Diving Deep Into The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine: Answers To The Most-Asked Questions
One frequently misunderstood aspect of premise liability lawsuits is the attractive nuisance doctrine. This is because, in general, homeowners don’t owe trespassers any special consideration. A person who was not invited onto the property and is hurt by something in the area typically won’t be able to recover damages for their injuries. However, the law makes an exception for trespassing children who access something on the property that is commonly attractive to kids, such as pools.…Read More »
No Room In Your Budget For A Regulatory Compliance Officer? 2 Ways To Keep Your Business Compliant Without The Extra Salary
If you own a small business, then you know that staying compliant with all of the regulations and laws is important, yet they change so quickly it can be tough to stay on top of the changes while running your business. While large corporations often hire chief compliance officers, or CCOs, whose sole jobs are to stay on top of all changes in industry regulations and help integrate them into the business, you may just not have room in your budget for yet another salary.…Read More »
The Drug Defense: What To Do If You Are Charged With A Drug-Related Crime
Were you arrested because the authorities believe you were manufacturing, carrying, or selling drugs? Being convicted of such a crime is extremely serious. The types of sentences given to those who are convicted of possession will vary based on a few different factors, such as the type of drug being carried, the amount the person had on them when arrested, and the record of the individual who was arrested. However, some of the most serious charges could cause a person to spend more than a decade in jail.…Read More »
Where Should You File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?
While up to 96 percent of personal injury cases are settled before going to trial, there is still a chance you may have to go to court to obtain the money owed to you for injuries and losses you sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may have a choice of filing your claim in small claims, state, or federal court. Here’s the difference between these options.…Read More »
Planning A Great Holiday Party For Your Employees? Dos And Don'ts To Help You Avoid Legal Hassles
If your company had an extra successful year, then it is natural to want to reward the employees that helped make that year great by throwing them an extra special holiday party. Not only is it great to reward those who help your company stay successful, but it will also keep workplace morale high as the new year rolls in and motivate your workers to make next year even better. As you are planning that party, remember that just as accidents can happen in the workplace during the workday, they can also happen at parties.…Read More »
What Should You Know If Your Injured In A Scaffold Accident?
If you receive injuries in a scaffold accident at a construction site, but your employer blames you for the incident, even after you followed all of the proper procedures, speak to a personal injury attorney. If your injuries occurred because of unsafe conditions that you reported to your supervisor, such as an improperly secured scaffold base or improper rigging equipment, you may qualify for workers’ compensation and other benefits. Here are things to know about scaffold injuries and what you can do to obtain your compensation.…Read More »
LGBT Teen Getting Bullied At School & Having Suicidal Thoughts? Here's What To Do
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a survey taken of lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people in a number of public school districts showed that as many as 28% were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property. The CDC also says that statistics show that 7th-12th grade students who identify with the LGBT community are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide than their non-LGBT peers.…Read More »
Four Times To Consider Filing A Single Bankruptcy Petition Even If You Are Married
When you got married you agreed that the two of you were in this for better or worse, and there are not too many things that can negatively affect a marriage as quickly as money issues. Can these issues be resolved by filing bankruptcy? Is this something that the two of you should do together, or if only one of you is carrying the majority of the debt, should they do this alone?…Read More »
How to Keep Your Business from Getting Slapped with Employee Lawsuits
If you’re an employer, you’re probably juggling your share of HR and financial issues on a daily basis, even without also worrying about the ongoing rise in employee lawsuits. Civil suits over wrongful termination and/or various types of discrimination can devastate even the most well-meaning businesses that fail to guard against missteps and misunderstandings. Here are some smart practices you can implement to make sure your company isn’t bankrupted by legal fees, judgments, and awards.…Read More »
Can You Receive Social Security Disability Payments For Lead Poisoning?
It’s no secret that ingesting or inhaling lead can cause serious health problems, such as mental retardation and organ damage. Sometimes the injuries are so severe, they make it difficult for those affected to work and earn income. It may be possible to get Social Security disability payments for lead-related impairments, through, and here’s what you need to know about the process. Eligibility Is Based on Effect, Not Cause The most important thing to understand about obtaining Social Security disability for lead poisoning is that eligibility for benefits is based on the disease or impairment caused by exposure to the lead, not the lead itself.…Read More »