Personal Injury Cases Cover These Areas

Every second of every day someone is injured in the United States. Most of these injuries occur due to no fault of anyone, but for many of them, someone is legally at fault and the potential arises for a personal injury legal case. These cases can occur at any time and the largest amount of them tend to be brought for the following personal injuries: medical malpractice, vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and assault.

Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents are a fact of every-day life in the US and many involve someone being injured. There are around 5.5 million car accidents in the country each year which lead to 3 million injuries, and nearly 36,000 fatalities. Truck accidents add an additional 60,000 injuries, and 5,000 deaths. Personal injury claims filed from car accident are by far the largest group of personal injury claims filed each year in the US. Even though most crashes most likely won’t be deadly, they will be expensive. The average claim for injuries to cover both the insured driver and others involved in the crash is now above $25,000 per accident and rising. The largest percentage of these costs are medical.

Slip and Fall

When someone is walking on private and public property and slips or trips and falls resulting in jury, there is sometimes liability by the business owner or the municipality. The claim is made based on a belief that the property owner was careless in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the fall. Many of the claims are filed because slip and falls at restaurants and retail outlets. For example, a busboy at a restaurant in Albuquerque leaves a spill on the floor unattended and a patron slips, falls and is injured. The business owner may be liable and the patron has a potential sip and fall claim that should be reviewed by an Albuquerque Personal injury lawyer.

Medical Malpractice

When a doctor, nurse or other medical practitioner fails to provide proper medical treatment and a patient is harmed as a result, there is often a case for medical malpractice. Medical practitioners must provide a minimum standard of care which provides the guidelines for malpractice. This is important because if a doctor simply makes a mistake, or a patient is not pleased with an outcome, it does not form the bases for a claim. The doctor must have been negligent in some way to meet the legal definition. However, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical malpractice is a substantial cause of death in the US, and, billions of dollars each year is paid out to patients because of medical malpractice. These types of cases are often complicated and attorneys who are specialists in this area are needed to oversee these cases.

Assault

The law defines assault as an intentional act by one person that creates a fear of imminent harmful or offensive contact in another. Assault need not involve physical contact. In fact if someone is physically harmed that is most often legally considered battery. Assault focuses on the feelings of fear that are created in the victim, by the actions of the perpetrator. Did the perpetrator threaten to cause harm to the victim in a way that the victim believed it would occur? Was there threatening gestures made? Was there a weapon brandished or discussed? Often assault and battery claims are made together because the battery raises the level of the validity of the assault. There are many types of assault including aggravated, and sexual assault, each with their own legal definitions. These cases are often tried alongside a criminal case over the same crimes, but again their requirements for proof is lower than the criminal case.

Mediation Fails in Bouchard’s Lawsuit

Eugenie claim against USTA has been confronting bunches of issues in addition to the current cases from her legal advisor that USTA has disposed of confirmation. The Canadian star lawyer says that adamantly and purposely the USTA demolished camera film that is pertinent to the case even after clear directions that they ought to spare the recording.

As indicated by Benedict Morelli (Bouchard’s legal counselor) around and amid the season of the mischance, they requested the tapes to show where the representatives were and where Genie was. The respondents likewise felt free to sent a safeguarding letter to the relationship with clear guideline that they were to protect everything with the statures of the claim. “They realized that yet all of a sudden something is absent.” Benedict claims.

Then again, the United State Tennis Association (USTA) did not react to the letter with prompt impact. This by one means or another goes about as a sign they were anticipating something and they didn’t need the letter to remain in their direction. At first USTA gave single camera three hour film of the night of the mischance.

Be that as it may, on Nov 30, 2016, Bouchard’s acknowledged there may exist extra camera film, which would be pertinent to substantiating basic course of events. This is when USTA reacted with cases that the associations strategy just spares film for 160 days.

As indicated by Mr. Morelli, USTA have disregarded equity by guaranteeing that they are crushing proof. Notwithstanding, all is not lost for the Bouchard’s claim. Mr. Morelli says that there are principles that oversee such issues in spite of the fact that without the recording they are by one means or another burdened.

Mr. Morelli has been attempting to approach USTA for settlement talks in spite of the fact that they were not productive even in the wake of revealing to them a movement is coming. Notwithstanding, after the unending attempting from Bouchard’s legal counselor, he guarantees to take after on the restricted of lawyering he knows best, which is the “hardball”.

