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.
Many people watch a lot of courtroom drama shows and courtroom "reality" shows, most of which are hardly reality at all. Usually what you see happening between divorcing couples on these shows is scripted, since there is very little in the way of accusations and compensation allowed in family court. If you are worried about your ex and what he or she might do or say in family court, or you are wondering what legal claims you can make against him or her and the proof you will need, the following information should help.
In most instances, filing for bankruptcy ends with either a discharge of your debts or a repayment plan that allows you to pay off your debts in a reasonable amount of time. However, in some cases, the bankruptcy can be dismissed by the judge. If your bankruptcy was dismissed, here is what you need to know. What Are the Types of Dismissal? Bankruptcies are dismissed with or without prejudice. When dismissing your case, the judge will state which one he or she is using in your case.
If you were previously convicted of a criminal offense and are now facing a child custody battle with your ex-partner, you're likely wondering how your criminal record will affect your odds of receiving custody. When it comes to ex-convicts and child custody, it's important that you can prove you're reformed and are a healthy, stable parent for your child. Below are three ways in which you can prove that you're more than your previous criminal convictions and receive the custody that will benefit you and your child.
Planning for the future and for the worst-case scenario is the wise thing to do. Every adult should have an estate plan that outlines your wishes in the case that something should happen to you. However, many people wonder what their estate plan should include and the reasoning for getting one while they are young. Here are some of the things you need to know about your estate plan. 1. You Need To Have Powers of Attorney
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.