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4 Legal Misconceptions About Car Accidents

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One of the most involved aspects of getting in a car accident is settling who is legally responsible for paying certain damages. After the accident, your lawyer, your insurance company, the other driver’s lawyer, and the other driver’s insurance company will sort this all out. It helps, however, if you know a little bit about this process and how legal proceedings following a car accident typically go. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions in this field. Read More»

Receiving A Traffic Violation? When To Hire An Attorney

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No matter how much care your exercise when you’re behind the wheel, it’s almost inevitable that at some point you’re going to receive a traffic violation. Perhaps the speed limit changed without you being aware of it, and a police officer caught you going just a bit too fast. Things like this often result in a ticket that you can usually pay for without going to court. However, some moving violations are more severe. Read More»

How Workers' Compensation Covers Heat-Related Injuries

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For the millions of Americans who work outdoors, in non-air-conditioned warehouses, or in hot environments like factories or steel foundries, the summer months can be more than just uncomfortable—they may be actively dangerous. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set the threshold for “moderate occupational heat risk” at a heat index of 91 degrees Fahrenheit, some advocates argue that this standard is not nearly strict enough to protect employees from heat-related injury. Read More»

Bankruptcy Shake Up: What To Know About The BAPCA

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If you declare bankruptcy today, the rules that you must follow are vastly different from those in the past. Why should this matter to you? The reasons for the changes should be understood before you make any decisions, and knowing about the changes could help you to plan the timing and type of bankruptcy you may end up filing. Read on to learn more about the changes and how they affect filers today. Read More»

Do Pets Have Visitation Rights After A Divorce?

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With pets becoming more of a member of the family rather than an extra thing in the house (it wasn’t that long ago that pets did not routinely get the great treatment they do now), dealing with a pet during a divorce has become more complicated. The pet may be depressed that one person is leaving, or both spouses may disagree on who gets the pet. Pets are still considered property as far as the court is concerned, but now, pet visitation is a clause in many divorce agreements. Read More»