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The roadside crosses are heartbreaking.
Often white, sometimes plywood, the crosses vary in sizes but not in sentiment. Covered on silk flowers, ribbons, and sometimes pictures, each cross symbolizes a life lost. Placed as both a memorial for family members and a cautionary reminder for other drivers, these crosses are both heartbreaking and alarming. Knowing that a life was lost for every cross is a reminder to watch the road and make wise decisions about when you should be behind the wheel of any automobile.
You do not have to be the family of a victim of a car accident, though, to be impacted be those little white crosses along the highway. Anyone who has narrowly escaped a serious car accident or who has avoided a devastating driving and drinking charge may also be acutely aware of these crosses. In f Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon I’m Injured and Don’t Understand Worker’s Comp What Do I Do?

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No one wants to get injured, and that goes doubly so for workplace injuries that require time off to heal. Back in 2013, there were nearly 100,000 occupational injuries and illnesses that required workers to miss work to recover. The good news is that workers compensation can cover related medical expenses and lost wages, but this is rarely an easy or straightforward process.

Some workers may require lawyers experienced in workers comp if their claim is contested by the company. Here’s how you do it.

What Exactly Is Worker’s Comp? How Does It Work and How Can Get My Benefits?

Workers comp is a type of insurance companies keep on their employees. Every business with even one employee is required to have workers comp. That’s good news for workers, but just because your employe Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon What You Can Expect When Facing a DUII Charge

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Drunk drivers face severe consequences in any state if they’re caught driving under the influence. Most people associate driving under the influence as being related to alcohol, but driving under the influence of illicit drugs can be just as deadly, as can driving under the influence of distractions — most often cell phones. Some states don’t just issue DUI’s — driving while intoxicated (or impaired) (DWI), driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), operating while intoxicated (OWI), and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OMVI) are some of the terms you might hear. If you’re facing a DUII conviction, you may want to seek out a DUII attorney to help mount a good d Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon What to Do After a Plane Crash

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It is something that you never imagined could happen to you. One minute, you are face down in your iPad, catching up on your favorite TV show and the next, you are crashed in a field with remnants of the air plane you were just on, scattered around you. Initially, fear and anxiety overcome any other emotion. However, once you know you are safely on the ground, it is time to take action. You are probably wondering what to do after a plane crash.

Evaluate your medical needs
Fear and panic can even minimize pain. It is possible that you are experiencing medical concerns, even if you are not yet aware of them. First responders have likely shown up to the scene of the accident and are offering medical services to those that need them. If you are considering what to do Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon How To Become A Family Lawyer

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To become a family lawyer, there are many necessary steps to take in order to make our dreams come true. This includes completing an undergraduate program, getting your graduate degree, and passing the examinations and licensing tests. It’s a long but prosperous journey that only a few are able to successfully complete. Let?s take a look at what you need to do in order to obtain your licensing and become a family lawyer.

The first and primary step to becoming a family lawyer is completing the minimum academic requirement for law school. A bachelor’s degree from a university will get you started. While there may not be a specific field of study recommended by the American Bar Association at the undergraduate level, it common for potential lawyers to have a business, political science degrees, or something t Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Avoid Future Legal Trouble by Planning Your Estate Now

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Are you single, married, or in a domestic partnership? Do you have children or other relatives for whom you provide or would like to provide financial or other types of support? Are there organizations that you’re currently involved in and would like to continue providing for them?

If you answered, “yes,” to any of the above, you may already have an updated will. If not, are in the process of planning your estate?

There are 3 major reasons why individuals engage in estate planning:

  • To avoid probate: 59%
  • To minimize discord among beneficiaries: 57%
  • To protect children from mismanaging their inheritances: 39%

A recent survey found that 57% of its participants didn’t have a will. When asked why, the respondents indicated that they “‘just haven’t gotten around Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Is Your Marriage in Trouble?

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It was an alarming phone call. After months of struggling with alcohol addiction, your son is in a sad situation. Your daughter-in-law actually put him on a plane and flew him home. She had called and warned you of the increasing frequency of his drinking problem, but when she actually said that she was sending him home you knew that you had a situation that was even worse than you imagined.
The fact that the couple had only been married four years but that they had opened a business together made the complications even more difficult to manage. On the one hand you find yourself trying to help your son deal with his addiction, on the other hand you find yourself trying to understand the implications of a possible divorce for business owners. The fact that your daughter-in-law is still living in the r Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon How to Effectively Handle the Divorce Process

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You are going about your daily activities. You wake up in the morning, get the kids ready for school, drop them off on your way into work, go about your work day, and then come home and relax for the evening. Everything seems normal. That is, until you are served divorce papers while sitting at your desk at work. You are confused and ask the deliver multiple times to check the name. However, every time he checks, it is you, and your spouse is serving you with papers. What do you do?

Accept the papers, but do not sign yet
You may be tempted to decline the papers. Yet, if you do not take the papers from the delivery pers Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Benefits of Hiring a Brain Lawyer

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Sadly, life often comes with unexpected moments. Mary Melton is a lawyer that has handled many personal injury cases. One common source of trauma can be the brain. A brain injury attorney can be a crucial aid during a very stressful time in life. In this post, you will learn more about brain injuries and why having an attorney in your corner is essential.

Brain trauma can come from a wide variety of sources. Research shows that falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries. The groups of people most susceptible to these injuries were infants and the elderly. During these age ranges, balance is most often impaired. If an injury hap Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon I Was Injured On The Job Can Workers’ Compensation Help Me?

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All workers deserve to be properly protected in the eyes of the law. When you suffer an injury or illness on the job that prevents you from working, workers comp is there to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve to keep moving forward. Unfortunately, many Americans struggle with the legal process when it comes to addressing work-related issues and applying for a compensation claim. Below are industry statistics and common concerns to better lay bare the most frequent worries to help you on your path to a better working future.

What Are Common Work-Related Injuries And Illnesses?

You may feel as if your particular incid Read the rest of this entry »

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