Archive for February, 2014

postheadericon Three Kinds of Damages You May Be Able to Claim

Truck accident attorneys

Before you take any accident injury claims to experienced personal injury attorneys, it’s best to know if you really have a case or not. Some cases may be able to claim multiple kind of damages, while others can’t. The latter often aren’t worth pursuing, while the former can potentially have huge payouts. Any experienced injury lawyers can clear up your uncertainty, it’s always better to know from the get go what kind of damages and injuries you can claim.

Chances are you’ll most certainly be able to claim for medical expenses, but you may also be able to claim for damages in lost wages or diminished employment opportunities, as well as for pain and suffering or loss of consortium. Here are a few of the kinds of Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Law Firms, Reduce Your Turnover Rates

Legal executive recruitment

Law firms and practices in Wisconsin report alarmingly high turnover rates for assistant district attorneys and staff in general, CNN reports. Most turnover in law firms — whether in Wisconsin or elsewhere — is easily preventable. Law practices can lower turnover rates and improve overall employee satisfaction by avoiding common hiring mistakes:

Mistake One: Passing Up Qualified Candidates

An increasing number of law firms are passing up perfectly capable candidates. The reason? Law firms are attempting to address disturbing trends. They are not, however, doing it well. CNN reports that more lawyers are committing suicide. In fact, those in legal professions are the fourth most likely to purposely end their lives, CNN adds. Some are tempted to try to weed out d Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon What an Immigration Attorney Can Do for You

Every year people from all over the world travel to the United States of America with the dream of starting their lives fresh. If you are an individual preparing your emigration to the United States in the hopes of obtaining citizenship, you are not alone. It is estimated that in 2012 over 1 million immigrants became US citizens with over half of these individuals coming from North America and Asia. As immigration is a complex and delicate issue for most individuals to deal with, it is important to find the best immigration attorneys to handle your case. Individuals can start with a quick Internet search to determine the highest quality attorneys in their area and compare prices. From there it may be beneficial to consult with family members and trusted friends to get their feedback on who they consider to be the Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Four Reasons Legal Malpractice Insurance Can Save Your Firm and Protect Your Livelihood

One of the most important things an attorney can have is legal malpractice insurance. This coverage not only protects the attorney and his or her firm, but the clients relying on that attorney as well. Whether you practice law for a large corporate firm or for a small legal practice, make sure that your livelihood is not put at risk should you face a malpractice suit. Consider these four reasons to get an attorney malpractice insurance quote and purchase attorney liability insurance today:

1. Those who practice law in smaller firms, with five or fewer attorneys, are at the most risk for a malpractice suit. An estimated 65% of firms this size face malpractice lawsuits. However, even attorneys who work for larger firms are at risk, making up for over one-third of the remaining malpractice suits.

2. The American Bar Associat Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Get You the Settlement You Deserve

Personal injury lawyer attorney

How are settlements for personal injuries computed? Firstly, anyone injured as a result of the negligence of someone else first needs to find a good lawyer. Finding a good lawyer is important because lawyers are the people who fight for your side of the case. If you have a good personal injury lawyer, he or she works to prove you suffered extremely badly and you deserve a large amount of money to pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, and various other expenses.

Common reasons for accident lawsuits include medical malpractice, auto accidents, dog bites, and construction accidents. Interestingly, when you are in the middle of an injury lawsuit, it is important to keep documentation of doctors appointments, medical bills, medical records, and all over information associated with the injury. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Importance of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring a lawyer

Did you know that many wrongful death lawsuits in the United States stem from improper medication dosages, poor patient care, death during surgery, and deadly medication side effects? However, approximately 20% of all personal injury lawsuits in the U.S. are related to automobile accidents. Personal injury is caused by the carelessness of an individual, and this negligence leads to another person being harmed. If you have been involved in a personal injury incident related to an automobile accident, hiring an attorney should be your first step. By doing so, your case will not be a nightmare.

1. Why should you hire a personal injury lawyer? Hiring an attorney is important be Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Is Driving without Auto Insurance a Crime?

Your rights as an employee

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 211 million licensed drivers in the United States. Americans use their vehicles to get to and from work, to take well-earned vacations, and to have nights out with friends and family. Naturally, with all of this driving, car accidents are going to happen. The Census Bureau puts annual car accident totals at approximately 10.8 million.

Is It Legally Required for You to Have Auto Insurance?
With the staggering amount of auto accidents in the U.S. every year, most minor but many resulting in the need to hire an injury accident attorney, one of the most common questions asked through Google and of Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon A Look at ERISA Rules

Long term disability lawyer

What does ERISA mean? The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA, is a federal law that outlines the minimum standards for pension in private industry. It was signed into law by President Gerald Ford on September 2, 1974.
ERISA rules were enacted to protect employee interests in benefit plans. This is done through ERISA rules that require the disclosure of financial information to plan beneficiaries, establishing a conduct code for plan fiduciaries, and providing for remedies through the federal courts.
The ERISA rules guarantee the payment of certain benefits that are outlined in the ACT. ERISA rules state that participants in these retirement and benefits plans receive information about fundin Read the rest of this entry »

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