Hail Damage Help: When to Call a Lawyer

Concerned individuals purchase homeowner’s and renter’s insurance to ensure that they are covered if anything detrimental was to happen to their homes or belongings. Taking out an insurance policy is definitely the responsible thing to do, so it can become very frustrating when an insurance company makes it difficult for its policyholders to receive the money to which they are entitled. Homes that incur hail damage often lead to conflicts between the insurer and insured, so it is important that all policyholders know a few simple facts in relation to hail damage claims.

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The Criminal Court Process

The Due Process Clause entitles every defendant to due process. Arrest is simply the first step in a long procedure. Most cases plead out before trial, in that the defendant reaches an agreement with the prosecution and the court approves the new agreement. For that reason, most cases do not involve trials or sentencing hearings. However, for the defendant who wishes to exercise his or her rights, the prosecution will follow the standard procedure.


Preliminary Hearing


At a preliminary hearing, the defendant will be notified of the charges against him, informed of his rights, possibly provided with counsel, and the defendant will usually be granted bail or released on his or her own recognizance. This begins the judicial inquiry into the merits of the case and the first presentation of the prosecution’s evidence. If the court finds that no probable cause exists, the court will dismiss the complaint.

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Pedestrian Accidents & Rights

The laws of physics are unforgiving; when a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds strikes a human, the human is at risk of serious injury or death. The law addresses this disparity between pedestrians and vehicles by giving pedestrians the right of way in various areas. Although pedestrians have the right of way, serious pedestrian accidents still occur.

Types of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can come in various types. Collisions between pedestrians and bicycles or motorcycles can injure both parties. Collisions between pedestrians and cars, trucks, or sports utility vehicles usually result in serious injury to the pedestrian and no injury to the vehicle’s occupants.

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Injured on Public Property

Personal injuries can occur in a variety of public locations. No matter how minor the problem that led to your accident seems, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury and shouldn’t feel guilty about pursuing this option. Compensation lawyers specialise in these types of cases and can inform you about your rights based upon the circumstances involving your injury.

What to Do if You Are Injured on Public Property

If you are injured on public property, always document what happened even if at the time you don’t intend to file a claim. When your accident is due to property defect or debris, poor lighting, uneven pavement or other physical characteristics, which weren’t properly maintained, it is your right to be compensated for any injury you sustained. If you sustain an injury on public property take the following steps:

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Workers Compensation Filing – Understanding About Filing a Claim

You have been working hard at the construction site, on the assembly line, or at the processing plant, and one day you become injured while on the job. Some employers will offer employees a workers compensation package that guarantees your wages and health benefits (if part of your original deal) during the term of an injury you sustained at your place of employment, whether it was due to your negligence, someone else’s related to your company, or, your employers.

In other terms it is described as the “Compensation Bargain” It means that you will not sue your employer for the Tort of negligence for any injury received on the job to get these benefits. This is not just South Carolina law, where I live, but is the spirit of each state’s workers compensation laws.

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Who is Responsible When the Whole School Gets the Flu?

No parent wants to see his or her child become ill. Modern society uses a variety of measures to help prevent the spread of various bacteria and viruses among vulnerable populations, such as children. When students are crowded together, influenza infections can spread rapidly. Parental options for dealing with this type of situation through the court system are limited.

Institutional Liability

Schools owe certain duties of care to their students. If the schools breach that duty of care and that breach causes an injury to a student, then the schools will be liable for negligence.  However, schools and staff generally cannot be sued when a common illness goes around for several reasons:

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Property Claim Denied? The Law Is On Your Side, But Time Is Not

Insurance companies are meant to protect people and their property when accidents or disasters occur. People get insurance for property damage with the express purpose of ensuring that their belongings are protected. Unfortunately, these companies often deny claims for various reasons. If an insurance company denies coverage for property damage, the policyholder has the right to appeal the decision. This appeal must be done in a timely manner due to the fact that further actions can be taken if the appeal is denied. There are several steps a person should take after they’ve been denied coverage for property damage. Here are the steps that are essential if a person hopes to win their appeal: 

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Choosing Representation After a Serious Auto Accident

Regardless of how safely anyone drives or what precautions they take, many people find themselves in an unfortunate car accident. When this happens, aside from immediate medical care, the most important thing that people should do is to seek the counsel of an experienced and competent car accident attorney. However, this can be a daunting task.

 Reasons to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

What quite a few people don’t know is that insurance companies are not on their side. In fact, insurance companies are determined to look for ways to minimize their liability. This means that they will pay out only what they believe they are required to pay out. That is just one reason why it is so important to hire a lawyer to ensure that all damages, medical costs, pain and suffering and wage loss is covered. Additionally, depending upon injuries, medical care and expenses could be much more extensive than anticipated.

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When Neglectful Supervision Leads to Child Injuries

Many people think that their most important possession in life is their shiny new car or their favorite guitar, but this all changes in an instant when a person becomes a parent. The majority of parents would give the world just to make their child happy, but unfortunately, a parent simply can’t be around all of the time. Luckily, there are many methods of child care out there, but it’s important to be vigilant when choosing one. It’s an all-too-often realized fact that making the wrong choice in child care providers can turn tragic.

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What to Do When Your Disability Benefits are Denied

There aren’t many people in America who wouldn’t go crazy if they didn’t work at least some of the time. Unfortunately, there are many out there who are prevented from doing so due to disabilities. Sadly, in addition to not being able to do things that most others can do, disabled individuals often don’t have an income due to their inability to work.

Luckily, the government provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) for many of these people. However, as explained on www.disabilitydenials.com, Countless disabled workers are denied benefits each year. When a disabled person is denied these benefits, it’s helpful for them to understand the SSD system.

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