The first step an experienced automobile accident lawyer undertakes while representing an injured individual is determining who is responsible. In the majority of car accident cases, one driver is more to blame than the other. Although some injuries are the result of intentional acts, most car accidents are the result of one parties negligence. Simply put, a driver is negligent when he or she fails to exercise ordinary care. Ordinary care is that which a reasonably prudent person would exercise in the same or similar circumstances.
It is natural to think that a person who causes you harm or their insurance company will fully compensate you for your injury. Unfortunately, full compensation is a rarity. Insurance companies have been the beneficiaries of huge profits after they have implemented schemes designed to undercompensate those injured by their insured. Insurance companies know that when a party does not have a lawyer they are ripe to be taken advantage of.
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Opening a small business or organization? Utilize these tips to further develop your business into a legal entity.
In a small corporation, the majority rules, and a minority shareholder may find the majority's reign unbearable. In fact, the majority may take steps to ensure the minority shareholder never receives a penny from his or her investment. Fortunately, Ohio law does provide protection from the majority.
On June 26th of this year the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in the case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, determining that any law which prohibits same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, violating the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and the body of the Fourteenth Amendment, which states, "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States." U.S. Const. amend. XIV. The effect of this ruling is that because any law prohibiting same-sex marriage is unconstitutional same-sex marriage must therefore be de facto legal, and so any state that had passed laws making same sex marriage illegal now found that those laws were unconstitutional. Kentucky was one such state with an existing law stating that same-sex marriage was not allowed.
In a divorce situation, the parties don't always make the best decisions for their children's living situation. Unfortunately, many parents in a divorce let their feelings about each other get in the way of the best interests of the children.
During divorce proceedings, parents must make decisions about where the children will reside, who will pay support, what the visitation schedule will be, and many other tough decisions. All the while they are dealing with property separation decisions such as assets, debts, possessions, etc. Important child decisions are made while dealing with their relationship with each other.
Most of us are pretty good about changing our relationship status on social media such as Facebook when significant changes take place in the relationships in our lives, but we aren't as good about making sure our estate planning documents are updated to match significant changes in our lives.