Is It Possible To Recover Punitive Damages From A Car Accident Case?

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In a typical car accident settlement, the victim will receive compensation for the damages he or she experienced to his or her car, medical bills for injuries, and loss of income. There are times, though, when a person is able to recover punitive damages from a car accident settlement; however, this is not overly common. The definition of punitive damages Punitive damages are awarded in many different types of personal injury lawsuits and cases, and they refer to money a person receives on top of the regular settlement amount.

3 July 2019

Be Like Birds: Find Out About Bird's Nest Child Custody

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Staying together "for the children" is a common refrain among the unhappily married. With this new type of custody arrangement, however, parents can feel like they are providing their children with security even while divorcing. Just like bird parents that take turns caring for their young, bird's nest parenting puts a new spin on custody with some unique living arrangements. Read on to find out more about nesting, or bird's nest child custody arrangements.

28 May 2019

Exploring The Sole Custody Choice

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Most divorcing parents want to do what's right for their child when it comes to custody and visitation decisions. Naturally, parents who are unable to stay married might have trouble agreeing on other issues as well. The issues that concern minor-aged children are of primary concern to the family court system, so if an agreement by the parents is not possible, the judge will make decisions in their stead. Child custody choices abound, so read on to find out more about one common choice: sole custody.

26 April 2019

3 Tips To Prevent Your Disability Appeal From Getting Denied

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If you're suffering from a long-term illness, are dealing with a permanent injury or were born with a disability, then you might have applied for disability through the Social Security Administration. If your application was denied, then you might be aware of the fact that you can file an appeal. However, you might be wondering if it's even worth it to file the appeal when your original case was denied. Depending on your situation, though, you might be able to prevent your disability appeal from getting denied by following these tips.

26 March 2019

Personal Injury Compensation: Simpler Than You Think

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When a car accident has you injured and unsure of which way to turn, a simple solution to your problems is at hand. There is no need to take care of your accident claim yourself – consult with a personal injury attorney and experience the first signs of relief since before your accident. Once you meet with an attorney, you might be astounded to discover that you can be paid a financial settlement without even having to take legal action against the at-fault driver.

13 January 2019

While You Wait: Understanding The Social Security Approval Steps

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If you are no longer able to work at your job, you may be able to get Social Security benefits. The approval process can be complicated and the wait times long, but that is because the approval must go through several steps. Submitting your application for benefits is just the beginning, so read on for an overview of the Social Security approval steps. 1. Determining Work Credits You must have worked enough and made enough money to get benefits, so verifying your work credits is the first step.

24 October 2018

Making The Personal Injury Attorney Decision

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While paying close attention to the potential for legal action is smart for those hurt in a car wreck, that may not be necessary. Not every minor fender bender requires the services of an attorney, but at the same time there are situations where you do need an attorney but fail to seek help. It all comes down to the severity of your injuries and the complexity of your case, so read on for some quick ways to determine whether you can go it alone or need professional legal help.

24 October 2018

What To Do When Your Child's Teachers Aren't Teaching Your Special Needs Child

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Having a special needs child is hard enough. It becomes more challenging when teachers decide to just shuffle and pass your child along without doing anything to help him/her grow as a student. When your child is high-functioning enough and mobile enough, he/she should be going to class and getting a worthwhile education. If you discover that this is not the case, you need to talk to a special education lawyer.

18 September 2018

Debunking Three Common Myths About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common type of bankruptcy filed by the average person. If you are drowning in credit card debt or medical bills, chapter 7 bankruptcy can help you get your financial life back on track. However, there are many myths floating around out there about chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you will want to learn the truth surrounding these myths. Here are three common myths about chapter 7 bankruptcy and the truth surrounding them.

9 August 2018

Tips For Dividing Property During Divorce Negotiations

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If you are going through a divorce, then you should know that the more issues you will be able to handle on your own, the cheaper your divorce is likely to be. For example, you should be able to divide your properties on your own so that you only use your family law attorney for more complicated issues. Here are a few tips on how to approach asset division on your own.

11 July 2018