It’s no secret that personal injury attorneys have a bad reputation in our society. We have all heard the stereotypes and jokes about those “ambulance chasing” lawyers: that we take advantage of vulnerable people for our own personal gain, that we chase ambulances looking for our next payday, and that we will do any shady or underhanded action in order to get paid.
These stereotypes are not only false, but they are damaging to our legal system. The legal system is what people should turn to in their time of need. And truth be told, the vast majority of injury attorneys help their clients get the compensation they deserve. People that are hurt in a car accident, personal injury, or injured by a defective product turn to accident lawyers every day.
So where do these negative stereotypes come from? Primarily they come from popular media that is largely influenced by … Read More
Elder law attorneys address the legal issues that arise as a consequence of the aging process. Elder law is a rather large umbrella and covers the areas that are most practical to the problems that seniors face. Here are the top five ways that these lawyers can assist the elderly:
– 1. Elder Financial Abuse. These are cases where financial predators use undue influence, manipulation and coercion to take property and money from elders who have diminished mental capacity. The perpetrators can by anybody, but are usually family members, caregivers or friends who have the most access to the elder and are least likely to be challenged by outsiders.
– 2. Nursing Home Abuse. Abuse or neglect of a nursing home patient generally results from inadequate staffing where there are too many patients and not enough nursing assistants. Sometimes, this is a conscious policy on the part of the nursing … Read More
When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you’ve stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.
When you realize that after consecutive repairs, the car you have bought still displays the same problems or … Read More
Elder law attorneys assist older or disabled clients with legal issues specific to their stage in life. They help navigate complicated healthcare issues, long-term care options, retirement, estate planning, and much more. While a general practice lawyer may have some knowledge of seniors needs, an experienced and compassionate elder law attorney is the most reliable option.
Following are some examples of the services elder law attorneys provide:
Financial Planning and Asset Preservation
No matter the value of your cash or assets, you do not want to see even one penny go to creditors, the government, or falsified nursing home bills. Many prefer to have a choice in how assets are distributed after death. A qualified law firm can help you decide on the best asset preservation strategies for your economic situation and long-term goals. Some things you will discuss include:
– Avoiding probate expenses
– Minimizing income, estate, and gift … Read More