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Steps to Take After Getting Involved in a Truck Accident

Commercial truck drivers are faced with a lot of risks each time they are on the road given the endless challenges they have to deal with as part of their day to day duties. Life on the road is never an easy one as in a split second what was a typical day in the line of duty can turn to be a devastating situation. As a driver, you have

How Can You Prove a Defective Product Liability Claim?

A defective product liability claim can be brought against a company when their product caused you to become injured or suffer damages. To win a claim, the law requires that you prove four elements of the case: You suffered losses or became injured. The product you have is defective. The injury or loss was caused by the defect. The product was being used as intended. Injuries or Losses You must

What You Need To Know About Taxes on Legal Settlements

Sure, we’ve heard it before. Your car got rear-ended at a recent light, your contractor did poor work on your house, and/or you were unfairly fired. These are all realistic situations that may require a settlement agreement. If you’’re collecting a settlement or judgment, is it taxable income? Usually yes. However, taxes vary tremendously depending on how you were damaged, how the case was resolved, and even how checks and

SHOULD THE BAC (BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT) BE RAISED?

Early this year, Utah passed a state law recommending that BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05. This law, which has been part of a running debate since 2013, comes on the heels of a proposal made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). While almost half Utah state residents oppose the law and are working toward an appeal, several other states are considering lowering BAC. “There

What is Insurance Surveillance?

If you have ever found yourself looking over your shoulder with the feeling that someone was watching, you may have been right. The odds go up that you have been under surveillance if you have ever filed an insurance claim, especially one that was questioned by the insurer. Why Insurance Surveillance? The FBI estimates that insurance fraud in the United States costs insurance companies $40 billion each year and adds

Is Critical Illness Insurance Worth It?

Health insurance is incredibly important to protect you in case the unthinkable happens. In the event of a sudden illness or accident, hospital costs can skyrocket out of control, leaving some people to choose between their family’s financial security and their health. Health insurance not only provides you with the care you need in the event of an emergency, but also the ongoing care associated with a long-term illness. The

Disputing a Will and Seeking Legal Representation

Unfortunately, the capacity for a will to generate disputes and family feuds is fairly high, which can add significant amounts of tension and stress to an already terrible situation. However, it’s also important that disputes are handled effectively and with the necessary professional representation. Involving lawyers can ease the situation by clearing up areas of confusion and ensuring the situation is resolved with the best possible outcome. Additionally, if you

When Your Trust Has Been Broken by a Medical Professional

Every single year, millions of people around the country place their faith and trust in highly trained and qualified medical professionals such as doctors, surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, and pharmacists. Naturally, we expect that the people in these positions will look after us and take care of us at a time when we are at our most vulnerable. Sadly, there are times when even the most highly trained medical people don’t

Why Clients Prefer to Hire Freelancers? Opportunities for Self Employed Solicitors

Most of the senior lawyers want to work independently with their personalized work goals but it is not possible when you are associated with a traditional law firm. Probably, this is the major reason why most law experts these days are looking forward to enjoying freelance work career. Actually, it provides an opportunity to work with more freedom while enjoying more flexibility in the marketplace. If we look at clients

Legal Practice

All lawyers, whether they have been in the courtroom for decades, in the boardroom for years, or just passed the bar and looking for the first job, have thought about one thing; Starting their own legal practice. And it’s an admirable goal to have. However, what the majority of these law-focused professionals fail to realize is that in addition to starting a law firm you are starting a small business.