Archive for March, 2017
If you own a small business and you are trying to move out of your garage and into a space that is much more suited to handle what your business has become, you are going to need some help. You have probably already realized that you will need legal help along the way, but you are not entirely sure exactly where to go for that help or to whom you should look.
You have a couple of employees so you think maybe an employment law attorney might be someone to contact. They might be, in time. The question right now, though, is whether or not you are going to be able to get your business into a property. For that kind of information and counsel, your best bet would most likely be to find yourself a good, quality real estate attorney. The best real estate lawyers will be able to help you find the property t
Workers compensation laws, which vary from state to state, protect people in case they get hurt or disabled on the job. Some laws help those who are injured receive monetary awards to go toward medical bills and other related costs. Sometimes, litigation is not necessary if both the worker and employer reach an out-of-court settlement, but at other times, a worker compensation lawyer may be necessary. This may be the case if the plaintiff cannot reach an agreement with the employer during a workers compensation claim. Or, another case may be when an injured worker has to dispute lost wages due to his or her inability to work.
A worker compensation lawyer works for the best
Are you thinking about looking up personal injury law firms? Do you know that your cases would match a personal injury claim? If not, that’s ok. That’s what this post is here for. In this article you’ll find 7 different scenarios and situations that could count as a personal injury claim. Read them and see if you’re situation looks similar. If so, it may be time to find an attorney.
- Driving Accidents
The first scenario is a driving accident. Imagine driving down the highway and you see a a car to your front right and a truck to your front left. You have to drive carefully because trucks have multiple blind spots. You decide to drive ahead and get in front of the truck but when you do the car to the side swerves off and hits you. This collision is an example o
Many Americans hold a wrongfully simplistic view when it comes to criminal charges — this is typically due to individual emotions which all too often trump factual evidence. In reality there are an approximate 10,000 individuals in the United States that may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes on an annual basis. Since the year 1989 there have been over 300 convictions that have been overturned thanks to breakthrough innovations with the introduction of DNA evidence analysis. When tallied up, the number of years served in the United States correction system by innocent people is a staggering 3,944 years. If you or someone you know was charged for a crime that they did not commit, it is in your rights to contact a criminal defense attorney to ensure that no innocent person needs to spend
Every day, couples make the decision to divorce. In the United States, a divorce occurs every 36 seconds, which amounts to nearly 2,400 divorces a day.
For some couples, this may be a mutually-agreed upon and amicable decision, while for others it is not. When there are children involved, decisions also need to be made on custody, visitation rights, and child support.
In the United States, more women than men tend to file for divorce. Two-thirds of divorce cases are filed by women, and 90% of these women have custody of the children.
Each parent’s financial situation is usually considered when determining child support awards. While there are other factors the court will consider, this one is primary. Mothers do tend to receive child support more often than fathers, however. Recent
Automobiles and other personal transportation devices are major parts in most of our lives. Our cars get us to work, school, the store, the doctor’s, and just about anywhere else we need to go. While our transportation systems are a great benefit and necessity to a modern society, they also pose a threat. Unfortunately, with so many people on the road, there are bound to be accidents. This is where personal injury lawyers and auto accident lawyers come into play.
What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury attorneys specialize in the area of the law dealing with physical and/or psychological harm. Victims of abuse or negligence should seek a personal injury lawyer. The job of
Utah lawmakers are deciding on what could become the strictest DUI law in the nation. The bill, which passed in the state’s House Law Enforcement Committee, would lower the legal blood-alcohol content for driving from 0.08 to 0.05%.
Bella Dihn-Zarr, vice chairperson of the National Transportation Safety Board, is testifying for the bill.
“I am not here today to stop people from drinking,” she said in a statement to The Salt Lake Tribune. “I am here to stop people from dying.”
Utah joins the ranks of other states which have recently implemented new DUI laws, including Ohio. In the first days of 2017, Governor John Kasich signed “Annie’s Law,” which reduces the 12-month license suspension for first-time offenders if they use ignition interlock systems, breathalyzers that allow a car to start only if the user’s blood-alcohol content is under the legal limit. The law is named after Annie Rooney, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2013.
At this time, more than 1 million people in Ohio have been convicted of driving while impaired. This conviction can not only result in license suspension, but also carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. For accident-free cases in which the offender has no prior record, a DUI attorney can negotiate a plea bargain if the blood-alcohol content is bordering the legal limit of .08%. DUI laws in Ohio cap this limit at .02% for individuals under 21 years old.
While DUI laws by state vary, an attorney will be able to explain the specific rights guaranteed to convicted individuals and the possible measures to limit consequences. For example, a DUI lawyer may be able to challenge a case despite the evidence from a blood-alcohol content test. Attorneys can also use witnesses and video surveillance footage in these challenges. If convicted, the offender could see an impact on future opportunities, including employment status and the ability to obtain a loan.
Nearly 45,000 people in Ohio have faced these consequences more than five times, according the Ohio Department of Public Safety. New DUI laws such as “Annie’s Law” are designed to decrease reckless driving, especially for those already convicted, and avoid the above consequences.