Bouchard’s claim realizes that the respondent is attempting on each course to point the finger at her for the mischance, however they are open and prepared to face all that. Where the cases from USTA are substantial or not, Benedict Morelli says he knows the traps from the respondent. Mr. Morelli realizes that intermittently, the respondents don’t utilize decision making ability for them to disarm the case.

The current cases from the Bouchard’s claim that USTA is deterring equity is in this manner a decent move towards settling the case. With a decent development from the missing film the Unite State Tennis Association might be at hazard.

The Dangers of Getting Distracted While Driving

“Texting while driving results in longer response times than even drunken driving. While an unimpaired driver can respond quickly to changes in traffic and begin braking within half a second… [while] a driver who’s texting needs 70.” – Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Do you feel a sense of loss when you are not checking your messages as well as what your friends are getting up to on Facebook? Furthermore, is the temptation to pick up your phone every time there is a message notification? It does not matter what you are doing: working, driving, relaxing, etc. You are always on your phone!

It goes without saying that allowing yourself to get distracted while driving is very dangerous, and it puts you in a situation where you are likely to cause a motor vehicle accident. These dangers are further illustrated by the latest motor vehicle accident statistics released in the USA. Up to 10% of all teen drivers (15 to 19 years old) involved in fatal crashes were distracted by their mobile phones when they were driving.

Social media addiction

Even though there is no official medical recognition of an addiction to social media, there is still lots of discussion and research taking place around the behaviours associated with excessive use of social media.

According to Leslie Walker in her article on Lifewire.com, “Social networking addiction is a phrase sometimes used to refer to someone spending too much time using Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media – so much so that it interferes with other aspects of daily life.

The challenge with any addiction is that it almost always has a negative outcome. Unfortunately, this negative effect does not only affect you, it affects the people around you are well. A common example is that of an alcoholic who gets drunk and then beats up his wife and children. In a similar way, if you are distracted by your mobile phone while you are driving, there is a very high risk that you will cause a motor vehicle accident where other road users run the risk of being injured or even killed.

Preventing distractions while driving

The good news is that there are apps available for download that prevent you from driving while you are distracted. Different apps offer different functions. For example, there is an app that, when installed, automatically shuts off some of your phone’s features when it senses that your vehicle is travelling faster than 15 miles/hour.

Another example is an app that has been designed specifically for teen drivers. It blocks all phone calls and messages from being made or received while your teen is driving, and it lets you know when your teen has arrived at his/her destination. As a result, you do not need to worry about whether your teen has arrived safely, or whether something has happened en route.

Final words

I believe that it is of vital importance not to get distracted while you are driving. You also do not need to be addicted to social media for your mobile phone to distract you. Therefore, it is a good idea to download one of the available apps to prevent your phone from receiving calls and messages while you are driving.

Tips For Deciding What Type Of Bankruptcy To File

It is no easy decision to choose the route of filing bankruptcy when financial storms are brewing, but sometimes it is necessary. Once the decision has been made, it is critical to understand the options that lie ahead.

There are several different types of bankruptcy, and they all have their pros and cons.  Take a moment to look over this quick breakdown of the main types of bankruptcy and what they entail.

Identifying the four main types of bankruptcy

The law does not limit the possibilities when it comes to legally proclaiming our brokeness.  There are more than four ways to file for bankruptcy, but for the sake of time, here are the four most common types of bankruptcy.

  • Chapter 7 Filing
  • Chapter 13 Filing
  • Chapter 11 Filing
  • Chapter 12 Filing

A closer look at Chapter 7 bankruptcy

This type of bankruptcy is typically filed by individuals who do not have very much in the way of assets.  It does require filers to liquidate whatever property possible to pay off debtors, but it is common that people do not lose much of their stuff in the process.

Chapter 7 can be filed far more quickly than other types of bankruptcy, and it is not absolute that a person would need to hire a lawyer.  The process is easy enough that individuals can file on their own with a little research.

Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, unlike some, will not stop the bank from foreclosing on a neglected mortgage.  It will slow down the process, however.  Just understand that, eventually, the foreclosure will proceed.

