Controlling Your Legacy

Your Responsibilities As A Plaintiff In A Personal Injury Case

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If you will be filing a personal injury claim, you should know that as a plaintiff, you will a responsibility to mitigate (lessen) your damages. There are several areas you need to pay attention to, to make sure you will be fully eligible for a successful settlement. Medical Attention After you have been injured, it is necessary to seek prompt medical attention and follow the advice of your physician. If you are employed, you also need to see the medical professional that your employer has designated if you need time off to recuperate, so as to keep your job and collect any benefits due you. Read More»

Injured On The Job? 4 Pitfalls You Should Avoid While You're Out On Workers Compensation

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If you’re collecting workers compensation, there are some very important things that you shouldn’t do. Everyone will tell you what you should do when you’ve been injured on the job, but they rarely tell you about the things that could harm your case. So before you do something that could jeopardize your workers compensation case, here’s a list of things you shouldn’t do while you’re case is proceeding through the court system. Read More»

Can I Transfer Property Ownership With A Quitclaim Deed?

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If you wish to legally transfer ownership of your home to another individual, it might be possible to do so relatively quickly and simply through a quitclaim deed. However, it’s important to be aware of the fact that this method for transferring ownership might not effectively transfer the financial burden of owning the property in all situations. Consider the following information, and be sure to consult a lawyer at a reputable law office like Valentine & Valentine PC, before opting for a quitclaim deed to transfer property ownership: Read More»

Are You Upside Down On Your Mortgage And Facing Foreclosure? How A Chapter 13 And Lien Stripping May Help

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If you are one of the thousands of people facing foreclosure because you owe more on your home that what it is worth, there is a chance you can make things better. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is not a liquidation bankruptcy, but an adjustment of your debt. Your creditors are required to change the way you pay off what you owe. You are required to stick to the new payment schedule for the next three to five years. Read More»

Hurt In A Wreck? Why You Need A Lawyer Who Specializes In Automobile Accidents

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If you’ve been involved in a serious car accident, you may believe that any personal injury lawyer has the ability to represent you correctly in court.  However, you may be quite mistaken.  The field of personal injury law is quite vast, and not every attorney is qualified to handle your case.  Automobile accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Read More»