Got Injured During A Horse Riding Lesson? You May Have A Legal Case
If you’ve recently been injured during a horse riding lesson, you may be wondering if you can file an insurance claim or a lawsuit and, if so, how strong your case would be. That depends on several factors. Did you sign a contract with the riding instructor? The riding instructor may have asked you to sign a contract before giving you lessons, which likely included legal verbiage stating that they are not responsible for accidents.
Should You Tell Your Lawyer if You Are Guilty of a Crime?
If you have been charged with a crime that you are guilty of, you may be wondering just how much you should tell your lawyer. Should you tell them the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, or should you withhold the fact that you are guilty and hope that he will get you off? That decision can be tricky and can backfire either way depending on the circumstances and the seriousness of the crime.
What To Expect From A Free Legal Consultation
A free legal consultation may sound like an opportunity for you to gain legal advice without the need to hand over your hard-earned cash. Many attorneys do offer a free consultation, but that doesn’t mean you will get free legal advice in the process. It may clarify whether the case is worth pursuing, but it won’t give you the details you need to pursue it on your own. If you are considering filing a lawsuit but don’t know if your claim is justified, a legal consultation may be a good place to start.
What Can Changes To Illinois DUI Laws Mean For You In 2017 And Beyond?
If you’re a resident of the Land of Lincoln who has amassed more than one DUI conviction over the years, being picked up and charged with DUI for a third or fourth time could mean the revocation of your driver’s license for an extremely long period – in fact, around 5,000 Illinois residents have lost their licenses for good after being convicted of their fourth DUI. Read on to learn more about how multiple DUI offenses are treated under Illinois law, as well as how a change to state law taking effect in January 2017 could provide a bit of relief to those dealing with lengthy or permanent driver’s license suspensions following a DUI conviction.
Protect Yourself As a Good Samaritan: Basic Legal Guidelines to Follow When Administering First Aid
If you witness an accident or come upon a person who is severely injured, it’s natural for instinct to kick in: you use your first-aid training to assist in saving the person’s life or to treat injury. However, sometimes the help you provide can hurt you later: if you inadvertently provided unwanted help or make unseen injuries worse, you could be liable for damages should the injured person choose to sue for personal injury.
What You Should Know About Dash Cam Footage & Car Accidents
It is common for police vehicles to have dash cameras installed in them. However, more regular drivers are considering installing these types of cameras than ever before. There are a few reasons why, including protecting yourself legally in the case of a car accident. If you are thinking about placing a dash cam in your car for this type of protection, you may have some questions. Here are a few questions you may have about dash cams and car accidents.
Sole Proprietorship Versus Limited Liabilty Corporation: Which Is Best For Your Business?
If you are starting your own independently-run business for the first time, one of the decisions you will have to make is whether to run your business as a sole proprietorship or a limited liability corporation, also known as an LLC. There are benefits and drawbacks to both options. Learning about the benefits and speaking with a corporate lawyer will help you determine which is best for you. Here are some of the benefits of a sole proprietorship and a limited liability corporation.
Neck & Throat Injury Cases: 3 Financial Impacts For Singers
Whether it’s a full-time job or a night gig, singing is a great way for great vocal artists like you to make money and do something that you love. If you’ve been involved in an injury to your neck or throat, the severity of the injury could impact your ability to sing. Not only will this keep you from properly using your voice, but there are financial impacts to consider as well.
Runaway Spouses: 4 Factors That May Impact Your Divorce Case
It can be a shock and surprise to learn that your spouse has randomly decided to leave and abandon your family. After the initial heartbreaking moments go past, there comes a point where you will eventually want to file for divorce. In a majority of divorce cases, both parties need to be involved to move forward with the proceedings. If you’ve been abandoned by a runaway spouse, then there are special circumstances where you can get the divorce finalized without the presence of your spouse.
Understanding The Ignition Interlock Device
If you are convicted of a DUI, many states will require you to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed in your vehicle for a predetermined amount of time once you are granted driving permission again. Whether or not you need an IID will depend on what type of conviction you receive and where you are located. If you are required to use an IID, there are several things that you should know.
Methods Used To Calculate Child Support When One Parent Is Self-Employed
When there are children involved during a divorce, one important step that must be completed is calculating child support. Child support is designed to help the custodial parent provide the children with housing, food, and clothing, and it is important for the amount to be calculated properly. This is easy to do when the income of both parents is normal income, but it can be more difficult when the non-custodial spouse runs a cash business.
Negligence: How To Know When Someone Else Is Responsible For Your Injury
If you’ve experienced an injury in a public place, it’s easy to assume that the incident was your fault. After all, people can be periodically clumsy, and accidents are often unavoidable. The truth of the matter is, though, that a great number of factors could have contributed to your injury–and some of them might cause another party to be legally liable for your pain and suffering. The good news is that, if someone else is liable for your injury, the chances of an experienced attorney winning compensation for you are high.
