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Brain Injuries: What Types Of Compensatory Damages Can Be Sought For?

There are roughly 1.7 million people who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, with more than 50,000 of them losing their lives. The most common causes of these injuries include falls, car accidents, struck by or against events and assaults – some of which could lead to a personal injury claim. In personal injury cases, there are typically two types of awarded damages: punitive and compensatory. Punitive damages are usually only awarded when the jury or judge believes that the plaintiff needs further punishment, in the form of a monetary amount.

4 Things You Should Know About Swimming Pool Injuries

The swimming pool is meant to be a place for fun, but all too often it is the source of pain and suffering. This year, children and adults will become victims in the water. The consequences may be tragic, and events could very well force you to make a drastic decision based on a swimming pool injury this year. 1 - Drowning is a major cause of death in children.

Can Your Employer Fire You Because Of Your Weight? Maybe.

Obesity is a problem for many people but is a disability? The answer to that question could determine whether or not your employer can fire you because of your weight. What's The Difference Between Being Overweight And Being Obese? Almost 70% of U.S. adults are overweight, and 35% of those adults are obese. Obesity is determined by a person's body mass index or BMI. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

Could Obesity Be A Factor In Your Child Custody Case?

It doesn't really surprise anyone to hear that obesity is a problem. What surprises people, however, is that it can become a serious issue in a custody battle. Can you really lose custody over your child's weight? Can your weight be a factor in a child custody case? Surprisingly, the answer is, "Yes." This is what you should know. It's All About The Child's Best Interests. The reason that obesity - yours or your child's - can come into play in a custody battle is the wide latitude given to family court judges in deciding what is in the "

Three Ways a DWI Lawyer Can Help You

If you are arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated, you should always get the advice and council of a lawyer. The chances of a lawyer getting the charges dropped or winning the case at trial are not high, but they do provide valuable services to those who have been arrested for DWI. Most of the advantages you will realize with a lawyer will center on a plea bargain, and striking the best deal possible.

How Do Wage Assignments Help Custodial Parents Collect Child Support From Absent Parents?

As many single parents know, it is not always easy to collect child support from an absent parent. All too often, absent parents have the tendency to try to avoid taking financial responsibility for their children. However, once a judge has signed orders for a certain amount to be paid each month, the absent parent will be held responsible for doing so. One way this is done is by having a wage assignment put into order against the absent parent.

Can You Work While On House Arrest?

House arrest might be an option if you were not convicted of a non-violent offense. When you are on house arrest, you are not exactly relegated to spending all of your time in the home. If you are employed, you can leave your home to work. However, there are rules.  Submit a Work Schedule Before you are allowed to leave your home to work, you will have to submit a work schedule to your probation officer or the criminal court.

Four Situations In Which You May Bring Workplace Injury Claims Outside Workers Compensation

Injuries in the workplace are supposed to be compensated by workers compensation insurance. However, there are exceptional cases where you may be allowed to bring a lawsuit outside workers compensation insurance. Here are three examples of such situations: The Employer Causes You Intentional Harm Some states treat intentional and accidental injuries differently. In such states, accidental injuries are handled by workers compensation while intentional injuries, especially by the employer, are handled via normal personal injury claims.

What Can You Do About Pregnancy Discrimination?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, or PDA, protects you from facing discrimination in the workplace because you are pregnant. If you have been terminated and you believe it is because of your pregnancy, you have the right to take legal action against your former employer? What Is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is a federal law that sets certain rules for how employers can treat pregnant employees. The law prohibits an employer from laying off, demoting, firing, or disciplining an employee due to pregnancy.

3 Estate Planning Tips For Blended Families

Even if your blended family appears to get along now, there is no guarantee that the harmony will last after you have passed away. In fact, there is a possibility that disagreements about how to divide your assets will tear the family apart. Fortunately, you can take action now to limit disputes between your blended family members. Review Your Insurance Policies One task some neglect following marriage is to review their insurance policies.