While lawyers and judges are the ultimate legal experts, of course, I believe that every citizen should take the time to learn a little about law for several reasons. First, it is important to know your rights, and knowing them can come in handy if anyone ever accuses you of a crime you didn't commit or threatens you legally in another other way. Second, learning about your local, state, and federal laws can help you act as a better citizen. When election time comes around, you can then truly understand ever change in law being proposed by a candidate and whether it benefits society or not. I plan to share posts about law topics explained in plain English on my new blog, so you can come back often to sharpen your legal knowledge!
22 July 2018
If you are finishing up your residency this summer and are getting ready to start your own medical practice, then there are many things you must do to avoid future problems with medical malpractice lawsuits. Since this is one aspect of your career medical school probably didn't adequately teach you about, here are some lawyer-approved tips to help you both provide excellent care for your future patients and avoid unnecessary malpractice liabilities.
20 June 2018
As a rule, employees are not entitled to workers' compensation benefits if they are injured during their commute. However, as with many other rules, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Here are some of the situations in which workers' compensation should compensate you for your commute injuries. You Were on a Business Trip You deserve to be compensated for your injuries if you were injured while commuting during business travel.
22 May 2018
If you and your spouse are having major marriage problems but are not yet ready to split up for good, one step you can take is to seek a legal separation. When you do this, you are still married; however, you are legally separated from one another. When getting a legal separation, you will need a lawyer, and this lawyer will help you create a separation agreement. What Is a Separation Agreement?
18 April 2018
It's pretty simple: you get hurt at work, and your employer's insurance carrier steps in and helps you out. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way. If you are encountering problems either with your employer or the workers' comp carrier it can mean that your ability to have your medical bills and partial salary paid is being impacted. If you are too hurt to work it only follows that your financial situation is worsening by the day.
16 February 2018
It's easy to feel a bit overwhelmed when you first think about declaring bankruptcy; and it is undoubtedly a major financial and legal action. Knowing what to expect during the process tends to make filers more relaxed, which fits in nicely with the relief of having those creditors off your back. You will be dealing with a central figure when it comes to your chapter 7 bankruptcy, so read on to learn a bit more about your possible interactions with the trustee, and, interestingly enough, how they are paid.