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Defensive Moves Against Your Personal Injury Case

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If you have filed a lawsuit against a negligent party you have already traveled one long road. Being injured and dealing with the after-effects of an accident can cause some serious stress, and by the time your case comes to trial you will likely be physically and mentally exhausted. While the end may be in sight now with the beginning of the trial, you should be prepared for the other side to vigorously defend themselves against your claims.…

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Will Planning In Blended Families

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If you are currently in a blended family, the need for a will is going to be more important than in traditional families. Both you and your spouse need to make sure that your property is divided in the way that you want, not necessarily basing those decisions on which child gets what parent’s property. The following are some things you need to think about when discussing your will: Decide How You Want Things to Be Distributed…

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Top 4 Reasons Workers Compensation Claims Are Denied

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Employers are required to carry workers compensation insurance to protect employees in the event that they are hurt while at work. But just because a company has workers comp insurance, it doesn’t mean that your claim will automatically be approved if you happen to get injured on the job. There are several reasons why workers compensation claims are denied, so you need to be diligent to ensure that yours is not.…

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3 Things Not to Do After You're Injured in a Car Wreck That Was Not Your Fault

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The last thing people expect when they are driving is to get in a car accident. When it happens, it can cause a lot of problems, especially when injuries occurs. If you are hurt in an auto wreck that is not your fault, it is important to respond appropriately so you can receive the financial settlement that you deserve. Some things that you absolutely do not want to do after being injured in an auto accident include the following:…

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Conflict Management When Splitting Assets In A Divorce

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Perhaps one of the most challenging parts of a divorce is arranging the logistics of who gets what. It will require you to have some ongoing contact with your ex spouse, which can be painful as you’re attempting to navigate a good settlement for yourself. Here are some tips on how to reduce the amount of conflict when splitting assets in a divorce. Set Boundaries First of all, you will want to set some boundaries for discussion with your ex spouse when you need to speak with them about legal arrangements.…

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Overexposure: When Potential Juror Bias Makes a Change in Venue Possible

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What happens when almost everybody in your local area has heard about your case, watched details of it unfold in the news, seen online videos of the defendant at the crime scene, and heard the matter discussed pretty much everywhere they went for months? It seems like getting a fair trial could be next to impossible to achieve without some drastic intervention—usually a change in venue, or location, of the trial.…

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It's A Community: Debts And Assets In Divorce

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If you are divorcing, you likely already know that there are specific rules about how your marital debt and assets are divided. In fact, the state you live in when you divorce has a great deal of influence on how these issues are treated. Debts and assets are handled differently in equitable distribution states than they are in community property states, and the majority of states now use the equitable distribution model.…

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What To Do When You Have A Work-Related Repeated Stress Injury

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A repeated stress injury in the workplace can be a frustrating and painful experience. Approaching your employer and getting the care you need adds to the stress of this injury. Here are some steps for dealing with a developing repeated stress injury.  Acknowledge Your Injury The first step is to diagnose your repeated stress injury. These are common for typists and they can come with hand, finger, wrist, or arm pain that is severe.…

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Can You Collect Social Security Disability And Workers' Comp Benefits At The Same Time?

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You likely know that a workplace injury can call for workers’ comp benefits, but if your injury turns out to be permanent, you may be wondering if you can collect both Social Security disability (SSD) and workers’ comp at the same time. The quick answer to that question is “yes,” but read below for more details. Social Security Disability SSD and workers’ comp are very different programs and qualifying for one does not mean you’ll qualify for the other.…

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Partially Disabled: What To Know About Workers' Comp And Partial Disabilities

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If you’ve been hurt at work, you are very likely covered by workers’ comp benefits. This valuable perk ensures that no medical expenses related to the accident come from your pocket and even allows you paid time to stay home and recuperate. There are several levels of workers’ comp coverage, and one of them is partially disabled. Read on to gain a better understanding of what this means and how to qualify for it.…

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