2017

Veterans Affairs Or Personal Injury? Why Not Both?

Military veterans face a unique challenge when dealing with the Department of Veterans (the VA) for disability compensation. Many veterans are told that they'll be taken care of for their military service, but well-documented scandals and slow service make it difficult. Some veterans are tempted to give up the VA fight and stick to civilian-only methods of getting help, but why choose? Here are a few ways to keep your potential rights as a veteran who deserves compensation without waiting on backlogs--and without going totally broke.

Four Things Your Medical Malpractice Lawyer Is Going To Do For You

If you have been injured due to medical professional negligence, you are most likely pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit. This way, you can receive compensation for the injuries you have received, which is especially important if your injuries are long-term. When you pursue this, you are going to want to hire a medical malpractice lawyer. Here are four reasons why: Review the Case: The first thing your lawyer is going to do is review the case.

What Happens If Your Employers' Workers' Comp Policy Lapses Before You Suffer An Injury?

If you work in the construction industry, you certainly know the importance of a valid workers' compensation policy--without this insurance, you could find yourself out of luck when it comes to paying medical bills or maintaining a steady income if you're injured on the job. However, few construction workers have the information (or the desire) to check the status of their employers' workers' compensation policy themselves; this can leave you out in the cold if your employer lets this policy lapse prior to an injury.

Guilty As Photographed

Many people wonder how people got along before popular search engines like Google came along. How did you find out about people and events before the internet? It's now commonplace to conduct searches on everything from potential boyfriends to potential employees using the internet, but what if the information available paints an inaccurate picture? Irreparable harm could be done to innocent people, who sometimes may not even know that damaging photos and information is lurking for all to see.

Innocent Of Murder: Can You Still Sue For Wrongful Death?

If one of your family members was killed by another person, that person was likely charged and tried for murder. However, charges and trials are not convictions, and even though that person might be responsible for the death of your family member, they could still get a "not guilty" verdict, after all, is said and done in criminal court.  Many people think that if the responsible person is declared innocent, there is nothing that can be done.

6 Promises To Expect From Young Drivers

When your teen starts taking driving lessons, it's only natural to worry. However, that won't do any good unless you take actions to help prevent the potential problems that cause many parents sleepless nights when their kids hit "Sweet 16" and get licensed to drive. Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths, but many crashes among teens can be prevented. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more distracted teen drivers were at the wheel in fatal car crashes than any other age group.

Chiropractic Treatment, Strokes, And Wrongful Death: The Connection You Should Know

Losing a loved one suddenly to a stroke is a startling and emotional event, but what you may not realize amidst your grief is that you may actually have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. While most people automatically assume a stroke to be a natural occurrence, depending on your loved one's life habits and medical history, it may not have been. For example, if he or she sees a chiropractor, there's a possibility that there could be a connection.

Parent Has Dementia And In A Nursing Home? Signs They Have Been Abused And What You Can Do

If your parent is in the later stages of dementia, they cannot communicate well with you or may not be able to at all.  If they do talk, what they say may not make much sense to you. Because of this they will not have the ability to verbalize any abuse that may be going on in their nursing home. Fortunately, there are some clues that you can watch out for.

Fear Your Baby's Medical Issues Are Related To The Delivery? 4 Medical Issues That Can Lead To Birth Injuries

When you go to the hospital to deliver your baby, you expect everything to go as planned. You anticipate delivering a happy, healthy baby, especially if the pregnancy was without complications. Unfortunately, accidents can happen during delivery, which can lead to birth injuries for your baby. If those birth injuries are the result of the doctor's actions, there may be cause for a medical malpractice case. Here are four common causes for birth injuries.

Gathering Evidence In A Personal Injury Case

Negligence is the key word in a personal injury case. Why? If you were injured on someone else's property or by someone else's actions, you cannot automatically assume that they are at fault for your injuries. Instead, you must prove that the person who you believe was at fault had the duty to provide supervision, maintenance, or care, and that they did not take the necessary steps to prevent your injuries.