Choosing the Best Slip and Fall Lawyer

One of the most common types of injuries in the United States is that of slip and falls. Most people can remember a situation that involved them almost falling or that they did fall on a slipper floor. This is especially true in the colder, winter months that involve a lot of snow and sleet being tracked in. It is also true during the warm, rainy days of the summer. Oftentimes, the wetness is tracked into the home and it then mixes with the warmer weather of the house. The mix of the two leaves you with a very slippery home. Most times, a slip and fall does not actually leave the person with any permanent damage or pain, but it can still cause many health problems. 22% of slip and fall incidents resulted in more than 31 days from work. A high percentage of this number also has multiple doctor vi

Lead Exposure Awareness Increases With Lead Paint Certification Course

Due to recent headlines about lead exposure and lead poisoning, more Americans are beginning to understand the importance of lead paint certification and its effects. Many homeowners considering renovations or remodeling are now consulting with EPA lead certified contractors to ensure their homes are safe. Considering that 90% of pre-1940 buildings and 62% of pre-1978 buildings consisting of high levels of lead paint, awareness is finally spreading. In Georgia, the Historic Macon Foundation is offering a lead paint certification training course. The purpose of the course is to educate construction workers on how to properly remove and dispose of lead paint. Lead paint is especially harmful

When Car Accidents Require Good Lawyers

Many people can handle small car accident claims all on their own or with the help of their insurance company, especially if the faults are obvious and the damages or injuries are minor. But what about in more serious or debatable cases? How can you know when to hire an attorney, and when you’re better off figuring it out yourself? There are a couple of factors you should consider before you immediately start calling up law firms: The size of your claims. Remember that any lawyer is going to take a percentage of your settlement winnings. If you have a claim of only a few thousand dollars, you may want to go it alone to save yourse

Patents Fuel Creatvity and Technological Innovation

U.S. patent laws are derived from the Constitution, where Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 states that “The Congress shall have power … To promote the progress of sciences and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” By giving the inventors of new and useful processes, machines, objects and compositions the right to benefit exclusively from their invention for a fixed number of years, patents encourage the growth of technology and creativity. With the growth of globalization and new technologies and especially those connected to the Internet, patent and trademark laws and intellectual property laws have changed dramatically.

Know a Good Lawyer and You’ll Know Your Rights

What is a restraining order? How likely am I to go to jail on my first DUI offense? What is a misdemeanor and how does it compare to a felony? These are all great questions, and chances are if you know the answers to them before you are confronted with a real-world case scenario you won’t need your lawyer at all. Not because you don’t need a lawyer, but because when you know the consequences ahead of time, you most likely won’t commit the offense. That’s the hope, anyway. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Often, when people think they know the law they take chances they otherwise wouldn’t take, believing that they can avoid the stuff penalties that accompany offenses such as DUI, elder abuse, and illegal drug trafficking.

Three Types Of Attorneys That Simplify Your Life

The odds are that at some point in your life, you’re probably going to need an attorney. Legal troubles are not necessarily a “part of life”. They’re serious issues that need to be taken care of in a manner as quick and competent as possible. However, they’re not entirely avoidable in all situations. There are many reasons why people often end up needing lawyers at some points in their life. Our goal is to present some of the different scenarios in which you’d need an attorney on your side. In many of these situations, it does not immediately occur to the average person that they are not only not at fault, but able to have an attorney on their side. The automatic assumption for many is that they themselves are at fault. This is not always the case. In fact, very often it is not you fault at all. L