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Flying truck miraculously avoids striking drivers traveling under overpass

The last thing drivers on a freeway expect to see is a flying truck – one that comes out of nowhere and launches itself over a retaining guardrail. This case was one that could have turned into an even more devastating accident. Fortunately, the only vehicle involved was the truck. The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. on the outbound Eastex Freeway, near the overpass at the North Loop. As the... 

Litigation Funding Prevents Plaintiffs from Blowing Their Credit Score Due to a Pending Lawsuit

Tire blowouts can cause serious, even fatal auto accidents. A blown tire could be caused by a defective tire, improper installation, failure to adequately inspect the tires, or failure to provide proper maintenance. Injuries could be the fault of a manufacturer, installer, or driver. While an experienced attorney can help determine whom is liable and whether the accident could have been prevented,... 

Aid and Attendance benefit can help veterans who need long-term care

Veterans who need long-term care services like in-home care or residence in a nursing home can receive financial assistance through the Veterans Administration (VA) pension benefit Aid and Attendance. This often-overlooked benefit provides money to veterans who need help with day-to-day tasks. The pension is designed for veterans and surviving spouses who require help to perform activities of daily... 

How Can I Know that My Divorce Mediator Will Be Neutral and Unbiased?

Qualified divorce mediators are trained to be neutral, but anyone concerned about this issue should interview the mediator before beginning the process. There are two main neutrality concerns that can be explored. The first concern is that a mediator will be biased toward a particular party, perhaps because of his or her own past experience.  This may be of particular concern if one party feels that... 

Litigation Funding Corporation To The Rescue When Plaintiffs Face Financial Crisis

In the aftermath of a serious or fatal auto accident, family members may be too physically and emotionally devastated to think about the possible legal ramifications. But, it is important that they family consults an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights. If it is determined that the driver or auto manufacturer were negligent, the family may be able to recover financial compensation... 

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month

Millions of people across the country, from family caregivers to nurses to home health aides, dedicate their time and compassion to helping aging, ill and disabled individuals receive health care and support while they remain at home. November is Home Care and Hospice Month, and Americans are encouraged to honor the health care professionals and family members who provide these essential services. As... 

Stunning Breakthrough Offers Hope for Paralyzed Spinal Cord Injury Patients

An electrical stimulation implant has helped four paralyzed men regain the ability to move their legs.  The device, called an epidural spine stimulator, was implanted in the men as part of a study undertaken by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Louisville. One of the patients in the study, Kent Stephenson, is from Mount Pleasant, Texas. At 21, he was involved... 

Parental communication helps pave the way for a reasonable visitation schedule

When couples with irreconcilable differences end their marriage through a divorce, the bonds between the spouses are effectively severed. Each party can proceed with his or her life separately. However, if a soon-to-be-splitting couple has children, some level of communication between the parents will necessarily linger, particularly once child custody has been determined and reasonable visitation... 

New Research Highlights Advances in Treatment for Tinnitus Sufferers

The American Journal of Audiology (AJA) recently published research demonstrating that a new masking treatment — known as S-tone treatment — works better for tinnitus sufferers than existing masking treatments do. In standard medical procedure, the ringing in the ears caused by tinnitus can only be covered by machines that produced broadband sound, better known as white noise. The S-tone... 

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Business Owners

It is said that entrepreneurs have a high divorce rate.  If this is true, it is because building a business can require years of dedication, effort and singular focus. And this is one reason that anyone who owns a business should consider divorce mediation before litigated divorce. As Crain’s Chicago Business noted in a recent article, divorce has taken down many businesses, and it is often because... 
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