Legal Insights

  • Comparative and Contributory Negligence: What’s the Difference?

    When someone is injured in an accident, one of the first issues that must be resolved is who is at fault for the accident. This can get complicated if the facts reveal that the plaintiff may have contributed to his or her own injuries. The determination of who is at fault (and how much) can also affect the damages that can be awarded to the injured party. When more than one party is at fault for an accident, the court may turn to one of two theories of fault – comparative negligence and co...
  • Captive Insurance Claims: Legal Considerations to Prioritize

    Much of the preliminary interest in captive insurance companies comes from the idea of tax benefits and decreased insurance costs. However, these benefits can blind some companies to the reality of the dual requirements of "risk distribution" and "risk shifting." Depending on your envisioned structure, the risk factors can eliminate the possibility of tax savings. Plus, your initial savings on insurance premiums can be diminished by claims and transaction administration costs. Although some bus...
  • Should You Talk to the Insurance Adjuster After Your Accident?

    If you’ve been in a car accident and an insurance adjuster calls you, should you speak with them? Automobile insurance policies require you to report any accident – even a minor one – to your insurance company. When you report the accident, a claim will be opened and an insurance adjuster will be assigned. Typically, when an accident claim is filed, the insurance companies involved will begin an investigation. This investigation will include obtaining police reports, photographs of any...
  • What Should be Done Immediately After a Truck Accident in Westchester County

    Accidents in Westchester County are a significant cause of property damage, injury, and death each year, as reported by the local news, Westchester County, New York.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, most accidents are truck accidents, where 100,000 Americans suffer injuries each year. You and your family can gain rightful compensation under the New York laws for injuries or death in a truck accident if you take professional help from a Westchester Personal Injury Lawyer....
  • Types of Compensation You Are Entitled to Get After a Car Accident in San Diego

    Getting involved in a car accident is traumatic, both physically and mentally. If you live in San Diego, you must know that it is one of the most congested cities in the US, and more than 21,500 car accidents took place in the city in 2016 alone. Poor conditions of San Diego roads and ignorant driving of the drivers are some of the major contributors to these rising numbers.  If you had a car accident recently in San Diego and are unsure what to do, then hiring a car accident lawyer in San ...
  • When Do You Need an Employment Lawyer?

    As an employee, it is crucial to be aware of your rights and raise your voice in unjust situations. When faced with difficult situations, you can seek professional guidance from an employment lawyer to help you fight for your best interests at your workplace.   In case you aren’t well-versed in the kind of services extended by an employment lawyer, you can get help from experts like https://www.salwinlaw.com/employment-law to understand the type of support you can expect.  Incorre...
  • How COVID-19 Has Affected Custody and Visitation

    In the seven months since a global pandemic was declared due to COVID-19, most of the world has had to make significant adjustments in the way they go about their daily lives. These changes have also had an impact on custody and visitation plans. Lifestyle Changes Due to COVID-19 Even if parents were co-parenting well before the pandemic, significant differences in how they conduct themselves now, and in what they allow their children to do during the time the children are with them have ...
  • How a Good Referral System Can Help You and Your Clients

    Do you know where all of your business is coming from? Do you know who your best referral sources are? Are you confident that when you clients to other attorneys they are getting excellent service? If the answer to any of these questions is no, it may be time to upgrade your referral system. The last eight months have changed the practice of law – and many other businesses – forever. Lockdowns, health concerns and business losses have made clients think more critically about their legal ...
  • What to Expect When You Need a Legal Document Notarized

    In the legal community, certain documents are only legally-binding and enforceable once signed and notarized by a licensed notary public. By definition, a licensed notary public is a public official who has successfully fulfilled their respective state's requirements to receive licensing. Once someone becomes a notary, they can earn money attesting to and signing off on the legitimacy of signatures attached to legal documents.For the everyday individual, finding a licensed notary presents specif...
  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid While Prepping for LSAT

    It is very uncommon for LSAT aspirants to take the test prep lightly. Most of them take tutoring aside from self-training, take mock tests, and work tirelessly. And yet, it is a small percentile that attains their target scores. Some of them even fail the exam on their first attempt. So what are they doing wrong? It is no news that the LSAT is a tough nut to crack. You must face it resolutely and defeat it so you can grab that coveted seat in the most prestigious law schools in the country. As m...
  • 5 Common Reasons People Hire a Criminal Lawyer

