In the event of an auto accident involving an intoxicated driver, it's usually no question that the intoxicated driver is held responsible for causing the accident. However, the driver may not be the only party who can be held liable for any injuries and damages that occur. The following highlights several other parties that could be held responsible for their role in a DUI/DWI accident and why. Liquor-Serving Establishments If a bar, restaurant or other license establishment serves a patron alcohol and discovers that said patron intends to drive home while intoxicated, the establishment has a legal duty to prevent that person from driving home drunk.
18 November 2015
Suffering from an injury is always stressful, but it can be more so when it occurs at a close friend or relative's house. Although you need to make sure your medical bills and any lost income is covered, you also don't want to drive a wedge between you and your loved ones. The following questions and answers can help you navigate this tricky situation. Was negligence at play in the injury?
4 November 2015
If you are too sick or injured to work at your job, you may be considering applying for Social Security disability. For those who have worked enough and meet the medical requirements, Social Security disability will pay you a set amount monthly to help take the place of your salary. Getting approved for Social Security benefits can be a complex process, and many times the Social Security Administration (SSA) will deny your first claim application.
22 September 2015
Planting a tracking device in an errant spouse's car may help you to gather important evidence that you may use during a divorce. However, consider the potential legal ramifications before you engage in such an escapade. Here are four questions whose answers may determine whether the monitoring is legal: Do You Own the Car? In most cases, it is legal to install a GPS and track a car's movements if you own it.
18 September 2015
If you develop post-traumatic syndrome disorder (PTSD) after a car accident, you may experience a number of psychological problems that interfere with your life. PTSD requires additional medical care to get through the psychological problems it brings in your life. But if the other driver's insurance company doesn't want to pay for your psychological therapy, contact a car accident attorney right away. Here are things you should know about PTSD and how a car accident attorney fights for the compensation.
17 September 2015
Whether you know it as spousal support or alimony, you know that it can often be part of a divorce. It involves one spouse paying their divorced spouse a certain amount of money for a certain period of time. Those are the basics. However, when it comes to the nitty-gritty of spousal support, there may be a lot of questions. Some of these questions are answered below. How Exactly Is Spousal Support Calculated?
17 September 2015
One of the unfortunate consequences of being wrongly accused of sexual harassment is that your reputation may be permanently tarnished. As unfair as it is, there are some individuals who will continue to assume that an individual accused of sexual harassment must be in some way guilty. But regardless of whether you survive the court of public opinion, you can still prove you are innocent in civil court. Be Careful with What You Say
16 September 2015
While it can be enjoyable to drive, renovate, and perform maintenance on a set of antique cars, they're often a hassle for your family to sell or account for in taxes when you die. Since so many antique cars are fully or partially renovated, it can be very hard to place an exact monetary value on them without expert knowledge of their internal workings. To make the lives of your family members easier, make sure your antique cars can be handled quickly and cheaply by an estate plan with these three tips.
15 September 2015
Marital problems can be difficult for children, especially if they don't understand what's going on. If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, it's important that you sit down with your children as soon as possible. Before you discuss the divorce, you should know that how you tell them is as important as what you tell them. Here are four steps that will help you prepare your children for the divorce.
10 September 2015
If you've recently begun providing daily assistance to a parent who is no longer able to fully care for him- or herself, you may be wondering how best to proceed. Obtaining long-term nursing care for your parent when you're no longer able to do these tasks yourself can be an expensive prospect -- you may need to sell your parent's home or liquidate his or her retirement accounts to pay for private care.
4 September 2015