If a child who is in your care receives a settlement after being involved in an accident, you may be wondering how to manage that money. You may have some questions about how the money is dispersed and how it can be accessed. Here are some common questions -- and answers -- about personal injury settlements awarded to a minor under age 18. Is the money given to the parent or guardian?
13 July 2016
If someone begins tailgating you, tries to cut you off, honks their horn wildly or makes gestures to that show they are upset, you may be seeing the signs of road rage. What should you do if another driver's actions due to their anger -- justified or not -- threatens to cause an accident? Preventing Road Rage Accidents The first step to handling a accident involving an aggressive driver is not to get in one.
17 June 2016
Ex-cop and convicted murder Drew Petterson is in the news for trying to take out a hit on the prosecutor that handled his case. As a former police officer, Petterson should have been aware of how often jailhouse confidants turn into jailhouse informants. If you want to avoid the same sort of problems, this is what you should know about what you should and shouldn't say while in jail, either awaiting your trial or after.
27 May 2016
If you're injured in a car accident that you are not at fault for, you can expect to get a financial settlement from the other driver's insurance company. But the size of your settlement can depend on several factors, and it must be remembered that insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible. An injury from a car wreck can cause a lot of problems in your life, and you deserve the best settlement possible.
17 May 2016
One of the most valuable, and important, benefits of your workers' comp insurance is the opportunity to recover at home and still earn some of your previous salary. This insurance allows you to concentrate on healing so that you can get back to work quickly. But it's important to understand that your workers' comp benefits are connected to the category of your injury. Read on to learn more about the three categories of workers' comp.
3 May 2016
Were you a victim of an injury as a result of negligence? If so, you may want to consider bringing a lawsuit against those at fault in order to recoup any losses you endured due to your injuries. Before filing any claims, it is necessary to notify those who were involved that they will be connected to your lawsuit. The following are some steps to take in order to properly notify those responsible:
20 April 2016
When you're a victim of a vicious dog attack, you can file a personal injury claim to recover damages for your injuries. Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls that can lead to your case falling apart or result in compensation that isn't sufficient to cover the cost of your medical expenses and other losses. Read on to learn what not to do when preparing to file a dog-bite claim so as to improve your chances of getting full compensation.
8 April 2016
Nearly everyone has heard the term "class action lawsuit", but few understand why such lawsuits are brought and how it may benefit the claimants, or the people who make up the "class". If you have ever purchased a product or service, or worked in an industry, you could be a member of the class referred to in the title. Reading the notices informing you about these lawsuits can be daunting and confusing, with lots of legalese to sort through.
29 March 2016
Dogs have been a man's best friend since the beginning of time. They are loving and loyal companions, so it's difficult when a dog attack lawsuit is brought against you. The worst thing about a dog biting lawsuit is that it could lead to your furry pet being deemed a vicious animal and would result in it being put down. Though it is difficult to defend your pet effectively against an attack lawsuit, it is not impossible.
16 March 2016
When you're hurt on the job, it's important to retain legal counsel in a timely manner; if you wait too long, there might not be time to hire the right workers' compensation attorney and file your case. In North Carolina, you have two years to file Form 18, a document that serves as an official written notice of your workplace accident to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Two years might seem like plenty of time, but by the time you hire your attorney and he or she builds the case for you, several months can pass.
9 March 2016