What Should Dog Owners Know About The "One Bite" Rule?
Dogs have a rich history of protecting the lives of their human family members, and are rightfully referred to as “man’s best friend.” However, in this quest for protection of their “pack,” some dogs may inadvertently cause harm to a neighbor, friend, or other visitor to your home. The legal and financial impact of a dog bite can be enormous – even if you live in one of the states that allows a “…Read More »
2 Reasons Police Reports Are Crucial For Your Personal Injury Case
Sometimes when people are involved in a car accident, they feel too shaken up to call the police. After all, who wants to answer a whole bunch of extra questions after enduring a terrifying wreck? Although you might be tempted to skip the police involvement and document things on your own, officers can collect vital data that could help your lawyer later. Here are two reasons police reports are crucial for your personal injury case:…Read More »
Your Words, Your Handwriting: What You Need To Know About Holographic Wills
Most traditional wills are drafted by an attorney, printed and then signed in front of several witnesses, but many states also permit residents to create a handwritten will, also known as a holographic will. Before computers became a staple of homes and offices everywhere, many wills were handwritten. As technology advanced, state requirements did, too. Luckily, some states preserved their laws permitting a handwritten will. Here’s a look at what you need to know about holographic wills and how to use one.…Read More »
You Work Hard For The Money--Disparity In Workers Comp Laws Mean Your Attorney Will Have To Do The Same
A popular 80s song contains the lyrics, “She works hard for the money, so you better treat her right.” A tribute to blue collar employees, the song expounded the virtues of those who show up to work faithfully every day for little take-home pay. The workers compensation system was established to protect just these types of employees in case of accidental injury. However, today the workers comp system is a source of exasperation for injured workers because of the disparities in benefits from state to state.…Read More »
Should You File A Wrongful Death Claim Or A Survival Action?
If your spouse or domestic partner has recently been killed in an accident, you may be wondering how to proceed. In addition to the grief and sense of loss you’re feeling, you’re likely also dealing with the financial consequences of losing an income or someone to help with childcare and home maintenance. You might already be familiar with the idea of a wrongful death lawsuit, where you can recover compensation from the perpetrator for the emotional and financial consequences of losing your loved one.…Read More »
Suffering From An "Industrial Disease"? What Should You Do?
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), emphysema, mesothelioma, or another lingering ailment caused by long-term workplace exposure to toxins, you may be struggling with conflicting emotions, as well as wondering how to proceed. How can you help pay any medical expenses incurred as a result of your illness? Should you sue your employer? How can you cope with the anger you feel after realizing that your job has made you sick?…Read More »