3 Reasons Not To Move Out Of Your House Before Your Divorce
It makes sense for one spouse to move out of the house when the couple decides to get divorced and it is often the husband who leaves, but there are several good reasons why neither spouse should move out until after the preliminary hearing. If you are planning on getting divorced and are considering moving out, you may want to consider the following three reasons why you may want to wait to do this.
Head Injuries And Football: What You Need To Know About Personal Injury Lawsuits
Millions of Americans love the spectacle of a football match, and professional players can earn millions of dollars per year. Unfortunately, in a brutal contact sport like this, accidents are likely to occur, and amateur and professional players alike sometimes suffer serious head injuries. Learn more about your legal rights if you suffer a head injury while playing football, and find out about the steps you may need to take to file a lawsuit.
Thinking About Representing Yourself In Court? 2 Reasons To Reconsider
Being accused of committing a crime can be devastating, embarrassing, and incredibly expensive—especially if you suspect that you will be in court for a while. To keep expenses to a minimum, you might be thinking about representing yourself, or working pro se. Although the law states that you can act as your own attorney, most professionals agree that working pro se isn’t a good idea if yours is a criminal case.
Here's What You Need To Know About Compensation From Accident Caused By Uninsured Driver
According to a popular insurance company, 1 in 8 drivers are uninsured. For this reason, some vehicle owners choose to add uninsured and underinsured coverage to their insurance policies. However, some don’t. It’s important to understand that if you waive your right to this coverage, you will likely have a difficult time receiving compensation for your injuries from an automobile accident caused by an uninsured driver… even if you win a judgment.
3 Safety Tips For Sharing A Road With Big Trucks
Sharing a road with heavy trucks can be a dangerous business. One out of every eight traffic fatalities is caused by a trucking accident, and there are around 500,000 trucking accidents each year. There are many reasons why driving around big trucks is dangerous. Part of the danger comes from the sheer size of the trucks – they’re difficult to see around or maneuver around. Driver error is also an issue.
Furniture Tip Overs Are A Common Cause Of Child Injuries
When you purchase a product, it’s reasonable to expect the manufacturers will take care to ensure it’s safe for you to use. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Although furniture is supposed to be stable and withstand a good amount of use, it is a common source of child injuries. Here’s more information about this issue and what you would need to do to successfully collect damages if it turns out that manufacturer negligence contributed to the accident.
What Happens When Your Spouse Dies During a Divorce?
Making the difficult decision to end a marriage is always fraught with heavy emotions: anger, anxiety over your future, and even some relief. And when your spouse dies before your divorce is finalized, these emotions are only made more complex. You may have questions about the division of your assets, or whether you have any claim on your spouse’s pension or Social Security funds. Read on to learn more about what happens when your spouse dies during a divorce, as well as what a recent court decision could mean for the distribution of your marital funds.
3 Ways A Real Estate Attorney Can Help You When You Rent A Room In Your Home
When money gets tight and causes you to fall behind on bills, you may begin looking for creative ways to make some extra cash. There are many ways to do this, but one simple option is to rent a room in your home. Renting a room is not always an easy situation to live with, but it can help pay the bills. Before you decide to do this, you should consult with a real estate attorney to get advice and assistance.
Six Steps On How To Deal With Tailgaters On The Road
Have you ever noticed there always seems to be someone on the road who is in a greater hurry to get where they are going than everyone around them? While a few of these drivers may have a valid reason, such as a medical emergency, most have no reason at all. Their impatient behaviors often lead to them tailgating, which in turns places everyone on the road at risk. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help reduce your risk of an accident, if you ever find yourself having to deal with a tailgater.
4 Ways Electronic Health Records Can Impact Your Medical Care
Patient information is a crucial part of any medical office. Digital technology has made it easier for medical professionals to access information, but it has also created additional problems with digital security. Your personal health can be affected a number of different ways through mistakes made with electronic health records (commonly referred to as EHR). When these mistakes cause physical and emotional pain, you may have the right to a medical malpractice case.
What Every Bartender & Cocktail Server Needs To Know About Serving Visibly Intoxicated Patrons
If you are a bartender or cocktail server, there’s no doubt you’ve seen a lot of questionable activity by those you’ve served alcohol to. However, when it comes time for your patrons to leave the bar, your dealings with them may not be over if they drive drunk and cause an accident. As someone working in a bar, it is very important that you recognize when someone has had too much to drink.
Mobile Communications Devices & Your Personal Injury Case
After being injured in a vehicle collision caused by another driver, you may be considering hiring a personal injury lawyer if the insurer’s settlement offer seems low. Be sure to tell any lawyer you consult if you have reason to believe the other driver was distracted by mobile communications technology. For instance, you may have seen this individual holding a phone, looking down as though texting or wearing a hands-free device.