A closer look at Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is much more substantial than its more simple counterpart.  This type of bankruptcy is for those who have a whole mess of debt and a very complicated list of assets.

The process takes much longer than Chapter 7, but Chapter 13 allows individuals to maintain possession of most of their property.  It will stop foreclosures as well.  Some individuals that meet the financial requirements of Chapter 7 choose to file 13 instead to maintain their possessions.

Chapter 11 and 12 bankruptcy

The last two types of bankruptcy are similar to Chapter 13 in the way that they offer a chance for debt reorganization, but they are designed for a specific type of debtor.

Chapter 11 is a bankruptcy option that typically suites the needs of large businesses and corporations.  Lowly individuals (sarcasm) can choose to file Chapter 11, but it never really makes much sense to do so.

Chapter 12 bankruptcy is targeted towards farmers and fishermen.  Repayment plans for this sort of bankruptcy are designed to be a bit more flexible than others.  Also, higher debt limits and a wider range of lien stripping options.

 

Truck Accidents, the Law, and You

If you’ve been driving for a little while and nothing’s happened to you yet… you think, ‘Oh nothing’s going to happen.’ But all it takes is an accident happening with one of your friends or God forbid, something happening to you, to really give you a wake-up call”. – Victoria Justice

There is no doubt that the risk of being involved, or even killed, in a vehicle accident is relatively high. More people lose their lives as the result of a car crash than a motorcycle accident, or aeroplane crash. These figures are skewed by the fact that more people use a motor vehicle as their primary transportation device. So all these statistics show us is the fact there you have a higher risk of being involved in a car accident because there are more vehicles on the road, not because auto drivers are the worst drivers on public roads today.

The 2013 statistics provided by www.iii.org show that the lifetime odds of being killed in a car accident are 1:113. The total road deaths figure for 2013 is 35,369.

Trucks and truck drivers

The American Trucking Association states that there are currently about 3.5 million professional truck drivers who transport goods on the US Roads. The total annual mileage driven by these truck drivers is around 400 billion miles, and the industry transports around 10 billion tons of freight every year. Consequently, we can see from these figures that the trucking industry is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, it goes without saying that there are bound to be truck accidents on the roads. Registered trucks currently make up about 6% of all registered vehicles on the road. However, they cause around 11% of all public highway deaths. Some of the common causes of truck accidents are equipment failure, fatigued or speeding truck drivers, unsafe driving practices, poor vehicle maintenance, as well as poorly trained drivers. We can not exclude dangerous weather conditions such as black ice, snow, high winds, hurricanes, and tornados from reasons why truck accidents occur.

What to do if you are involved in a truck accident

It does not matter whether you were the cause of the collision between your motor vehicle and a truck, there are a couple of simple steps to follow in the event of an accident:

  • Take cognisance of our surroundings

Once your car has come to a halt, check your surroundings and yourself to see how badly you are injured and how severely your vehicle is damaged. If you can get out of the car, then it is a good idea to climb out and phone for help. If you aren’t able to get out of your vehicle, then wait for help to arrive. If you can move your car off the road, and if the state laws permit you to, then move your vehicle off the road.

  • Take professional advice

Once the accident scene has been cleared up, your vehicle has been either driven or towed away, and you have seen a doctor, then it is time to consult a truck accident attorney. You will need specialist advice on how to deal with personal injury claims as well as claims related to the repair or replacement of your car.

Final words

Because of the intricacies involved in the motor vehicle accident law, I don’t believe that it is a good idea to try and sort out the ramifications of an accident by yourself. It is better to approach a legal specialist to help you finalise all the claims for and against you.  

New Applications Accepted Through The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The opportunity for Immigration To Canada has been easier now for workers and graduates who dream to settle in a stable, clean & prosperous nation. IRCC is accepting applications for permanent residency under Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

About Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program:

AIPP was established by the federal government with the Atlantic Provinces, namely Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island (PEI), and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The aim of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is to attract and retain skilled & talented immigrates in Atlantic Canada because of its shrinking labor force and aging population.

Program Details:

The AIPP has two sub-categories for skilled workers:

  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)

And one sub-program for international student graduates:

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

How does AIPP works?

