When you consider yourself to be a model employee who has always done your best to meet all of your employer's requests, it can be alarming to be met with little sympathy after becoming injured. After all, the time that you spent exerting yourself physically was specifically for the benefit of your employer and not necessarily because you wanted to earn a larger paycheck. For those who take pride in their work and expect equal respect when it comes to injuries in the workplace, meeting with a workers compensation lawyer is suggested when you feel like your voice is not being heard.
25 May 2017
Accidents at work happen. Sometimes it is because you were not paying attention or being careful, sometimes it is due to another worker's inattention or negligence, and sometimes it is due to a faulty piece of equipment. This is why employers purchase worker's compensation insurance. However, sometimes things aren't so simple and your employer is at least partially at fault or there is not worker's compensation. No matter the circumstances surrounding your work-related injury, it is always a good idea to contact an experienced lawyer and here are a few reasons why.
23 May 2017
Many major cities are making their city centers more bicycle friendly by adding dedicated bike lanes and pedestrian green-ways. San Diego recently implemented their Downtown Mobility Plan and is spending nearly $64 million to do just that. However, by increasing the number of people riding bicycles in a downtown urban area, the number of accidents could increase as well. What would you do if you were struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle?
19 May 2017
People who have felonies on their criminal records often have a difficult time getting approved for rentals. The problem is so pervasive that many people wonder if it is a form of discrimination. Having a criminal record is not considered a protected class like race or sex so, in general, being denied housing for a felony conviction is not a civil rights issue. However, here are two times when a landlord's rejection may be considered discriminatory.
13 May 2017
If your spouse has been acting out of the ordinary, and they are doing things that would make you believe they are going to leave you, or ask you to leave, you'll want to talk with a legal professional. There are many signs of divorce before the divorce is asked for, or before a spouse makes a move, and you want to be prepared if you think that this is headed your way.
8 May 2017
As a boss who has employees of every different religion, race, and sex, it's important to do everything you can to protect your employees from discrimination and civil rights violations. It's important for your workers to feel comfortable in the workplace so that they're able to work at their best. Not only that, but to avoid lawsuits, you'll need to get very serious about ensuring everyone is treated with respect. Here are some ways to prevent civil rights violations.
8 May 2017
Once your social security disability (SSD) is approved, you may breathe a sigh of relief thinking that the process is finally complete. Unfortunately, this isn't usually the case. Most SSD cases will require a continuing disability review (CDR) to ensure you are still entitled to benefits. These are routine reviews, but it is best to be prepared for the possibility of the review from the outset. The following guide can help you better understand the CDR.
17 February 2017
The average American spends 46 minutes in his or her car each day. Logging this much time behind the wheel puts you at risk of being pulled over and issued a traffic violation. If you want to fight your violation in court because you feel that it was issued erroneously, one strategy you can use is to challenge the officer's observations that led to the issuing of your ticket. Here are three simple ways that you can challenge an officer's observations successfully in traffic court.
5 January 2017
Child custody is often a topic that brings about high levels of emotion. Not just for the children involved, but also for the parents. Don't let your emotions lead you. When you react in this way you open the door to a number of costly legal mistakes that will only hurt you in the end. Don't Withhold Child Support It's not uncommon for couples to establish an interim support schedule while the details of the custody agreement are being determined.
29 September 2016
After hiring a competent lawyer to oversee your real estate legal issue, you will organize your first meeting. It is crucial to prepare adequately for this meeting to avoid wasting time and also speed up the settlement of the matter. Below is a guideline that will help you during your preparations. Gathering information During your first meeting, the commercial estate lawyer will ask for all the information pertaining to your business.
3 May 2016