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  • Trucking Accidents: Is Anyone Paying Attention? The Answer Is Yes--And No


    Motorists are increasingly under attack in this country from huge commercial trucks, often driven by truckers too weary to adequately gauge such important driving elements as braking distances and passing speeds. In fact, the number of trucking accidents is skyrocketing, even as the trucking industry seeks federal approval for increased weight and length specifications for their trucks. Safety advocates, on the other hand, are calling for restrictions on truckers' driving hours and safety technology on the trucks they drive.
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  • 4 Things That Should Help Your Attorney Win Your DUI Case


    Being charged with a DUI is no laughing matter – because nearly 30 individuals are killed each day in vehicle accidents throughout the United States that involve intoxication, the offense is typically taken seriously by the court system. To minimize jail time and financial fines, it's important to prove that you are committed to sober driving in the future. Here are four things you can provide your attorney that helps you do just that:
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  • Compensation For Traumatic Incidents: How To Prove Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Damages


    About 60% of all men and 50% of all women will have at least one traumatic experience in their life. Simply going through a traumatic situation does not necessarily mean that you'll suffer from a post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Only about 7 to 8% of the American population will ever struggle with PTSD some time in their lives. If you are struggling with PTSD after a traumatic experience, speak with a personal injury attorney, as it can be difficult to make a claim without legal advice.
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  • What Happens If You Are Injured While Traveling For Work?


    Whether you've been involved in a car accident, fallen victim to a natural disaster, or suffered food poisoning from a not-quite-done plate of shellfish, being injured or made ill while on work-related travel can put a major crimp in your plans -- as well as your ability to adequately perform your job duties. If you've been injured while traveling for work, what are your legal options? Should you file a workers compensation claim, or are you considered to be off company time?
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  • Taking Action To Protect Your Small Business From Libel Or Slander


    Running a successful small business is challenging enough without having to worry about your reputation among customers and the media. However, with the proliferation of online social networks and customer review websites, you could be vulnerable to libel if someone writes a negative report about your company that contains false information. If you are worried about dishonest individuals making claims about your business, the following tips can help you protect your company and mount a defense when defamatory comments threaten your bottom line.
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  • 3 Advantages Of Using A Real Estate Attorney To Close On Your House


    Are you buying a house? If you are approaching the closing, you may want to give some serious consideration to hiring a real estate attorney. Some states require it and some do not. Even if your state does not require the use of real estate attorneys to close on a house, you still have the option of hiring one to represent you before, during, and even after the closing. If you think you can do it yourself and avoid an added closing expense, you should know that there are three very important advantages to using a real estate attorney.
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  • The Basics Of Damages, Negligence, And Collectability In Personal Injury Lawsuits


     Most people simply lack the legal understanding to be able to accurately gauge whether or not they have a strong enough case to pass muster in a typical American court. If you have sustained an injury due to a circumstance beyond your personal control, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine whether pursuing legal action is a good idea or a waste of time. Following are the basics of damages, negligence, and collectability.
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  • What To Do If A Phantom Driver Hits Your Motorcycle


    Most motorcycle accidents happen in front of other drivers or riders on the road. But if your accident occurred without any witnesses, and the driver who hit you mysteriously disappeared, you may have a problem on your hand. An attorney calls this person a phantom driver, or a person who leaves the scene of an accident without a trace. Although the phantom driver's disappearance makes it hard to prove your personal injury case in court, it's not impossible to win a settlement for your injuries.
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  • When the Elderly Are Still Driving—When Is it Time to Stop?


    If you have an aging parent, you may notice that their driving skills have begun to significantly decline. They may be making choices that are putting themselves, as well as others at risk every time they get behind the wheel. One of the hardest things that you ever do is to help them figure out when it is time to stop. If you do not take steps to reduce this risk, you may be setting your parent up to be sued, and you may be liable as well.
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  • Considering Bankruptcy? What Happens To Your Loans?


    If you're pondering the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering whether this filing will even be able to discharge all your debt. And if you're prohibited from a Chapter 7 filing, you may be wondering whether you'll ever be able to successfully complete a Chapter 13 repayment plan. However, there are some special provisions included within Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code that can allow you to eliminate certain types of loans outright.
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