  • Designated employer finds a potential candidate and offers them a job, who meets their employment needs & eligible under one of the pilot programs.
  • Once the candidate accepts the employer’s job offer, the employer connects the candidate with a designated settlement service provider organization.
  • The organization develops a personalized settlement plan for the candidate in the province.
  • Before submitting an application to IRCC, applicant requires Provincial Endorsement.

Below is the overview for each of the sub-program requirement:-

Why you should go for AIPP?

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is fresh and innovative initiative for ambitious newcomers & their families to call Canada their homeland.  Atlantic Canada has so much to offer with family-friendly cities & towns, wide range of schools, low crime rates and more employment opportunities. Furthermore, the AIPP ensures a job and settlement services on arrival of a newcomer.

Canada Immigration is accepting 2,000 applications through Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program for the year 2017.
Don’t let this opportunity slip away and take a step forward towards a prosperous future.

Stay connected to learn more about different programs that leads to Immigrating in Canada. Find out your eligibility for Canadian Immigration with our most experienced Immigration consultants in Pakistan; please visit our website Lalani & Associates.

Tricks to Defend Against False Accusation of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious charge and can totally destroy someone’s life. If anyone is found guilty he or she will have to suffer a crucial punishment. Knowing its strict application, people often use it as a weapon to take revenge. This thing can also happen to you and it will be difficult for you to prove your innocence, honesty, and decency. A domestic violence defendant may have to lose his/her job and relationship will go vanish along with his/her reputation at a moment’s notice. This is certainly not a desirable situation.  Let’s take a closer look at domestic violence.

What is domestic violence?

The term is used to define willful assault, sexual assault, and abusive behavior to a child, partner, or spouse. The severity and frequency of this traumatic attack may vary person to person.  It can happen to anyone irrespective of his/her age, sex, and socioeconomic status.  Most of the cases men are found guilty for their dominating nature and their partners or spouses make a legal complaint against them.

Domestic violence is not a one-time affair. If your partner has a tendency to abuse you it will intensify over the times.  In severe cases, such violent movements can result in physical injury, mental trauma, and death in worse cases.

The frequency of physical abuse also depends on the relationship. Women are the common victims of this mistreatment.  However, it can happen in all sorts of relationships. This is a common reality in the society where we are living. Unfortunately, most of the victims remain quiet unless it takes a toll on their health. If you are a victim of domestic violence you should raise your voice against it. There are many legal ways to prevent this thing from happening. However, there are cases when innocent people were charged with this offense and they found it really difficult to deal with such allegations.

Here’s what you can do if you are falsely charged with domestic violence.

Law relies on proof so if you know that you haven’t done anything wrong to anyone you don’t have to be sacred of such false allegations. Remember, you are not alone in this battle. But, when someone gets arrested with a charge like this he/she automatically gets puzzled and gets into further troubles. Let a defense lawyer handle your case.

The advantages of hiring a defense lawyer

The established defense lawyers have the experience of handling such crucial cases and more importantly, they have the adequate knowledge of the legal terms and practices. They will represent you and will also help you secure your reputation at the end of the battle. Hiring them will give peace of mind and they will restore your social image and status efficiently.

If you are looking for a skilled defense lawyer, you can click on the link: surreycriminallawyer.com. They are known to provide outstanding support to their clients during the legal sessions. Visit their site to know about their services in details. Some of their happy and satisfied clients have also written testimonials. Make sure to read them for your reference.

Top 4 Qualities To Make Sure A Lawyer Has

Looking for a lawyer can be an overwhelming task, regardless of what your circumstances are for needing one.  If you have never had to look for one before you may be confused about exactly what to do and seek out.

No matter what the circumstances are for which you require a lawyer, whether you are about to enter a legal battle, or simply require a consultation, you should still be looking for the same qualities.  Here are the most important things to look for when seeking out legal counsel.

Experience

A common mistake many people make when hiring a lawyer is failing to seek out someone that has an appropriate amount of experience in the area which they require legal counsel for.  Instead of blindly charging ahead assuming that someone is qualified, you should do your research on their qualifications.

Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions and require them to be very specific about their history and intentions for how they would go about your case.

Since this is the person who holds your legal fate in their power, it is crucial not to careless dive in with someone who you don’t trust and respect completely.

A Good Reputation

Beyond experience, another incredibly important factor is how much of a good reputation the lawyer has.  Feel free to do some searching online for reviews, or contact people who have used this lawyer in the past.

