Whether it’s a workplace accident, a car collision, or any other injury, personal injury cases are serious matters that must be addressed with precision. Particularly in cases where you’re injured due to another party’s negligence, you have a right to be compensated for all expenses, as well as for the pain and suffering endured. “Pain and suffering” can be a difficult thing to determine, but you can expect challenges to even the easily definable elements when filing a personal injury claim. No one wants to surrender money, and a defendant or an insurance company will likely do anything they can to avoid it. The following are some of the most common obstacles you’ll likely have to overcome in your case.
An unwitnessed accident is problematic in that it can be difficult to prove that the accident happened at all, and it can be especially hard to prove that …
As a landlord, you generally want to do the right thing for both yourself and your tenants. But what you think is the right thing may not always line up with what local tenant and landlord laws say. And once you start renting out properties, you can’t say, “I didn’t know the law.”
In general, ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it. You’re unlikely to get thrown in jail unless you’re doing something very serious, but you can still violate the rules in other important ways. Read on for more information.
The Fair Housing Act and similar laws
To be fair, the Fair Housing Act isn’t a local law; it’s a national one that became law in 1968, along with the rest of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. It’s been around for 50 years now, and yet a lot of landlords still don’t quite understand …
A car accident is never fun, but knowing what to do if you’re ever in an accident makes the whole process easier. This is especially important when your accident was caused by someone else, but regardless, you should know how California state laws apply when accidents happen. Arm yourself with this information now, before an accident happens, and you’ll be ready.
First things first
No matter who is at fault or how the accident happened, the first move is always to check on everyone involved. Even if you didn’t cause the crash, it’s a good idea to stick around. If anyone was injured or killed, the law requires all drivers involved to stay at the scene.
If you’re injured, don’t try to move. If you’re not, or if your injuries are minor, check on any passengers in your car and any passengers in any other cars. If anyone is hurt, …