Home improvements require more than "cracking a few eggs." Homeowners may need to break up the sidewalk, tear out the roof, and more. Breaking up a significant amount of concrete to redo the front walkway and accompanying driveway creates a hazard. Until rubble gets removed and new concrete pours and dries, someone could slip and fall. Other renovations create similar hazards. Based on the size of the job, one day might not be enough.
16 July 2020
If you intend to file for divorce in the near future, figuring out the financial split can be one of the biggest logistical challenges. This is particularly true for couples who have been together during the bulk of their peak income-earning years. Here's a quick guide to help you figure out pensions, annuities, and inheritances. Pensions The retirement benefits accrued during a marriage are generally considered the joint property. However, there are nuances of retirement benefits that can be tricky to split equitably.
15 June 2020
One of the more complicated forms of business litigation involves cases linked to construction projects. Even small builds tend to involve a lot of folks, including designers, architects, property owners, renters, and contractors. A problem that makes construction litigation especially is that everyone is quick to call out, "Not it!" Before you can move forward with litigation, at least one individual or entity has to be named as the defendant. Here is a look at how different parties might end up being on the wrong end of a lawsuit.
12 May 2020
Construction sites should be safe and secure. However, in some instances, the opposite is the case. When an individual is injured due to the careless neglect of a construction firm or their team, their suffering should not go unnoticed; they deserve to seek compensation. Someone should be held accountable. Learn more about determining neglect with a construction site injury. Non-Employee or Employee To assess neglect, it's first important to determine if the injured victim is an employee of the company.
2 April 2020
Getting into an accident with a big commercial truck can be very scary, especially if it's an 18-wheeler or otherwise carrying or towing a large load. If you were injured in a run-in with a commercial truck, you might be entitled to financial compensation. That said, it is true that winter weather can introduce a bit of a wildcard when it comes to assigning blame in a truck accident. If your accident took place on snow or ice covered roads, here are some tips to keep in mind.
29 February 2020
Getting a traffic ticket is like a rite of passage to many people. When you start driving, it is almost inevitable that you will have a police officer pull you over. The type of offense and the penalty that comes with it are often the biggest catalysts in the decision to hire a traffic lawyer or not. Tickets and Citations Most tickets or citations people get are for minor offenses like speeding or failing to use a turn signal.
27 January 2020
Taking care of a parent with special needs means planning for their future. Here's how a special needs life planner can help you do just that: Benefit Preservation As your parent ages, they'll likely rely more and more on their Social Security and other government benefits. And some decisions that are made during the life planning process could endanger those benefits as time goes on. For instance, some assets that your parent acquires throughout the years may render them disqualified for SSI benefits and other programs.
26 December 2019
If you are about to file for long term disability, you are obviously dealing with a physical or mental disability that is going to last for a long time. You might think that with the medical records that you have that you can file for your disability benefits without the help of an attorney. While it is certainly true that you have the right to apply on your own, without any legal assistance, that might not be what you really want to do.
20 November 2019
A release from jail on a bond is a blessing as no one wants to stay behind bars if they don't have to. However, being released doesn't mean you are able to live that freely. Bail bonds and release on bond come with restrictions that can range from the expected to the unexpected. While it's better to be out on bond awaiting your next court date, be aware of what you're in for and what you'll have to do to comply with your release terms.
28 October 2019
Slip and falls can happen just about anywhere. When you fall and get hurt because of the negligence of another party, you have the right to receive compensation for your losses. If stairs were poorly lit or one was damaged and you fell because of it, the owner of the property can be held liable for your injuries. When you aren't warned of a potentially dangerous situation and you are using a property as it is designed, another party may be at fault.
1 October 2019