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Paper Trails And Careful Calls Weaken Discrimination Attempts

Discrimination continues to be a problem in various forms, and can be hard to prove in times when the general public may not be as receptive to discrimination complaints. In the age of information, gathering evidence and creating a strong claim is more important than ever. If you feel that you've been the victim of housing discrimination or suspect discriminating motives making your house hunting more difficult, here are a few evidence-gathering and general vigilance steps to take.

Steps To Take After A Motorcycle Accident

Being involved in a motorcycle accident is stressful, but it helps to know what steps to take in order to resolve the issue. Here are some of the important things to do. Figure Out Who Was at Fault It may be clear who was at fault in the motorcycle accident—you or the other driver. That's great when it happens and both people are in agreement. But if you aren't sure, talk through the accident and try to come to a consensus.

Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Family Court Hearing

Family court proceedings can be essential for ensuring that serious disputes are addressed in a legally binding and professional way. However, these proceedings can be extremely stressful events for individuals to go through. If you are preparing for your first family court hearing, there are some tips that will help you to better handle the situation. Schedule a Preparation Meeting With Your Lawyer If you have never been through family court proceedings, you are unlikely to know what to expect from these hearings.

Why You Must Never Admit Fault After An Accident

After a car accident, there are many things you need to focus on to make sure that you can avoid reducing the potential payout that you would receive. One thing you need to worry about is anything you could say that could affect the payout you receive. It is especially easy to make this mistake when you have a smartphone and are tempted to post a message about what has happened on social media or message a friend.

Could Cuts Be Coming To Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

Whether you've been receiving federal disability benefits for years or have only recently applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits after becoming too disabled to work, you may have been concerned about recent reports that an across-the-board benefits cut of as much as 20 percent could be coming. While the 2016 budget deal has kicked this can down the road for the time being, there are still some issues with an imbalance between the revenues and expenditures of the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund that could impact your future benefits.

2 Things You Can Do To Help Yourself If You Get Pulled Over For DUI

Getting pulled over for a DUI can be very frustrating, especially if you feel that you weren't driving under the influence. If you haven't been drinking but still may have some impairment due to things like legally prescribed medication, there are things that you are going to want to do to help yourself.  Have a Doctor's Note If you have been prescribed medicine and you were using it as directed, you may want to have a doctor's note that states that you are taking that medication, what your condition is, and why you need it.

Get Into An Accident With A Commercial Truck? How To Determine Liability For Brake Or Tire Failures

When involved in an accident with a commercial truck on the road, know that it is possible to sue the parties responsible for the accident for damages. Part of receiving compensation will be determining who is liable, especially in cases where the was a brake or tire failure. Failing To Do A Pre-Trip Inspection Before commercial trucks hit the road for any sort of work-related travel, there will be a tire inspection to ensure that everything is in working order.

Facing Contempt Charges? Understand The Difference Between Civil And Criminal Contempt In Practical Terms

Many people don't realize that there are two types of contempt of court charges—civil and criminal. Learn more about the difference between the two and what can actually happen if you are charged. The Purpose Of Civil Contempt Charges The purpose of a civil contempt charge is coercion. It's generally used as a tool to get a legal issue that's stalled back in motion. The court levels the contempt charge as a way to pressure the individual into doing what it wants—essentially putting the individual in charge of his or her own sentence.

Opioid Addiction And Death: Courts And States Get Tough With Doctors And Health Care Providers

When it comes to finding someone society can blame for increasing painkiller addictions and overdose-related deaths, there's plenty of liability to go around. A study in 2012 found that 60% of all opiate-caused deaths occurred among people who were prescribed the painkillers according to approved medical standards and used their pills exactly as directed. The remaining 40% of deaths occurred among patients who doctor-shopped for multiple prescriptions or bought their pills on the street.

Tips That Motorcycle Accident Attorneys In Florida Wish Young Drivers And Their Parents Knew

If your son or daughter is under the age of 21 and wants to ride a motorcycle in Florida, it is important to know that many of the practices he or she regularly engages in could be illegal when they are on a motorbike. For instance, you may be surprised to learn that Florida state law prohibits the use of ear buds or headphones, except for communication, by persons operating a motorcycle.