2017

Are Your Best Interests Served By A Settlement?

If you've been injured and the responsible party accepts fault, you may be offered a cash settlement to end the issue before an official court date and decision. In some cases, the settlement may be enough to handle your medical issues and some personal finances. Some lucky victims may even consider it a life-improving windfall. Unfortunately, the science behind selecting a settlement can be tricky enough to keep you distracted while ignoring bigger problems that may pop up later in life.

Understanding How Marriage Can Affect Your Disability Benefits

If you collect disability payments due to an illness or injury that prevents you from working and you are about to get married, then you may be worried about how your nuptials will affect your benefits. This is a serious concern, especially since your monthly checks can reduce once you get married. To understand how both SSI and SSDI benefits may change, keep reading.  SSI Benefits You likely know that your SSI benefits hinge on the amount of money you make.

The Top Three Reasons People Sue For Birth Injury Compensation

Birth injuries are extremely emotional to deal with for new parents. Nobody wants to have to go through this with your newborn, however, unfortunately it does happen. Here are the tip three reasons people sue for birth injury compensation: Negligence During Pregnancy: During your pregnancy, your doctor should be paying close attention to the full development of the baby in your belly. This is critical to catching any potentially problems and being able to fix them or know what needs to be done to fix them upon birth.

Are You Hurting Your Own Auto Accident Case?

An auto accident can many times be the precipitating event that leads to a stressful time in your life as you strive to recover and cope with bills. Because this time can so often be hard for someone experiencing it, there's a chance you could be hurting your own case without realizing. Here's how. Ignoring Medical Care Even if an ambulance showed up in the minutes following the accident, you may have shrugged off emergency personnel and declined a trip to the ER.

Workers' Compensation And Self-Employment

Being your own boss can have its benefits, which is why a significant number of American workers are working for themselves. According to recent statistics from the Pew Research Center, nearly 14.6 million Americans - 10 percent of the nation's workforce - are self-employed. Going from working for someone else to being your own boss brings with it plenty of changes, including the way workers' compensation is normally handled. The following explains how these changes can affect you once you're self-employed.

Three Main Factors Your Lawyer Will Consider Before Proceeding With A Car Accident Lawsuit

You can file an accident lawsuit if you are injured in a crash and the opposing party refuses to settle. However, the decision to proceed with a lawsuit isn't automatic. When you consult with a lawyer to help you with the case, they must consider several factors first. Here are three main factors they can't ignore: You Can Prove That the Other Driver Was at Fault There is a common saying in legal circles that all that matters is what you can prove.

3 Things You Need To Know After You Have A Slip And Fall

Accidents happen all the time. People are injured and misfortunate events affect many people. In some cases the accident could not have been prevented and it is not one's fault. But in other situations the reckless behaviors of others might affect you. If this is the case you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to make sure that you get compensation for your damages. Here are some things that you need to know about a personal injury lawsuit, specifically a slip and fall case.

If You're Hurt At Work: When You Have The Right To Sue For Personal Injury

When you are injured at work, you have the right to receive workers compensation benefits. This is insurance that covers your income in the event that you get hurt at work and can't do your job for awhile. If you are seriously injured and no longer able to return to work, you will be covered by workers compensation and disability coverage until you reach retirement age. The problem is, this money is usually not enough for you to live on in any comfortable way, yet you can't sue your employer simply for getting hurt on the job.

Conviction Overturned? You May Be Owed a Fine Refund

When a person is convicted of a crime, it's not unusual for the court to order the defendant to pay court fines and/or restitution. What happens to that money when the court overturns the conviction, though? A recent decision by the Supreme Court affirmed what many courts in other jurisdictions already knew; the money should be refunded to defendants as soon as possible. Here's more information about the case that lead to this decision and how you can get your money back from the court.

How To Recover Money For Loss Of Use After A Car Accident

When a car accident occurs that was not your fault but has left you without a vehicle for a while, you might be able to file a claim for loss of use after the accident. Seeking compensation for this is not always easy when you try settling a case without a lawyer, which is why you may want to consider hiring a car accident lawyer to help you settle your case.