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Underage DUI – How Will It Impact Your Life?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is a common occurrence all over the country. Laws and penalties are becoming more strict each year and those who make the mistake of driving after a few drinks can find themselves facing jail time, thousands of dollars in fines and the loss of their driving privileges. Sadly, teenagers and young adults under the legal drinking age also make the mistake of driving under the influence and their penalties become even more damaging. Lower Blood Alcohol Content Teenagers and underage adults do not...

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3 Things You Need to Know About Posting Bail

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Posting bail is used to get yourself out of jail prior to a court appearance. It’s typically required if you have a previous criminal history, or if you committed a serious crime. Bail is used to ensure you will show up at your court hearing, as you will lose the money if you do not show up. Arraignment Your first time appearing in court will be for your arraignment, and a judge will make a decision about your potential release before your court date. You may be released on recognizance, meaning that you simply promise that you will...

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Medical Malpractice: When Healthcare Seriously Screws Up

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your doctor has made an egregious error that has led to a serious decline in your health, then you should consider filing a legal case for malpractice. By doing so, you can recover some of your future medical costs and possibly be paid money for the damage that was caused to you by no fault of your own. Definition of Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice is simply legal-speak for a medical error. It pertains to any situation where reasonable medical standards of care have not been followed by doctors, hospitals, or healthcare...

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Wrongful Termination: What Occurs & Your Legal Options

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you live in a state that recognizes at-will terminations, your employer has the right to fire you for no real reason. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. If you think that you were wrongfully terminated, you can take legal action. What Is Wrongful Termination? Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires a person for reasons that are illegal. In the event an employee can prove that the reason for the termination was illegal, the employee can file a complaint with the state’s labor board and a civil lawsuit. ...

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Protecting Yourself From Truck Driver Fatigue

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a primary means of shipment, large trucks play a vital role in this country’s transportation system. However, these large trucks also pose a safety threat to innocent drivers on the road. This is particularly true when it comes to truck driver fatigue. Truck driver fatigue is a serious issue that contributes to as much as 40% of all crashes that involve heavy trucks. Truck Driver Fatigue The transportation industry is regulated by a set of guidelines that determine how many hours of rest and active driving time a driver can have...

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What Does It Mean To Be At Fault In A Car Accident?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you are in a car accident, there are a lot of things that need to be figured out and dealt with. One of those things is who is at fault for the accident. Knowing who is at fault is very important.  Why Does Fault Need to Be Assigned? There are several reasons why fault needs to be assigned in a car accident. One of them is because fault equals liability. Liability determines whose insurance is going to pay for the accident. If you are found to be liable for the accident, your insurance company will pay for the damage to the other...

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What’s Involved In Adoptions

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s important when you are considering adoption to familiarize yourself with the basic processes that are relevant to different forms of adoption. These processes include things like understanding how a home study works, paternal consent rules, and court procedures. Since adoption can be an emotional journey that will most likely take longer than you would prefer, it’s essential that you are fully prepared for the entire process. Consent to Adopt In any legal adoption, the child’s birth parents have to give consent for the...

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4 Tips For Negotiating Your Own Debt Settlement

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Owing money creditors can be very stressful, especially when they are calling you daily to ask where their money is. If you are struggling to pay off your debt for credit cards, loans and other financing, you may be able to negotiate a debt settlement plan on your own. Follow these tips for preparing a debt settlement if you have accounts that have become delinquent. Know What Debt You Have The first step to settling your debt is being sure you know how much debt you have and who you owe money to. If you have not done so yet, request a copy...

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Tips For Settling A Car Accident Without Filing An Insurance Claim

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

After someone backs into your car and leaves you with a huge dent, the driver may tell you that he or she would prefer settling this matter without filing an insurance claim. This is a legal option to choose, but it is not always the best option. Drivers commonly do this to avoid having accidents on their driving records, but you may want to think twice before you agree to it. If this happens, here are three things you should do. Get The Person’s Information Before you leave the scene of the accident, you should get the person’s...

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Transition And Job Training Negotiations During A Personal Injury Settlement

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re offered a settlement package for your injuries, you need to consider more than the cash amount. An injury may lead to an unstable financial future unless the settlement amount is far more than you plan on making for the rest of your life. For more reasonable settlement amounts, negotiate for services such as transition assistance and job training to meet your legal opponent in the middle of the cost battle. Transition Assistance To Move On After Injury Depending on your injury, you may need to move to another area more...

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What Can You Do About A Bad Medical Examination Report?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The insurance company that you file a claim with following an accident might ask for an examination with an independent medical examiner. The examiner is chosen by the insurance company, but is allegedly independent. In the event that you receive a negative report from the examiner, there are a few things you can do to counter it.  Obtain a Copy The insurance adjuster will contact you after receiving the report from the medical examiner to discuss the results. Do not rely on the adjuster to tell you what is in the report. Ask for a...

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