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I Waited Two Months To Go To The Doctor. Do I Still Have A Case?

I received this question the other day, and I thought others might be interested in the answer as well. The short answer is “yes.”  Just because you didn’t immediately go to the doctor does not mean that you were not hurt and that you don’t have a case. But those types of delay do make presenting your personal injury claim much more difficult.  Insurance companies are looking... 

Facts to know about Medicare and retirement

If your 65th birthday is approaching, you should make sure you are aware of your Medicare options and are prepared to enroll in Medicare if necessary. Here are a few things you should know. First, if you are receiving Social Security benefits already, then you will be enrolled in Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) automatically. You should receive information about... 

The First Steps in Filing for Divorce in California

When you are in an unhappy relationship and all you want to do is get out, then divorce may be a viable option for you. There is one thing you need to consider, however, and that is whether or not you are willing to take the matter to court. Many people want to settle the matter outside of court in a peaceful manner. Especially for a couple having kids, divorce can become a messy affair. Therefore,... 

Understanding the Do’s and Don’ts of Divorce Mediation

Have you been fighting or arguing with your partner a lot lately? If your marriage is headed towards a divorce, you need to adopt an amicable way to handle this issue. Going through a divorce is not a pleasant experience for either party, as many issues hidden underneath the pain come up. Both parties fight for property, custody of children (if they have any), and other issues conflicting their marriage.... 

Lawsuits Filed Against Six Flags Magic Mountain

Roller coasters are generally safe, but they are also the most dangerous rides at amusement parks. The “scare factor” is the thrill of the twists, turns, and speed. Unfortunately, sometimes terrifying accidents occur. When someone is injured due to negligence on the part of someone else, victims may seek compensation for damages. They may also seek pre-settlement funding to help pay expenses until... 

I fell in a parking lot because of broken pavement/sidewalk? Can I sue?

This question was posed to me recently, and the short answer is “yes.” This is called a premises liability case.  In Texas, a customer can prevail in a premises liability case against a business if the customer can prove several things: (1) that the condition (here the broken pavement or sidewalk) posed an unreasonable risk of harm; (2) the business owner knew or reasonably should have known of... 

I was hit by a drunk driver. Does that affect the value of my case?

This is a question that I’ve received a few times.  And the answer is, “Being hit by a drunk driver should increase the value of your case, but it doesn’t always.” What do I mean?  Obviously, if the jury knows that you were hit by a drunk driver, they would get mad at the drunk driver and likely award you more money.  The trick is whether the jury gets to hear you were hit... 

Why the Gross Wage vs Net Pay Discussion is Important for Private-Duty Care

By Tom Breedlove, HomePay by Breedlove Families in need of a private-duty caregiver have a laundry list of items to account for during the hiring process. Most importantly is selecting the right candidate, but once that item is crossed off the list, it’s crucial to account for the expenses of hiring this new household employee. When you make a caregiver a compensation offer, it is critical that both... 

Pregnant moms may be at higher risk for car accidents

Pregnant mothers-to-be may be at a higher risk for being involved in car accidents. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal revealed that, during a three-year period, the study group of over 500,000 women were involved in 7,000 collisions that resulted in hospital stays. The statistics included 757 accidents during the second trimester. Issues associated with pregnancy include... 

Robotics company sues to recover unpaid commissions

A robotics company has filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court. C&D Skilled Robotics Inc. claims that another company has failed to pay commissions it owes. C&D filed the lawsuit against TGW Systems Inc., claiming breach of contract. According to the lawsuit, the two companies entered into a contract calling for C&D to receive a five percent commission on services that TGW... 
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