Law

  • How To Keep A Record Documenting An Unsafe Work Site

    Not all accidents are unforeseen at a job site. Some accidents you can see coming beforehand if the job site is kept in a dangerous condition. For example, you might be required to work on scaffolding to build a wall, and if the scaffolding doesn't have railings or is not properly stabilized, someone falling off the scaffolding is almost a foregone conclusion if the unsafe conditions aren't corrected. You should document the situation before you or another employee has an accident.
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  • 3 Things You Need To Know About Contingency Fees Before You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

    Before you hire a personal injury lawyer, it is important that you understand what a contingency fee is and how it works. The vast majority of personal injury lawyers are paid based on a contingency fee. Here are three things you need to know about contingency fees. No Payments Up Front If the personal injury lawyer you work with tells you that they will charge you based on a contingency fee, you should not have to make any payments up front for them to take on your case.
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  • Divorce Assets In An Equitable Distribution State

    Forty-one states have "equitable distribution" (EQ) laws for dividing assets in divorce as opposed to the other nine which have community property (marital assets are divided 50-50) laws. To get some understanding of what this could mean for you, read on. E.Q. States If you live in a state other than:  Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin, you live in an E.Q. state. This is a more complicated legal set up, but the intention is to for assets to be divided up fairly according to various factors, and a percentage may be assigned to each spouse.
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  • Preparing For Divorce

    One of the most important parts of going through a divorce is preparing yourself in advance. While finding the right attorney is important, so is making arrangements for the rest of your life while the divorce proceedings take place. Every state is a little different, so it's important that you know what to look for from your attorney, and what to do with yourself once you've made your intentions clear to your spouse:
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  • Tips For Proving Soft Tissue Injuries

    Soft injuries are those that involve muscles, ligaments, and tendons, but not bones. If you are processing a personal injury claim, and most of your injuries are "soft," then you should expect hard negotiation from the insurance company. This is because insurers are of the erroneous view that only injuries to the bone and critical organs of the body (such as lungs, heart and brain) are serious enough to warrant substantial awards.
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  • Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits: 3 Facts You Should Know

    Whether you have been disabled since birth or have recently become disabled due to a serious injury or medical condition, you may be able to get the financial assistance that you require by filing for social security benefits. However, before you rush down to the local Social Security Administration, there are a few facts that you should know. You Cannot Collect SSD Benefits With No Work History Social security disability (SSD) benefits are designed to help disabled workers meet their financial obligations in the event that they are no longer about to work.
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  • 3 Things You Need To Know About Working With An Attorney

    Many people need to use the services of a lawyer. If you are working with an attorney for the first time you might be wondering what you should and shouldn't do. Here are 3 things that you need to know about working with an attorney. 1. Time Is Money, So Keep Communication On Point Most lawyers bill by the hour. This means that if you waste their time, you might have to pay for it.
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  • Surviving Divorce During The Holidays

    Divorce can be very painful and difficult, and even more so around the holidays. If you're going through a divorce during the holidays, these tips will help you through this emotional time. Find New Ways to Manage Stress Now more than ever you need a few healthy, solid methods for handling stress. A few tried and true ways include: Exercise Meditation Yoga Massage therapy Acupuncture Set aside time each day for your own stress management.
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  • 3 Costly Mistakes When Facing DUI Charges

    Even though you might have gotten the promotion you have been working on for years, or reached some other goal you've been working on, that doesn't mean you should go out and do something stupid that will get you in trouble with the law. Sure, you might want to go out and have a few drinks to commemorate the occasion, but you shouldn't get behind the wheel of the car. In doing so, you are opening yourself up to some serious criminal charges.
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  • Diet Pills And Tort Law: What You Need To Know

    Have you suffered negative health effects as a result of taking diet pills? Have you lost a large sum of money because of medical bills and lost wages? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your situation. If the manufacturer of the diet pill is found to have acted negligently, they should be held responsible. This article will discuss the harmful effects of diet pills and what the law has to say about companies that manufacture them.
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