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Breakdown of Nursing Home Laws

Another name for a nursing home is a "skilled nursing facility." It is a residential care facility for those who need regular medical attention and supervision. These institutions care for individuals suffering from impairments and chronic medical ailments.  The establishment and operationalization of nursing homes is not an all-comers' affair. The Nursing Home Reform Act, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987, guides... ❯❯❯

Settlement or Trial: Who Decides in Personal Injury Cases?

You have tried everything in your capacity to be safe anywhere you find yourself, but there is still no guarantee of safety. That is because you cannot prepare for the other person, and their negligence can cause you harm. If this happens, Illinois law gives you the right to pursue a claim for compensation against the individual. Meanwhile, you can pursue a compensation claim in two ways: through settlement negotiations or a court... ❯❯❯

Can You Get a Subpoena Without a Lawyer?

When navigating a court case, the goal is to obtain a verdict for the victim.  Therefore it is important to be familiar with your legal system and maintain good legal representation. It is not advisable to navigate a court case without a lawyer.  One of the areas a lawyer will help in a case besides representing you is issuing a subpoena. A subpoena is a legal order requiring someone to appear and provide testimony or to provide... ❯❯❯

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, your main concern is how much it will be worth. Unfortunately, it is impossible to tell how much you will get from your claim because each case is unique. Personal injury law provides an avenue for victims of an accident to recover damages.  That said, you can recover as much as the value of ten damages suffered. In some situations, victims of an accident have recovered seemingly more than... ❯❯❯

Trouble Finding the Right Personal Injury Attorney? Here Is What You Should Do

After suffering an injury that is someone else’s fault, you may feel as though everything is falling apart. The mounting medical bills and the inability to return to your regular lifestyle may concern you. You deserve justice. And this is where a personal injury lawyer comes in.  Consult a good California personal injury lawyer. They can help collect evidence, interview witnesses, and even negotiate with insurance companies on your... ❯❯❯

The Precarious Path to Parenthood for Same-Sex Couples

The journey to parenthood for same-sex couples is quite precarious. Sometimes the couples choose to adopt. At other times, they chose to have one of them become a biological parent to their child or children through a sperm donor or a surrogate mother for a gay couple. Historically, when a marriage where one parent is a biological child ends, the party that doesn't have a biological connection with the child would easily find... ❯❯❯

The Truth About Deportation

Many would think that undocumented immigrants held in deportation proceedings are on trial for an offense that, if guilty, would result in their removal from the country. However, this is contrary to the fact. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has maintained that deportation is not a punishment for undocumented offenders. Instead, it is returning unauthorized residents to their home country.   As of 1893, the SCOTUS... ❯❯❯

Truck Accidents & Hazardous Spills

When an accident involving a truck occurs, the chances of the victims of the accident suffering severe injuries or even death are quite high due to the height and weight of the truck compared to an average car, which puts the odds against the occupants of a car.  What Is Hazardous Cargo  Besides the height and weight, the type of cargo in transit can significantly determine the accident's severity. Accidents with the highest chance... ❯❯❯

The Duration You Can Spend in Jail for Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a battery or an assault on a romantic partner, relative, or any member of your household. It is a severe criminal offense with possible fines, limited access to your kids or home, and jail time as possible repercussions. Do not take domestic violence accusations lightly, as they can damage your reputation permanently and give you a criminal record, becoming an albatross over your future.  This short piece... ❯❯❯

Forensic Processes May Not Be as Accurate as Perceived

When a crime has been committed, revealing and holding the guilty person accountable is essential. However, that is easier said than done, especially in identifying the perpetrator of the act. Thus, the criminal investigation starts, beginning with the analysis of the scene of the crime and the collection of forensic evidence. This forensic evidence can include clothing fibers, blood, skin cells, fingerprints, audio, saliva, handwritin... ❯❯❯

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