A will is the document by which we carry out final decisions, but what happens if the integrity of that document is in doubt, or if descendants question the mental capacity of the maker of the will? These are tough questions that ultimately can lead to a will contest. A will challenge is the legal process by which… Read More »
On Halloween night in 2004, Alexandra Van Horn, Lisa Torti, and some friends decided to go out to a bar near Northridge, California for some drinks. On the way home, Van Horn and Torti were in two different cars, and the driver of Van Horn’s car lost control and crashed into a light pole at approximately 45 miles… Read More »
Have you ever been driving in your air-conditioned car on a hot summer day and seen a construction worker toiling away in 90-degree heat? You probably wondered how someone could work in those grueling conditions for so long and not get deathly ill.
As a personal injury attorney in New York, I see it all too often. A client has suffered serious injuries in a car accident. Another party is at fault. I make a claim against the responsible party’s insurance carrier. The problem is, the policy coverage is a bare minimum. It doesn’t matter how severe the injuries are, or… Read More »
A dog attack or bite is a specific type of personal injury. According to statistics from the CDC, as many as four million people sustain dog bites every year in the United States. A dog bite can be very serious if not dealt with properly, both medically and legally. There are specific things that you need to do… Read More »
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological reaction to a traumatic event. It is a condition that can range in severity, but when it’s serious enough it can interfere with an individual’s ability to perform the basic functions of life. It can also adversely affect their quality of life. There is no question that automobile accidents can be traumatic,… Read More »
Just as vehemently as anti-abortion advocates fight for a fetus’s right to life, those who believe in being able to die with dignity continue to fight for right-to-die laws. In Washington DC, up until recently, it has been legal for a person to take their own life with outside assistance.
It is easy to understand why some people receive higher quality healthcare than others. For example, we know that a higher income makes it easier to afford more doctor visits, more preventative screenings and more medicines. Your age, too, might be a factor. Younger people not only need less healthcare, in general, but they might also be taken… Read More »
For many people, injuries are a frustrating part of life. Most injuries are minor and, after suffering one, we quickly recover and go about our daily lives – if we’re lucky. But some injuries can upend our lives completely, leaving us to deal with the physical, mental and emotional setbacks that they leave behind.
The untimely death of a friend or loved one is an incredibly confusing time. In addition to facing permanent loss, there are sudden, unexpected expenses to meet and, generally speaking, less or no money coming in to pay these bills. When most people seek legal assistance in a wrongful death situation, they have moved past the first stage… Read More »