If you get into a car accident, you, of course, want to make sure the at-fault driver’s insurance pays for damage and medical bills. At the outset of your case, you may hear about contributory negligence versus comparative negligence. What do those terms mean, and why does it matter in your case?
Nursing home abuse and neglect are a serious concern. Although regulations of care facilities have increased, abuse by staff members — or even other residents — is a problem. According to the National Institutes of Health, national ombudsman received an annual average of 11,749 abuse and neglect-related complaints in nursing homes from 2006 to 2013. […]
When buying property, it’s important to know you are getting what you’re paying for. In law, business, and real estate, a title search is the process of examining public records to determine who owns the property and if there are any liens or claims against the property. It also can be a gathering of relevant documents […]
If you are injured at work, it’s important to contact an experienced personal injuries attorney as soon as possible. The law is designed to help employees who are accidentally hurt on the job receive benefits and payments for medical expenses, time lost from work and more. It can feel scary to hire a lawyer in […]
Not all jobs are safe. Asbestos, silicosis, anthrax and some types of hearing loss are just a few of the diseases or hazards one might suffer on the job. According to the World Health Organization, an “occupational disease” is any disease contracted primarily as a result of an exposure to risk factors arising from work […]
A house closing may seem like a long meeting with a lot of boring paperwork to sign. Still, whether you are buying or selling, it’s important to have an attorney you can trust explaining each document in plain language before you add your signature. Buyers and sellers often have conflicting interests as a home or […]
Motorcycle Accidents often lead to serious and permanent injuries. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may have a personal injury claim. Be cautious about talking to the other driver’s insurance company before you consult with an experienced injury lawyer. The insurance company may try to blame […]
Property deeds are documents that legally transfer the ownership of a property from one person to another. There are several types of deeds, including quitclaim deeds, warranty deeds, grant deeds, trust deeds, and fiduciary deeds. Deeds must be notarized and then recorded in the county’s Register of Deeds office. Experienced real estate attorneys can help […]
When one person’s intentional act or negligent actions result in the death of another, a wrongful death has occurred. The spouse, children, or parents of the deceased may bring a lawsuit for wrongful death against the wrongdoer or wrongdoers to compensate for the loss of love, affection, wages or other support they would have received had the person lived.
If you have traveled on any major highways in the past months, you have probably noticed the astonishing increase in truck traffic. The records of trucking companies reveal that commercial trucks cram onto the highways jockeying for position among passenger cars and rush to complete their routes on time. The trucks are often loaded to capacity, sometimes poorly maintained, and frequently driven by truckers with serious safety deficiencies.