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Don't Like Your Public Defender? What You Need to Know

If you've been arrested, you've probably heard the line in the Miranda warning about having the right to a lawyer, and that a lawyer will be appointed for you if you can't afford one. Those appointed lawyers are called public defenders, and it's their job to represent anyone who can't afford a lawyer. But what happens if you don't like the public defender that your case is assigned to? More to the point, what happens if you believe that lawyer is not doing a good job for you?

The Basics Of Estate Planning For Someone Who Doesn't Have An Estate

Estate planning isn't just for those who have physical estates to leave behind. Anyone will benefit from planning ahead. Here's a basic guide on planning ahead when you don't have an "estate" in the physical sense. Think About Your Business You may not have a home to leave behind, but you may have your own business. This could be something to keep the roof over your head or a widely successful local business.

When You Have Disability Insurance: Applying For Benefits When You Have Private Insurance

While each private disability insurance policy is a bit different, the reason you have disability insurance is to cover lost wages if you find yourself suddenly disabled. You will have to take a careful look at your policy to see what constitutes a disability, and see if your current condition applies to your policy. If you believe you are disabled, you will need your primary care physician to share detailed information regarding the aspects of your disability, so that your insurance provider can determine whether to approve benefits or not.

Determining Liability In A Single Bike Accident

A single bike accident – which is a motorcycle accident that involves no other cars, motorcycles, or pedestrians directly – may at first appear to be the motorcycle rider's fault. The fact is, there are other factors that can lead to the accident, and some of them could leave someone besides you responsible. The following information can help you determine the cause so you can determine where liability may lie.

What To Do When Someone Steals Your Blog Content

An estimated 31 million people throughout the United States today consider themselves to be bloggers. For the bloggers who use their online site as a source of serious income, protecting their intellectual property rights can be essential to the success of their blog. If you discover that someone has stolen one of your blog posts, here are three things that you can do to take action. 1. Contact the owner of the site where your stolen content has been published.

3 Things That You Should Do Immediately After Being Injured At Work

The last thing that you probably ever want to think about is getting injured at work. However, if you do ever get hurt while you're on the job, it is important to handle the situation properly. These are three things that you should do immediately after getting hurt in the event that something does happen while you're on the clock. 1. Report it to the Appropriate Person Some people keep their injuries quiet initially after getting hurt.

Parking Lot Accidents: How You Can Recover Due Damages

Just about everyone has done it – opened their door too quick and accidentally dinged the car next to them in the parking lot. Usually, it isn't even noticeable. However, some parking lot accidents are much more serious and can even cause injury. What do you do when you are involved in a parking lot accident and your car has endured serious damage? Here are three options that you have for recovering damages:

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.