An American tort law action which claims damages from any person who, through negligence or direct act or omission, caused the death of certain relatives (eg. spouse, children or parent). These actions are commenced under special “wrongful death” statutes because under the common law, there is no right of action for survivors for their own loss as a result of someone’s death. The Canadian equivalent of the wrongful death legislation is generally known as the “fatal accidents act.” In England, it is known as Lord Campbell’s Act. Continue reading “Wrongful Death Settlement”
A viatical settlement occurs when a person with a terminal or chronic illness sells his or her life insurance policy to a third party for cash payment. The Viatical Settlement provider is the person or company that buys the life insurance policy. The Viatical Settlement provider becomes the new owner and/or beneficiary of the life insurance policy, pays all future premiums, and collects the death benefit of the policy when the insured dies. Continue reading “Viatical Settlement”
Truck Accident Lawyers are attorneys who specialize in representing victims of trucking accidents. A trucking accident occurs when large trucks (10,000+ lbs.)collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking accident. Because of the size of these trucks, most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of the smaller vehicles. Continue reading “Injury Lawyer-Truck Accidents”
A Tax Attorney is one who specializes in cases dealing with the IRS and State Tax Agencies. Specializing in Tax cases allow Tax Attorneys to focus their knowledge on the complexities of the Tax Codes and Laws. Often times through negotiations a Tax Lawyer can arrange to greatly lessen the Taxes a client may owe. Tax Attorneys benefit all individuals, from those who have little to no understanding of the IRS and Tax laws to corporations with their own Lawyers. Helping to prevent individuals from being intimidated and abused by the IRS, Tax Lawyers stand up for the client. If you find yourself in trouble with the IRS or a State Tax Agency seek the council of a Tax Attorney.
People receive Structured Settlement payments as the result of legal action. If one party sues another, there might be a settlement and the defendant might agree to make payment over time. The defendant, in conjunction with an insurance company, purchases an annuity policy from another insurance company. The annuity policy makes payment now and in the future to the original lawsuit’s plaintiff. Continue reading “Structured Settlement”
Settlement Funding is the purchasing of Settlement type payments by a company. This is beneficial because Settlement Funding can garner an individual a lump sum of cash as opposed to the smaller structured payments they may be receiving. However the lump sum will be a percentage of the total value of the total settlement, not the entire amount. Companies will purchase just one of the payments or the entire Settlement. The amount you receive is based upon the total value of the Structured Settlement factored with interest rates and length of time you are to receive payments. Be aware that there are many companies that deal with Settlement Funding and therefore you may find a wide range of terms for your Settlement Funding. Shop around it can be well worth your while.
The selling of a life insurance policy is called a Senior Settlement. Individuals who own a life insurance policy but have no intended beneficiary can choose to sell the policy to a company that will give them money to use while still alive. In exchange the company then becomes the beneficiary on their life insurance policy. Continue reading “Senior Settlement”
Products Liability or Product Defect encompasses a number of legal claims that allow an injured party to recover financial compensation from the manufacturer, seller or any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of a product. Products Liability refers to the liability of for damage caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts (at the top of the chain), an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner (at the bottom of the chain). Products containing inherent defects that cause harm to a consumer of the product, or someone to whom the product was loaned, given, etc., are the subjects of products liability suits. While products are generally thought of as tangible personal property, products liability has stretched that definition to include intangibles (gas), naturals (pets), real estate (house), and writings (navigational charts). Continue reading “Products Liability”
Personal Injury means any injury resulting from libel, slander, malicious prosecution, or false arrest, any bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death sustained by any person and caused by an occurrence for which an individual or entity may be held liable. Any type of bodily injury as a result of an attack, negligence, and/or accident can be categorized as Personal Injury, and the injured can file a Personal Injury lawsuit to hold those responsible for the Personal Injury accountable for his/her actions. Personal Injury Law refers to the area of law that seeks to protect victims who are harmed by the action or inaction of another person or entity. Personal Injury is also sometimes referred to as tort law. A Personal Injury claim can be filed for injury incurred by an individual either physically or mentally, and it can sometimes include damage to property. Personal Injury lawyers seek to win compensation for their clients and can often do so without ever having to go to trial.
