When there is a dispute between you and your spouse about who will have custody, the only way to settle it is in court where a judge will make the final decision. If your main goal during your divorce is to retain child custody, you will need to work with an attorney to help get the outcome you want. Child custody cases can be difficult and emotional, which is why you need to be well prepared before you meet with an attorney for the first time. [Read More]
How to Prepare for Your Independent Medical Examination
If you make a personal injury claim, then the defense may require you to undergo an independent medical examination. This is almost certain if there are aspects of your injuries that the defense is disputing. The independent medical examiner is a physician who has not treated you before and doesn't have a doctor-patient relationship with you. Here are a few tips for handling your independent medical examination: Dress Appropriately You don't have to dress as if you are going for a job interview, but you also don't want to give the wrong impression. [Read More]
What Makes For A Successful Nursing Home Personal Injury Case?
If your loved one was severely injured or died because of negligent care they received in a nursing home, you may have cause for a lawsuit against the facility. There are four aspects that have to be satisfied for a case to go forward, and you should understand what these are and how they relate to cases involving nursing homes. Duty of Care The duty to provide care is an essential prerequisite to the case. [Read More]
Why You Should Get Your Personal Injury Settlement In The Form Of Structured Settlements
If you are expecting a significant amount of money as your personal injury settlement, why not get it in the form of structured settlement? Such an arrangement allows the insurer to pay your compensation in regular installments spread over a number of years. Some of the reasons you should consider structured settlement include: Controlled Spending For many people not used to huge sums of money, getting a huge lump sum may be both a cursing and a blessing. [Read More]