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Nursing Home Abuse & Personal Injury Victims

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Nursing home abuse is much more common than many people want to believe. While abuse does not impact most people living in these homes, this does not mean that somebody you love can’t be a victim. Think you might have a nursing home abuse case on behalf of a loved one? This guide will help you figure out your next steps toward pursuing a case. What Kinds of Abuse Happens in Nursing Homes?…

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Testifying For A Child Custody Hearing? Follow These Four Tips

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Are you going through a custody battle where you will need to testify at a child custody hearing? Here are some tips that you should follow to give you the best chance at getting the results that you want. Prepare With Your Lawyer It is always a good idea to go through a mock testimony with your divorce lawyer so that you have an idea about what kind of questions you can expect.…

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Is Foreseeability A Factor In Your Injury Case?

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Under personal injury law, defendants often argue that they are not liable because certain events could not be foreseen. Depending upon the nature of the case, this defense could end up being the central problem with it or a minor delaying tactic. A few things will dictate how much this issue has to be addressed so take a look at what potential claimants should know about foreseeability. What Is Foreseeability?…

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Are DUI Offenders Required To Pay Restitution?

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Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol increases your risk of being involved in an accident, so its no surprise 29 percent of auto crash fatalities involve someone who had been drinking. In situations where DUI offenders cause accidents, the court will often require convicted defendants to pay restitution to victims. Here are three things the judge will look at to determine whether to order restitution and the amount to be paid.…

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What You Need To Know To Sue A Coal Mining Company After An Accident

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Working as a coal miner is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have. The potential for injury or even death on the job is very high and while miners know the risks going into the job, this doesn’t mean they can’t expect a reasonable amount of protection from accidents or injuries while working. This means the mining company is responsible for ensuring that worksites are as safe as possible.…

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How Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys Approach Cases

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Finding out that you receive a cancer misdiagnosis can leave you feeling infuriated. Whether you were diagnosed as having cancer and didn’t or you had cancer and the doctors missed it, you may be wondering what your legal options are. It’s a good idea to look at your potential case the same way that cancer misdiagnosis attorneys likely would. Here are three things most cancer misdiagnosis attorneys look for when they’re presented with cases.…

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Why Estate Planning Is More Than A Will

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Many people confuse estate planning with writing a will, but the two are markedly different. Below are some of the reasons estate planning is much more than writing a will. Controlled Spending The beneficiaries in a will have the freedom to spend their inheritance as they deem fit. For example, if you leave your business to a child and the will is the only estate plan you have, then the child can keep the business, sell it, or even run it to the ground via mismanagement.…

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Credit Card Debt In Chapter 7 Vs. Chapter 13

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Credit card debt is a huge problem with Americans today. In fact, the average person in this country owes $6,354 in credit card debt. Many people owe a lot more than this, though. If you are thinking of using bankruptcy for help eliminating the credit card debt you have, it is important to understand the differences with how credit card debt works in Chapter 7 bankruptcy versus Chapter 13. Chapter 7 Eliminates It If It Qualifies…

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The Multiplier Method For Pain And Suffering Damages

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Pain and suffering damages are difficult to calculate because pain is relative and hidden. You can’t see pain or gauge how much pain someone is feeling. Auto accident victims can also exaggerate their claims since they also know the difficulties of determining pain and damages. That is why the government has come up with several methods of determining pain and suffering damages for injury victims. One of these is the multiplier method.…

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What Injured Employees Need To Know About Workers' Compensation

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Being injured at work can be an experience that may leave a worker with major medical expenses and lost wages. Workers’ compensation coverage is available to help alleviate some of these risks, but individuals that are misinformed about these coverages can be unable to effectively use them when the time to file a claim arrives. The following can help clear up some myths that people believe about workers’ compensation. Myth: Worker’s Compensation Will Only Cover Medical Expenses…

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