Monthly Archives: | March, 2014

Get Compensated for Your Injury with a Personal Injury Lawyer

Injuries can change your life for all the wrong reasons. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or ignorance, you have a number of resources available to help you get the compensation you deserve. This is where personal injury law offices can help. With personal injury lawsuits, you can get a settlement that will allow you to recover from your injury with peace of mind. While there are a number of ways in which personal injuries occur, car accidents are by far the most common. More than 6 million car accidents occur in the United States every year. From those, there are an estimated 60,0000 personal injuries, and the average settlement for car accident-related personal injury lawsuits is arou

Taking Care of Child Support and Custody Issues

Dealing with child support and child custody issues can take some time, appropriate negotiation tactics and the assistance of good family divorce lawyers. Whether you are facing legal issues from marriage issues or need assistance with fathers rights, you can find the best family lawyer with some preliminary research. Any time you get lawyers for child support involved, it can be a tenuous situation and it may be a sensitive subject, but it may be helpful to ask for recommendations or referrals to insure that you are using the best family law specialist for your situation. Friends or colleagues that experienced a similar situation can offer some of the most objective advice when it comes to locating the best child support and custody specialist for you. Otherwise, consulting the reviews and recomm

Hire a Skilled Attorney to Avoid Losses Should Tragedy Take Place

When Philip Seymour Hoffman tragically died in early February, he left behind three kids and their mother. He also let a $35 million estate and an old will that had not been updated since 2004. As a result, there is some concern about how his assets will be divvied up and whether or not his family will receive all that he meant to give them. Whether or not it is Hoffman’s own error that caused the problem or, as some suggest, shortsightedness from his estate planning attorney, the problem remains. It could cost his partner Mimi O’Donnell and his children millions, and his case should be a warning that everyone should get help with asset protection as they get older. As you get older, it can be tough to cope with the idea that you aren’t going to live forever, and it becomes increasingly important to make su

The Causes of Fatal Mesothelioma

Before the discovery of the health hazards associated with it, asbestos was a common building material used in constructing everything from residential homes to immense commercial buildings. Although asbestos is toxic to anyone who lives or works in places where it is present, asbestos poses the biggest threat to builders who came into contact with it for several years. In order for asbestos to cause health problems, it must be inhaled in significant quantities over an extended period of time. Although no one is certain how much asbestos one must inhale, or over how long a time period, studies have revealed indisputable evidence that inhaling asbestos often leads to the development of a rare form of cancer called “mesothelioma.” Given the fact that construction workers were exposed to high quantities

Knowing Your Rights Under the ERISA Act

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA Act, was established in September 1974 to set minimum standards pertaining to pension plans for U.S. workers within private industry. The primary intention of the ERISA laws was to safeguard the interests of benefit plan recipients. Key ERISA rules focus on the effects of federal income taxes on all transactions related to employee benefit plans. Because the laws outlined under the Employee Retirement Security Act are so extensive, one usually requires the assistance of a leading ERISA lawyer whenever questions regarding the act arise. Since the Employee Retirement Incom

The Truth About Filing for Divorce

Everyone knows the divorce rate in the United States is among the highest in the world, but few people realize that the divorce in the U.S. has been decreasing over the past 35 years or so. Still, with 46% of first marriages ending in divorce, the United States divorce rate is still the third highest in the world. According to a recent study by a credible, but unnamed source, Americans file for divorce at the rate of four every minute! That amounts to 5,760 divorce filings every day, and 2,102,400 divorces each year! Thus, it appears that there is still plenty of business for American divorce attorneys. Now, who said that accident attorneys had the most lucrative jobs? While the circumstances surrounding every divorce are always different, the divorce process can be highly complex,