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When something bad happens, you expect your insurance, the thing you pay hundreds of dollars for each month, to compensate you properly. Whether you get into a car wreck, your house burns down or you slip and fall, insurance companies begin to pinch pennies leaving you to fend for yourself. 

It is not uncommon for companies to misrepresent policies and claims to give you the short end of the stick. According to the AARP, 200 million insurance claims out of the 1.4 billion submitted yearly are denied. 

When purchasing a product, a consumer has every right to believe the item will perform safely and correctly when used per the manufacturer's instructions. Unfortunately, thousands of people every year find themselves a victim of a defective product. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a product liability claim. The goal of these claims is to find what party in the supply chain is held responsible for the defect in the product before it reaches the customer for use. Defective product liability suits are put into three separate categories to help determine who is at fault.

If you are having to make a court appearance for a criminal case in the near future, you may be tempted to appear “pro se” or “on one’s behalf” in order to defend yourself. Although this may seem like a money saving option, in reality it could cost you more time, money, and potentially the whole case if done incorrectly. Generally, it is ill-advised to represent yourself in a court case and here are a few of the reasons why.

Despite what some people might think, much more time, work and effort is put into handling court cases than is portrayed on popular television shows. Not all court cases are glorious battles between lawyers in beautiful, old courthouses with helpless clients watching in awe.

In the real, modern day world, lawyers and their clients must work together as a team throughout the entire legal process. It is important for a trusting relationship to be established between the two, along with mutual trust and continuous, open communication.

If you’ve sustained a work-related injury, your employer may be held responsible. Workplace injuries are common and workers must make sure they’re following guidelines. However, if something goes wrong the employee should know their rights.

There are a few things any employee should be aware of when it comes to dealing with a workplace injury. This post will explain your employee rights, what is considered a workplace injury and the employee’s responsibilities.

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