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Pursuing a wrongful death suit requires patience

Wrongful death lawsuits are always a great burden and frustration for those who pursue them. It's baked into the premise of the situation — someone you care about died because of the actions or negligence of another person or organization. You now face the task of fighting for "fair compensation" for the loss of the one you love.

Unfortunately, even in the best outcomes, wrongful death suits can only do so much to remedy the heartache of losing someone before one's time. Still, it is the best available option for seeking justice in many of these circumstances.

Ice creates numerous hazards for pedestrians

Despite lingering warm weather, a quick glance at the calendar reminds us that we're now nearly half way through October of 2017 and winter weather is on the way to New Jersey shortly.

Fall and winter are, of course, a mixed bag. Halloween gives way to Thanksgiving, which gives way to Christmas and New Years, and many people both love and loathe the holiday season. Wherever you fall in that spectrum, you will likely find yourself dealing with cold weather conditions one way or another.

Even a mild brain injury can ruin your life after a car accident

No one expects to have a car accident, even though most of us drive or ride inside vehicles each and every day. Unfortunately, car accidents happen all the time, often causing more harm than victims realize.

If people experience a car accident and strike their head, even if they do not remember this happening, they may suffer from some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Moderate and severe cases of TBI are frightening, but fairly simple to identify, because the symptoms are usually obvious. Moderate or severe TBIs often mean a victim is extremely disoriented or has trouble remaining conscious, or may even mean coma or death for the victim.

Before you sign that confidentiality or non-compete agreement...

You've made it through several rounds of interviews for the job you want, and now you've just received the call that the position is yours. Congratulations! However, before you accept the position, you'll probably be asked to sign a fairly complex employment agreement. It's no secret that many employment contracts are written heavily in favor of the employer, especially those prepared for entry and mid-level employees.

There are numerous aspects of an employment contract that may prove unfair to an employee, but for many workers it is more important to obtain a job than fight every term of a contract. While it is certainly important to wisely choose your battles as you enter a workplace, one aspect that many employees often overlook is the confidentiality or nondisclosure agreement in an employment contract.

Beware fine print when you buy tickets to an event

It's that magical time of year when temperatures begin to ease back down and large events take place that suit just bout everyone's tastes. Whether you're looking forward to a music festival featuring your favorite artists or that sweet spot of autumn baseball and football games, all will soon be in full swing. Enjoy many opportunities over the next few months to participate in activities you wait all year to do.

While they are one of the great features of living in the modern world, large events also pose very real dangers at times to the attendees. Music festivals commonly see people injured by unruly crowds or poorly assembled stage equipment. Large sports events intrinsically involve two groups of people who care passionately about their team's winning. Depending on how the game goes, either team's fans may become violent and destructive.

Can I end a partnership and keep the business?

It's a tale as old as time, or at least as old as modern business law. Individuals form a business partnership with great intentions, but somewhere along the way things get complicated and ultimately untenable for at least one partner.

Many partners see the end of the partnership as the de facto end of the business as well, but it doesn't have to be. With careful planning and perseverance, partnerships can fairly dissolve while the underlying business remains intact.

Can I appeal an insurance claim denial?

After a car accident, the appropriate thing to do is to make sure everyone involved gets any medical treatment they need in the moment, gather whatever information you can about the accident, and file a claim with the relevant insurance provider or providers.

For many individuals, this is more or less the end of the story, but for others the process may become a burden rather than a safety net. Insurance providers are companies first and foremost, and are therefore keenly interested in saving money where they can justify it. Far too often, they achieve these savings by under-compensating a claim, or in some cases, refusing to pay out for a claim at all.

Do you have delayed onset injuries from a car accident?

Car accidents happen all the time, and often we walk away from them believing that nothing more than a bumper or two suffered serious harm. However, in many cases, individuals who experience car accidents suffer delayed onset injuries that take days or weeks to cause pain or disorientation.

If you recently experienced a car accident and now have some pain developing, it is always wise to receive professional medical care to determine the cause of the pain and identify the causes of the pain.

Construction injuries deserve fair compensation

If you work in construction, you know that you face very serious dangers each and every day. Construction sites, even when they meet safety standards, contain many opportunities for serious injury to workers in all areas.

When a construction worksite injury occurs, workers' compensation insurance steps in to ensure that you receive medical treatment and compensation for your lost income.

When money doesn’t solve your contract dispute

In the course of doing business, there are many opportunities for contract disputes to arise, as they regularly do. In many cases, when a claim is deemed valid, a court or out-of-court settlement will lay out a plan for fair monetary compensation to settle the matter.

But, what if your contract dispute can't resolve with money changing hands or paying for a similar service or product? This is sometimes the case if a contract involves a specific piece of property changing ownership, or if you entered into a very specific contract where substitutes will not suffice.

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