If you've been denied disability benefits from the Veterans Affairs (VA) system, you may not know where to start with the appeal. The denial reasons can be a bit vague, and unless a person at your local VA office tells you exactly what you're missing, there could be any number of missing pieces of evidence. Take a look at what the VA is looking for and ways to align your next appeal with their image of a successful claim.
15 January 2016
What happens when evidence goes missing in your personal injury case? Does lost or missing evidence equal a lost case? It depends a lot on what the evidence is, and what side of the courtroom you're on. Learn more about spoliation of evidence and personal injury cases -- and why it is important to act quickly if you think that you may have a case. What is spoliation? Spoliation of evidence is the legal term used when evidence goes missing, gets tampered with, or is lost.
4 January 2016
Truck accidents are often some of the most serious – and often fatal – accidents on the road. In 2013, there were 3,602 individuals who died in truck accidents, which was a 14 percent increase from 2009. Thankfully, you do have the legal option of filing a lawsuit in order to seek financial recovery for the injuries that you sustained in the crash. Here are a few things that you'll want to keep in mind as you consider litigation:
21 December 2015
Does your neighbor's holiday display make you feel like a Grinch? While a lot of people love the bright lights and decorations that go along with the holiday season, a little can go a long way. People also have different ideas of what's fun and festive -- one man's holiday display could easily be another's nightmare. The question, for many, is can you do anything about it if your neighbor's holiday display is just too much?
11 December 2015
Being injured and not able to work can be a real challenge. Medical bills and monthly bills are sure to be at the foremost of your mind if you've suffered a significant injury. The best way to financially recover from a serious accident at work is by receiving workers' compensation for your losses. By knowing specific tips to help you do so, you will have a greater chance of success.
25 November 2015
One of the most nerve-wracking times if you're involved in civil litigation is the deposition. This will be typically be completed during the discovery stage and will require you to meet with your opponent's attorney to answer a variety of questions. It's important to be prepared for this meeting because it may have a strong impact on deciding your case. By knowing specific tips to help you succeed at your deposition, these can be extremely helpful in this situation.
12 November 2015
Injuries from a car accident that are caused by a negligent driver fall into two categories--compensatory and punitive damages. Proving both types of damages occurred takes time, careful perusal of your medical records, and good record keeping. When it comes to determining what your medical bills are, and what your damages are because of a loss of income, those numbers are easy to prove. When figuring out damages from pain and suffering, loss of function and future income, this becomes more complicated.
30 October 2015