As a business owner, there may come a time when you need to trade in your existing vehicle for a new one. While dealerships buy and sell traded vehicles all the time, sometimes they make mistakes that can have severe consequences for customers. Case in point, if a dealer sells your old vehicle with your business brand on it and the new owner uses it in a way that hurts your company's reputation, can you hold the dealership liable for damages?
13 April 2017
If you get hurt on the job, worker's compensation insurance may cover your medical bills, lost time at work, and some other expenses. In most cases, you submit worker's comp claims to your employer. Unfortunately, however, if you are self employed, you may not have access to this type of coverage, but there are a variety of other options. Here's what you need to know after an accident or if you just want to ensure you're ready for anything.
6 March 2017
If you're new to the debt-collection process in California, going about it can be tricky. When someone owes you money for goods or services performed, there are both federal and state laws that protect the debtor from improper collection practices. Before attempting to guess what's allowed and what's not, you should consult with a business lawyer to ensure you don't make any mistakes and put your company at risk. In the meantime, here are four ways you can avoid a lawsuit.
22 February 2017
If your driving has been restricted or you've lost your license from a North Carolina DWI, you might wonder if driving a moped is an option. You still need to be able to get back and forth to work or school, right? While unlicensed motorists can operate a moped, it does come with a few caveats. There have been several recent changes to the law, and adhering to the regulations is critical for you to avoid getting arrested again.
16 January 2017
One of the great holiday traditions is taking a family out to go pick out a Christmas tree. Walking through a tree farm and picking out the perfect tree is a great way to enjoy nature, create memories, and start off the Christmas season. Sometimes picking out a Christmas tree can lead to problems, including injuries. If you've been injured on a Christmas tree farm, it's important to understand your rights and legal options.
13 December 2016
While striking the occasional pothole is a part of life for just about every city or interstate driver, large potholes hit at high speeds or hidden holes that open up into miniature sinkholes can lead you to disaster, causing tire blowouts or even collisions with other vehicles through no fault of your own. You may be concerned that your insurance rates will go up after a pothole accident, or you may find that your potential payout is far less than the property damage and medical expenses you may have incurred as a result of improper roadway maintenance.
1 November 2016
If you haven't heard, the augmented reality game Pokémon Go has become a huge hit. As of August 2016, the game has already been downloaded by more than 100 million users. The game, which is played on a user's cell phone, actually has quite a few positive benefits. For example, players -- or trainers as they're called in the game -- have to actively search to find Pokémon. So you'll now see players of all ages walking around in search of the mythical creatures.
9 August 2016
If you have been injured on your job and you have filed for workers' compensation, you know that the date of your injury or the date you filed your claim is the date that your claim was opened. But what constitutes the end of your case? Under what circumstances can your case be closed? This can often be confusing, and if you do not understand it, you may give up rights and benefits that you are entitled to.
12 July 2016
If you were injured on your way to work or when you ran out for lunch, you may have been told by well-meaning friends that you cannot claim it under worker's comp. Under most circumstances this is true, but there are exceptions to the rule. Find out if your injuries qualify as work-related and fall under the umbrella of worker's comp. The Coming and Going Rule The coming and going rule applies to employees who travel to and from work every day.
18 May 2016
If you've had a work-related head or neck injury and seem to have developed other seemingly-unrelated symptoms throughout your body since your accident, you may have what is called a Chiari 1 malformation. Here's what you need to know. Chiari Malformation Chiari is a malformation of the cerebellum, which is located at the base of the brain near the brain stem and sits in an indented space in the lower back portion of the skull.
8 April 2016