When many people hear the phrase “trust fund” discussed, they often imagine a child of rich parents. The misconception is that trusts are only for the very wealthy, set up for their “trust fund babies” to ensure they will never have to worry about anything financial in their adulthood. The reality is, however, that trusts […]

Under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, personal injury claims are mostly exempt. However, some claims are rejected because of the failure of the debtor to disclose their personal injury claim. While enduring an accident can be stressful enough, losing your compensation can be devastating.  There are ways to keep your personal injury award safe […]

After sustaining a slip and fall injury that was not your fault, you may realize you can file a claim against the responsible party but you may not know which damages you can include. The answer varies widely because the set of circumstances of each case is unique. For this reason, we offer victims of […]

Determining legal liability and financial responsibility for injuries or damages sustained at or near a construction site is a complex process of reviewing contracts, subcontracts, purchase agreements, and insurance documents between and among many parties including property owners, contractors and their subcontractors, materials vendors, equipment rental services and delivery services.  At any given time on […]

People often turn to plastic surgery to improve a physical appearance and boost self-esteem, or to repair genetic abnormalities or injuries from an accident. These surgeries are intended for positive changes, but in some cases procedures go wrong and result in negative losses by the patient. When a procedure fails, a patient could experience health […]

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for serious health conditions of qualified employees or covered family members. FMLA also offers protection for certain service members and their families, and also protects those with new children by birth, adoption, or foster.  While employees may know FMLA is available […]

Slipping and falling is not only painful, but can also be financially damaging when having to pay for medical treatment. However, it may not be your fault as to why you slipped and fell. If you were at a store when the incident happened, it could have been due to a puddle of liquid going […]

One of the most important things you should do after a car accident is see a medical professional. However, if your injuries seem fairly minor or you feel no pain, you might not think it is necessary to go to a doctor right away. Even if you feel file right now, that doesn’t mean you […]

Prior to settling any claim, it’s imperative to understand what medical expenses are outstanding.  Further, it’s important to prioritize these expenses by whether a valid lien has been asserted. Do not rely on whether the lien has been properly presented to the Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s counsel.  In most jurisdictions, this is irrelevant. It’s important to […]

With so many people using cabs as transportation, taxi accidents are becoming more and more common. If you are involved in a taxi accident, it’s understandable to feel scared and overwhelmed. An attorney, like a car accident lawyer Des Moines IA trusts, will likely advise you to stay calm and take the necessary steps to […]