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
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
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
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
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
When you decide to take legal action against the driver that caused you to be injured, you are setting in place a chain of events. While many citizens never have a reason to be concerned about our justice system, knowing a few of the basic tenants could help you understand what to expect and what you might be up against as you attempt to gain compensation. Read on to find out about three of the most important points of law you will encounter in your journey toward personal injury success.
13 January 2019
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