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Why You Shouldn’t Sign A Binding Arbitration Clause When Sending Your Loved One To A Nursing Home

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Sign A Binding Arbitration Clause When Sending Your Loved One To A Nursing Home

When a parent or family member needs intensive medical care to deal with illness or age, making the transition is overwhelming enough you may not realize what you’re signing. A legal agreement mixed into the usual entry paperwork package could create big problems later if the unthinkable happens. Discover why signing a binding arbitration clause interferes with your ability to bring a personal injury claim against a nursing home, even in cases of negligence. The Facts About the Clause This complex-sounding clause is actually quite simple in terminology and often only takes up a few paragraphs or a single page of the general contract with the nursing home. The text outlines an agreement in which you and the nursing home settle all disputes through a private third-party arbitrator instead of going to court. This can cost you hundreds or...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Workers Compensation Attorneys

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions About Workers Compensation Attorneys

If you have been injured on the job and require medical attention, your employer is required to file a workers compensation claim with their insurance provider for you. This claim entitles you to be reimbursed for your medical care, any money you lose if the doctor deems you are unable to work due to your injuries, and possibly to recover money for future medical expenses and injuries with permanent effects. If you are in this position, you may be wondering whether you should hire a workers compensation attorney. Getting answers to the questions you have about this type of lawyer will help you decide. Under What Circumstance Should I Consider Hiring a Workers Compensation Attorney? If you are injured on the job, and a workers compensation claim is filed, you always have the option of hiring an attorney. However,...

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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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