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What Does It Take To Prove Emotional Distress?

If you suffered a particularly traumatic event as part of your personal injury, you may be able to request damages for emotional distress. To qualify, however, you must first prove that the emotional distress you experienced was traumatic enough to merit compensation. Proving emotional distress in a personal injury case can be difficult, which is […]

Charged With A Federal Crime? Things To Consider Before You Accept A Plea Bargain

If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, you will probably be offered a plea bargain. In fact, out of all federal criminal prosecutions, 97% are resolved by plea bargain. But before you accept a plea bargain offer that involves incarceration, there are a few important things to consider. Here’s what they are. How will […]

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Personal Injury Claims On Public Transportation: 4 Things That Could Jeopardize Your Claim

Millions of Americans use public transportation in the United States every day. When you board a plane, a train or a bus, you don’t necessarily consider the risk of an injury, but accidents are more common than you may think. For example, the fatality rate per billion passenger-miles for buses is 65 percent higher than […]

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Premarital Agreements–What You Need To Consider When You Develop Yours

If you and your significant other are thinking about tying the knot, you’re probably in a pretty happy frame of mind. One of the last things you want to think about during this time is what could happen if your marriage doesn’t work out. Also, unless you have a significant bank account or some highly […]

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Charged With A DUI? Don’t Fall Prey To These Common Myths

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, it is important that you proceed very carefully in order to minimize the impact that this charge has on your present-day and future life. In addition to working with a knowledgeable attorney, one of the best things you can do at this point is educate yourself regarding DUI […]

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Understanding How Bankruptcy Affects Your Social Security Disability Benefits

Being unable to work due to a disability can have broad-reaching effects, especially when it comes to your financial responsibilities. You may even be forced to file for bankruptcy if your debts become too severe to be handled through other means. But if you currently receive Social Security disability benefits, then you’re likely concerned about […]

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Lost Your Lawsuit? What You Need To Know About What Comes Next

When you’ve been injured been injured because of someone else’s actions and you decide to hire a firm like Dunnigan & Messier P.C. to go through with a lawsuit against them, the idea of losing the case may be difficult to contemplate. You may not even want to think too much about it, because you […]

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Paying Off Your Mortgage: A Look At Short Sales And Ways To Avoid Or Handle A Short Sale Deficiency Judgment

The average mortgage in the summer of 2012 for Americans was just a little under $950 a month. This does not include the annual expenses of property taxes and insurances. It is no wonder that most Americans are having difficulties paying off their mortgage. If you are having problems paying your mortgage off, opting for […]

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What Changes Could Be Coming To Florida’s Workers Compensation Law?

Unless you’ve recently been injured on the job, you probably haven’t given much thought to your employer’s workers compensation coverage or your state’s workers compensation laws. However, those who are employed in Florida may see some changes in the way workers compensation benefits are determined if a current court case is successful in declaring a […]

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Three Ways Around The Workers’ Comp Exclusivity Clause

In many states, employees who are hurt on the job are subjected to an exclusivity clause that says they can only collect compensation for their injuries by submitting claims through their employers’ workers’ compensation insurance. This means employees are barred from filing personal injury lawsuits against their employers for injuries sustained in the workplace. However, […]