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Knowing What To Expect During An Independent Medical Exam For An Insurance Claim

Tens of millions of people suffer non-fatal injuries each year that require medical attention. Many of these injuries are the result of vehicle accidents or workplace incidents and require injured parties to file claims in order to receive medical compensation via an insurance company. If you become injured as a result of an accident and feel that you should be compensated for your medical bills, you may have to undergo an independent medical examination (IME) before you can receive a payout.

Three Arguments Your Lawyer May Make To Ensure You're Not Convicted Of A DUI

If you've been charged with a DUI, the thought that you could serve jail time or huge fines if convicted may be overwhelming. However, if you have a good lawyer on your side, you can probably plead "not guilty." The judge will likely either find you "not guilty," drop the charges completely, or work out a plea deal in which you plea guilty of a lesser charge -- like speeding. Here are three arguments your lawyer might make in your defense.

4 Tips for Winning Your Personal-Injury Claim

With injuries occurring in workplaces, public areas, and on the road, you may need to file a personal-injury claim when you least expect to have to. It is important to be prepared for this legal conflict so you can avoid common pitfalls that could keep you from winning your case or could reduce the compensation you receive. Here are four mistakes to avoid for a successful personal-injury claim. Neglecting to See a Doctor

What the State v. Ryce Decision Means for People Caught Driving Intoxicated

Almost all states have implied consent laws requiring people suspected of driving while intoxicated to submit to various types of testing to determine if a person is drunk or high. However, a recent Kansas Supreme Court decision has possibly turned these implied consent laws on their head. Here's more information about the court's decision in this case and what it may mean for people who are arrested or charged with DWI.

6 Mistakes to Avoid When You Are Arrested

Whether it's for something serious like armed robbery or something more minor like public intoxication, getting arrested can be a scary experience. Once you are handcuffed by a police officer and wondering if you will spend time in jail or not, you might start to panic. However, you have to try your best to stay calm. If you panic, you may make mistakes that could hinder your case. Here are six mistakes to avoid when arrested.

4 Important Facts About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Exemptions In Texas

When you file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee will sell off your assets to raise money that you must use to pay off your creditors. When reviewing your assets, certain types of property are exempt, which means that you can keep them once the process finishes. For many people, the exemptions in Texas are perhaps more generous than you might expect. Here are four important examples. The family's cars are exempt

Common Discrimination In Housing: Know Your Rental Rights

Finding the right apartment to rent can be a challenge, but it can be even more difficult if you are experiencing discrimination from property owners or management companies. The Fair Housing Act protects specific minorities and prohibits discrimination from landlords based on race, family status, gender, disabilities, age, or religion. Unfortunately, landlords can still try and get around the law by writing policies or refusing to rent to specific types of people for 'other' reasons.

Can a Medical Bankruptcy Wipe Out Your Healthcare Debt?

If you, your spouse, or a minor child has recently suffered a serious medical issue that required a lengthy hospitalization or stay in a physical rehabilitation facility, you may be cringing at the bills you now receive on what seems like a daily basis or even refusing to open your mail entirely. For those unfortunate enough to have sought treatment from an out-of-network provider or who don't have health insurance, the cost of a long stay in the hospital can be six or even seven figures.

5 Parties You May Have A Case Against If Your Child Was Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

Having a child involved in any kind of vehicular accident can be devastating; however, the injuries sustained if your child was involved in a motorcycle accident as either a pedestrian or a passenger can be particularly bad. Similarly to other types of accidents, your child's medical costs and pain and suffering may be covered by an insurance company or one of the responsible parties if your child was injured in a motorcycle accident.

Halloween Eggings and Car Accidents: Determining Extra Settlement Factors in Your Case

Halloween is filled with a lot of fun activities, but the bad side of the holiday also involves a lot of various pranks. Halloween pranks are often started out of good-humored fun, but they can often lead to bad results. If you were driving on Halloween, your vehicle may have been the victim of an egging. The result of this prank attack could lead to your vehicle being in a car accident.