A core concept in American injury law is the duty of care. This is the idea that, under certain circumstances, a person or an organization willingly takes on a responsibility to prevent others from being harmed. They accomplish this by following through on reasonable actions that any citizen would take in a similar situation. All that may sound a bit vague, but an injury attorney or a civil court judge will tell you the idea has a very specific meaning.
4 December 2019
Do you have a disabled loved one who currently receives disability benefits? These benefits allow your loved one to receive the medical care that he or she needs because of the disability. If you want to make sure that this person receives your assets if you die but you do not want it to come between your loved one's ability to receive disability benefits, you can always set up a special needs trust.
7 November 2019
You might understand why someone who was seriously injured in a car accident would want to hire an attorney. If you are only dealing with minor injuries after a car accident, however, you might not think that it's necessary to hire a lawyer. However, it is still smart to think about hiring an auto accident lawyer when you're dealing with minor injuries for these reasons and more. 1. Your Injuries Could Have More of an Impact Than You Think
10 October 2019
Dealing with injuries or an illness that was caused by someone else can make for an upsetting and difficult situation. If you're ever hurt, injured, or become sick due to a personal injury situation, it's best to hire professional legal representation as soon as you can. An attorney will be able to guide you through the legal process to get the help that you need. Here are the reasons you need to hire a personal injury attorney in this type of life-changing situation:
9 September 2019
As long as you have something that is man made and that you have created or engineered on your own, you will want to consider getting a patent for it. Don't worry if you don't know how to patent things on your own, as you can always turn to a company to assist you with that, such as the Biotech Patent Law Firm. All you need to do right now is to make sure that you have a good understanding of why getting a patent is so important.
27 July 2019
Working with an attorney, while dealing with divorce and family law issues means hearing and using a lot of terminology. If you don't have much experience with the family court system in the U.S., some of these concepts might seem a bit vague or unfamiliar. Let's take a look at three of the most important ones you'll want to learn about. Community Property Common, communal, or community property refers to assets and liabilities that were accumulated over the course of a marriage.
3 July 2019
Being unable to work due to a medical condition can mean applying for benefits from the government. If you have recently been turned down for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you have likely been advised about the appeals process. Each person who is denied their benefits can file for an appeal and all applicants are advised to do so. The Social Security application process, the appeal process, and just about every other aspect of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is complex and it's far too easy to make mistakes that affect your ability to get benefits.
28 May 2019
An auto accident may seem like a cut-and-dry situation. When you are involved in an auto accident, you are either at fault or you are not. However, that is not always the case. What happens when someone steals your vehicle, gets into an accident, and you still find yourself liable? It doesn't seem fair, to say the least. Typically, the owner of a stolen vehicle is not at fault for any damages or injuries sustained in an accident caused by the thief.
25 March 2019
In the state of Wisconsin, a first-time DUI with no property damage and no injury to self and others is but a slap on the wrists. That does not mean you should go out, drink, drive, and keep tempting fate. There is still a punishment involved that might not jive so well with your job or your boss come Monday morning. Here is what you can expect if and when you are pulled over, tested, and arrested for drinking and driving in the state of Wisconsin.
17 February 2019
A lot of attention is given to severe birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy and joint dislocations. These are, in fact, serious health issues that should be attended to and legally addressed. However, there are other forms of birth injuries that, while minor, are still important for expecting parents to understand. Here are a few other common birth issues you may encounter, both natural and medically-induced. Bruising Some newborns experience bruising after the delivery as a result of the birth.
9 January 2019