Bedsores are a common ailment among the elderly and disabled - but they can also happen to younger, healthier people who are temporarily recovering from injuries or surgery. If you've developed bedsores after a short hospital trip, can you sue for negligence? What Are Bedsores? Also known as pressure ulcers, bedsores usually develop on bony areas of the body like heels, ankles, hips, shoulder blades and base of the spine. They're essentially skin lesions caused by a combination of your body's own weight on the bed for an extended period of time, friction, moisture (like sweat), and temperature. [Read More]
How To Get Past Sticking Points During Divorce Mediation
Divorce mediation is not always smooth. Sooner or later, you will get to the point where both of you refuse to budge on a contentious issue. Here are some tips you can use to get over those sticking points: Prioritize If you both understand the issues at stake, but you can't just agree on what to do, then you can try prioritizing your options. This approach works best for the division of assets and liabilities. [Read More]
Are You Prepared For Your Consultation With A Personal Injury Attorney?
Have you scheduled an initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer regarding your accident claim? If so, you should know that this initial meeting will often be the most important meeting you and your lawyer have throughout your entire case. During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to determine if you have found the right lawyer for the job, and will provide the lawyer with the opportunity to determine if they wish to take on your case. [Read More]
When Should You Mediate A Legal Dispute?
Being involved in a civil lawsuit is rarely anyone's idea of a good time -- regardless of whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant. However, even after a case has been filed, there are several lower-conflict resolution alternatives available, including mediation and arbitration. How can you determine whether one of these methods is suited to your specific case? Read on to learn more about mediation and arbitration, as well as when you should request one of these methods for your own case. [Read More]