Legal Insights

  • A Primer On Prisoners’ Constitutional Rights

    What is a right? This is a person’s moral entitlement to have something, do something or act in a particular way. It’s something which a person is justly entitled to. Looking at the Constitution, the first ten amendments consist of the Bill of Rights.   However, it seems like they are more of privileges than they are rights. This is because, with conviction and incarceration, most of these rights can be taken away. The Rights Of US Prisoners The United States has the highest nu...
  • Lawsuit Loans: A Simple Guide

    When you suffer harm through the negligence or wrongful conduct of another party, the law gives you the right to sue them to recover damages. The time it takes for a lawsuit to result in a settlement or a favorable verdict after trial frequently results in financial distress as you struggle to pay bills and expenses while out of work. A lawsuit loan may offer a solution to prevent or resolve financial hardship while you wait for your claim for damages to be resolved. Lawsuit loans go by many nam...
  • Are You Covered Under the Defense Base Act?

    The Defense Base Act (DBA) is a law requiring private sector contractors and subcontractors to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for their employees working outside of the United States.   Congress first enacted the DBA in 1941 to provide workers’ compensation to Americans citizens working on overseas U.S. military bases. During the Cold War, Congress expanded the coverage of the DBA to include additional groups, such as public work contractors and non-citizens, that were working...
  • How do you write an incident report at work?

    OSHA reporting and incident tracking are crucial parts of health and safety management. An incorrect or missed OSHA report can have serious consequences for a company. Financial penalties for failing to submit incident reports may be severe, not to mention the loss of the corporate image as a healthy workplace. Recordkeeping and Incident Management Software simplifies and improves incident reporting ranging from OSHA reports to near-miss accidents. What Does an Incident Report Contain? An inc...
  • The Crucial Connection Between Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety

    Patient safety is a huge concern for any given healthcare provider. After all, if a hospital doesn’t ensure patient safety, then there will be adverse patient outcomes, medical errors, infection control issues, lawsuits, readmissions, penalties, and loss of goodwill. While most healthcare providers usually focus on issues such as training employees, following the rules and regulations to the T, and having robust policies to improve patient safety, many of them are overlooking one factor - EHRs...
  • Do Dentists Have To Comply With HIPAA?

    HIPAA is a federal law in the U.S. that aims to protect patients’ medical records. When you hear medical records, you naturally think of organizations that store, transmit, maintain or create protected health information (PHI) like hospitals. A lot of dentists, however, ask this question “is my practice covered under HIPAA”? Are Dentists HIPAA Covered Entity? So the answer is, yes, dental practices also have to follow the HIPAA rules. However, not all individual dentists are HIPAA-c...
  • What a Trust Administration Lawyer Can Do for You

    Trust-based estate planning is increasingly becoming a popular choice for safeguarding one's assets in the event of a person's unfortunate passing. This type of estate planning also helps individuals, medically and financially, during their lifetime if they become incapacitated and cannot make decisions for themselves. Trust attorneys help with the legal process of creating and setting up a trust for your estate. Forming a trust can be a complex process. There are many decisions to be taken, for...
  • Where Do I Find the Right Attorney?

    You have the right to legal representation. But finding the right attorney may seem to be overwhelming. The US district courts have witnessed the combined filings of civil cases, and criminal defendants increased by about five percent in 2019. With such an increase in lawsuits, you may be wondering if you can find the right lawyer for yourself. It may be tricky during the initial stages of the process. However, it is actually easy to find the right attorney to represent your case. You have sever...
  • Open Your Home: Taking Care of Foster Children

    Unfortunately, some children need additional care in their lives. There are a variety of reasons, from orphaned by accidents to being taken away from dangerous situations. For those who want to assist, one way is to become a foster parent. Foster parents provide out-of-home care for children who can't live with their parents. Like being an actual parent, it brings with it a wide array of challenges. If you are interested, here are some useful bits of knowledge to know that will make it a lot eas...
  • How Likely Is Jail Time for First DUI?

