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Common Legal Mistakes New Business Owners Should Avoid

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Common Legal Mistakes New Business Owners Should Avoid

Being a new business owner can be overwhelming. After all, it’s tough to tell where to start when it comes to the legal requirements and expectations, financial management and day to day operations. The best thing you can do as a new business owner is to ensure that you are legally protected. It’s important to have a corporate attorney on retainer, but you should also make sure that you understand some of the most common legal mistakes that new business owners make, many of which can land you in legal trouble. Here’s a look at some of the mistakes that you’ll want to avoid. Overstructuring the Business When you’re starting a small business, it’s easy to get lost in the structuring paperwork and create it with grand visions of your business growing rapidly. Don’t try to structure your business...

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If You Believe These 3 Personal Injury Claims Myths, You’re Gonna Have A Bad Time With Your Case

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on If You Believe These 3 Personal Injury Claims Myths, You’re Gonna Have A Bad Time With Your Case

Through a combination of the media sensationalizing legal cases, movies and television show romanticizing the legal process, and legislators politicizing certain aspects of personal injury cases, quite a few myths about personal injury claims have developed over the years. However, some are more troublesome than others. Here are three myths about personal injury claims that can actually cause problems for you if you believe them. Myth #1 – “The Case is Worth One Gazillion Dollars” Possibly one of the most insidious personal injury myths is that the case will result in a multi-million dollar windfall for the plaintiff. In reality, the vast majority of personal injury cases do not result in million-dollar settlements or even hundred-thousand dollar awards. The only reason it appears that way is because the few cases that do reach these levels garner an excessive amount...

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Whiplash Injuries: What To Expect After An Auto Accident

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Whiplash Injuries: What To Expect After An Auto Accident

Are you experiencing neck pain and stiffness after a recent low-speed rear impact car accident? Chances are you are suffering from an injury known as whiplash. Approximately half of all ongoing neck pain that Americans experience is the result of car crashes, typically those involving low-speed rear impact accidents. If you are suffering from neck pain after a car crash, there are some things you need to know. Late-Development Symptoms Although whiplash is often viewed as a mild injury compared to other forms of injury, it can still cause long-term, chronic pain. In some instances, it may cause permanent disability. If you have suffered a neck injury, such as whiplash, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the other driver involved in the accident. Even if a paramedic or emergency room doctor did not diagnose you with...

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How Class Action Lawsuits Work

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Class Action Lawsuits Work

If you have ever received a postcard in the mail notifying you that you can take part in a class action lawsuit against a particular company, you may be wondering how this whole process really works. A class action lawsuit is one that involves two or more plaintiffs, but many class action lawsuits include hundreds of plaintiffs. A commercial litigation attorney is typically hired to handle the work for the plaintiffs, and this is the person working on your behalf. Here are the three main steps used in a class action lawsuit. Find Plaintiffs When you receive a postcard or letter about a possible class action lawsuit, have you ever wondered why you received it? The case probably started with one person coming forward with an issue. After the lawyer reviews the claim of this one person, he or...

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Trouble Finding A Job? Could Your Pennsylvania Criminal Record Be To Blame?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Trouble Finding A Job? Could Your Pennsylvania Criminal Record Be To Blame?

Since the Great Recession, many employers have enjoyed the opportunity to choose among multiple eager, qualified candidates for all open positions. Although unemployment rates have improved, some employers are still being choosy, and if you have a criminal conviction in your past — even a minor misdemeanor or juvenile offense — you could find yourself repeatedly being passed over for employment opportunities. Fortunately, there are some provisions in Pennsylvania law that can allow you to have a criminal conviction sealed from an official background check or expunged. Read on to learn more about the situations in which your criminal convictions could be sealed or even permanently removed from your record, as well as how pending changes in Pennsylvania law could help make this process available to even more citizens. When can your criminal records be sealed from employers’ view? ...

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