Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street
Of the possible problems that can send folks running to tax attorneys, few are as potentially scary as allegations of tax evasion. While all IRS notices tend to be frightening-looking, a notice alleging tax evasion is something you'll want to make copies of and immediately have a tax attorney review. Your response in the first couple of months will dictate how this situation will unfold, and here are four things to strongly consider.
For some couples, having a prenuptial agreement drafted before getting married is just part of the financial planning process. A family law attorney will assist in the drafting of the agreement, which will list each partner's debts and assets going into the marriage as well as the property rights should the couple decide to dissolve their marriage. However, there are instances in which the prenuptial agreement is not valid. If you want to ensure that your marriage is valid and your prenuptial agreement is enforced, here are a few situations that you will want to avoid.
Almost all states have residency requirements for people who want to file for divorce, but how that is defined can differ between jurisdictions. Specifically, some states require people to have a domicile in the area, while others are satisfied with the person being just a resident. Here's the difference between the two and how it impacts your divorce proceedings.
Domicile vs. Residency
For the purposes of filing for a divorce, states define residency as the place where a person lives.
Many people get surprised when insurance companies offer extremely low settlement offers for injury victims. However, you would not be that surprised if you knew why these companies sometimes make such low offers. Here are some of the reasons why the insurance companies make such low offers.
They Are Profit-Driven
Having insurance coverage is useful, but you should not forget that insurance companies are businesses that must make money for their investors.
When you are involved in an accident of any type that leads to an injury, you're probably already taking steps to seek restitution from the responsible individual. However, filing such a claim without the help of a personal injury law professional could prove to be a mistake. Here's why you need to have an attorney instead of negotiating with the adjuster on your own.
The Adjuster Isn't Your Friend
As soon as you file your injury claim, it gets passed on to a claims adjuster who will review your claim, including interviewing you and reviewing all of the evidence.
I never gave a lot of thought to needing a lawyer until I was injured while walking down a sidewalk. The accident happened when a biker decided to use the sidewalk instead of the street, and plowed into me as he turned a corner.
What followed was a lesson in what is involved with pedestrian accidents. I found a traffic attorney who took my case, and she was able to obtain a settlement that covered the legal fees and my medical bills.
If you have been injured through the negligence of another party, you do need legal representation. Keep reading and I'll share how I found the right lawyer and what we did to ensure that my rights were fully protected in a court of law.