    When faced with criminal charges, your biggest dilemma is whether or not you should hire a criminal lawyer. Talking to a police officer, posting bail, filing paperwork, etc. can be too overwhelming. You’ll also be stressed over making any of the wrong moves that can result in a longer sentence, more expense, or a higher charge on your record. These are the instances that can put a burden on you, your family, and friends. Hence, it gets crucial that you have a professional criminal lawyer like...
  • Things to Know About Personal Injury Litigation

    Accidents do not come with forewarning, and in moments like these, you realize how vulnerable you are and how complicated life can get. The situation becomes more overwhelming when you endure pain and suffering due to another party's negligence. While seeking medical attention can drain your pockets, the legal aspects are complex to deal with single-handedly.  That’s where experienced personal injury attorneys can assist you in navigating smoothly through all the stages of your lawsuit. ...
  • 5 Things You Should Know Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Medical malpractice can stir a whirlwind of financial hardships, life-long disability, and emotional strife. Not surprisingly, it can be anxiety-inducing to acknowledge the possibility of a medical care professional acting questionably while you’re receiving medical care. Whether your care team performed unnecessary surgery, prescribed improper medication, or discharged you prematurely, you may be entitled to compensation. If you feel as though you've been a victim of medical malpractice, you ...
  • Work and Employment: Legal Challenges You Need to Face

    Many people don't want to face any legal issue in their lives, especially when they have a business or are trying for a job. But there are many laws that employees and employers can break without knowledge, and this is especially true when hiring people. Some businesses already check the following areas, but some might not know the Here are some laws that you should be aware of so that you won't get into any trouble in the future. Visas and Immigration Many employers are looking overseas for the...
  • Can You Really Leave People Off Your Last Will And Testament (And Can They Contest?)

    Creating a last will is a sage decision that lets you leave an official legal document that allows you to distribute your assets, properties, and other valuables to your loved ones, leaving your hard work in good hands. However, there are times when you don't want a person to be part of your will, and though complicated, you can leave him out of it. It's wise to consult with experienced attorneys from a reputable law firm to understand the process more. However, to give you an idea about the sub...
  • Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Injury to a Resident?

    Placing a loved one in a nursing home is always a difficult decision – you entrust your loved one into the care of the nursing home expecting that they will receive the best possible care. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and injuries can result.  Nursing homes and long-term care facilities can be liable for injuries to residents that occur within their facility or when a resident is under their care. For example, a nursing home might be liable for simple negligence, such ...
  • Building Trust to Foster Intra-Firm Referrals

    Most law firms want to keep as much work as possible in-house, so it makes sense to encourage as many intra-firm referrals as possible. But intra-firm referrals can be a challenge to manage due to three major obstacles: a lack of familiarity with the work that other partners do, an inherent lack of trust among law firm partners, and difficulty locating experts within the firm. These challenges are heightened in large firms with multiple offices or for firms that were formed as a result of mu...
  • Miami Dram Shop Laws - What Should You Know

    When a drunk minor gets into a car accident, the law agencies ask who served liquor to the minor. According to Miami-Dade County Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics, around 1533 of Miami's accidents involved drivers aged 15 and 17. One of the leading causes of the high number of casualties in Miami is teenagers driving under alcohol. Here we have discussed Miami Dram Shop Laws in detail. What Is the Dram Shop Law? Dram shop law refers to a law that holds businesses serving alcohol for accident...
  • 7 Critical Components in Any Estate Plan

    When it's time to start thinking about creating an estate plan, you should focus on drafting a plan that makes sense for you and your family. At its core, an estate plan is put into effect to secure your family’s financial future in the case of sudden incapacitation or death. Without a plan in place, your property is subject to the intestacy laws of your area. One of the great misconceptions about estate planning is that it's only necessary for those upper-class property owners with several va...
  • How Law Firm Compensation Systems Impede Collaboration

    While many law firms today recognize the benefits of collaboration within the firm, traditional law firm compensation systems may be undermining these efforts to foster collaboration, particularly among law firm partners. Law firms are notoriously competitive, undermining collaborative efforts that could contribute to better client outcomes, cross-selling, quality control, and improved morale.Law firm compensation systems traditionally reward individual effort as opposed to collaborative and...