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Water Skiing And Drunk Boat Driving: How Your Loved One's Wrongful Death Can Be Made Right

Drunk driving that leads to death is a very serious thing, especially if the person driving drunk survives the crash. Now there are also drunk boaters, who drive motor boats and speed boats drunk because there really is not much to keep people from getting in a boat, drinking and then driving the boat. If your loved one was water skiing with friends over a holiday weekend and was killed because someone was driving the boat while drunk, you have a wrongful death case.

Details Surrounding Mineral Leases And Royalties

One of the main aspects of oil and gas law involves the leasing of properties. It is common for companies to lease land from property owners rather than buying the land outright. When a property owner chooses to lease land to a company for extraction of minerals, it is possible for royalties to be an integral component of the lease. There are a variety of different components of mineral leases and the function of royalties that must be understood before a lease is signed by a land owner.

Why A First-Time DWI Offender Should Hire A Lawyer

Are you facing charges after a law enforcement officer caught you driving while intoxicated (DWI)? If this is your first time getting in trouble with the law, you may be able to get a light penalty with the help of a lawyer. Find out below how a lawyer can get you the minimum penalty as a first-time DWI offender, as well as an estimate of what you will have pay for legal assistance.

3 Types Of Documents You'll Need For Estate Planning

While no one enjoys pondering how life will be after they are gone, it is important to ponder how your estate will be dispersed after you're gone. Estate planning is a very important matter, especially if you've got multiple assets that you desire to pass on to your children, grandchildren, or other relatives. In this case, when you prepare your estate for after your death, you are essentially building and adding to your last will and testament.

Finalizing The Divorce: Can You Still Get Custody If You Are Not The Registered Owner?

More and more American households own at least one pet. Dogs, especially, are quite popular, with a population of 78 million living in American households in 2012. Most people consider their dogs as family members, and it's difficult for couples to come to an agreement during a divorce regarding who gets the dog.  Depending on whom the dog is licensed to, circumstances change. Speak to a divorce attorney if you have any questions.

How Gifting Of Assets Is Beneficial In Estate Planning

If you are retired and have a lot of assets, now is the time for you to start preparing your estate. With the right plan, you may be able to help your kids avoid having to pay a lot of money for inheritance taxes, and one of the ways to do this is by gifting your assets to them. What is gifting of assets? Gifting of assets refers to the process that occurs when one person gives another person a large asset.

What's The Difference Between A Pardon And A Commuted Sentence?

Although appealing a criminal case is the most common way people convicted of crimes attempt to have those court decisions overturned, there are other avenues a person can pursue that may also offer a chance a freedom. Specifically, you can apply for a pardon or a commuted sentence. Though these two legal concepts achieve the same goal, they are not the same thing. Here's the difference and what you need to do to pursue either option.

Two Of The Most Common Myths About Workers Compensation That Small Business Owners Need To Know

If you're a small business owner, you know that it can be tough to manage all the legalities that go into running your business. When it comes to insurance for your employees, things can be even tougher to figure out. Most business owners are basically familiar with what workers compensation is, but they don't understand it fully. In fact, many small business owners choose to do without workers compensation insurance entirely.

Pushing For Support From Veterans Affairs Claims

Navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs' compensation system can be difficult, and it may be even harder when dealing with head pain. Whether you're the victim of traumatic injury or suffering an unknown pain source, you need to get some sort of compensation or assistance before the problem gets worse. As you plan your claim, take the time to understand a few Veterans Affairs (VA) claim system characteristics to make your claim as successful as possible.

How To Sue Your Doctor For Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis accounts for 15% of patient suffering according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. A wrongful diagnosis can cause needless suffering and death of a patient. However, a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is not always a case of medical malpractice. Here are some tips on how to prove wrongful diagnosis: Determine If the Doctor Made a Diagnostic Mistake In order to file a claim, you must determine if the doctor was negligent and made a diagnostic mistake.