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Why The Other Motorist Might Not Want To Report Your Accident

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If you are involved in an accident, you might discover that the other driver does not want to report the accident to the police or to their own insurance provider. They may even offer to pay for your damages and your medical bills. However, there are several reasons why this can be a bad idea. Understand State Law Some states require that you report a car accident. For example, in Georgia, you must report your accident to local law enforcement if the damages are more than $500.

18 February 2021

What Happens When Divorce And Family Law Collide?

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Divorce and family law issues often come into conflict. You may wonder what happens when these two potentially contentious problems collide. Fortunately, the law has a fairly standardized approach to these concerns, and a divorce lawyer can guide you through it. Here is how an attorney usually approaches situations where divorce and family overlap a lot. Separating the Issues American law very aggressively separates these two sets of problems. Divorces are lawsuits designed to terminate marriages, but that's pretty much all they do.

18 February 2021

When Should You Talk With An Injury Attorney After An Accident?

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After an accident, the idea of demanding compensation for your injuries might not be the first thing on your mind. Recovery is certainly important, but there are good reasons to reach out to a personal injury lawyer for advice. Here are some of the factors that may play into when you should speak with a personal injury attorney. Is There an Immediate Need? The big thing that dictates whether you should speak with a lawyer right after an accident is how well the scene of the incident is likely to be preserved.

19 January 2021

Myths Auto Accident Victims Should Never Assume Are True

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After a person is involved in a vehicle accident, they may not make effective decisions about their legal options if they are allowing some common misconceptions to lead them astray. While the legal issues surrounding a car accident case can be complicated, it is still vital for individuals to have a thorough understanding of their options. Myth: Only Life-Threatening Car Accidents Are Worth Pursuing Legally Many auto accidents will be severe enough to pose life-threatening injuries to individuals or to result in permanent disabilities and impairments.

15 December 2020

Keys To Handling A Collapsed Stairwell Injury Around Commercial Property

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Accidents around commercial properties happen a lot. One of the more severe is when a stairway collapses. If you were injured in this sort of accident, taking these measures is important if you're pursuing a personal injury claim.  Review Conditions Around Accident Site Before you get taken to the hospital to have your injuries treated or you take yourself, take some time to review conditions that you're surrounded by. Making a note of them and documenting them may not seem relevant at the time, but they could be key in this personal injury claim.

16 November 2020

Filing a Lawsuit after a Pulmonary Fibrosis Diagnosis

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Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disease of the lung linked to asbestos. If you are diagnosed with this condition, you may have a legal case on your hands. For years, people like you have been dealing with the impact of lung disease, including pulmonary fibrosis. If you are considering a case with a lung disease lawyer, you may have some questions. These answers will help you. 1. What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

19 October 2020

The Impact Of Your Clothing On A Judge And Jury

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If you are called to municipal court, you may wonder what your next steps are. Even if you hire a municipal court attorney, you may have a lot of questions. Your attorney may advise that you dress well for court, but what does this mean? The clothing you wear to court can impact your case, even if you do not realize it until you see the outcome of your case. This is why you need to wear clothing your attorney recommends.

18 September 2020

How Liability Is Determined In Injury Cases

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When you discuss a case with a personal injury lawyer, a lot of the conversation boils down to the concept of liability. In American law, this goes beyond the simple idea that a person is responsible for something bad happening. Liability implies that the defendant had a duty to prevent something they were responsible for from occurring. For a personal injury attorney, this means every case has to be broken down into its pieces to determine who is liable.

17 August 2020

Child-Centered Divorce: What It Is, What It Means, And Why It's Important

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When two adults decide they no longer wish to be married, it can be as simple as parting ways and moving on with your life. However, when two adults who are married and share a child, parting ways is not such a simple process. You can get a divorce, and you can part ways, but the child between you is a tie that will always bind you, and that does not have to be a bad situation.

17 July 2020

3 Key Advantages of Chapter 13 vs. Liquidation

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When you speak with a Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer about petitioning the court, the goal is to get your current finances under control. This is distinct from the Chapter 7 process, sometimes called liquidation, where the goal is to sell all of your disposable assets to settle up with your creditors and start fresh. Each process is meant for a distinct type of debtor, and it's important to understand why Chapter 13 might have some advantages for particular people.

17 June 2020