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  • When To Call A Wrongful Death Attorney For Alcohol Related Deaths


    While situations involving a wrongful death can be heartbreaking and challenging for the family of the deceased, it is important to know your rights. If the death of a person under 21 years of age involved alcohol, you will want to ensure justice gets fully served and you are compensated for your pain and suffering. Death by Alcohol Unfortunately underage drinking is all too common in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5,000 people under the legal drinking age of 21 die each year from alcohol-related incidences including:
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  • Situations When Social Security May Not Consider Your Doctor's Opinion


    Although the Social Security Administration generally gives a treating doctor's opinion significant weight when considering a disability claim, that's not always the case. Your doctor must provide evidence that your medical impairment will prevent you from performing any substantial gainful activity continuously for 12 months or more. If your treating doctor doesn't provide adequate information relating to your impairments and how they limit what you can do, your claim may be denied even if your physician feels you are disabled.
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  • 3 Steps To Take Before You File A Personal Injury Lawsuit


    If you are thinking of filing a personal injury lawsuit, there are a couple things that you need to do before you make it official. If you don't take some preliminary steps, you could waste your time and money in a frivolous case. Here are 3 steps you need to take before you file a personal injury lawsuit. 1. Try To Negotiate With The Insurance Company In many cases the reason that you are not getting the compensation that you feel you deserve is that the insurance company is not holding up their end of the contract.
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  • Why You May Want To Accept A Plea Bargain Even If You Are Innocent


    If all the evidence is against you and the court offers a plea bargain, should you take it even if you are innocent? This is always a big decision to make, especially for a person that knows he or she did not commit the crime in question. As you contemplate this offer, here are two things to think about and to discuss with a criminal defense attorney, such as Scott L.
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  • The Surprising News Is You Can Be Arrested Because Of The Actions Of Others


    It may be surprising to the average person, but it is quite possible to be arrested for a crime be committed by another. Most people understand that the police can make a mistake. This is why society has safeguards, such as the "innocent until proven guilty" standard. However, in some cases there is no mistake, so to speak. The police have the clear intent to arrest a person based on the criminal conduct of others.
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  • Should You File Chapter 7 Or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?


    Filing for bankruptcy is a complex process. It's further complicated by the stress you feel due to your financial pressures. Your first step is to talk to a bankruptcy attorney, so you understand your options and how the process will affect you and your possessions. You can choose between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. These are the differences between the two. Qualifying For Bankruptcy If you've had a drop in income, and your debts far exceed your ability to pay them, Chapter 7 may be your best choice because it wipes out certain types of debt.
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  • How To Avoid Common Mistakes When Answering Questions At Your Disability Hearing


    If you have to go in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for your Social Security disability claim, current statistics show that some ALJs approve more than 70% of the claims that they hear, while others approve less than 7%. Knowing that, it's hard not to feel that there are some ALJs who are simply looking for an excuse not to approve your claim. Avoid these common mistakes when answering questions by the ALJ, in order to keep from derailing your case.
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  • Three Ways A Business Lawyer Can Help Get Your New Business Started


    If you're in the process of starting a new business, you may believe that you can begin the venture without professional assistance.  The Internet age has made it very easy to type a few terms into a search engine and pull up a vast number of web pages that all claim to hold the information you need to get your business off the ground.  However, there is simply no substitute for the legal counsel that you can receive from a business lawyer.
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