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When Should I Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you're dealing with a criminal charge, you need an attorney to handle your entire legal proceedings. Why is this important? Such cases usually come with hefty fines and severe penalties and will significantly impact your life. To avoid undesirable consequences, a criminal defense attorney will come in handy. The lawyer will fight for your rights throughout the investigation. He or she will also challenge the case against you at... ❯❯❯

What are Emotional Distress Damages and How Do I Prove Them?

Emotional distress damages are hard to prove in personal injury cases. A dog bite attorney could claim that his customers suffer from physical injuries and emotional distress after a dog assault incident. That emotional distress may affect their ability to continue their daily activities and cause anxiety within their family.  Trying to find evidence to support your arguments about emotional distress is a challenging issue. The... ❯❯❯

Business Associates and HIPAA Compliance

Besides the healthcare providers who handle patient’s health information, other organizations must also comply with HIPAA. These organizations are known as Business Associates and are direct vendors to covered entities like hospitals, health plans, or any other medical entities. Who Are Business Associates? Business associates (BA) are organizations or individuals who act on behalf of or provide services to covered entities -... ❯❯❯

Factors that can delay the personal injury claim process

Understandably you'll want to know how long the personal injury claim process is, and while we can give you a rough idea, many factors can affect the time it will take for you to receive your settlement. Personal injury claims can progress at different rates depending on how complex your case is. The best way to ensure your claim runs smoothly, and you receive your entitlement promptly is by appointing a personal injury lawyer to take... ❯❯❯

5 Types of Personal Injury Attorneys

Texas law allows an injured person to pursue compensation when someone else's negligence or wrongful conduct is the cause of their injury.  That means various situations, including auto collisions, dog bites, and swimming pool accidents can give rise to a valid personal injury claim that would call for a lawyer specialized in that field. Whether you recently got injured or have not suffered a personal injury yet,... ❯❯❯

3 Common Mistakes To Avoid in Family Court

Break-ups in families are an incredibly stressful and worrying time. For some people, it’s their first time ever attending a family court if family dispute mediation with their family lawyer does not resolve their issues. If the dispute has to go through litigation, people tend to make some unavoidable mistakes which may negatively impact on their case. Here are the top 3 common mistakes to avoid. Not disclosing all financial... ❯❯❯

If You Want a Fair Settlement in One of These Types of Personal Injury Cases, You Absolutely Need a Lawyer

The following is adapted from Not a Good Neighbor. Although there are many instances where you can successfully negotiate a fair settlement with an insurance company after an auto accident without an attorney’s help, there are certain personal injury cases you should never try to settle without a good lawyer at your side. These cases are so complex that you need expert help to ensure your rights aren’t compromised.  ... ❯❯❯

5 Strategies to Win your Social Security Disability Hearing

Though it may be hard to hear, those who told you that getting Social Security Disability benefits was difficult were understating the case. In fact, a large percentage of those who apply for these benefits are denied (45 percent of those applying for SSDI and 18 percent applying for SSI). To increase your chances of achieving a positive outcome, the most important step you can take is to engage the services of an experienced disability... ❯❯❯

Types of Jail Release in Criminal Matters

The Eighth Amendment is best known for its prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. But this provision also guarantees reasonable bail in criminal cases. This guarantee is obviously important for personal reasons. Incarcerated people cannot provide for their families or spend time with them. There are also some very good legal reasons for the bail guarantee. Chemically, incarceration elevates the brain’s stress hormone... ❯❯❯

In New York, Does Your Car Insurance Cover Bills from an Accident?

New York is one of a few no-fault insurance states, and this can be confusing. No-fault insurance covers your financial losses regardless of who is at fault for the accident in question. Every motorist in New York is required to carry a minimum of $50,000 in no-fault coverage for this very reason. Further, no-fault insurance follows the car – not the individual. This means that if you are injured as a passenger in someone... ❯❯❯