27 November 2015
Jail and prisons sometimes provide inmates with opportunities to make money by performing work at the facilities or in the community as part of work-release programs. If you are injured while working for the private or state facility, are you eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits? It depends on the circumstances of the injury, the state where you live, and the terms of employment. Not All Injuries Are Covered For the most part, inmates generally enjoy the same benefits as other employees who are injured on the job.
10 November 2015
The average weight of a mid-size car is 3,497 pounds. However, the typical weight of an 18-wheeler truck is about 80,000 pounds. Due to the vast difference in poundage, a trucking accident that involves a car and a large truck can be catastrophic for the people in the smaller vehicle. Victims can suffer serious, debilitating injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, you may have questions about personal injury cases in which large 18-wheeler trucks are involved.
23 October 2015
Negotiating with an insurance company for a higher settlement after a car accident can be tricky. One important factor that strongly influences these negotiations is whether or not you go to all your medical appointments and complete prescribed therapy. People often start out with the best of intentions but later succumb to various reasons not to go. That harms their chances of acquiring better compensation from the insurance company. Even if you hire a car accident lawyer at some point during the process, the attorney will have a difficult time acquiring a better settlement if you have skipped several medical appointments or stopped going altogether.
9 October 2015
The settlement process can be time-consuming and exhausting. One way to get through the process is to know what to expect. To better help you understand the process so that you can properly prepare for negotiations, here is what you need to know about settlements. What Is the Average Settlement Amount? Contrary to popular belief, there is no average amount for a settlement. Each case is different and there are various factors that are used to determine how each case is valued.
21 September 2015
When your small business is finally able to take on employees, you may not realize that you need to keep some things in mind to legally protect yourself and your business. Keep the following things in mind when you hire and manage new employees. Avoid Illegal Questions When you are interviewing people for different positions, you will want to know some things about them and whether they would fit in at your company.
1 September 2015
If you have decided that you are ready to file a claim for social security disability, you may want to consider getting a little help. This is best done by hiring a social security disability lawyer. Sure, you will have to pay a fee should you win your case, but many people find that the benefits of having someone with legal expertise on their side to far outweigh the cost. Take a moment to review the following reasons why hiring a social security disability lawyer may be the best move you make.
12 August 2015
Taking a trip north of the U.S. border can be exciting. Unfortunately, many people soon realize that crimes they have been convicted of in the United States could prevent them from legally entering Canada on vacation. If you are planning to visit Canada in the near future, but you are worried that your criminal record could stand in the way, it can be beneficial to retain the services of an immigration attorney.
29 July 2015
In the period of 2001 to 2010, an average of 28 percent of all the applications for Social Security disability benefits were accepted. Unfortunately for the remaining 72 percent who were denied, only an average of three percent of those who file for an appeal were actually approved. To help increase the odds that you are among those who receive benefits, it is important to understand why your application was denied and what you can do to change the outcome.
15 July 2015
If you are getting ready to enter into your second marriage, it's important for you to realize that 67% of second marriages fail. The rates for third marriages are even higher than this, but why? While you may end up with an extremely successful second or third marriage, it's important to understand the causes of most divorces in second marriages. By knowing these, you might be able to prevent a divorce after you tie the knot.
26 June 2015
If you have been accused and arrested for a DWI, you will be potentially facing some major penalties if convicted. The consequences are far more than only having your license suspended, because you could receive jail time or large fines as well. When you find yourself being accused of a DWI, you should hire a legal team that can help you with one of the following defenses. You Were Not Driving The Vehicle