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Injured At A Hotel? Who Is At Fault

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Dangers are always nearby. This is even the case when you're trying to enjoy a relaxing, hotel stay. Each year, a number of hotel guests are injured due to the failure of the property owners and their employees to engage in safe and efficient practices. In these types of scenarios, determining who is responsible for the injuries is often a major battle. If you have been injured while staying at a hotel, make sure you know how to determine liability to ensure you are compensated for your losses.

18 December 2015

Proving Your Innocence In A Slip And Fall Incident

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Unfortunately, some people will falsely accuse a store owner for a slip and fall incident in exchange for monetary compensation. While this practice is unethical, it is a very real occurrence that businesses need to prepare for. Here are some tips to use if your business has fallen victim to a false slip and fall accusation in an attempt to prove there was no negligence causing someone to become injured. Collect Witnesses

9 December 2015

4 Things To Do If You've Been Bitten By A Dog

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You've been bitten by a dog. You're now looking at physical and emotional injuries. There are certain rights you have as the victim of a personal injury. The first thing you should know is that you have the right to receive compensation for your medical and emotional injuries. It's also important for you to know that you might also to collect compensation for your pain and suffering. Here are four steps you'll need to take to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the care you're entitled to.

23 November 2015

Keys To Filing A Winning Workman's Comp Claim

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When the demands and risks you face at work lead to an injury, your employer legally bears some if not all of the responsibility for the injury. After all, if you work for a roofing company and suffer a fall that leads to injury, you would not have been in the position to fall in the first place if not for the work you do. On the other hand, your employer should not be on the hook for injuries that have nothing to do with your at-work risks.

11 November 2015

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Drafting A Prenuptial Agreement

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Prenuptial agreements have become increasingly more common. Many people now understand how important a prenuptial agreement is and work toward getting one before they say "I do." However, what many people don't understand is that a prenuptial agreement can be contested and, if you aren't careful, you could make some mistakes that deem your agreement invalid. Here are some mistakes to avoid when creating and executing a prenuptial agreement. 1. Both Sides Not Getting Counsel

29 October 2015

When Dogs Attack: Four Things A Dog Bite Victim Needs To Know Before Taking Legal Action

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According to the American Humane Association, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by man's best friend each year. Dog bites can be traumatizing. They cause pain, danger of infection, disfigurement, loss of work, PTSD and in some cases, financial hardship. Of course, dog bite victims can't sue the dog, but in some cases, they can sue the dog's owner for damages. However, dog bite laws are confusing, complex, and vary state-by-state.

19 October 2015

3 Things That Can Impact Your Ability To Collect Compensation In A Personal Injury Case

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Getting into a car accident can be traumatic. The experience can be made even worse if someone else caused the accident and they refuse to pay up. If that happens to you, it may be necessary to file a personal injury claim in court. Here are three things that can impact your ability to collect compensation in a personal injury case. 1. You let the statute of limitations expire. When it comes to most legal issues, there is a time limit on your ability to sue the other party.

7 October 2015

3 Things You Need To Know If You Are Sued

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Car accidents happen everyday. From those accidents, some people choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. If someone is trying to sue you for what happened in a car accident it is important that you protect yourself. Here are a couple things that you need to do to protect yourself. 1. Contact an Attorney One of the first things that you should do is contact an attorney. Don't think that this is something that you can handle on your own.

25 September 2015

3 Questions to Ask before Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Case

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If you've experienced a case of delayed diagnosis, you may be wondering what type of restitution you can receive or whether pursuing a case would even be worth it. While consulting with a medical malpractice attorney should be your first step, there are a few questions to ponder before heading into your initial consultation. Question #1: Was Negligence Involved in the Delayed Diagnosis? This may seem like a straightforward question, but in reality, negligence may not be so easily proved.

18 August 2015

Can You Get Compensation For Past Disability?

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If you are disabled and plan to file for social security disability benefits, you probably already know that you will get monthly social security checks if you're approved. What you may not know is that you could be eligible for more than just future compensation: You may also be able to get past-due benefits, also called backpay benefits. While every situation is unique, it is worth investigating whether you qualify to get the backpay social security benefits described below.

23 June 2015