2015

What To Do If You're Stopped For A DUI

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While driving under the influence of alcohol is extremely dangerous to yourself, passengers in your car, and innocent bystanders, and you should avoid it at all costs, there may still come a time when you find yourself stopped by a police officer after you’ve had too much to drink. If you are stopped, it’s important to take immediate action to protect your legal rights. Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent…

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Can Filing For Bankruptcy Lead To Job Loss?

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Sometimes people suffering financial difficulties that can be helped by filing bankruptcy put off doing so for a variety of reasons. Possibly the most common reason is that they want to avoid having that negative mark on their credit reports. However, some people are concerned that filing bankruptcy may result in job loss. While it’s illegal for employers to fire workers who file for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy, filing a petition can affect your employment in a couple of ways.…

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5 Questions To Ask A Prospective Trucking Accident Lawyer

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If you were recently the victim of a truck accident as a result of a distracted or negligent truck driver, then the first thing you’ll want to do (aside from receiving medical treatment for any injuries) is to begin working with an attorney. Even if the truck driver’s insurance company makes you an offer for a settlement, you should consult with a lawyer before you accept; more than likely, they’re low-balling you.…

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Three Tips For Preventing Another Repetitive Strain Injury On The Job

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After your previous repetitive strain injury, you’re probably hoping to do whatever you can to prevent a recurrence of the pain and hassle of juggling paperwork and medical treatments while suffering from an injury. It’s especially difficult to complete paperwork if you’ve injured your wrists (the joints most likely to be affected in repetitive strain cases, unless you play tennis for a living). Besides, workers’ compensation doesn’t always pay the full amount of your wages for the time you’re unable to work, so you could even lose money from such an injury.…

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FAQs Of Filing A Lawsuit For An Elderly Loved One's Abuse

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Due to a number of factors, including a lack of reporting, the exact number of elderly people who are abused in nursing homes is unknown. If you have discovered that a loved one was abused while living in a nursing home, it is important that you take action. In addition to reporting the abuse to Adult Protection Services in your state, you can also file a lawsuit. Here is what you need to know about filing a lawsuit.…

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Did A Company Driver Crash Into Your Car? Find Out If You Can Go After The Employer

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By law, you are liable for any accident you cause while driving an automobile. However, company drivers aren’t the only ones liable for accidents they cause; their employers may also be held responsible. Here are three situations in which you may hold a company responsible for damages caused by its driver: The Driver Was On the Clock If the driver was working at the time of the accident, then you can hold his or her employer responsible for your injuries under the doctrine of vicarious liability.…

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You Have The Right To Defend Yourself -- And A Car Accident Attorney Can Help You

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If you’ve been in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, chances are you’re going to face more than a little pressure to accept less money for injuries than you need. If you have a really good insurance agent and company, they won’t let the other person’s car insurance agency get away with underpaying you. But sometimes, for whatever reason, an insurance company might not seem to be helping you that much.…

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Doing Business In The U.S.: Do You Need An EIN For A Sole Proprietorship?

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The employer identification number (EIN) is a number that is required if you want to pay your taxes as a sole proprietor. It allows the IRS to identify you when you are filing taxes, whether you file quarterly or annually. However, not all people who are running a one-person business need to use the EIN. Here are some things to know about the number and whether or not you need one.…

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Hurt Driving For Work? Get A Lawyer If They Don't Want To Pay

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If you were driving around for work and you were hurt in a car accident, but your employer doesn’t want to provide you with worker’s compensation, you need to hire an attorney. If the employer is saying that accident was your fault and not relevant to you being on the road for your job, you should fight those excuses. The workers compensation lawyer will look through the accident statements and your work contract to see what you are eligible for, and what type of action to take.…

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Adjunct Professors And Unemployment Benefits During The Summer

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If you work as an adjunct faculty member for a college or university, can you qualify for unemployment benefits during the summer months? Maybe. A lot depends on how your employer responds to requests for information from the unemployment office. Here’s what you need to know about your situation. Adjunct professors have no guarantees of future employment.  If you’re an adjunct professor, you have a lot of companions these days. Three out of four U.…

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