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  • Is Arbitration Right For Your Personal Injury Case?

    In a personal injury case, there are several routes you and the insurance company can take to reach a settlement. One option is to let an arbitrator decide how the case should be decided. If you are thinking of agreeing to arbitration, here is what you need to know.   Is Arbitration Similar to Mediation? One of the misconceptions about arbitration is that it is similar to mediation. In reality, the only similarity between mediation and arbitration is that the case is heard by a paid professional, such as an arbitrator or mediator, and not a judge. [Read More]

  • Getting A DUI While Under The Drinking Limit

    So, you are the type of person to take a few drinks and then get behind the wheel, thinking it will be fine. After all, the normal legal limit is 0.08 percent, right? A drink here or there, spread out over time causes no harm, you believe. During a traffic stop, you will be cool and calm, passing a breathalyzer test with flying colors. These sorts of assumptions can get you into serious trouble. [Read More]

  • Injured On-The-Job? 4 Steps To Protect Your Rights To Worker's Compensation

    If you've been injured on the job, you can't afford to make mistakes, especially since even a small one can spell disaster for your worker's compensation claim. From the moment you're injured, your rights to worker's compensation benefits depend on the decisions you make and the steps you take. Here are four important tips that will help protect your rights following an on-the-job accident. File an Official Report If you've been injured at work, you need to file an official accident report as soon as possible – even if you've already informed someone verbally. [Read More]

  • 3 Definite Reasons Why You Should Hire An Attorney When Filing Divorce

    Marriage is a joyous partnership for many couples. Although no couple begins their life together believing in the possibility of separation, divorce is a reality for about 40 to 50 percent of couples in the United States. For some people, the process of dissolving the marriage is simple, but professional help is still necessary in some instances. If you are considering a divorce, use this guide to know when to consult an attorney. [Read More]

  • 3 Potential Tax Breaks For Your Small Business

    You don't have to own a large corporation to take advantage of government-approved tax deductions each year. Small businesses can deduct a wide range of expenses, from driving costs to office supplies. Read on to learn about potential tax deductions for your company. Automotive Travel If you have a small office, it might be difficult to find enough space to schedule on-site meetings with clients. As a result, you or your employees may rack up mileage in a company vehicle while traveling to different meeting sites around the area. [Read More]

  • At What Point Do You Need A Sexual Harassment Attorney For A Workplace Claim?

    Many victims of sexual harassment hesitate to involve the law in their case, especially after being repeatedly ignored or even punished by their employers. The fear of retaliation or public humiliation is often enough to suppress the voices of those who need representation most, but there should be no shame in seeking justice when a crime has been committed against you. These are four signs that your sexual harassment claim needs to escalate into a legal one. [Read More]

  • 3 Things You Need to Know About Getting Spousal Support in Alberta

    If you are getting divorced in Alberta, you might be considering including a request for spousal support in your initial court filings. Spousal support, also known as alimony, can be requested by both men and women. However, its original purpose was to support women who did not work during a marriage, so they could have an income after a divorce. While it is not as common for a judge to order spousal support today as it was in the past, due to new expectations of adults of both genders being able to support themselves, it can still sometimes be obtained. [Read More]

  • Can You Sue if Your Child Drowns in Someone's Pool?

    Losing a child is never easy to deal with, but a sudden loss due to a tragic event can make this even harder. If your child recently drowned in someone's swimming pool, you might be able to sue the pool owner. While this will not bring your child back, it will hold the pool owner responsible for the event. In order to win a case like this, you will need to prove the pool owner was negligent. [Read More]

  • The Morning After A Shotgun Wedding: Can You Seek An Annulment?

    Falling head over heels in love can make you act in impulsive ways that may involve extremely poor decision-making. Some couples who find themselves married after a whirlwind, short-lived romance, wake up the day after their nuptials horrified that they are hitched. One way to rectify this unfortunate situation is to get the marriage annulled. If you find yourself regretting your wedding within days of getting married, the following guide can help you figure out if you can pursue an annulment to invalidate your legal bond. [Read More]

  • Can You Sue A Home Seller For Failure To Disclose A Stalking Risk?

    In the United States, a New Jersey family is suing the previous owners of their home for failure to disclose the house was being stalked by a mentally disturbed individual. Apparently, soon after moving into the home, the family began receiving bizarre letters from the individual that made it obvious he or she was watching the home and became more threatening as time went on. Whether or not the perpetrator meant to do harm or was playing a hoax remains to be seen, but the incident does bring up the question of whether sellers have a duty to disclose these types of things to potential buyers. [Read More]