The average automobile features a broad range of safety features that are intended to help protect you and other occupants in the event of an accident. These include airbags, which are a part of your vehicle's supplemental restraint system. Although airbags are supposed to safeguard against serious injuries, there's also a small chance that they could malfunction and cause injuries of their own. The following explains how this could happen and what your legal options are in the aftermath.
22 December 2015
When it comes to filing for a divorce and going through divorce court, you might be tempted to fly solo. However, it is highly recommended that you do not attempt to go through the court proceedings by yourself, but rather, hire the services of a trusted and professional divorce attorney who knows the ins and outs of the laws themselves. A divorce attorney is highly recommended in order to protect your own interests.
9 December 2015
If you were pregnant and lost your unborn child in a recent car accident, your car accident lawsuit will have several unique challenges compared to other types of car accidents. To settle your case and receive compensation for all your losses, you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer for help. Your lawyer will help you work through the case, and this will include working through these three unique challenges.
3 November 2015
Purchasing a home for the first time can be overwhelming and confusing. This is why many first time homebuyers ask all their friends and family for advice and work closely with a realtor to find the home of their dreams that also fits their budget. Unfortunately, not all buyers wind up loving their property six months or six years after the mortgage papers are signed and are left with a house that doesn't feel like home.
7 October 2015
When you take your ill or elderly family member to a nursing facility, you expect the best medical care for both their physical and mental needs. Sadly, about one-third of nursing homes are reported guilty of abusing residents, and because patients may not have full capacity to report or understand abuses, the poor treatment can continue. It is often left up to family members to notice signs of medical negligence or malpractice and to take legal action on behalf of the abused patient.
10 September 2015
Weddings, birthdays, and all other varieties of adult parties can be made more entertaining and memorable by adding alcohol. However, when you're the one hosting, you want to ensure that your guests don't become too intoxicated or attempt to drive after drinking to excess. What can you do to protect yourself from liability (and your friends from injury) when hosting a booze-soaked gathering? Read on to learn more about your options.
18 August 2015
Have you been charged with arson? Were you intoxicated at the time of the crime and are you wondering whether or not you can use this fact as a criminal defense? Read on to find out. General vs Specific Intent Crimes There are a few things you must understand before determining whether you can use intoxication as a legal defense against arson, and the first of those things is the difference between specific and general intent crimes.
29 July 2015
If you live and work in Texas, you -- like other employees throughout the country -- may not give much thought to the type and level of workers compensation coverage purchased by your employer. However, Texas is one of several states that permits employers to opt out of a state workers compensation program, giving employees injured on the job little recourse for the pain and expense of their treatment. If you're injured at work and your employer hasn't purchased workers compensation insurance, you could find yourself out of luck when it comes to claiming lost wages and medical expenses.
13 July 2015
If you're a biker who has recently been involved in a collision with a car, truck, or SUV, you may be wondering how you'll be able to replace your bike and recover any costs you've paid for medical treatment, physical therapy, or medications. In most cases, the other driver's insurance will cover most of the costs you've incurred, and if they don't, you may find yourself suing the other driver in civil court.
23 June 2015
After several months of avoiding phone calls and ignoring mail correspondence, you can't ignore your past due bill any more. You got the dreaded notice in the mail that your creditor has filed a civil lawsuit against you for failure to pay your debt to them. You start panicking, because you don't see any way you can pay the amount you owe and you don't want to go to court. Now what?
3 June 2015