Truck Accident Law: What You Need to Know

Trucks, particularly commercial trucks carrying a cargo, are not only bigger than the average vehicles, but heavier as well. When an accident involves a truck and smaller vehicles, the smaller vehicles and their passengers are usually the ones getting damaged and injured the most. The regulations and laws surrounding truck accidents are designed to take these factors into consideration. Here are some of the most important things you have to know about truck accident law. Driver Conduct Matters The trucking industry is a heavily regulated industry, particularly when it comes to safety. There are regulations […]

PPI Claims get Attention Fast – Here’s Why

If you’re trying to protect your finances, it’s time to look back into your financial history. As they say, those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The best way to go back in time so to speak would be to look at your past contracts. Surprised? Did you think we were going to do like most columns and talk about your past monthly bills? That’s one place to begin, but we don’t think that it’s the best place to really dig into the financial leaks that are running your budget […]

Revealed – Salaries for new Lawyers are on the Rise, with one Big Catch

New lawyers, listen up: you have a great amount of control over how much you make as you begin your career. Practicing law is a time-honored tradition, but who said tradition doesn’t pay? Salaries for new layers are on the rise, but it really does depend on where you live. So, with that “big catch” out of the way, which specialties and locations bring the biggest salaries? We’re glad you asked? See, we found out that BCL Legal Recruitment came out with a new report about this very subject. If you’re out of the loop, […]

3 Shocking Truths about Not Having a Will

Are you thinking about your death? Do you already see yourself lying in a grave? Of course, the first two questions asked here are ridiculous. Very few people are thinking about their death in such direct terms. Yet all of us are going to have to face death sooner or later. How will your family survive living without you? How far have you come when it comes to preparing for this time? Most people haven’t done much of anything because they don’t want to come to terms with it. We’re not judging at all; it’s […]

A Lasting Power of Attorney Is Downright Necessary These Days

The pension freedom news is a good thing for over 55s, but even if you’re not in this category yet it doesn’t hurt to think about all of your options. Now, if you’re already approaching the pension stage, you need to think about not just how you’ll live, but backup plans designed to keep your life running smoothly. Believe it or not, a lasting power of attorney is one of those backup plans. Look, I know that no one wants to think about the day where they might be too sick to even realise what […]

3 Reasons Why Hiring a Mediator is a Very Good Thing

Most people don’t think about court unless the worst happens: a lawsuit, a criminal offense, or a traffic violation. Facing a divorce? Dealing with custody issues? Trying to get someone else to pay for damages they caused? Your first thought might be to head to court directly, but there are problems with this approach. You see, court can cost a lot of money because you need to get a good lawyer on your side. They will not only handle every piece of the case, but they have to do a lot of research. It goes […]

Understanding the Mandatory Arbitration Process

Locked into a dispute? Not sure which way to turn? It’s time to look at arbitration. If you’ve never heard of arbitration, all of this sounds new. But a lot of people have been exposed to arbitration and don’t even realize it. In many contracts for cell phone service or even employment, there are clauses in the contract to allow for arbitration rather than a traditional trial with a full jury. Why is that? Well, arbitration is a lot cheaper for businesses than a full court trial. It means that they can prepare their arguments […]

How to Find a Good Lawyer

Whether you’ve found yourself in trouble with the law or you’re the prosecutor in a civil case, finding a good lawyer is important. While you might find many qualified experts in the field of law who live in your area, you might find yourself struggling to find the best person to contact. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when looking for a good lawyer: Ask people for recommendations You might be surprised at how many of your friends have been in contact with a lawyer in the past. Perhaps they’ve had […]

Giving your career a kickstart in 2015

With 2015 now well and truly underway, you might be keen to kickstart your career. Whether you’re yet to land your first proper role or you’re already in work but are in need of a change, here are some simple suggestions that should help you to follow your dreams. Consider your options First and foremost, consider your options. There are so many different potential avenues to explore and a good way to get a clear idea of what’s out there is to take a look at the jobs being advertised right now. For example, you […]

Don’t Let Summer Accidents Go Unaccounted For

The summer holiday season might be over, but if you’ve been hurt while on holiday things may not be as settled as you think. Holiday accidents are on the rise and getting a claim taken care of can be harder than it looks. What happens when you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault? What happens when you can’t work? A lot of people assume that everyone is off work in the summer months, but that isn’t the case. Even if you’ve managed to get some holiday time, you’re still going to have […]