When you are bitten by someone else's dog, you can get compensation for your injuries by filing a dog bite claim against their homeowner's or renter's insurance policy. After you file the claim, you are going to need to deal with an adjuster from their insurance company. The insurance company's adjuster's job is to work through your claim and settle in a way that benefits the insurance company the most.
- When you go to the local dog park, you know that you're going to encounter numerous unleashed dogs. However, you don't expect to encounter a dangerous dog. If your last encounter resulted in a dog bite, don't assume that you don't have a cause of action, or the right to sue. Just because you were at the dog park, doesn't mean you gave up your right to be protected against violent dogs.
- When should you hire an attorney to help with your employer-sponsored long-term disability policy? To many people, it seems like it would be premature to hire an attorney before they've encountered the first signs of trouble with their claim—but that's only because they don't understand that the rules governing long-term disability policies are stacked against them from the start. If you are about to file for long-term disability or have recently filed, this is why you should consider hiring an attorney now, instead of waiting.
- All tax audits are not performed at a work desk. Many audits are conducted entirely through the mail. Regardless of how informal the audit might be, an additional tax assessment usually becomes a binding obligation. Tax filers who disagree with the outcome of a tax audit may request an administrative appeal to address the dispute rather than taking the issue directly to court. The U.S. Tax Court routinely hears a wide variety of cases surrounding tax law, many of which result from audit disputes.
- If you are in the middle of divorce proceedings, and you have a child with your soon-to-be ex, their well-being is most likely the focus of your concern during this process. Many who divorce have discrepancies regarding who will be the primary caregiver of a child or how many hours visitation they will be awarded. This usually leads to the necessity for a mediation session with a professional unbiased person listening to both parties regarding requested time allotment with the child.