I was recently involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, since it was my first accident, I was scatter-brained and anxious. What I did not realize at the time was that the actions you take immediately after the accident can affect a personal injury case and the outcome of that case. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and mistakes with other. Since the Internet is so popular, I figured this would be a great way to do so. While you likely aren't planning on being in an accident soon, if you are, hopefully you remember some of the tips I share on this website.
16 November 2016
Parents are legally responsible for their children until they reach the age of majority, which in most states is 18. Until then, you are obligated to live under your parents' roof and to abide by their rules. If your parents have been abusive towards you in the past, you can file for emancipation, which allows you to become an independent and make legal decisions for yourself. If you think this will be in your best interest, contact a family lawyer to start building a case.
14 November 2016
When orthopedic surgery goes wrong, there can be devastating consequences. A mistake in the operating room can lead to surgery on the wrong knee. Overlooking a deep-seated infection after a surgery or orthopedic injury can lead to the amputation of a leg. A botched knee replacement can lead to chronic pain and dependence on a walker or cane for the rest of someone's life. When that happens, it's important that you have someone who can give expert testimony on your behalf.
26 October 2016
Coming forward with a sexual harassment report is understandably difficult for some people. Harassment is wrong and against the law at multiple levels, but depending on your business' culture, proving the harassment and maintaining a successful life after the report may seem like a challenging future. You shouldn't have to be careful, but if you feel like your rights and future may be in danger for reporting harassment, here are a few preparation steps and ways that an attorney could help.
5 October 2016
Planning what will happen to your assets and property after you die does not have to be a burdening or morbid task. Looking at your efforts for estate planning as a way of ensuring your property and assets go to the people you want them to when you're not around is a good way to view it. If you would like to create a living trust as a part of your estate planning, learning more about it is important.
15 September 2016
Do you owe back taxes to the IRS? If so, you know just how stressful and challenging the situation can be. Depending on how much you owe, the IRS may use aggressive collection strategies against you. If you owe a small amount, you may be receiving certified mail or even constant phone calls. If your overdue balance is significant, the IRS may be threatening wage garnishment, account seizures, or other strong tactics.