    Are you wondering how likely is jail time for the first DUI? The answer lies with the severity of the case. Thankfully, in most states, even in Florida that has zero tolerance to drunk driving, your first DUI offense with no criminal record will not result in imprisonment. While this is the case, the judge can change the charges' level and nature depending on the severity of the incident. For example, if you destroyed property ($500 or more), endangered a child or minor, caused a serious injury...
  • The Benefits Of Outsourcing For Legal Firms

    Outsourcing is currently an increasingly popular option for legal businesses across the country — at least four of the top law firms in the United States conducted layoffs in 2020, now preferring a mix of in-house work combined with remote, cloud-based operations where possible. Indeed, outsourcing certain tasks has plenty of benefits for law firms. Specifically, you can free up your in-house employees to focus on the most important jobs (which also increases efficiency), lower your overal...
  • Common Injury Questions Answered by a Yakima Personal Injury Lawyer

    If you have never presented a personal injury claim, you might have numerous questions on how the process works. It’s understandable, and you aren’t alone. While personal injury cases are very common, the claims process can be confusing and frustrating for many people. To help you better understand what you can expect, we’ve put together a list of some of the most commonly asked questions about personal injury claims in Washington. What Constitutes a Personal Injury Case? If you were in...
  • How Content Marketing Can Separate You From Your Competitors

    If there’s one thing that can set you apart from your competition online, it’s a good content strategy. Nowadays, online marketing (digital marketing) is a huge part of business growth for most industries; this is because everyone is now online. Within the past few years, one of the most important strategies in digital marketing has become content marketing. Over time, content has become the “king” of strategies for improving website visibility online.Search engines like Google take cont...
  • 8 Ways To Win Your Personal Injury Claim

    When you're injured by another person's negligence, with no fault of your own, you may think that it's enough to cash in on whatever the insurance adjuster gives you. You've suffered a lot from your physical injuries, so why risk the inconvenience of asking for more, right? Especially if your recovery has been difficult, you may be trying to avoid reliving the incident as much as you can.   However, try going beyond your current distress and contemplate how the injury affected your abil...
  • Now you can search bankruptcy records like never before. And it's all free.

    BK Data has helped bankruptcy attorneys for over 10 years by providing them the most comprehensive information about their competition that no one else can match. Now, they have made it easy for anyone to access some of that same data in a new, freely searchable database.   Need to find out if someone has filed bankruptcy? With this new service from BK Data, you can search by debtor name and get their full case history. People love how helpful this information is when buying or selling real...
  • Can Lawsuit Funding Help You To Win a Larger Settlement?

    When you have had a car accident with injuries, you will want to go to the doctor right away. Whether you go to an emergency room or simply visit your physician's office, they will take X-rays. They may take CT scans, and you may need surgery, medication, and physical therapy. You know that you should have all the surgeries and treatments your doctor tells you to, but you are not sure how you are going to pay for them. You have missed many hours away from work, and that does not make paying ...
  • The Probate Process

    Dying is an expensive and complicated process in the United States. Not only are funerals costly, but the distribution of the wealth can be quite complex. When a person dies in Florida, their estate will go through a probate process. It may be helpful to know the process of probate if you are the executor of an estate or if you believe you are entitled to funds from an estate. Formal Probate Administration If a person’s estate is worth over $75,000, it will go through formal probate. Th...
  • Legal Disputes 101: The Process of Filing Lawsuits

    Most people don't think that they will ever find themselves in a situation where they will need legal representation and go to court until it happens. Whether they are on the giving or the receiving end of a legal dispute, going through the process can always take a toll on the individual. But that emotional and mental toll can be worth it if the person seeking to be compensated gets what's rightfully theirs in the process. All legal disputes begin with two parties: the plaintiff or the person f...
  • Legal Disclosures Home Sellers Should Be Aware Of

    Selling a home is not quite a simple process of putting your home up for sale and then closing a deal with a buyer. It requires careful preparation on the part of the seller to ensure that all legal responsibilities are addressed to avoid any future complications. Working through the legal aspects and paperwork is often tedious, especially if a seller is handling these matters independently. The services of a property settlement lawyer demystify every step while ensuring that you have all the in...
  • 10 Steps to Take After You Have Been in an Accident

    Getting involved in an accident, whether in a car or bike, can be frightening, so it’s best to determine the appropriate steps to do. Even though there are various ways to avoid accidents, one can never be certain that it won’t happen, which is why it’s handy to know what to do in such situations.   Here are different steps to take after being involved in an accident: 1) Stop Even if you think the accident is minor, you should stop at the scene of the accident. It’s your leg...