When a person suffers injuries due to the negligence of another party, there's always the possibility of that person suffering increased injury due to their already being more vulnerable than others. If you were recently injured and had those injuries aggravated due to a pre-existing condition, the so-called "egg-shell plaintiff" rule may apply to your injury case. What Is It? In simple terms, the egg-shell plaintiff (also known as "eggshell skull"
13 December 2016
Once you've gotten through the emotional upheaval of separating from your spouse, it's time to start thinking about how to handle the separation and divorce proceedings. While many states don't require a formal separation, you'll need to be separated for at least a year before filing a no-fault divorce in the state of North Carolina. Here's a look at what you need to know to document that separation and start the countdown on that one-year filing window.
7 November 2016
Most people who only drive four-wheeled vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and SUVs, are not aware of the small but significant dangers that lurk on the roads and highways. However, motorcycle operators are all too familiar with many of these hazards. In some cases, danger spots are created by the actions or neglect of government entities responsible for the maintenance of transportation networks. Below are some of the more common hazards and what you should know about each.
6 September 2016
If you want to adopt a baby, then there are quite a few legal hurdles involved, and it is wise to seek out the assistance of a family lawyer, such as one from Ivy Law Group PLLC, to help you with the adoption process. Before you contact a lawyer, there are a few things that you should know about adoption. Consent is one term you should be familiar with and how it relates to the legal rights of the baby's parents.
9 August 2016
One of the most difficult topics to deal with in a divorce is a child's religious upbringing. Even if both you and your spouse share a common religious faith, the expression of similar beliefs can vary wildly from church to church. Also, since the future is always uncertain, there's no guarantee that the beliefs you hold today will last through your son or daughter's childhood. As if the topic weren't complex enough to begin with, studies show that almost 4 out of every 10 married couples are in an interfaith marriage.
24 June 2016
While many Americans own and use a washing machine at home, some people must use communal washing facilities and laundromats. Coin-operated laundries give patrons access to washing machines and dryers, but the owners and operators of these establishments must make sure their customers are safe. Learn more about your rights if you or someone you love suffers an injury in a laundry and find out what you may need to do to file a personal injury lawsuit.
13 May 2016
If you've recently suffered an on-the-job injury and are currently recuperating at home, you may be receiving workers' compensation benefits through your employer's insurer to help compensate you for medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs you've incurred following your injury. While these benefits are paid out pursuant to an insurance policy and are generally yours to keep (or spend), there are a few situations in which you may find yourself receiving a letter requesting repayment of these benefits months or even years after receiving them.
1 April 2016
Did you recently receive medical treatment that you feel was not administered properly or take doctor's advice that did more harm than good? Not every situation in which treatment is ineffective or you suffer side effects qualifies as malpractice, but if you and your lawyer can prove that your doctor acted negligently and that the negligence led to damaging injuries, then you have a reasonable claim. Here's a look at four characteristics of medical malpractice claims.
11 March 2016
When injury occurs on the job, most employers encourage or even require their staff to seek medical care from a company doctor. However, you may be wondering if you're limited to this option or if you can seek treatment from a doctor of your choosing. The following can help shed some light on this complicated and sometimes confusing issue. Your State Might Have a Say in the Matter Many states have different guidelines regarding the treatment of work-related injuries that are covered under worker's compensation.
8 February 2016
Losing your job is a very difficult experience. Along with the prospects of uncertainty and financial hardship that a loss of employment brings, there's often feelings of anger and betrayal that rise up in the victim. As a result, people who have been fired from their job are often drawn to the prospect of legal action against their former employer. Unfortunately for these folks, at-will employment is the overriding law of the land.
15 January 2016