Law

Avoid Accidents With Motorcyclists This Spring

Warmer spring weather often brings out motorcyclists hoping to enjoy the freedom of the open road. As a automobile driver, it's your responsibility to share the road safely with other vehicles, including motorcycles. Because of their small size and different handling capability, motorcyclists are often overlooked in traffic by automobile drivers. This mistake can lead to accidents and injuries. Knowing how to properly share the road with motorcyclists can help you avoid tragedy this season.

What Not To Do With Your Auto Accident Claim

No matter the injuries or level of property damage, auto accident claims are not open and shut cases. There are a number of factors that can have a positive or negative effect on a case, including your own actions. Make sure you know what not to do with your accident case. Not Cooperating with your Physician When it comes to an auto accident claim, the word and instruction of your physician should be perceived as gold.

Family Court: What's A Name Got To Do With It?

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can really hurt you–people who've gone through a divorce often know just how abusive and destructive name-calling can be. Name calling is a form of emotional abuse, which is a factor in divorce about 24% of the time for men and about 55% of the time for women. Name-calling also has the potential to drag you back into court, long after the final divorce decree is written.

Cases Where You Can Seek An Alimony Reduction

If you're facing a divorce, chances are that you may be forced to make regular alimony (spousal support) payments to your ex-spouse, especially if you earn substantially more than them or they are able to demonstrate to a judge that their lives will be drastically and adversely altered without spousal support. For many divorcees, paying out huge amounts of alimony to their former spouse can be a daunting prospect which they would rather try to get out of.

First Time Working With A Court Reporter In Real Time? Here Are Three Tips To Make The Process Run Smoothly

If your law firm has solicited real-time court reporting for a deposition, you might not be sure what to expect. Real-time reporting can be a useful tool for attorneys who won't be in the same room as the witness and the reporter, as the witness' testimony will appear on their laptop or computer screen. Here are some tips you can use so that the entire process proceeds smoothly. Provide Access to Electronics in Advance

Should You Refuse To Treat Patients Whose Parents Refuse To Vaccinate Them To Protect Yourself From Liability?

If you're a family doctor or a pediatrician, it's bound to happen sooner or later: you'll be faced with a parent who wants a medical exemption form filled out so that he or she doesn't have to get a child vaccinated. What do you do? If you want to stay out of court, you should consider dropping the child from your practice. It may sound harsh, but it may also be the only way to legally protect yourself.

Should You Wait Until After The Holidays To Ask For A Divorce?

You've heard of Black Friday, but do you know about Divorce Monday? That's the unofficial nickname for the first Monday in January each year among divorce attorneys because divorce filings typically increase by as much as a third that month. Why wait? If you already know that you intend to file, is there any good reason to hold off until January? Absolutely. Here are 3 things to consider: 1. You can minimize the emotional fallout.

How To Speed Up Your Divorce

A lengthy divorce is a costly divorce. Costs aside, there are many other negative issues associated with a lengthy divorce. For example, it may distract you from your job and prevent you from traveling since you may be needed for negotiations or court appearances. Here are three measures to speed up your divorce: Apply For a Waiver of the Waiting Period Some states have waiting periods that every couple going through a divorce must go through before being granted the divorce.

4 Ways To Strengthen Your Legal Case As A Plaintiff

If you're involved in civil litigation, you should be prepared for the discovery stage. This is the time you will need to prove why you deserve compensation for your losses and work towards building a strong case. There are four parts in the discovery stage and knowing what each of these are will help you better prepare for each one. Written interrogatories You may be asked a series of questions about the lawsuit.

Medical Malpractice: 4 Types Of Documents You'll Need At Your Legal Consultation

From a botched vasectomy to a misdiagnosis, medical errors can occur in all shapes and forms. Sadly, they occur more often than one might think. In fact, a Senate panel was informed in 2014 that medical errors come third in the line-up of leading causes of United States deaths, just behind heart disease and cancer. Regardless of what has happened to you, you will need to have plenty of evidence in order to take a physician, hospital or other medical professional or entity to court.