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Take Action Immediately After Injury

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Getting injured can be one of the hardest things that can happen in your life. It can cause you to not be able to work, play, and cause serious pain and anguish and prevent you from doing everyday activities. When you are injured and it is the fault of someone else, the insurance companies and other parties may refuse to pay you the proper compensation to take care of your injuries, loss of work and pain and suffering. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help get you this compensation. Immediately after you are injured, there are certain...

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Don’t Agree With Your Employer’s Workers’ Comp Doctors? Get A Lawyer

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If you’re injured on the job and see your employer’s workers’ compensation doctors for care, you expect a favorable outcome for your case. But if the doctors don’t think that you sustained serious injuries and need time off from work, contact a workers’ comp lawyer right away. A workers’ compensation attorney can send you to independent doctors who thoroughly examine your injuries without bias. The doctors also provide your lawyer with extensive evidence of your injuries, including X-rays and blood workup....

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Three Measures To Increase The Reliability Of A Police Lineup

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The goal of a police lineup is to identify the culprit and hence increase the strength of the evidence for the prosecution. The person doing the identification may be a witness, a victim or both. Unfortunately, misidentification does occur, and it may be responsible for as much as 75% of wrongful convictions that have been overturned by DNA evidence. As such, it is necessary to put measures in place to deal with misidentification. New measures to deal with this problem include: Lead Investigator Not Conducting Lineups It has been established...

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Child Custody Factors For Grandparents

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If you are a grandparent who finds him or herself in the unfortunate position of having to seek child custody, it is likely that the child’s parent has somehow become unable to take care of your grandchild. This heartbreaking situation can tax even the strongest of grandparents, and in some situations it can feel like you are having to make impossible choices. If you have questions about how the judge decides on child custody issues for grandparents, read on. Why Do Grandparents Seek Custody? If you are seeking custody, it is...

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What You Can Do If Your Doctor Breaks Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

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Finding out that you have a major medical problem can be devastating.  Even more devastating is when your doctor breaks doctor-patient confidentiality and reveals that diagnosis. Doctors are bound to protect your medical information and history.  However, this doesn’t always happen. This is a form of medical negligence.  If you are suffering consequences because your doctor broke doctor-patient confidentiality, you might be able to file a medical negligence lawsuit against him or her. What is medical negligence? When you...

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Relatively Minor Offenses Can Leave You A Registered Sex Offender

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The sex offender registry was designed as a tool to keep people safe from convicted rapists and pedophiles that might otherwise be lurking in the neighborhood. However, because the laws are so strict and there’s no room for circumstances, people who have committed relatively minor offenses are ending up listed on the registry for life as sex offenders. Here’s what you should know. Sex On The Beach Is A Big No-No Spring and summer usually bring out everyone’s amorous side, but if you let yourself get carried away on the beach...

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Do You Qualify For Survivor Benefits Through Social Security Disability?

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Many individuals are not aware that they can apply for survivor benefits through the Social Security Disability program. The process usually requires a social security attorney to navigate for you, as it can be quite complex. There are four major groups that can apply: surviving spouses, dependent parents, children and ex-spouses. But each of these groups have additional restrictions that need to be met. Surviving Spouses Surviving spouses usually qualify as a survivor and will receive some form of benefits as long as they are over the age of...

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Three Things You Should Do Before You File A Workers Compensation Claim

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Being injured at work is something that can happen to anyone, and you have rights when it comes to being compensated for your injuries. There are some things that you will want to do before talking to your employer or the insurance company. The lawyer and insurance company will work with you to arrange the amount of money you receive for your disability. Here are some of the things that you will want to do before you file your insurance claim: 1. Seeking Medical Attention And Starting Rehabilitation For Your Injuries The first thing you...

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Tips To Help You Discuss Child Support Issues With Your Ex

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Although child support discussions are some of the most contentious, it doesn’t have to be so. In fact, you don’t have to run to your lawyer every time you disagree with your ex-spouse (although legal help comes in handy in extremely difficult situations). Here are a few tips you can use to have constructive child support talks, instead of arguments, with your ex: Have a Conversation, Don’t Make a Demand You stand a better chance of getting heard if you converse with your former spouse; instead of lecturing him or her on...

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Uncover Concealed Income: 4 Tips For Discovering Hidden Earnings In A Divorce

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When it comes to getting the most favorable child support and spousal support award in a divorce, it is crucial that you have accurate information regarding the income of your spouse. It isn’t uncommon for one spouse to believe that the other is hiding income and assets. Rather than just assuming, there are ways that you can find out for sure, with and without the help of your divorce attorney: 1. Take Action Before You Separate If at all possible, you should try to start compiling a file of documents that may support your case in court...

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