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Truck Accidents and Causes

Truck Accidents – How to Handle Issues after a Collision

Tractor trailer truck accidents conjure up nightmares for probably every driver.  Most drivers proceed with great caution around big rigs hoping to avoid a crash.  Any accident brings trauma.  But 18-wheelers weigh literally tons, carrying potential danger on a scale unparalleled by other vehicles. Commercial trucking accidents declined for decades.  […]

Value of Personal Injury Claims by Computer

Insurance Software: Determining Value of Personal Injury Claims

It’s no secret insurance companies use software to calculate the value of personal injury claims. Whether they admit it or not, they’ve used software to value personal injury claims since the 1990s. The important thing is what the software is up to. The idea of using computer software to calculate […]

Discovery in Civil Litigation

Discovery in Civil Litigation

A “search for the truth” is the idea behind the discovery phase of civil law suits. Hollywood keeps movie viewers in suspense, telling a tale but holding back on a final nugget of truth until a secret witness shows up in court at the end revealing “the truth”.  Forget all […]

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

BANKRUPTCY PETITION PREPARERS

  Bankruptcy petition preparers offer an option sort of like a guy in a trench coat selling wrist watches.  Bankruptcy petition preparers are not attorneys but offer ‘document preparation services’.  With a word processor and a computer, pretty much anyone can create a pile of paper. But a troublesome issue […]

Life Expectancy Charts

Life Expectancy Tables In Personal Injury Cases

  Life expectancy tables provide key information in evaluating some personal injury cases.  The tables give a statistical perspective, a number, telling us how long any given human being can be expected to live. One of the most often overlooked elements of a personal injury case calculates long term potential damages […]

Debt collection and bankruptcy violations

Debt Collectors and Bankruptcy Violations

Debt collectors must stop after a bankruptcy filing or they commit one of several bankruptcy violations.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a chapter 7, chapter 13 or other chapter.  The filing of a bankruptcy creates what is called an automatic stay. Collection stops because the U.S. Bankruptcy Code imposes the automatic stay with […]

SNOW AND ICE PERSONAL INJURY CASES

Snow and ice cases, where injuries are claimed for a slip and fall, present unique issues. A slip and fall on slippery snow or ice can cause serious injuries. But, the happening of an accident and injuries does not automatically entitle the injured person to a recovery.  Fault must be established on […]

Class Action Lawsuits

PERSONAL INJURY: Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits bring together a number of people all claiming damages resulting from the same or similar wrongs.  Defective products and medication exemplify class action cases.  Claims by many join to create a class action. Defective birth control devices linked to cervical cancer formed the basis of one class […]

Trash: No Expectation of Privacy

One Person’s Trash – Another Person’s Evidence

Q: How do I keep my trash private?  I’m involved in a court suit and my trash disappeared before the trucks came and I don’t think that’s right. A: Get a paper shredder.  Once trash is placed outside, there’s no reasonable expectation of privacy. It’s not a pretty picture, but […]

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Debt Collection Abuse. Legal Constraints on Collection

Debt piles up due to loss of employment, illness and other life events.  Outrageous interest rates, charges and fees are enough.  But, over aggressive bill collectors top it off.  Rude tactics at all hours violate the law. Abusive Debt Collection Federal law prohibits abusive debt collection.  This is conduct by debt collectors […]



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