Putting your loved ones in nursing care is never easy. It’s a hard decision to make, and you want to be sure that the people in whose hands you’re leaving your elder relative are caring and qualified. Learn some tips to find the right care facility for your senior loved one, how to spot signs of nursing home abuse, and when to hire an elder law attorney.
Archives for July 2016
Filing for Wrongful Death after a Fatal Accident Occurs
A wrongful death suit happens when someone dies due to the irresponsibility, intentional actions or negligence of another person. When this happens, the surviving loved ones and those who depended on the deceased are entitled to monetary compensation for the losses they suffered. It’s important to know who can file a suit of this sort and who can collect benefits. Here’s a look at filing for wrongful death in North Carolina and South Carolina, and how an attorney can help.
Authorities in North Carolina Crack Down on Driving Laws
North Carolina authorities expect their roads to get significantly safer thanks to redoubled efforts for enforcing some of the state’s existing driving laws.
The first law in question prosecutes impaired drivers who have been consuming drugs. North Carolina funds training programs that certify officers to become experts at recognizing impaired drivers who are under the influence of substances other than alcohol. These officers are designated as Drug Recognition Experts or DREs, and there are over 180 of them throughout the state.
The second initiative hopes to educate people about “move over” laws. Any time a police officer or first responder has pulled someone over on the side of the road, other drivers are legally required to slow down and pull into the farthest possible lane.
These two efforts will hopefully see fewer accidents occurring in North Carolina.
What to Do with Your Wrongful Death Case
The consequences of the sudden loss of a loved one or family member in an accident can be overwhelming, no matter who you are. What makes the process even worse is when the deceased was the head of the household and the accident was the result of another’s negligence. In this situation, it is more important than ever to make sure you have a trained wrongful death lawyer on your side to help you through the painful legal hurdles of getting the compensation your family deserves.
What Personal Injury Compensation Can I Get?
When you are hurt in an accident due to the actions of another, it is a scary, stressful time full of pain, heartache and outrage. You know that you deserve financial compensation to overcome your losses and economic difficulties. You know that someone needs to help you regain control of your life. However, you do not know what you are entitled to, or how to go about getting it when the insurance companies are pressuring you to accept lowball offers and sign away your life. Learn the types of personal injury compensation, what you might be able to collect and how an injury attorney can help you get your life back.