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What Happens if Your Spouse Never Responds to the Divorce Papers They Were Served?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Happens if Your Spouse Never Responds to the Divorce Papers They Were Served?

When you finally reach the last straw and decide to serve your spouse with divorce papers, there’s a huge sense of relief that follows. But this sense of relief can be short-lived if, like many obstinate spouses, yours does not respond to the divorce papers in any way. They have not signed and returned the papers, and they refuse to communicate with you about the divorce that you so desperately want. This situation can be incredibly frustrating and emotional, but it’s important that you take a deep breath and maintain your composure. Here’s what will happen—and what you need to do next. Make sure the papers were legally served. Simply dropping off the papers at your spouse’s residence, mailing them to your spouse, or giving them to a friend to deliver does not legally count as “serving them” in...

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Why Having A Personal Injury Attorney Increases Your Chances Of A Better Settlement Offer

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Having A Personal Injury Attorney Increases Your Chances Of A Better Settlement Offer

If you have recently sustained injuries that resulted in lost wages, hospital and doctor bills, and an intense amount of pain and suffering, you most likely want to make sure that the responsible party is going to financially compensate you with a nice settlement offer. Settlements are great because they provide you with the quickest access to cash that you may desperately need. However, you want to make sure that you are retaining a personal injury attorney to assist you with the collection of this offer in order to obtain the best possible deal. They Know You Mean Business Right away, you want the guilty party to know that you are taking this very seriously and so should they. With an attorney by your side, it is obvious that you are going to have more information regarding your rights...

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What Can You Do To Try To Avoid Being Part Of A Traffic Injury Or Fatality Statistic?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Can You Do To Try To Avoid Being Part Of A Traffic Injury Or Fatality Statistic?

Automobile-related fatalities are the leading cause of death among people aged 3 to 33, according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, studies also indicate that drivers could be doing more to protect themselves and others from the dangers of the road. Here are the most common causes of traffic accidents and what you can do to prevent becoming part of the statistics. 1. Distractions A lot of people equate distracted driving only with texting, but it isn’t quite that simple. Texting while behind the wheel is certainly one example of distracted driving—however, so is talking on the phone, trying to work the GPS system while in motion, looking for a better channel on the radio, eating lunch after running through a drive-thru while navigating traffic on the way back to work, and chatting with...

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Is it Possible to Get More Money if Your Condition Worsens After Settling With Workers’ Comp?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is it Possible to Get More Money if Your Condition Worsens After Settling With Workers’ Comp?

Most people settle their workers’ comp claims with the expectation their injuries would heal. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen and the person experiences additional and often unexpected medical problems related to the injury. Since their claims have already been settled and closed, people in this situation may wonder if it’s possible they can reopen their cases and get more money. It depends on the circumstances. Here’s what you need to know about this issue. Clincher Deals One thing that will have a major impact on whether you can get more money for your worsened condition is whether your settlement included a “clincher” clause. Also known as a “full and final release” or “compromise and release”, this clause basically states the only money you’ll get from workers’ compensation insurance for your injury is what you negotiated for at the time your...

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What Happens To Your Social Security Disability Benefits When You Go To Prison?

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Happens To Your Social Security Disability Benefits When You Go To Prison?

Being incarcerated often means losing out on the benefits you might have taken for granted on the outside. If you were receiving Social Security disability or SSI benefits, then you might want to know what happens to those benefits once you’re behind bars. Read on to learn what happens to your benefits before, during, and after your stint in prison. Your Benefits Freeze While You’re Serving Time From the moment you walk through those prison gates, it’s only a matter of time before your Social Security disability and SSI benefits come to a temporary end. Here are a few important facts to know about your benefits while you serve time: Any incoming disability or SSI payments will be suspended within 30 days of being officially incarcerated. If you’re not currently receiving disability or SSI benefits, then you may find...

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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries to Fetuses and Babies?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries to Fetuses and Babies?

If you are hurt on the job, chances are pretty good your medical bills and other compensable damages will be paid by workers’ comp. However, what if you were pregnant or nursing at the time, and your child was also hurt by something that occurred at work? Will he or she also be covered by the workers’ compensation insurance? The answer is that this depends on the circumstances of the injury. Here’s what you need to know about getting reimbursed for injuries to an unborn or newborn baby. Only Derivative or Collateral Injuries Covered The courts put the harm to fetuses and babies into two types of categories: derivative and independent. Derivative harm (also called collateral) is injuries the child sustains as a consequence of the mother’s injuries. For instance, the mother is impaled with a pole that also...

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