Minimizing Liability: Proving Assumption Of Risk
27 October 2015
If someone was injured on your property or in an accident you were otherwise involved in and you are being sued for compensation for any personal injuries that have occurred, the first thing you should ever do is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. It is not wise to wait, as you could be slapped with a huge bill to pay should the court rule unfavorably against you. With this being said, familiarizing yourself with the different types of defenses that can be used is especially important.
How Can The Same-Sex Marriage Decision Affect Your Disability Benefits?
5 October 2015
If you're in a committed same-sex relationship, you may have been ecstatic at the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, holding that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. However, if you receive federal disability benefits, it's possible that marrying your partner could affect the amount you're eligible to receive, or even your ability to move into your spouse's home or co-mingle property. Read on to learn more about how this decision (and your decision to marry) could affect your receipt of certain federal disability benefits.
4 Personal Behaviors That Can Affect Your Car Accident Settlement
15 September 2015
When a driver causes a serious accident, the insurance company is likely to offer a settlement to the injured persons. That settlement may seem unreasonably low. When an injured person attempts to get a better settlement, the insurance company typically stands its ground. This is only natural, since the insurer doesn't want to pay out more than it needs to.
Often, the individual's behavior in his or her own personal life gives the insurer evidence that supports its case to stick with the low settlement.
Cameras In Nursing Home Rooms: A New Effort to Prevent Medical Malpractice
9 September 2015
When you place your loved one into the care of a nursing home facility, you expect the staff to treat the person with care and respect. Unfortunately, elder abuse is a rising problem. According to statistics available on the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) website, up to 10 percent of respondents to the study experienced elder abuse in the prior year. However, a law recently passed in Illinois aims to help reduce the abuse of elderly people by allowing the family of patients to place cameras in their nursing home rooms.