Having a car accident is something many of us would prefer not to think about. However, knowing what to do in case of an accident can make a big difference in how it will affect your life. Taking a few simple steps can protect your legal liability and make sure you are not cheated out of the resources you deserve to recover.
Driving a car is a complex job that requires a person's full attention. Unfortunately, distractions such as cell phones, GPS devices, bluetooth players and smart watches tempt us to take our eyes off the road and increase the chances of serious accidents. We're all aware of the dangers of drunk driving, but state legislatures are now passing laws to crack down on the hazards of distracted driving.…continue reading
2018 is here, and for many of us the start of a new year is a time to reflect on ways we can make our lives better. If you’re looking for some good New Year’s Resolutions, I have a couple you might consider. First, I suggest you take a good look at your will. If it’s more than five (5) years old, there’s a good chance that your circumstances in life may have changed. Births, marriages, deaths, retirements and promotions are just some of the events that can alter your decisions about whom…continue reading
Harassment: the story is just beginning It started with Harvey Weinstein. Next was Louis C.K. Then Al Franken, Charlie Rose and John Conyers. Today’s headliner is Matt Lauer. By the time you read this, more names may be added to the list of alleged sexual predators who are accused of harassing women for years. They are powerful, influential men who have at least one thing in common: They have gotten away with it. Until now. Women who were afraid they would suffer retribution from the men w…continue reading
Several months ago, I wrote a blog entry about legal terms. It’s an important topic because lawyers often use words unfamiliar to the general public, and we sometimes use common words in an uncommon way. Whenever you deal with lawyers and the legal system, good communication is essential. That’s why I have prepared this list of legal terms often used in court cases. This is a continuation of the list I started in July, and I will add more later. Remember – if your lawyer ever says somethi…continue reading