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Nine-Year-Old Girl Killed in DUI Crash

A 25-year-old Chicago man was recently charged with multiple felonies including drunk driving after causing an accident which killed a young girl. The alleged negligent driver was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of the accident, two counts of drunk driving, and four counts of aggravated drunk driving. There is a possibility his charges are to be upgraded. The 9-year-old girl was in a minivan,... 

Latest Lawsuit Filed In Blood Thinner Wrongful Death

Each day we open the paper or turn on the computer and there is another story about an FDA approved drug that causes serious injuries or death. The most disturbing news, aside from the risks of taking various drugs, is that most Americans put their trust in physicians and the drugs they prescribe to heal them. They expect these medications to be safe and make them feel better. Unfortunately, ‘feeling... 

Study reveals misconceptions about long term care costs

Planning ahead for long term care and how to fund it can seem daunting. The average American underestimates in-home care costs by nearly 50 percent, according to the Genworth Financial 2016 Cost of Care Study. The findings indicate many adults risk being unprepared for their future needs. The cost of receiving care has continued to increase significantly each year across all care options, except adult... 

Litigation Funding Provided Valuable Financial Assistance In Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death can happen for many reasons? Auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, product liability, medical malpractice and workplace fatalities. There are no words to describe the loss of a loved one, especially a sudden, unexpected loss caused by the actions or negligence of someone else. When a wrongful death occurs, the victim’s family has the right to file a lawsuit. However, compensation... 

State Tax Credit Can Help With Home Improvement Costs

A recent article in our newsletter discussed Universal Home Design and the advantages it has for individuals of all ages. Fortunately, Virginia has a tax incentive that may help with the cost of retrofitting your home, the Livable Homes Tax Credit (LHTC).  The tax credit can be as much as $5,000, which is a huge consideration when considering the high costs of most renovations. WHAT HOMES ARE ELIGIBLE? Fortunately,... 

More Inquiry Required for Effects of Burn-Pit Exposure

Open-air burning has long been a mainstay of waste disposal during times of war, but new factors, such as electronics and plastic bottles, challenge the safety of these fires. In a report released in September, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) credited the Department of Defense (DOD) with improving practices to mitigate the risks of exposure to burn pits, but stated that the DOD still needs... 

Snapchat Video Shows Florida Driver Going 115MPH Just Before Crash Killed 5

The cell phone video is shaky, but it clearly displays the speed of the Volkswagen Golf – first 82.6 mph. A young woman, the front seat passenger, is heard giggling over the pulsing club music as the young male driver roars the engine and the vehicle works its way up to 115.6 mph. The film, just 10 seconds long, was posted to SnapChat, just moments before the 22-year-old driver and his 19-year-old... 

Both parties can agree on Immigration Reform

My recommendation for the next President regarding Immigration Reform: 1 Unless the same party is in charge of the legislature and the executive, Comprehensive Immigration Reform is NOT going to happen. Reform Immigration piecemeal 2 Tackle Business Immigration first—-both Republicans and Democrats love this. Silicon Valley and fruit pickers jointly agree. Construction Companies and Chicken Processors... 

Immigration and Assimilation

My US born children have often been asked, “Where are you from?” Houston, is often not an acceptable answer to the questioning party. Its usually followed by, “Where are you really from, or where are your parents from.” This probably happens to US born non white children. I remember that American Immigration Lawyer’s Association had a blog about how important immigration is when Jeremy... 

Litigation Funding Prevents Corporate Defense Attorneys From Forcing Plaintiffs To Settle Prematurely

When a victim has been involved in an accident involving a tractor trailer, it often times causes serious injuries leading to long-term medical treatment and or emotional and mental pain and suffering. During the litigation process, the victim’s attorney must prove the driver of the tractor trailer was negligent or careless at the time of the accident. This could take months, even years. While the... 
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