Is It True Defendants Can Add Third Parties To Personal Injury Lawsuits?

A strange thing sometimes happens during lawsuits. The plaintiff will file suit against the defendant, but suddenly, a second (or third or fourth) person is added to the proceedings using a legal maneuver called impleader without the plaintiff's prior knowledge or consent. Here's how this comes about and the affect it has on your case. Attempting to Legally Pass the Buck A motion for impleader usually comes about when the defendant in the lawsuit feels a third party is either partially or fully liable for the events that caused the plaintiff's injuries and damages.

When Is It Best To Get Professional Help From A Child Custody Attorney?

Are you having trouble with the other parent of your child? Although not in a relationship with one another, you may have a child together. Even if you have your child's best interest at heart, it does not always mean that the other parent is going to feel the same way. If this person is acting immature, withholding the kid from you, or doing other things that he or she should not be doing, you need to hire a child custody attorney.

Can We Talk? Understanding Libel

One of the lesser recognized forms of personal injury involves something that has nothing to do with physical injuries but can be just as damaging. When someone defames you in print, you may have a case for seeking monetary compensation. Read on to learn what it takes for this manner of defamation to be considered libel and what you can do about it. Getting the terms straight There are several confusing terms when it comes to communications that might harm a person.

3 Important Reasons You Need A Bankruptcy Lawyer

Are you struggling more and more to pay off your bills? Do you want to pay your debt but think that it might be easiest to simply start over and try again? Although filing for bankruptcy might not be the most desirable result for you, it's not an uncommon situation either. While you may be tempted to handle as much of the bankruptcy proceedings yourself as possible, this isn't always the best idea.

Three Common Causes Of Truck Accidents And How To Avoid Them

Each year in the United States, there are about 500,000 truck accidents and nearly 5,000 people a year getting killed in accidents involving trucks. Not all of these accidents are caused by truck drivers, however, there are some things that truckers can do to reduce the numbers of these types of accidents. One of the first things a truck driver can do is to recognize these three common causes of truck accidents and find ways to avoid them.

How Can Intestate Succession Impact Your Estate?

Ideally, everyone should take time to make plans for their estate before it is too late. Unfortunately, not everyone does. If you have not completed your estate planning, it is important that you understand what could possibly happen with your assets after your death.  What Is Intestate Succession? Each state practices intestate succession. Intestate succession is a plan that the state laws outline for distributing assets after someone dies without a will.

3 Questions Answered About A Wrongful Death Claim

Dealing with the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another individual or business can be devastating. It's ideal to work to get the justice you deserve by filing a wrongful death claim if possible. However, there are certain criteria that must be met. It's in your best interest to have some questions answered about this unfortunate situation before taking legal action.  Question #1: What qualifies as wrongful death?

A Different Kind Of Medical Exam: What To Know About SSD Consultative Exams

The federal government provides a valuable resource for those unable to work at their jobs because of a qualifying medical condition. Social Security Disability (SSD) allows people who have paid into the system by working enough and earning enough to stop working and earn monthly benefits. For some claimants, the application process may involve a request by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to undergo a medical exam. The consultative medical exam (CME) often becomes part of the application process when you have not received medical care for your condition or have not provided enough medical proof of your condition.

A Few Tips For Victims Of Slip And Fall Accidents

Slipping and falling may not seem like it is a serious accident to experience. However, it is possible for a person to suffer extensive injuries as a result of these falls. When this occurs, it is critical for the slip and fall victim to be informed about their rights as an accident victim. To this end, you may benefit from learning about the following few tips so that you are better prepared to protect yourself following one of these incidents.

Myths About Trusts You Can't Afford To Believe

A living trust is a legally binding document that you create at some point during your lifetime. Much like a will, a trust allows you to designate who inherits your assets when you die. The difference between a will and a trust is that a will only goes into effect after your death and after it has been entered into probate. If you are considering a living trust, there are some misconceptions about them that may end up costing you more money in the long run.