Low Visibility can Cause Car Accidents

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Weather conditions are major causes of car accidents. When bad weather comes, the chances of road accidents become higher, and even when you are a defensive driver trying to avoid accidents, you may have little control of other drivers and the road conditions on which you are driving on. It may be difficult to win a personal injury claim if you’ve been involved in a car accident due to bad weather, but Williams Kherkher states on their website that you still get compensation from your insurance company.

There are many ways in which bad weather can cause a car accident. One of these things is due to poor visibility. Diminished visibility makes it difficult to see the roads clearly and notice other motorists who are with you in the road. Certain car signals may be hard to distinguish, and these could easily lead to accidents and collisions. Another cause for accidents is the decreased traction; motorist should drive safely and adjust their speed in order to avoid collisions and make instant decisions that could prevent an accident. Likewise, strong winds, especially when you are in an open space such as a freeway, can be very dangerous. Light vehicles can easily be moved by strong winds, and there has been many times where even commercial trucks have been blown away by strong winds while on the roads.

In order to avoid accidents while driving in poor weather conditions, make sure that your vehicles are properly equipped with well maintained. Make sure your windshield wipers are working when going out on rainy weather, and that brakes are properly functioning. Staying alert while on the road is a must, and keeping a safe speed and distance from other motorist is vital to keep from colliding in an event of an accident. Being a responsible driver, especially in bad weather, is the key in avoiding road accidents. Likewise, if the weather is especially bad, it may be better to stay home and avoid driving altogether.

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How Can I Prepare for a Birth Injury?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Medical Malpractice | 0 comments

If you’re a parent who is expecting their first child, you might be wondering as to what could be the worst possible scenarios that could happen in child-birth and, more importantly, what are the chances that it could happen to you?

These are all very valid fears, of course. Even before written history began, the people of ancient times commended those who died in child-birth with the same reverence as soldiers who died in battle for they, too, recognized the difficulty that it could present. However, when you’ve worried about every possible outcome – from situations where the baby is born with two faces on one head, to circumstances where an emergency procedure gone wrong could cost you everything you hold dear – there comes the question as to what happens when the worst does happen.

Nobody ever wants the worst to happen to them. They are often reassured by the statistics that state that infant mortality rates are at their lowest ever and that, thanks to modern medicine, child-birth related deaths are at an all-time low. Though these are true, there is still the chance that something wrong can go wrong. And that’s when you don’t want to be left without the right kind of people to turn to – which is why it might be a good idea to look into a reputable birth injury lawyer pretty early on.

According to the website of the lawyers with Driscoll Firm, P.C., victims of debilitating accidents can sometimes agree on settlements set by insurance companies that are not enough to cover all the necessary expenses. It can be easy to want a quick-fix to a terrible situation but sometimes, instant gratification can have its own long-term consequences. If your child was injured at birth due to negligence, that injury could affect them for the rest of their lives – such is the case for people with cerebral palsy as it has no cure, for example – which would mean that a quick deal that only appeases the shallow aspects of the situation could mean more problems in the future.

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Immigrant Investors and Visa Eligibility

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Money | 0 comments

Eligibility for immigrant investors are not really strict in that what they are generally required to do is to invest a minimum of $1 million in either creating a new commercial US business or through restructure or expansion of an already existing business. The source of the money is not really an issue, as long as it was acquired through legal means. Despite the basic amount of investment, the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) can increase or decrease the amount of investment depending on the location that the investor chooses to establish the business; a location where there is low unemployment and good economy can call for higher than $1 million investment while rural areas with high unemployment and not doing well economically may ask for lower investment.

According to the website of the AmLaw Group, aside from the requirements needed by the USCIS, a business will need to be prepped for compliance with the US tax system that they will be adhering to. It is important to note that the United States follows a worldwide tax system, which means that the income from a US person (citizen or resident) either from the country or all over the world will be taxed in accordance to US law.

Investors are required to be actively engaged in the matters of the company. It doesn’t have to be as head of the company, but a managerial position or a policy-forming duty. Any passive investments are not generally accepted in the EB-5 category, except on certain temporary investment programs.

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Money | 0 comments

One of the most common ways to declare bankruptcy is through Chapter 13 or reorganization of debt. This method requires you to pay back some or all of your debt after creating an extensive debt repayment plan. It is often difficult to qualify for this kind of bankruptcy since it requires the debtor to repay the debt using their own income. In order to be eligible for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, secured debt must not equal more than $1,149,525 and unsecured debt must not exceed $383,175.

Once a person is considered eligible, they are required to file Chapter 13 paperwork and receive credit counseling from an agency office that is approved by the United States Trustee’s organization. There are fees and charges associated with this process, however if an individual is unable to pay, the agency must provide the counseling service for free.

The main purpose to counseling is to create a repayment plan to restructure your debt. The detailed schedule will outline how, when, and how much you will pay towards each debt. Courts often have a suggested way of paying debts however there is no official plan. Priority debts must be paid in full according to your payment plan. These include child support, alimony, wages to employees, and specific tax obligations. In your plan, any remaining income must go towards secured and unsecured debts. In some cases, unsecured debts may be discharged partially or completely, however if funds are available to pay towards these, the courts will demand the debts be repaid.

According to the website of the attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., speaking with a bankruptcy lawyer can help you fully understand the benefits of filing for bankruptcy using Chapter 13. If you or someone you know is considering bankruptcy, consult an attorney in your state to discuss your situation and legal options.

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Increased Risk Associated with Xarelto

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Defective Pharmaceuticals, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Anticoagulants, or blood thinners, are considered a dangerous group of drugs since they increase the likelihood of bleeding when an injury occurs. Popular blood thinner Xarelto is currently involved in a lawsuit that accuses the drug manufacturers, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, of not warning against the excessive and possible fatal bleeding incidents that the Xarelto can cause. While all blood thinners are dangerous, there are preventive methods that may limit the risk of bleeding incidents associated with anticoagulants.

It is important to only take blood thinners when a physician prescribes the medication and strictly in the dosage given. It is a common occurrence that individuals fail to fill their prescription or decide to stop taking the prescribed drug without consulting a doctor prior. The act of stopping Xarelto before speaking with a physician places a patient at greater risk of stroke and cardiovascular problems.

Some doctors will prescribe Xarelto to be taken in tandem with other medications. Drugs that may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with Xarelto include aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, warfarin sodium, heparin, and other medicines that prevent blood clots.

Aspirin is commonly prescribed with Xarelto but can cause severe bleeding incidents such as fatal hemorrhaging. Warning signs of complications resulting from mixing the two medications include unusual bruising, dizziness, red or black stools, coughing or vomiting blood, or general weakness.

According to estimates, around 7 million people are prescribed Xarelto. The popularity of the drug, while helpful to millions in overcoming serious medical issues, also presents the danger of causing millions more to suffer unwarranted side effects. If you have taken Xarelto while prescribed other medications and experienced harmful side effects as a result, consult with an attorney in your area about your legal options.

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