If you suffered a slip and fall accident while shopping, you may be entitled to compensation. To make sure you don't jeopardize your claim for compensation, you need to avoid making costly mistakes. Before you go any further, here are three things you should do to make sure you receive the benefits and compensation you're entitled to. Get Proper Medical Attention If you've been injured in a place-of-business, it's important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Filing for bankruptcy is often the last resort for individuals who just can't handle their debt anymore. If you think you might fit into this category and are thinking about officially filing in bankruptcy court, you'll want to plan your next moves carefully. Financial decisions you make in the last few months before officially filing could actually have an effect on your bankruptcy case itself. Here are three things you do not want to do if you are certain you are going to file for bankruptcy in the near future.
Paralegals are legal professionals that have less schooling than lawyers, but often handle many day-to-day operations in a law firm. If you schedule a meeting to speak with a law firm about your issues, you may find yourself meeting first with a paralegal. The paralegal may be able to provide you with some legal advice free of charge, as well as refer you to an appropriate lawyer in the firm. Here are some other legal services that are provided by a paralegal and why it may be helpful to consult a paralegal first.
If you have found yourself in a situation that requires a trial attorney, you may not know what to expect. You may know the basics of how this will work out and the courtroom proceedings. What you may not know is what to expect during the first consultation with your trial attorney. Here are a few things you should expect and a little information on how to prepare for this consultation.
Distracted driving claims roughly 8 lives and injures 1,161 people every day in the United States. Drivers get distracted by everything from a cup of coffee to their cell phones and GPS devices. Lately, however, lawyers are starting to ask if someone other than the errant driver should be held responsible for the distraction—especially if it's a major company that seems to be encouraging both reckless behavior and distracted driving. If you've been in an accident due to a distracted driver who was using Snapchat, this is what you should know.
If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may qualify for social security disability payments. This money comes from a fund you have probably contributed to during your time in the work force, and it is likely that you have the right to disability payments using this money. As an attorney specializing in social security disability, I have a great deal of experience in helping clients determine if they qualify for disability payments. I hope that this blog will help people who have been injured understand what it means to qualify for social security disability benefits and how to go about getting that help.