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Insurance Claims: Clauses to Watch For

The world of insurance is complicated, no matter what variety you’re looking into buying. Unfortunately, with so many options, it can be easy to trip yourself up and choose a policy that doesn’t suit your needs. This is a major problem in all situations, but it is especially bad if you find yourself in a situation where you need to utilize your insurance policy, and it turns out that you aren’t covered. An insurance policy that doesn’t cover your claim can mean you have to pay for your court costs out of pocket, or even that you will get poorer …

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When is Settling the Right Choice?

With the plethora of courtroom dramas and police procedurals on television these days, it’s no surprise that everybody thinks they know more about the legal profession than they really do. The truth is, dramatizations of legal proceedings are nothing like how cases really go down, and these exciting yet false portrayals can really skew a client’s expectations when they end up needing to argue a case. One of the elements that suffers the most is the settlement. Too often, clients equate “settling” with “losing,” and develop a false sense that if their lawyer is encouraging them to settle, it’s because …

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3 Steps to Take In Case of a Horrific Accident

Like most things, we do not tend to think of preparation until it is too late. We often neglect maintenance on our cars until they break down and repairs are required. The same principle applies to intense personal injury accidents. If you or your spouse is rendered speechless, decisions will be much easier to make if certain legal agreements are in place before the accident.

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How does the Statute of Limitation vary by state?

Statutes of Limitations are unimportant and essentially irrelevant to most of us, until they aren’t. When a loved one is treated unethically in the hospital, medical practice statutes suddenly become valuable information. Since most of the public is unaware of how the Statutes of Limitations work in their state, we looked to our legal resources to give us more information and clarify how the statutes work. 1) Why the Statutes of Limitations vary state to state Attorney Shane Fischer of Shane E. Fischer, P.A explains: “It varies based upon the dates each legislature sets. Under our Constitution, the federal government …

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Are distracted driving laws preventing accidents?

Cell phones tend to be our fifth appendage, but there is one place they do not belong: the hands of a driver. According to the Official US Government’s Website for Distracted Driving, “18% of injury crashes in 2010 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.” Distracted driving is defined as any activity that can divert a driver’s attention from their primary task, operating the vehicle. All distractions, including eating and drinking, endanger passengers and others on the road. But text messaging is the most notable distraction because it interferes with the driver’s vision, concentration, and control of the car. In the US, …

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Most Practical Advice from our Legal Professionals in 2012

We launched the Legal Network just six months ago, but we have learned a great deal from our legal professionals in this short time. While we have focused on personal injury and real estate law, our network has also answered many general law questions that are very helpful in all legal situations. To finish off 2012, we have compiled a list of our favorite tips from all our legal professionals have offered this year. Real Estate Law 1) A real estate attorney can be of great use with complex real estate transactions. However, they are not always needed to complete …

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How do you hire a personal injury lawyer?

Our lawyers seemed to agree that any non-minor injury requires a personal injury lawyer to advocate for both you and your case. They’ve shared their best tips for when you find yourself needing a personal injury lawyer. 1. The type of injury you sustain should determine the type of personal injury lawyer you hire. “Let’s be honest: you wouldn’t go to a foot doctor for heart surgery. So you have to match the specialization of the lawyer with the facts of your case.” – Michele Colucci, MyLawsuit.com 2. Look for personal injury lawyers who are able to work on a …

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Sue-Happy America

It seems like every day we hear about another ridiculous lawsuit. Although the worst of them (such as the man who tried to sue himself) usually don’t go anywhere, the sad truth is that the USA is the most litigious nation in the world, and we waste huge sums of money on the system that supports our lawsuit addiction. But is it really a handful of greedy people who are to blame, or does the problem go deeper? Need legal help? Find a Local Lawyer Search