Archive for July, 2016
Hiring a DUI attorney is a serious matter. In fact, it’s nearly as serious as the drunk driving charge itself. Not only is this person responsible for understanding the law, they’re responsible for defending you in court.
An effective DUI lawyer should be able to do many things, but some traits should stand out above others. So whether you’re looking for a DUI lawyer or simply looking to learn more about what you should look for when choosing a DUI attorney, or any type of
One of the most common things we hear from workers compensation clients is, “I wish I’d known the right way to approach this before I was injured at work.”
Knowing what to do if you are injured at work is something that you don’t know that you need to know until you are injured at work. It’s not something that you can plan for, and you often aren’t prepared; knowing the right actions to take immediately after incurring an injuring on the job is important for having a successful workers compensation claim. If you aren’t confident you’d know what to do if injured at work, please stand by for our list of important steps to take before filing a workers comp claim.
Four Important Things to Know if You Are Injured On the Job
- Record everything.
If you’ve been in any sort of motorcycle accident or been a victim of a car accident that may have involved a motorcycle, you know the importance of having a good motorcycle accident attorney. However, the protection shouldn’t stop in the courtroom.
Protecting yourself and others from potential harm and even traumatic brain injuries is simpler than you think. It starts with prevention, and here are four tips to help you stay safe on the road.
Wear Protective Gear
Whether you’re a driver or a passenger, you should always wear a helmet, a thick jacket, pants, and padded gloves when riding a motorcycle. Protecting yourself from wind, rain, and other p
When you think of railroads, you probably do not think about the possibility of them being dangerous or causing you any injury. Railroads are generally seen as one of the most interesting forms of travel. It is not necessarily the fasted mode of travel, but it provides you with a unique traveling experience. You are moving along at a steady pace and you get to sightsee throughout the windows the entire time. You also get to visit many of the countries unique and historic railroad stopping points. Some trains even include cabins with bedding for longer and extended railroad traveling trips. What about when an injury does occur? What about when you are injured as a result of negligence or an accident on the railroad system? Who is to blame? Who is going to pay for your medical costs and your time off of work?
You have probably noticed that medical marijuana is becoming a huge trend and is actually becoming legal in many of the states of the U.S. Medical use of marijuana has been made legal in many areas, and other states are currently fighting for their right to allow it. Over the next few years, it is likely that medical marijuana will be a common way to treat many disorders and chronic pain conditions. It may take a few years to be fully legalized, but it is very likely that the time will come. This means that now is the perfect time to capitalize on the marijuana business. When a state passes a law that it is legal for medical use, it also means that it is legal to sell for medical use.
The price tag of marijuana prohibition is currently estimated at $20 billion per year, including costs to law enforcemen
Most people own or at least know how to operate a vehicle on the road. Motorized vehicles are such a central element of our society, even to the point of some cities not having much in the way of public transportation, because everyone gets around in their own car, for the most part. However what some people do not always keep in mind, is how dangerous traveling on roads can be. Here is a motorized vehicle, often weighing at least two tons, speeding much faster than any human can move, and only as safe as its driver is attentive, and even then, there are still unexpected or unavoidable accidents that can result in serious damage. It is that point that you will probably want to call a car accident lawyer, or a professional who specializes in cases involving personal injury.
Why the demand for
We have all been there. You are driving along, minding your own business on a gorgeous summer day and out of nowhere a car runs a red light and slams right into the side of your vehicle. Maybe the driver was texting, talking on the phone or otherwise distracted, but the end result is the same, you are going to have to deal with the agony of going through the insurance companies. This whole process becomes much more arduous if you are injured during the course of the accident. Everybody has seen the ads on television for personal injury lawyers offering quick and easy personal injury settlements. The stereotype of the personal injury lawyer has almost become a type of cliche. Bearing this ove
Before we knew the extent and potential harm exposure to lead-based paint can have on the human body, many older homes were outfitted with it to decorate their walls. Today, that has left many families in harm’s way of the statistical disadvantages lead poisoning puts you in.
The year 1978 is typically the date that homes built prior run a substantial risk of containing lead paint. According to HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development), 90% of pre-1940 buildings, 80% of pre-1960 and, 62% of pre-1978 buildings have lead. Recent studies have found that children who are lead poisoned are 7 times more likely to drop out of school and 6 times more likely to become involved in the juvenile justice system than lead-free kids.
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Auto and truck accidents are unfortunately all too common. With heavy traffic, bad weather and distracted and drunk driving, sometimes accidents are unavoidable. If you’ve been involved in an accident, you may find that you are looking at personal injury settlements. Even though the large majority of personal injury cases never come to trial and are settled out of court, the legal steps can be complicated. Even if you’re not at fault, you may need an auto accident lawyer to represent you. If you find yourself thinking, do I need a personal injury lawyer, chances are that you do.
When to call a law firm
If you’ve been involved in a traffic accident, you ne
Last night’s police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has the nation again asking questions. What is the purpose and reliability of police cameras and other private business surveillance cameras? When it is time to call a wrongful death lawyer? Are cities held accountable for deaths that occur within their care.
Lawyers are often able to help represent families in cases where a wrongful death or wrongful injury has occurred. For example, a brain injury attorney may better understand the hardships, therapies, and care costs of treating a patient. The grieving family may only be able to focus on day to day survival and emotions, where as an injury or wrongful death lawyer may be able to see more c