How to Pay for Long Term Disability

By on Nov 23, 2017 in Long-term disability | 0 comments

The need for long-term disability is always a stressful situation, no matter the circumstances, but it is particularly difficult for the elderly who have limited resources. Many people who are younger have larger support networks in place to help with these issues. There are spouses, friends, siblings, perhaps even parents still around able to help get through a difficult period. Also, younger people have a far greater likelihood of making a full recovery from long-term disability and thus recovering their earning ability and normal quality of life. None of these things are true for the elderly. Many have already lost their spouse. Their parents are gone. If friends and siblings are still around, they are likely also in difficult financial and physical positions and do not have the ability to help out like they might once have. While the person may have children, children can be far...

Drunk Drivers Make Society MADD

By on Aug 16, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

As the automobile continues to reshape our world in many different ways it is important to recognize the potential for possibly dangerous scenarios involving cars and people. Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is a severe offense and can ruin the lives of everyone involved, including the drivers. Drunk driving is a direct insult to the rest of society as it sends the message that the driver is indifferent to any catastrophe or pain they may cause as a result of their negligent actions. If we are to progress to an age where innocent life is not taken by selfish offenders it must begin with more rigorous educational campaigns that can show the true pain experienced by victims of such crashes. Due to the high rates of accidents that involved the consumption of alcohol, there have been countless studies done by countless organization who have one goal, and that is...

How is Spousal Support Calculated?

By on Aug 3, 2017 in Divorce, Domestic Violence | 0 comments

When you get a divorce, there are numerous areas where there can be disputes between you and your spouse, such as child custody and support, division of property, and perhaps the most controversial of all – spousal support. According to the website of Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, spousal support is complicated than you think, because it is calculated with so many factors in mind. Divorce can be a life-changing experience, and the goal of spousal support is to at least minimize this change in the financial aspect. Below are some of the factors that are considered in spousal support calculations. Duration of the marriage If the spouses are married for more than 10 years, spousal support is more likely. A lot can happen in 10 years – a spouse that can be too used with the high standard of living, a spouse that has been away from the job market for a long time because of domestic duties....

What are T-bone Collisions?

By on Jun 4, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

What are T-bone Collisions? Head-on collisions occur when the front ends of two vehicles collide. Rear-end collisions occur when the rear end of a vehicle has been hit by another vehicle. These are just some of the common types of car accidents. Another type of car accident is called the T-bone collision, but what is it exactly? A T-bone accident happens when the front side of a vehicle crashes into the side of another, forming a letter T. This kind of traffic collision mostly occurs because of right-of-way issues, such as when a car blows through a red light or stop sign on an intersection and ends up crashing into a car that has been traveling on the adjacent road. This can also occur when a car abruptly makes a turn, typically on the right side, and its driver has not seen that there has been a vehicle on its side. According to the website http://www.thebentonlawfirm.com/, those who...

Dangerous NFL Injuries

By on Feb 20, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), torn meniscus, muscle contusions, shoulder tendinitis, shoulder separation or dislocation, ankle sprains and strains, and torn hamstrings are just some of the injuries suffered by National Football League and College Football players. More serious than any of these musculoskeletal injuries, however, are two other injuries that affect the brain: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Concussion. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which is a progressive, degenerative brain disease, can lead to memory loss, dementia and depression. Concussion, on the other hand, is “a change in mental state due to a traumatic impact. Not all those who suffer a concussion lose consciousness. Some signs that a concussion has been sustained are headaches, dizziness, nausea, loss of balance, drowsiness, numbness, difficulty...

The Complex Disease of Addiction and Unconventional Treatment Methods

By on Feb 16, 2017 in Addiction | 0 comments

Addiction is often associated with weakness, reduced to a moral failure on the part of an individual to stop self-destructive behavior. However, such thinking implies that addiction is a choice, when it is rather a complex, genetically predisposed  and chronic disease that plagues its victims and eliminates their freedom and autonomy in their own lives. In addition, as noted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, repeated drug abuse changes the function and chemical systems in the brain, which further reduces their ability to resist taking drugs. Traditional addiction treatment usually involves prescription medication to reduce drug dependence and withdrawals and to help detox the patient. Immediate abstention for certain drugs can be deadly because of withdrawal symptoms, so it is imperative for addicts to get help from a licensed psychiatrist, therapist, or other professional....

An Overview of DUI Fines And Penalties In South Carolina

By on Oct 10, 2016 in DUI | 0 comments

Like in any other state, DUI in South Carolina carries with it serious consequences. With the state now working hard to reduce fatalities, new fines and penalties have been put in place. According to the website of Truslow & Truslow, Attorneys at Law, DUI can have life changing ramifications. IN this article, we shall take a look at the fines and penalties associated with DUI in South Carolina. Penalties for DUI can be affected by previous convictions in the last ten years. In addition, your BAC level will be used to determine the extent of DUI charges. South Carolina is implementing a scaled system which involves stiffer fines, longer jail sentences, and a required completion of substance abuse counseling program. Even if you are a first time offender, you may already be subjected to a mandatory imprisonment. For a first time offender, the BAC level will be used in determining...

When is Assault and Battery considered a Misdemeanor or Felony?

By on Jun 15, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence | 0 comments

Assault is defined as a deliberate act that puts another person in fear of physical harm he or she is about to suffer. Whether actual physically harm was inflicted, the mere fact that the other person was made to fear its possibility is already an act deserving of punishment. Assault, however, is actually nothing more than a threat; infliction of physical harm on another is already referred to as battery. Assault and battery were treated as separate crimes in the past, with battery referring to “completed” assault. Under modern laws, however, distinguishing between the two crimes is no longer made, so that the term assault alone may already be used to refer to crimes which involve actual physical violence. A person, however, can be convicted of assault without battery. This is the case when someone raises his or her fist in a threatening manner without actually throwing a punch;...

Importance of enlisting a lawyer after a truck accident

By on Feb 11, 2016 in Semi-truck Accidents | 0 comments

When a truck accident occurs, many families are devastated because they or their loved ones have been injured. Though the typical initial response of truck accident survivors is to look for a better hospital facility that will provide them proper treatment. Trucking companies are strictly required to follow federal and state regulations and they can be penalized by the law from committing violations mostly if it resulted to injuries and property damages. The state of Georgia provides trucking regulations that aim to promote road safety. Sometimes truck accident victims are reluctant to pursue damage claims as they believe that they are also responsible in the accident. A lawyer may possibly help an accident victim determine whether to file a personal injury claim and which of the parties that can be held liable for his or her injuries. One should realize that the trucking industry is a...

Faces of discrimination at work

By on Oct 17, 2015 in Race-based Discrimination | 0 comments

Although we live in a world where diversity, heterogeneity, and uniqueness are all celebrated, there are workplaces that still harbor an environment of inequality and discrimination. Unfortunately, these workplaces in the U.S. are not few. In fact, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that there had been a total of 88,778 discrimination-related cases filed in the 2014 fiscal year. This staggeringly large number tells a lot about how the issue of discrimination affects a majority of the country’s workforce. Discrimination in your workplace may take different forms: age, disability, race, sex, national origin. Whatever the form of discrimination, the person being discriminated feels ostracized not just by his colleagues, but by his entire work environment as well. Here are the different forms of discrimination common in some U.S. workplaces: Discrimination based...