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When Is It Appropriate To Seek Lawsuit Funding In a Pending Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury lawsuits are designed to help victims seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, long or short term disabilities, or wrongful death and may also seek redress for emotional or psychological injuries. Even when injuries are minor and/or temporary, a personal injury claim may have substantial value; in the more serious misconduct cases, a victim may seek punitive (punishment)... 

Premiums for long-term care insurance can be a tax deduction

Under IRS regulations, taxpayers can deduct a greater amount from their 2016 taxes due to the purchase of long-term care insurance. You can deduct premiums for long-term care insurance policies that are “qualified,” to the degree to which they, in conjunction with other medical expenses for which you are not reimbursed, including Medicare premiums, are greater than 10 percent of the adjusted gross... 

CIS Fees Increase

Citizenship and Immigration Service is giving a nice Christmas present to everyone.  From December 23, the fees are going to be increased. Below is a list of fees and the corresponding increase of petitions our law office does often.   Petition type Fees on or after Dec 23 Increase I-129: H-1B, L, TN, E 460 (other fees like fraud fee and ACWIA fees remain the same +135 Dependents: H-4,... 

Plaintiffs In A Tight Spot Financially Often Consider Lawsuit Funding Against A Medical Negligence Claim

Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are two of the most common issues in medical malpractice. As a result of a missed diagnosis you can became gravely ill and your condition can significantly deteriorate, resulting in a more serious condition or death. To prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must demonstrate that the medical professional’s negligence resulted in your injury. To initiate... 

Student Paralyzed at Football Practice Can Continue Lawsuit

A judge in New Jersey has declined a defense request to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by a former high school football player who was paralyzed during practice six years ago. According to the Union Leader, the student is looking to hold liable the school district and two of his former coaches. The school district had filed a motion to dismiss, and the judge denied this request. This ruling was reaffirmed... 

Illinois police investigate seven vehicle pileup on Tri-State Tollway

Eight people were injured in a chain-reaction collision involving multiple vehicles on the Tri-State Tollway near Gurnee, Illinois, on the evening of September 19. According to Illinois State Police, a semi-truck crashed into a line of cars stopped in slow-moving traffic on Interstate 94’s far right westbound lane. The accident occurred close to Six Flags Great America. Six other vehicles were involved... 

Michigan agencies get $8 million in grants to combat veteran homelessness

Homeless veterans in Michigan and other states across the country are getting additional help from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the form of more than $300 million in federal grants. Twelve nonprofit veteran organizations in Michigan are sharing around $8.1 million of the fiscal 2017 grants to help end homelessness among low-income veterans and their families. Of those, five agencies are... 

Victims Have the Power to Seek Justice with Litigation Funding

A wrongful death lawsuit has recently been filed resulting from a fatal 2013 crash in Minnesota. The victim was driving on Interstate 35 in North Branch when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer in his lane, according to the Minnesota State Police. His vehicle rolled several times, and the man was ejected. He was lying in the middle of one of the lanes when he was struck and killed by another vehicle.... 

Newborn Dies Four Days After Birth, Mother Files Medical Negligence Lawsuit

Rachel Melancon’s baby died four days after delivery. The death was allegedly due to medical negligence. Plaintiff Melancon’s baby was born in December 2013. Four days later the newborn, named Olivia, died, ostensibly as a result of the doctor’s delay and the use of forceps when the baby was in distress. According to documents filed in this medical negligence case, Dr. George Backardjiev, attempted... 

Using Person-First Language to Communicate With and About People with Special Needs

About 54 million Americans, or 1 in every 5 people, report having a disability. Most Americans will experience a disability at some point, and for many, the disability will occur very suddenly and unexpectedly.  It could happen to anyone, at any time.  As special needs attorneys, we aim to give individuals with disabilities a voice, comprehensive planning, and access to benefits to which they are... 
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