Ask yourself what the general consensus is.  Is this person receiving positive feedback and has a list of strong references?  Or are you starting to get the feeling that perhaps this person isn’t very well respected by their former clients or has a lot of mixed feedback?

Choosing to build a relationship with a lawyer is the same thing as building a relationship with anyone.  You don’t want to invest your trust in someone that you don’t have a good instinct about.

Solid Communication

You want to make sure that any lawyer you hire is going to be extremely communicative and responsive.  If you have to chase them around and have trouble getting a clear response out of them then this is a recipe for disaster.

You want to make sure that you have very clear lines of communication and you feel as if your needs are being met and questions are being responded to.

Fees You Can Afford

Since lawyers can pretty much charge whatever they want, make sure that you choose a lawyer that fits within your budget.  Make sure that they are very specific about their charges in the beginning so that there are no big surprises when the bill comes.

As long as you have an idea of what the total cost will be then you will feel much less shocked when it is time to pay up.

56TH Express Entry Draw For Canada Immigration

On 1st March 2017, the largest Express Entry draw took place, through which thousand of applicants just got lucky by receiving an ITA (invitation to Apply) for Canadian permanent residence with the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System score. Below are the following details:

  • Draw number: 56
  • Draw date: March 1, 2017
  • Number of Invitations issued: 3,884
  • Minimum CRS: 434

The above graph represents that as the size of the draw increases, the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score decreases by slightly few points.

According to the recent news, the Government of Canada announced a target of 73,700 newcomers under the Federal Economic category in 2017. Whereas, in the previous year the target was 58,400. Hence, this shows that the number of newcomers is increased by 26% and will be welcomed through Federal Economic streams, such as by Express Entry program. Therefore, this whole scenario portrays the increasing size of the draw.

This is a great opportunity for all the applicants who were unable to make it for Canadian Immigration through Express Entry program, as the draw size is now much larger than they were during the closing months of 2016.

If you want to know your eligibility for Canada Express Entry Program, get in contact with the most experienced and licensed Immigration Consultants at Lalani & Associates, who will take you step by step to reach your destination.

5 Things You Should Know Before Entering Law School

If you’re interested in technology, well, good for you. Technology majors are among some of the highest paid college graduates in today’s workforce. The highly-demanded specialized work they do usually make them ideal candidates on the job market. Majoring in one of the following courses of study will help you land a job that will come with some security after you graduate.

1. Information Technology Management

These guys roll out of undergrad making six figures a lot of the time. If you’re an information technology manager, that means you’re in charge of making sure the IT department, wherever you work, runs smoothly. If you major in this field and do some post-graduate work in a related business field, you’ll be in high demand. If you just graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you’ll still stand a good chance of getting a high-paying job, though.

2. Video Game Programmers

If you can make video games, you can make a lot of money. It will be in the low nineties right out of college. Plus, you’ve probably been a fan of video games since you were little kid. Thus, this is a job that would pay high in satisfaction as well as salary. Plus, it doesn’t really require any post-grad work. However, you’ll want to stay on top of current developments and trends considering the field is constantly changing.

3. Computer Programmers

Computer programmers who major in that subject in college can command in the low seventies when they graduate. Additionally, you might not even need a degree if you have the proper experience or certification. You’ll make more money with a bachelor’s degree. However, if you have student loan debt, you should subtract that from the salary increase you’re counting on that degree providing.

4. Web Developer

If you can build websites, you’ll be in high demand no matter what. Literally, every industry needs web developers to build, design and maintain websites. If you can do it, you’re looking at a job with a salary in the high seventies. Also, you’ll be working in one of the more creative sides of technology if you go this route. If that’s something that attracts you, a major in web development could pay off in more ways than one.

5. System Administration

Another tech major that’ll land you in the high seventies is system administration. These folks are responsible for the creation and maintenance of computer systems, and sometimes networks. It’s another job for which a degree is not necessarily required. That’s if you can prove you have relevant experience and some certification.

As you can see, typically college tech majors pay more than the average English major. That said, if it’s not for you, it’s not for you. If you really want to attend Claremont College and get a masters in gerontology, don’t chase the tech money just because you’re attracted to the implied stability.