Tips For Evicting A Tenant If You Want To Move Into The Rental Property

If you recently sold your house and own a rental house, you could move into the rental house when you close on your house. Unfortunately, if you have a tenant living in the rental house, you will first need to get him or her out. As a landlord of the property, you have the legal right to evict the person if you no longer want to rent the unit; however, you must take the proper legal steps to do this.

Should Your Business Go Green? 3 Reasons Why The Answer Is Yes

More small businesses are beginning to see the benefits of going green and are beginning to push eco-friendly operations. With the various advances in energy-efficiency, sustainable sourcing and even recycling/reuse, it is easier than ever for small business owners to make the change. Plus, it can probably help improve your bottom line, which is always a good thing. From tax breaks, grants and even goodwill among customers, a nominal investment in eco-friendly business practices can result in larger returns in the long run.

Medical Negligence After An Auto Accident- Who Is Responsible For Compensation?

If you are injured in an auto accident, an auto accident lawyer can help you to receive compensation for your injuries by proving that they were caused by driver negligence. This could be from mistakes made by the driver of a vehicle in which you were a passenger, or by the driver of another vehicle that caused your vehicle to become involved in an accident. The insurance company of the offending driver is then responsible for expenses incurred for injuries sustained in the accident.

Can Bankruptcy Filing Eliminate Back Taxes?

If you are struggling with overwhelming debt, filing for bankruptcy may give you a fresh financial start, effectively wiping out most of your debt including personal loans, medical bills and credit card debt. Unfortunately, not all debt is created equal, and there are some liabilities that are generally non-dischargeable under bankruptcy law. These may include child support payments, alimony and child support payments. When it comes to back taxes you owe to the IRS, bankruptcy may sometimes help wipe out some of the debt, but this usually depends on certain strict criteria.

When An Accident Victim Blames You Despite Their Own Negligence

You did it this time. Yes, you have hurt another person. Perhaps the injured party slipped and fell at your restaurant. Maybe they sustained injuries after a vehicular collision on the road. Or, you could be a physician who failed to make the correct diagnosis. Regardless of the type of personal injury claim being filed against you, there is hope. The fact that one caused harm does not mean that the plaintiff will automatically receive a large payday.

2 Things To Consider Before Filing A Worker's Compensation Claim & A Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you were injured while on the job, you may be able to file both a worker’s compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit. If you are thinking about going down that route, make sure you consider these three things before you proceed: #1: Was A Third Party Involved? Generally speaking, a third party has to be involved in the injury that you sustained in order to be able to file both a worker’s compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit.

5 Reasons You May Be Denied Workers' Compensation

If you have been hurt on the job, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation. This will allow you to receive a specific amount of money to help you financially while you’re unable to work. However, it’s possible that your claim may be denied, and knowing some of the most common reasons this occurs is good to know so that you can avoid making mistakes. Reason #1: You passed the time limit

What Can You Do If Your Unemployment Is Denied?

The process to get unemployment can be longer than expected. If your application for benefits are denied, you must go through the appeals process in an effort to overturn your employer’s decision. If you have been denied, this is what you need to know.  Why Was Your Claim Denied? Why you were denied for unemployment benefits is very important to your case. If you know why, you can use that to build a case for why you are deserving of benefits.

3 Ways You Can Ensure Your Loved Ones Avoid Probate After You Pass Away

Most people don’t like to think about death. However, if you have considerable wealth and assets, you need to think about what will happen to them after you pass away. Generally, after someone passes away, their estate goes through a process called probate. Probate is simply the court validating the deceased person’s will. This can take weeks or even years if your loved ones contest the will. The good news is there are ways around probate.

Learn How To Get A Neighbor's Driveway That Is Encroaching On Your Property Removed

If you have a neighbor that has had a driveway built recently and you think that it is encroaching on your land, it can be hard to know what to do. If you have talked to your neighbor and they have stated that they are not going to remove the portion of the driveway that is on your property, it is best to hire a real estate attorney to have the problem resolved legally rather than try to take matters into your own hands and remove the portion of the driveway on your own.

Dealing With A DUI: Five Tips To Make You Look Better

If you have been accused of driving under the influence (DUI), you have a long and tough road ahead of you. With that in mind, it’s best to do some preparing before your case goes to court. After all, you want to improve your chances of winning the case—or at least getting a lesser sentence. That said; here are five tips to help you look better in the eyes of the judge:

3 Traffic Ticket Consequences An Attorney Can Help You Avoid

Hiring an attorney to fight a traffic ticket may seem like overkill to some, but for those trying to avoid the consequences involved with a traffic ticket, an attorney may be just what they need. Before deciding to just pay the fine, consider the three likely consequences of your ticket that are listed below. Increase in Insurance Insurance companies put a lot of money on the line, so of course they want to be sure that their risks for big payouts are at a minimum.

How Social Security Determines Your Back Pay

If you are unable to work at your job due to an illness, you may be eligible for Social Security disability. Social Security was put in place just to help people like you, and it is a benefit provided by our federal government that is available to people who have worked, or “put into the system” for years. You are eligible for benefits beginning at a certain time and if you don’t file at that time you can be eligible for back pay.

Suing A Third Party While Claiming Workers' Compensation Benefits

Most people generally understand that they cannot sue their employer for an occupational or workplace injury. If your employer has workers compensation insurance, then that fund will cover your medical and disability bills. However, if there’s a third party involved in your accident, you have every right to pursue a personal injury claim against them.  Understanding Third Party Claims Third party claims exist in most forms of tort law. It’s when you sue a third party along with a main party for negligence.

Filing For Divorce: Should You Hire An Attorney Or A Paralegal?

