15 January 2016
When you hear stories about someone spilling coffee on themselves and receiving millions of dollars in damages, or stories about a robber breaking into a home and suing the homeowners for tripping over a toy left on the stairs, you might get the impression that you can file an injury claim for anything and have good hope of making money off your suit no matter how frivolous it is. On the other other hand, to find success in filing a claim, you need to have realistic expectations for your case.
3 January 2016
When you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you have to tackle the question of who is liable for your accident. The answer might not be as easy to find as you think. If you have been involved in an accident, here is what you need to know. Who Is Possibly Responsible? The most obvious answer to who is responsible for your accident is the truck driver. However, even though he or she was behind the wheel when the accident occurred, other parties might be liable.
18 December 2015
When you decide to go out for New Year's Eve, you are likely thinking of nothing more than getting out on the town, enjoying the party atmosphere, and having a general good time. However, with New Year's Eve comes a great deal of drinking and debauchery which can lead to a larger amount of drama and even legal trouble and criminal charges. In order to take the best care of yourself this New Year's Eve, get to know some of the legal trouble that can commonly occur on such a night.
10 December 2015
If you have a loved one living in a nursing facility, you will want to monitor this individual regularly. Studies indicate that elderly people who suffer from dementia have a higher potential of being abused, and approximately 5.1 million Americans over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with dementia. It's ideal to know the specific warning signs that can help you detect potential abuse in its earliest stages. Type #1: Neglect
24 November 2015
If you've been accused of a crime and your spouse is being asked to testify against you, is there really any reason to worry? Doesn't "spousal privilege" apply, making it impossible for one spouse to testify against another? Not exactly. If you rely on this belief, you could face an unpleasant surprise down the road. Here is what you need to know about how spousal privilege actually works (and when it doesn't):
11 November 2015
Emergency workers in Ohio may soon be able to more easily collect workers' compensation benefits for certain on-the-job injuries. If you're an emergency responder, this is what you should know about how things may soon change: Ohio firefighters with cancer may be able to automatically collect. At least as far back as 2006, there's been scientific evidence that connects cancer as an occupational hazard of firefighting. While only 1/2 of a percent of the U.
29 October 2015
People often think compensation claims happen only when an injury has occurred. Someone falls down, they hurt their back or cut or burn themselves while performing a work-related task. However, compensation for injuries are not the only protection employees have while they are in their workplace. In addition, illnesses can also be covered, assuming they can be proven to have been caused by their job. Here is how that type of decision is made.