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How much debt must you have to file bankruptcy? Is there a debt limit for bankruptcy?
Is there a debt limit for bankruptcy? If I have too much or too little will the law stop me from filing? Debt falls into different categories. Secured debt, unsecured debt and priority debt make up the major types of debt. Unsecured debt includes credit cards, lines of credit, personal […]
Will self-driving cars ever really let us take the hands off the wheel?
Self-driving cars, driverless cars, autonomous cars: the terms all raise thoughts of cars driving down the road with no driver. They all mean pretty much the same thing. The day of truly hands-free self-driving vehicles may come. At the same time, even experts warn “not so fast.” Early forecasts of […]
Cheap Car Insurance: Is “Saving Hundreds” Really a Bargain?
Cheap car insurance is … well … cheap car insurance. No one wants to pay more than they absolutely must for anything. Including insurance. So advertisers push “Only pay for what you need.” Or “We can save you hundreds on car insurance.” At the same time in the back of […]
Driver Negligence – The Cause of Car Accidents – What Damages?
Driver negligence happens every day. You see it when people cut you off. You see bad drivers when they run lights and stop signs. It’s hardly breaking news. When someone else drives recklessly, fails to exercise caution or simply does not pay attention you find yourself through no fault of […]
Must Insurance Pay for Medicinal Marijuana After an Accident?
Medicinal marijuana after an accident may, some feel, help with symptoms. Should insurance pay for medical cannabis after you’ve been injured in an accident? Whether you’ve sustained an injury at work or in a car accident, insurance covers medical bills. At the same time, laws evolve slowly but surely. As […]
Five Things Never to Say to an Insurance Claims Adjuster
Unless you’re in the insurance claims business you might not know five things never to say to an insurance claims adjuster. But then it happens. You’re in a car accident. Insurance companies call. You’ve decided to handle it yourself, despite the best advice here on my blog. Those with attorneys […]
Eight Things That Happen After You File Bankruptcy
People facing mounting debt and collections often consider the bankruptcy option but what really happens after you file bankruptcy? You may have read about bankruptcy. You probably weighed the pros and cons. Even if you felt uneasy or even shock about the very idea of a personal bankruptcy filing there’s […]
When Insurance Companies Demand Past Medical Records
How far back can an insurance company go in requesting past medical records? Question: “I had a car accident and herniated a disc. The claims adjuster sent a form telling me to sign letting them get medical records going back 15 years. Can insurance companies demand medical records going back […]
Latin Legal Terms. Legalese and Plain English
Law schools teach the new generation of lawyers to write clearly in contrast to old muddled legalese, but even now, Latin legal terms persist. Despite attempts to use plain English some older Latin words and phrases simply won’t go away. Certain Latin terminology finds itself deeply embedded in legal culture. […]