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Don't Be In The Dark About Our Legal System

Hello, I'm Karla Mitchell. Going through a legal case can be very expensive and challenging. I won't go into details, but I recently underwent my own legal battle that lasted several years. It is finally over and I successfully received a settlement, but I had to spend so much time studying law in order to play my role in my own court case. While I found a great attorney at one point, I felt completely lost initially and I don't want anyone else to experience the same thing. So I decided to create this blog for those who would like to know more about law.

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Don't Be In The Dark About Our Legal System

    Hot Tubs and Personal Injury Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

    Millions of people in the United States regularly enjoy a dip in a hot tub, and the time they spend in these devices can help ease the symptoms of various health problems, including diabetes, bursitis, stress, and arthritis. However, hot tubs are also potentially dangerous, and injuries (even deaths) can occur as a result of these popular spas. Learn more about the legal action you can take if you or someone else you know suffers an injury while relaxing in a hot tub.

    3 Ways Chapter 13 Could Help You If You Have An Underwater Mortgage

    If you owe more on your home than what it is worth, you have an underwater mortgage. This can occur from borrowing too much money on the home or from a decrease in property values, and it is never a good situation to be in. When your mortgage is underwater, you may experience difficulties repaying your loan on the house, and you could even lose your home to foreclosure if this happens.

    What You Need to Know If The School Resists Giving Your Child an Individualized Education Plan

    If your child has a disability that makes it challenging for him or her to learn in a general classroom, he or she may qualify for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). However, due to budget restrictions, staff limitations or a range of other reasons, schools sometimes fail to provide students with the services they need to cope with their disabilities. If your child has a disability -- such as Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyxlexia or anything else that you believe should qualify him or her for an EIP or other special services, but the school is resistant or negligent in providing those services -- here's what you need to know:

    Dog Bite Lawsuits—Tips for Victims of Canine Attacks

    Dog bites hold a unique place in popular culture. On one hand, literature is rife with comical references to mail carriers being harassed by our furry little friends. It almost seems cute when it pops up in this context. However, as any real victim of a dog attack can tell you, these situations are no laughing matter. In the United States, approximately 1,000 people require emergency treatment for dog bites each day.

    First Time Being Involved In A Personal Injury Claim? Reasons Claims Are Denied And How To Avoid Them

    If this is your first time being involved in a personal injury accident, you may be unsure what actions to take. Unfortunately, failing to take the correct actions can lead to an insurance company denying your claim. This can be extremely frustrating. However, knowing what actions to take from the get-go can help you avoid these common denial reasons. Here are three common reasons insurance companies deny personal injury claims and how you can prevent your claim from being denied for these reasons.

    3 Factors To Compare When Choosing Between An LLC And An S Corporation

    Starting a business can be complicated and confusing, especially when it comes to deciding which type of business structure to use. Many startup businesses choose S corporations or limited liability companies (LLCs), and one of these might be right for your new venture. The trouble is determining which one would be better. A business attorney can help you make this decision, and he or she will help you complete the procedures required for forming the company legally.

    How To Maximize Your Income As A New Lawyer

    As a lawyer you can expect to make more than $60 an hour, especially if you commit to expanding your experience and education after initially earning your credentials to practice law. While an increase in income tends to go hand in hand with working your way "up the ladder", there are a few things you can do to help maximize your income as a new lawyer while you're building a new career for yourself in the industry – here are a few effective ideas to consider:

    Workers' Comp: Can A Job Classify You As A Contractor Instead Of Employee?

    If your job changed your work status from employee to contractor immediately after you experienced an accident on the job, contact a workers' compensation attorney now. Your job hired you as a full-time or part-time employee, which means they can't change your work status without telling you beforehand or right after you have an accident on the job. Some employers use the tactic to avoid paying workers' compensation and other benefits to employees.