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Your Online Rant Or Verbal Venting Can Lead To Criminal Charges If You Make A Threat

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Your Online Rant Or Verbal Venting Can Lead To Criminal Charges If You Make A Threat

There’s a line between “expressing your anger and frustration” and making a criminal threat. Make the threat big enough and you could even be charged with terrorism. In the wake of 9/11, school shootings, and riots against the police, it’s more important than ever to learn where your right to free speech ends and your ability to get into serious trouble begins. The First Amendment Doesn’t Give You A Free Pass To Say Anything That You Want The First Amendment protects your right to express your opinions –...

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4 Personal Injury Cases That Need A Lawyer

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In general, you should hire a lawyer any time you have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands. However, there are some situations that make it even more imperative to have legal counsel. If any of these apply to you, make sure you have a good personal injury attorney. Medical Malpractice If you are ever facing a medical malpractice suit, you should get a lawyer that specializes in this area of personal injury. Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are complicated, regardless of the situation. You need to gather certain evidence and will...

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Understanding Your Rights When Dealing With Law Enforcement

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dealing with law enforcement is usually a minor inconvenience for most people, often the result of being in a hurry or failing to observe traffic signs. However, when things stop being minor and start sounding more serious, it’s important that you have a firm understanding of your rights during any official interaction with police. Procedural police dramas might be popular television, but they very rarely get everything right. Remember, It’s Their Job For the vast majority of law enforcement officers, it’s nothing personal....

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Workers Compensation Lawyers: Repetitive Stress Injuries & 3 Ways They Can Help

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When most people think of workers compensation claims, they envision a construction worker who injured his back lifting a heavy object, or a warehouse employee who slipped on an improperly marked surface. But some of the most severe and debilitating injuries are those that happen incrementally, over time. These types of injuries are referred to as repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs, and include everything from the development of carpel tunnel syndrome to osteoarthritis. If you fear you might be suffering from a RSI, you need to contact an...

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3 Tips For Choosing A Witness In A Personal Injury Case

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether or not you hire a lawyer for your personal injury case, it will likely be up to you to find and contact witnesses that will help you gain the advantage during the personal injury court case. Look at these three tips in order to determine who would be a good witness for your case and help ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. 1. Make Sure that the Witness Will Not Benefit From the Case In order to thank your witness for taking the trouble to come to court and testify, you might want to send them a thank you card with a...

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3 Things You Want To Avoid During A Workers Comp Case

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you been injured while on the job? If so, you deserve compensation from your workers compensation insurance policy — and a workers comp attorney can help you get it. Unfortunately, there are some things that you might accidentally do that could complicate your case. While you are filing for workers compensation you will often be under an intense amount of scrutiny. It’s important to be very careful and to avoid anything that could be misinterpreted. 1. Exaggerating Your Injuries It’s just human nature to exaggerate...

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Keeping Child Custody Cases Outside Of The Courtroom

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Child custody can be hard to for parents going through a divorce to come to an agreement on. If you and your ex can come to an agreement outside of court or through mediation, this is the best plan. Going to court for child custody disputes should be avoided if at all possible. Here are four reasons child custody cases should be settled outside of court. 1. Court Can be a Long Process Drawing out your divorce and related child custody case can take a toll on your family. If you can at the very least work out child custody disputes outside of...

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What You Can Do If Workers’ Compensation Is Not Enough

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Getting an injury while you are at work can be devastating because it can leave you unable to work. When this happens, you can file for workers’ compensation insurance, but this may not be enough. If the injury is serious enough, you may want to consider filing a personal injury case against your employer. What’s the difference? Workers’ compensation insurance is coverage that is mandatory for employers to purchase. It kicks in if an employee gets hurt on the job, and it is helpful to employers because the insurance company...

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Is There Such a Thing as a “Snow Day” for Grown-Ups?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The weather outside may be snowy, icy, and otherwise frightful – but does that mean you can miss work? What if your employer is insistent that you make it to work, despite the falling snows and hazardous streets? This is what you should know. You Can Lose Your Job if You Don’t Make it to Work. There are virtually no laws in place that protect you against being fired if you can’t make it to work because of the snow. Most states are “right to work” or “at will” states where your employment can be...

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Should You Declare Bankruptcy Now Or After Your Divorce?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people take a huge financial hit when they get divorced, and if you are already overwhelmed with debts, this fact can seem very scary. Luckily, you can file bankruptcy to alleviate some of this stress and fear, but first you need to decide if you should file before you get your divorce or immediately afterwards. Wondering which time frame you should embrace? Let these questions guide you: 1. Are the debts in both of your names? If your debts are in both of your names, filing for bankruptcy before you get divorced erases those shared...

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