Suing For Employment Discrimination
Searching for a job is the type of process that can take a long time before one is found. When you finally get called for an interview, it can cause a lot of anxiety, especially if you desperately need the job. If you went to a job interview and feel as though you were turned down due to discrimination, it might be a reason for filing a lawsuit. You should consider suing the other party only if you are sure that you were discriminated against, as well as if the incident caused problems in your life.
Keys To A Successful Fire Insurance Claim
If you find yourself in need of filing a fire insurance claim, you are probably in a precarious financial situation and can't afford to lose any more money. That is why it is crucial to take the right steps when filing your fire insurance claim to ensure that your claim goes through. Here are the steps that will most impact your outcome in a fire insurance claim. Start the Claim Right Away
Two Ways A Manufacturer May Be Held Responsible For Exploding Batteries
Billions of batteries power billions of devices every year without any problems most of the time. Unfortunately, a small percentage go bad for one reason or another, resulting in accidents that have lead to property destruction and physical injury. For instance, a woman recently suffered facial burns when her battery-powered headphones caught on fire mid-flight. When incidents like this happen, it's possible to hold the manufacturer responsible for the accident in two ways.
3 Mistakes That Could Hurt Your ERISA Claim
An Employee Retirement Income Security Act plan, or ERISA, provides disability benefits when you are unable to work due to an impairment. When you apply for ERISA benefits, mistakes could result in your application being denied. At best, a mistake could result in your claim being delayed, which leaves you without income until you have corrected the issue. To prevent this, here are some claim mistakes to avoid. Leaving Your Position Too Soon
What Are The Consequences Of A DUI And Should You Hire A Lawyer?
Drunk driving accidents occur much too often. In fact, 28 people in the U.S. die every day in car crashes that are caused by a drunk driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's why drunk driving accidents aren't taken lightly. If you are pulled over by a police officer and arrested for driving while drunk, you could face some serious consequences. What Happens After a DUI Arrest?
The Driving Mistakes That Could Cause A Head-On Collision And Trigger A Personal Injury Lawsuit
Head-on collisions are scary and can potentially be devastating with severe injuries or even fatalities. When one of these serious injuries occurs, it's possible that a personal injury lawsuit might be triggered. In many cases, these injuries are caused by high speed but that isn't always the only reason. There are many different reasons a head-on collision could occur. Here are just a few driving mistakes that are committed every day that could cause one of these types of collisions.
Standing Your Ground In A Divorce Settlement
You have probably heard stories about people whose spouse won almost everything in a divorce settlement. There are certain behaviors that enable this kind of turnout, and other strategies that help you to stand your ground. Here are three winning strategies for getting what's owed to you in a divorce settlement. Know What You Want The first step is to know what you want out of the settlement. That will require you, first of all, to have an accurate picture of your joint finances.
Woman On Birth Control? The Dangers Of 2 Birth Control Products Still On The Market
If you are a woman and trying to avoid pregnancy, then you may take a daily birth control pill or have an implanted device that is meant to prevent pregnancy. Before you began taking your birth control pill or received your device, you likely trusted that the medication or device had been thoroughly tested to make sure it was safe to use. However, more and more medications and health care devices are being rushed to the market without being properly tested for their long-term dangers, and that includes birth control products.
What Should You Know About Confidentiality Provisions In Personal Injury Settlements?
If you've recently been injured in an auto accident or other incident in which another party was clearly negligent and you have filed a lawsuit to recover financial damages, you may be entering the early stages of settlement negotiations with the other party or their insurance company. As a condition of settlement, many defendants and their insurance companies will require you to sign a confidentiality agreement that prevents you from openly discussing the amount of any settlement or even the fact that a settlement exists.
What Changes Were Recently Made To Oklahoma's Workers' Compensation Laws?
Even if you've never had the need to file a workers' compensation claim with your employer, you may have heard about the recent Oklahoma Supreme Court decision holding that the "opt-out" provision of the state's workers' compensation law was an unconstitutional violation of the equal protection rights and guarantees available to all state residents. This decision makes Oklahoma the 49th state to eliminate opt-out provisions in workers' compensation law, leaving only its southern neighbor – Texas – with the potential for private or self-insured workers' comp coverage.