Charged With A Misdemeanor Crime? Here's 3 Things You Should Know
Getting charged with a crime does not automatically mean that you will be convicted of it. With all types of crimes, the court uses a system to determine if a person is guilty or innocent. If you are being charged with a misdemeanor crime, you may wonder what this means and what the consequences of the charge could be. You will need to hire a criminal attorney to represent you in the matter, and here are three things you should know.
How The Assumption Of Risk Can Hurt Your Motorcycle Injury Case
When you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, the facts of the case may seem pretty cut and dried to you. However, there are a variety of factors that contribute to whether you’ll successfully recover compensation for your injuries and losses. One of those factors is the concept of assumption of risk. Here’s how this legal defense can impact your case. What is Assumption of Risk? Assumption of risk is a legal defense that states the plaintiff in the case was aware of the risks inherent in an activity and willingly participated nonetheless.
Disabled With Children: How Can Social Security Disability Help?
If you’ve recently suffered an injury or illness that has left you unable to work or care for your family, you may have already begun to investigate the steps you’ll need to take to apply for federal disability benefits. However, under certain circumstances, your minor children may also be able to receive disability payments on your behalf, lessening the financial burden of your disability. Read on to learn more about the circumstances in which your minor children may be eligible for federal disability benefits on your record.
3 Tips For Protecting Your Finances During A Divorce
It’s rare for a divorce to have no effect on the finances of the individuals involved. It simply costs more to maintain two households than it costs to maintain one, and both parties stand to suffer financially because of the split. Protecting your financial interests during the divorce process can be emotionally difficult, because it may go against your instincts to protect your finances from the person with whom you were recently sharing your finances.
In The Wait: Avoiding Depression During A Personal Injury Case
Preparing for the legal process of a personal injury case takes more than just a great attorney. It also requires more than giving your attorney the requested physician reports and attending negotiation meetings. Because of the sometimes lengthy process of a personal injury case, you could get discouraged if you aren’t ready for the long wait that may ensue. Depression is common after a traumatic injury, and all the more so when it takes a frustrating amount of time for the case to be settled.
What You Should Know Before Asking For Spousal Support Payments
You and your partner are planning to file for divorce, and you have conflicting feelings about asking for spousal support. Your spouse has made it clear he or she doesn’t think you should be getting these payments. You have to admit feeling a bit guilty about the idea of support payments when you don’t want to be married anymore. Why do you deserve spousal support after the marriage ends? About Spousal Support
3 Things To Know About Filing A Lawsuit Against A Beauty Salon
Going to a hair salon is a great way to get great results for your hair, but there are times when this event can leave a person with problems. If you recently went to the salon for a coloring and ended up with horrible results, you might be able to sue the salon for the damage done to your hair. Before you rush to see an attorney, it’s important for you to understand the following three things about personal injury law and hair salon services.
Filing For Disability: Should You Hire An Attorney, An Advocate Or Do It Yourself?
Struggling with a disability is a difficult time for anyone. Social Security benefits are designed to help those individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. However, proving your disability is becoming harder and harder, so should you hire an attorney, an advocate or do it yourself? Hiring an Attorney For most people who file for disability, they are initially denied. This forces them to participate in a disability hearing, which allows them to prove their case.
Not So Funny: What You Should Do If You Are Injured By A Prank
Do you love a good prank as long as it’s not on you? Pranks can be very funny, even hysterical. And videos of pranks are very popular. According to Yahoo Tech, it’s not unusual for prank videos to go viral, with millions of views and shares on social media. But pranks can also go horribly wrong. Even seemingly “innocent” and common pranks like pulling a chair out from under a person can cause serious injury.
Protect Your Brain After You Take A Spill
When you lose your footing and fall, you can be in for a lot of pain. You may even need surgical intervention and physical therapy as a result of the fall. However there is more to consider than just the obvious effects of falling. Falling can cause trauma to your brain, especially if you hit your head when you fell. In fact, the Mayo Clinic states that the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries is falling.
How Do Your Federal Disability Payments Affect A Bankruptcy?
Whether you’re facing potential bankruptcy while waiting on a pending Social Security Disability (SSD) claim, or are wondering if you can keep existing SSD payments while entering a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 filing, you may be confused about how these payments are impacted in bankruptcy. Fortunately, disability payments and bankruptcy filings are both handled in the federal court system – although there is still some variation among jurisdictions. Read on to learn more about how these areas of law intersect and how you can best protect yourself financially.
How Can I Make It Through A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy In Nebraska?
Filing for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Nebraska is not the end of the world. At the time, it may seem as if you are going to be in a financial hole for years to come, but in actuality, you are laying the foundation for a more solid future. Depending on how long your repayment plan was established for, you could possibly have three to five years to start getting your life back on track.