is a criminal charge that can carry severe consequences. The days after your arrest are important since you will need to start planning for your defense at your approaching court date. The following can help answer some of your questions on what to expect during your first DUI. Will your license be suspended immediately? This depends upon the state.
18 October 2016
A disabled woman in Knoxville, Tennessee, is dealing with a frustrating situation common to those receiving social-security benefits: she has recently been told that her benefits will stop because her medical condition is now controlled by medication. While she feels that she's in a somewhat impossible situation, since her disability benefits include the medical coverage she uses to obtain the medications, it's important to understand the rules that social-security benefits follow in order to anticipate any similar problems with your own claim, whether you are just now filing or have been receiving benefits for a while.
28 September 2016
Not everyone ends up paying alimony after a divorce, but your chances of having to make payments to your ex increase if you were responsible for the majority of their financial support during your marriage. If you're ordered to pay alimony, however, that doesn't mean that you will make payments indefinitely. Many orders are only good until your ex gets on their feet financially. Furthermore, there are steps you can take to avoid paying alimony permanently.
9 September 2016
If you were on the receiving end of an injury – one that is usually born out of recklessness or a lack of care, rather than any sort of malicious intent – you can often sue the party responsible under the category of a personal injury suit. However, you may not wish to go to court. You lawyer may advise you that settling out of court is a preferable experience. If you are thinking of settling out of court, you have doubtlessly have questions about the experience.
22 August 2016