When a lawsuit is filed against an automobile insurance company's insured for damages allegedly suffered by a claimant in an automobile accident with the insured, the insurance company has a duty to defend the insured. A part of the insurance company's duty can be the right to retain an attorney for the insured's defense and to pay that attorney's fee. Because the insurance company selects and pays the defense counsel, questions arise regarding who is the attorney's client and whether the...
The first lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers were brought in 1929. Since then, many lawsuits have been filed. As a result of the litigation, manufacturers sold off subsidiaries, diversified, produced asbestos substitutes, and started asbestos removal businesses. In June 1982, a retired boiler-maker, James Cavett, won a record award of $2.3 million compensatory and $1.5 million in punitive damages.
The Manville Corporation, formerly the Johns-Manville Corporation,...
if the accident was a result of something you did, it is still important to have a written statement. It is possible the other driver may sue for damages, and you will need proof of what actually happened. If contacting an attorney is possible, it should be done in order to further protect your rights and assets.
In almost all car, bike or motorcycle accidents, it is important to be able to prove who carries the car accident liability. In other words: who made the mistake or was negligent....
It may be that you are the uninsured driver. If that is the case, it is still important to involve the police for a written report in order to protect your rights. If the accident was not your fault, and the other person was insured, then his policy will be responsible for your damages.
However, if the accident was a result of something you did, it is still important to have a written statement. It is possible the other driver may sue for damages, and you will need proof of what actually...
Police reports are a key piece of evidence in proving fault in a car accident. If the other party involved in the crash received a ticket, it is most likely that they broke a traffic law which resulted in their hitting another car. The ticket will be used by your lawyer in your accident case.
Another place to look for support for your argument that the other driver was at fault is in the state laws that govern driving. These rules of the road are contained in each state's statutes and are...
Tolling of the Statute of Limitations
In addition to late discovery, it may be possible to avoid the harsh result of a statute of limitation by arguing that the statute has been "tolled". When it is said that a statute is "tolled", it means that something has stopped the statute from running for a period of time. Typical reasons for tolling a statute of limitations include minority (the victim of the injury was a minor at the time the injury occurred), mental incompetence (the victim of the...
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) RESOURCES
WHAT ARE RESOURCES?
Resources are things you own such as:
bank accounts, stocks, U.S. savings bonds;
anything else you own which could be changed to cash and used for food or shelter; and
WHAT ARE DEEMED RESOURCES?
Sometimes we “...