• When the Time Comes to Use a Construction Attorney

    In the highly developed United States, there is a constant need to construct new houses, schools, shopping malls, banks, offices, and libraries, and more beyond that. But these buildings do not come out of nowhere; many construction firms across the country are hard at work to build anything from a small suburban home all the way to a skyscraper, and for a project of any size, there must be professional and effective cooperation and coordination between construction crews during a project. This involves a lot of paperwork that is based on promised payments (invoices), a schedule for the project, and more such as complying with safety and construction regulations and law, and liability for injured workers or damaged equipment. The average construction worker is bound to the signed paperwork, while attorneys for construction crews will write, examine, and enforce this paperwork to ensure that all professionals involved in a project act as they should. A construction attorney is no ordina Continue Reading

  • Why You Need A Will As An Adult Living In The United States

    We all hope that we’ll die of old age, in our sleep, in the far distant future. For many of us, this will very much be the case and will only come after we have led long, happy, and fulfilling lives. However, none of us can predict the future and tragedy can sometimes strike when we least expect it. Unfortunately, untimely death does occur, often caused by illness and accident, and having a will in place is important to ensure that your family is taken care of in the unfortunate event of your passing.

    Unfortunately, far too few people have actually taken steps to draw up a will here in the United States, even among the older population of adults living here. In fact, more than half of all people who are between the ages of 55 and 64 currently do not have a will – a staggering 51% of them. And the rates of those who do not have a will drawn up yet are even higher among people who are a part of the younger generation. In fact, very nearly 65% of the population (around 64%, to be mor Continue Reading

  • Have You Filed For Bankruptcy? Here’s How To Choose A Bankruptcy Lawyer

    In The United States, it is becoming common for Americans to file for bankruptcy. There a certain reasons individuals need to file for bankruptcy. Some reasons include, but are not limited to, unpaid medical bills, large medical expenses, overextended credit, and unsecured debt. In fact, 2 million Americans filed for bankruptcy in 2013 as a result of unpaid medical bills. There are also different types of bankruptcy chapters individuals can file. Here are a few chapters of bankruptcy: The first chapter is Chapter 7. Chapter 7 is the most common chapter of bankruptcy filed by individuals. It’s essentially liquidation bankruptcy. This chapter of bankruptcy takes six months to complete. Chapter 9 bankruptcy is for cities, towns, counties, and school districts. Chapter 13 is referred to as the wage earner plan. This is for individuals who work and earn a regular income, but they need assistance in paying back the debts they owe. This chapter helps individuals pay back all of their debts or Continue Reading

  • Contact an Attorney to Learn More About Your Rights and Responsibilities From Car Accidents to Immigration Issues

    Working with an attorney can assist individuals faced with a variety of legal situations. When someone has been in a car or work-related accident, there are personal injury attorneys with experience in these matters. Family and divorce attorneys can assist individuals and/or couples seeking a divorce. When a person or family is faced with legal residency or related issues, an immigration attorney can potentially provide advice, counsel, and representation in this regard as well.

    Car Accidents

    Three million people are injured in car accidents every year. While there are a variety of issues that can lead to these accidents, such as hazardous road conditions due to inclement weather, there are three common types:

    • Distracted driving
    • Driving under the influence (DUI)
    • Speeding

    Fatal accidents also occur due to the above, particularly when someone is DUI. Motorcyclists, however, are more likely to lose their lives than individuals ridin Continue Reading

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