A Patent Attorney helps inventors gain ownership rights to their product. A Patent Attorney is key in keeping you invention rights from being stollen. Patent Rights makes it illegal for another person or company to copy or immitate an invention. Continue reading “Patent Attorney”
Nursing Home Neglect refers to the care or lack thereof of residents in the many thousands of Nursing care facilities in this county. Neglect is defined as the negligent failure of any person having the care or custody of an elder or a dependent adult to exercise that degree of care which a reasonable person in a like position would exercise.With over 1.5 million elderly and dependent adults now living in nursing homes throughout the U.S, abuse and neglect has become a widespread problem. Many nursing homes provide good care but some subject residents to needless suffering and death. Nursing Home residents are often dependent on the staff for most or all of their needs including food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming, stimulation and mobility. Unfortunately, some residents are victims of Nusing Home Neglect and are deprived of of these basic needs. They are starved, dehydrated, over-medicated, and suffer painful pressure sores. These individuals may be isolated, ignored or deprived of social contact and stimulation. Continue reading “Nursing Home Neglect”
Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that was widely used 1940s-1970s in commercial and residential building materials. The cancer affects the mesothelium or thin membranes that line the abdomen and chest walls and has been shown to do so after as few as 30 days exposure. Asbestos fibers are easily inhaled causing resulting damage to lung tissue and leading to mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. Continue reading “mesothelioma attorney”
Medical Malpractice is the failure of medical professionals to provide adequate treatment to a patient resulting in injury or substantial loss of income. Continue reading “Medical Malpractice Lawyer”
A Maritime Lawyer specializes in Cruise Law and represents passengers and crew members hurt at sea usually due to accidents or assaults aboard cruise ships. Continue reading “Maritime Lawyer”
Do you think your car is a lemon? Lemon laws or Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act are in place to protect consumers from vehicles that are under Warranty and suffer an unacceptable number of repairs or repeated defects that substantially impair the use, safety or value of the vehicle. The bottom line is that if your car is under warranty AND the car has a problem that you have given the manufacturer ample chance to fix AND it is a problem that prevents you from being able to drive the car it qualifies as a Lemon. Continue reading “Lemon Law”
DUI, DWI, or Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol is a regulation used to prevent motorists from operating vehicles when they have been drinking and may not execute safe judgment. As blood alcohol levels rise neurological reflexes so important for safe driving decline. The determination of DUI is made by measuring a driver’s blood alcohol percentage. The blood alcohol percentage that constitutes DUI or DWI varies from state to state. If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI you do have options. DUI and DWI Lawyers specialize in helping individuals fight DUI and DWI convictions. The courts may have you believe that there is no recourse for a DUI or DWI arrest but that is not necessarily true. If you hire an Attorney who specializes in DUI he/she may be able to help you avoid losing your license.
Criminal Defense Attorneys often deal with life and death issues. They carry the future of their clients in their hands and as you might expect with that type of responsibility can come a hefty price tag. Because there is no way for the Criminal Defense Lawyers to recoup their operating costs through the courts they must charge their clients a substantial amount of money just to be retained. The only limits on Criminal Defense Attorney’s rates are the limits of their clients’ portfolios. The best criminal attorneys fetch premium retainer fees and do so because their win records make them highly sought after. Unfortunately not everyone can afford the most expensive Criminal Defense Attorney and thus once again research is critical. Learn about your attorney; what is their win/lost record, how many criminal cases have they tried, what is their philosophy, what kind of resources do they have at their disposal. Remember don’t be afraid to ask questions of your Criminal Defense Lawyer. You must trust your Criminal Defense Attorney and feel that they are doing what is best for you. If you’re not convinced of these things up front then it might be a good idea to look around some more.
Cerebral Palsy is a disease that is caused by an injury to an individual’s central nervous system sometime before, at, or after birth. The injuries cause changes to the structure of the individual’s brain. The physical effects such as muscle spasticity and the inability to walk may not display them selves immediately. Most commonly, Cerebral Palsy occurs before delivery due to infection, stroke, or metabolic problems such as diabetes or hyperthyroidism while in utero. Although Cerebral Palsy cannot be cured healthcare providers can use a number of tools to help control and often times improve the symptoms. Physical therapy, braces, medications, and even surgery may be implemented. If it is suspected that the Cerebral Palsy is a result of negligence at or after birth on the part on one or more individuals you may wish to contact a Cerebral Palsy Attorney. Cerebral Palsy Attorneys are more familiar with the specifics of Cerebral Palsy cases. Cerebral Palsy Attorneys can often times get their clients excellent compensation without ever having to go to court.
Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers, which can be separated into thin threads. Asbestos was used widely beginning around World War II. There are more than 5,000 products that contain or have contained Asbestos including, car brakes, insulation, fireproofing, roofing, siding, ceiling and floor tiles, industrial filters for beverages, etc. Asbestos exposure has been proven to cause lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other cancers. If you suspect that yourself or someone you know is suffering or has suffered from these medical conditions due to Asbestos exposure you may have grounds for an Asbestos Lawsuit. A lawyer specializing in Asbestos Lawsuits is familiar with the medical conditions associated with Asbestos Exposure as well as the intricacies of Asbestos Lawsuit cases. It makes sense to contact an attorney specializing in Asbestos Lawsuits rather than a regular attorney due to their knowledge of the subject.
An Insurance Settlement is the payment of proceeds by an insurance company to the insured to settle an insurance claim within the guidelines stipulated in the insurance policy. Insurance settlements are usually paid as structured settlements not as lump sums. Insurance companies will usually try to negotiate the best settlement for themselves which is not usually the best settlement for the insured client. Insurance Settlement Lawyers are experienced. They can help to negotiate a fair settlement for the insured client and maximize the insurance payments. The Insurance Settlement experts listed here are some of the most reputable in their field.