When my husband I decided to start a business, we didn't think about the legal aspects of doing so. We didn't realize that purchasing business insurance, getting building permits and making investments all required some type of legal advice. But after speaking to a close friend, who also happens to own a small business, we contacted a business attorney. Now, we have the legal smarts to make the best decisions for our business, as well as the legal representation in case something happens to our company. I hope that you find my blog helpful and informative for your own business. It's a great resource for finding the legal advice, resources and guidance you need to get your company up and running.
20 January 2015
If you were involved in a car accident that left you with serious injuries, you might be thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit to recoup some of your expenses. However, in addition to dealing with debilitating injuries and recovering from emotional trauma, you and your lawyer will have the responsibility of proving your case. Here are two things you should bring with you when you meet with your lawyer for the first time, and how they can help:
15 January 2015
The crowdsource economy has taken another leap forward with the rise of consumer-driven ridesharing services. While ridesharing companies provide alternative ways for people to get to their desired destinations, this type of service is not without its drawbacks. A troublesome issue that has been brought to light is that many of the people who work for ridesharing companies as independent contractors are not adequately insured, which can expose customers to significant financial losses if there is an accident.
6 January 2015
After carefully saving a down payment and searching for the perfect home, nothing is more exciting than putting in an offer on your first place. Unfortunately, most people quickly discover real estate negotiations can be complicated and confusing, which can add an element of stress to the transaction. However, with the help of a real estate lawyer, you might be able to breeze through the process, even if it is your first time.
26 December 2014
If a person dies in an auto accident, or due to injuries caused in an auto accident, and he or she would have been able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other person involved in the crash, his or her immediate family can usually file a wrongful death lawsuit and be awarded money to compensate for medical and funeral expenses as well as pain and suffering and lost wages.
19 December 2014
Falling ill while on a cruise is terrible enough, but receiving poor quality care by incompetent or uncaring medical staff can make a bad situation worse. The "Barbetta rule", however, made it extremely difficult for victims of medical malpractice by doctors and nurses employed by cruise lines to recover compensation for damages. A recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has made it easier to bring lawsuits, though. Here's what you need to know about this recent development.