For many people, getting divorced can be just as costly as getting married. Consequently, it is not hard to understand why some individuals are always on the lookout for ways to save some much needed cash when filing for divorce. Oftentimes, the most effective way to do this is by hiring a divorce paralegal rather than an attorney. However, while these legal services will be right for some people, they will not be right for everyone.

4 Steps For Firing Your Personal Injury Attorney

All relationships simply don’t go as planned. If you’ve retained the services of an attorney and things aren’t working out as well as you had hoped, you may need to fire this person. This is never an easy thing to do, but when it starts affecting your case, it’s important to put your own best interests first. Knowing the necessary steps for completing this task can help prepare you when faced with it.

Don't Let Divorce Cost You More Than It Should: Tips For Protecting Your Finances

The financial aspect of divorce can be an overwhelming struggle. Even in an amicable separation, it can be costly. The first thing that you should do when you’re approaching a divorce is take a clear, honest look at your financial situation. Being financially proactive in the early stages of the divorce is the best way to avoid finding yourself buried in a financial disaster after you file. Here are some suggestions to help you get control of and protect your finances through the divorce.

2 Ways To Protect Your Assets In A Lawsuit

Lawsuits are very common nowadays—some of them are merited and others are frivolous. The sad thing is that many people will be caught up in a stressful lawsuit at some point in their lives, and it could cost them a great deal of money. This is why it is important to be preemptive in protecting yourself and your assets. Here are two suggestions for keeping your estate safe. 1. Create LLCs

Who Is Liable When Patients Are Infected With Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria?

Multiple cases of infection with CRE, a group of bacteria that are highly resistant to antibiotics, has led to several deaths. These germs are rarely found outside of medical facilities, because that is where they develop their antibiotic resistance.. Antibiotics are used continuously in hospitals and other medical care centers, allowing these “superbugs” to gradually adapt until even the strongest antibiotics are barely effective. Because this exposure happens in medical facilities, the assumption of sole liability is naturally directed at these medical providers.

Parents: Daycare Center Providers Can Be Legally Liable For Allergy Mistakes

Many parents assume that filling out the appropriate paperwork regarding the allergies of their children is enough to ensure that their children do not consume or get exposed to substances they are allergic to. However, errors in daycare centers can happen, and depending on the severity of the reaction, children may need to be hospitalized or death could occur.  Taking Action After Allergen Exposures - Document all instances of the daycare center exposing your child to reported allergens even if the response to the allergens were not severe.

Too Late To Compensate: Statutes Of Limitations On Personal Injury Cases

Suffering a personal injury is no laughing matter. No matter how severe the incident was, you do not want to be responsible for the heap of medical bills that is coming your way. Unfortunately, many individuals wait until the statute of limitations is up before they realize that they are severely injured or actually have a case. Your time is limited, and you need to know the statute of limitations in your state.

Three Of The Most Common Reasons For Denied Social Security Income And How To Avoid Them

If you’re applying for Social Security disability, you know it can be a complicated process. You’ll find piles and piles of paperwork and confusing legal jargon. It’s easy to make a mistake that could affect your claim. Fortunately, there are plenty of people that have been down this road before you, and you can learn from their mistakes. Here’s a look at some of the most common reasons your Social Security disability claim may be denied, and how you can make sure that doesn’t happen.

The Difference Between Class-Action And Private Lawsuits

Private lawsuits and class-action lawsuits are similar in some ways, but they differ in how the lawsuit is brought against the other party. A private lawsuit involves one individual filing a lawsuit against another individual or entity because of an injury or loss. Class action lawsuits involve a group of people filing a lawsuit against an individual or entity that has harmed that group in some way. Class action lawsuits are appropriate in some circumstances and not appropriate in others.

3 Signs Your Employer Isn't Treating You Properly After A Workplace Accident

Getting hurt at work is never a good thing, but the way that your employer handles your workers compensation case can make a big difference in how tough the healing process is. Employers are supposed to be supportive during this time period so that injured employees can focus on getting better, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Plus, some people don’t even realize that their employers are treating them improperly.

What To Do When You Receive Divorce Papers

A divorce is one of the most difficult things you can face in life, even when you know it is coming. Whether you are expecting the divorce papers or not, chances are you will likely feel a deep sense of loss and even may feel as though you have failed. Figuring out how you will proceed is very difficult at the start of a divorce. But it is important to proceed in a dignified manner and act with caution.

Options For Independent Contractors Not Covered By Workers' Compensation

One of the disadvantages of working for yourself is that, in many scenarios, you’re considered an independent contractor and not an employee, so taking on certain jobs means you don’t have some of the benefits that comes with being an employee. One such benefit is workers’ compensation. So, if something were to happen while you’re working as an independent contractor, you’re not covered under any workers’ compensation policy. Here’s an overview on why you’re not covered, and what you can do to protect yourself if you become injured while on a job.

Make Sure That Your Accident Settlement Is Fair

If you’ve been involved in an accident that isn’t exactly clear on the question of fault, your legal battle may not be an easy victory. Even if your legal opponent admits some fault, it can be difficult to get all of the compensation you need. From misleading settlement amounts to services that can enhance your life, consider a few of the traps and opportunities that may develop during your accident settlement.

Trials Of Guardianship: 3 Reasons You May Want To Seek Guardianship Status

Guardianship status is granted to a person who is going to be taking care of a minor, incapacitated senior, or developmentally disabled adult. There are many cases where guardianship may need to be established, like in cases where a parent or other guardian has died or been sent to jail.  Guardianships give you more rights than if you’re simply a family member or friend, which is why it’s important to seek out this legal status if you want to care for someone you love who has no one else established as a legal guardian.