If you have been named as the executor of a small estate in the will of someone who has recently died, then you may be wondering if you should contact a probate attorney for help. In general, the advice you'll hear is that you should consult with an attorney, but for many families, there may not be a large enough value to the assets of the deceased to justify this. Although in many states a small estate can be handled by an executor without any legal assistance, there are situations where you may still need to contact an attorney.
You may already understand what to expect from your personal injury claim when it comes to medical expenses, lost wages and loss of personal property, but what is meant by "pain and suffering"? This term is a catch-all for mental and emotional injuries you have suffered due to an accident that was not your fault. It may be difficult to imagine how anyone could put a price on such an injury, but insurance companies can and do on a regular basis.
Filing for bankruptcy can be a very helpful thing for many people. If you are too far in debt, bankruptcy may be the only way to get the new beginning that you need and get back on steady financial legs. However, if you do choose to file bankruptcy it is very important that you avoid making some mistakes that could potentially harm your ability to get approved for bankruptcy. Here are some things you need to know.
When you are injured due to another driver rear-ending your car, you would think that the case should be pretty clear about who was at fault. Unfortunately, it's possible for the other driver to place the blame on you so that they are not stuck paying for your medical expenses and car repairs. Being compensated for an injury goes beyond just the bills though, as it can also cover lost wages and the stress you had to go through.
Employee theft costs businesses a massive amount of money, between $20 and $50 billion annually. Since theft and fraud are so common in business, chances are that you will come across an dishonest employee at some point. So what do you do when it happens? Obviously, you will want to terminate the employee. However, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about investigating theft and terminating an employee suspected of theft.