Why you Need to See a Doctor as Soon as Possible After your Accident
When you are involved in a car accident, you are advised to seek medical attention for your injury as soon as possible. In fact, you are advised to seek medical attention as soon as you can regardless of whether you think you are injured or not, because there is the chance you are suffering from an invisible injury like a traumatic brain injury . There are numerous reasons why it is in your best interest to head to your doctor in a timely manner after your accident, some of which have to do with...
Modifying your Alimony Order
In a divorce where one partner can reasonably expect to face financial hardship after exiting the marriage, the court may create an alimony order to ease that partner’s financial difficulty . Although permanent alimony orders are sometimes still issued, the majority of today’s alimony orders last for a specific period of time, generally what the court deems to be enough time for the lesser-earning spouse to sufficiently prepare to reenter the workforce and become self-supporting. Whe...
What is Pain and Suffering?
When you read about filing a personal injury claim to seek compensation for accident-related damages, you read about three categories of damages: Medical expenses; Lost wages; and Pain and suffering damages. This final category can be confusing because it is not specific like the others. Unlike damages in the other two categories, pain and suffering damages cannot easily be quantified. It can be more difficult to recover compensation for these damages because they are less easy to identi...
Using an Injunction to Protect Yourself
A protective order, also known as an injunction or restraining order, is a court order that requires one individual to cease all contact with another for a specified period of time. Typically, protective orders are used to protect domestic violence victims from facing additional abuse from their former partners. Why Would I Need an Injunction? An injunction requires another party to stop contacting you and avoid future contact. Individuals charged with violating injunctions can face first degree...
Challenges Blended Families Face
Second and subsequent marriages are more likely to end in divorce than first marriages because when divorced individuals remarry, they often have baggage. This baggage can include children from previous relationships and all that comes with raising a child, such as interaction with a former partner, child support payments, and the child’s personal needs. This does not mean that an individual with children cannot have a successful, happy second marriage. It does mean that when a parent rema...