Author: Agnes J. Carlson

Danger All Around

Car Accident
While you are driving down the street or highway, take a look around you. The potential for experiencing a hit and run is everywhere. There are several reasons why a person would leave the scene of an accident after hitting your vehicle. Understanding the different causes of hit and run accidents and knowing how to protect yourself before and after are helpful pieces of information to have as you drive down that uncertain road.Drunk or Under the Influence Although the laws are clear about driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, statistics show that over 1 million drivers are arrested each year for doing just that. Because of this, the possibility of you being in an accident involving one of these offenders is high. People who aren’t able to handle their vehicle while impaired
Legal Challenges of the Modern Age: Self-Driving Cars and Liability Through the Eyes of the Law

Legal Challenges of the Modern Age: Self-Driving Cars and Liability Through the Eyes of the Law

Car Accident
There are over 6 million accidents each year in the USA. That’s half a million per month, a number that sounds totally terrifying when you say it out loud. Being involved in a car accident is a horrible thing to deal with. Thankfully we have a legal system which holds people responsible for their actions. This is why you can be compensated for any accidents, and insurance is required for all drivers. This insurance will at least see you aren’t left footing the bill for an accident you didn’t cause, but it’s the other driver's liability which opens them up to compensation claims. The Safety of Self-Driving Cars Of course, the laws governing driving were created many years ago. They still get tweaked from time to time of course - they have to because the world is always changing. A big exa

What To Do If Injured on the Job

Personal Injury
Many people work in office jobs sitting in a chair all day. While that image doesn’t bring to mind injuries, they still occur. Manufacturing and industrial jobs also face their fair share of injuries. Orthopedic injuries southern iowa are not any more or less common than other states. Here are some common workplace injuries and what you can do.Most Common InjuriesLifting heavy objects, sitting for long periods of time or lots of typing can lead to an orthopedic injury. Those working in non-office jobs can experience other injuries due to other on the job tasks or a slip or fall. Sitting and typing all day in an office chair can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, and neck pain. Lifting heavy objects can result in a knee, shoulder or back injury. Repetitive motions can caus
Can You Testify Remotely?

Can You Testify Remotely?

Attorney Law
Florida courtrooms are seeing a rise in proposed amendments to current rules of court procedure, suggesting the use of real-time communication equipment that allows witnesses to be sworn in remotely. Recently, there has been an increase in confidence in the use of such equipment to take the testimony of witnesses who are located in other areas. With the necessary change in courtroom rules, it may be much easier to take deposition and trial testimony from remote witnesses.Current Rules of TestifyingThe rules that are currently implemented within the courtroom require an officer who is legally authorized to administer oaths and swear in witnesses while in their physical presence. As you can see, this can be quite an inconvenience since not every officer can be readily available to s...

The Wired World Of Corporate Finance Law

Labor Law
The 21st century has seen major changes in the banking world. The internet and global networks have made the way transactions are made much easier, and more global. Someone from India can transfer or withdraw funds from a bank in the UK. Or, a U.S. bank can make a significant investment in an Italian company.Benefits Come with Risks Unfortunately, these benefits come with risks. Truth be told, due to regulations that have been put on the banking industry over the last two decades, monetary transactions are more complicated. There are more guidelines to create bank holding companies, set up De Novo agreements for a newly chartered bank, and merging or acquiring other financial institutions. In other words, no matter how knowledgeable you are, these tasks can't be done alone. You need...
Focusing on the Task at Hand: 8 Things That May Distract a Driver’s Attention

Focusing on the Task at Hand: 8 Things That May Distract a Driver’s Attention

Car Accident
Easily the biggest and most common cause of accident out on the roads occurs when a driver has become distracted by something, and their attention slips off the road and places them immediately in danger.Of course, if you’re mindful of what these risks of distraction are, you can be mindful to avoid them and to put things in place that stop them from happening. This not only minimizes the risk of an accident happening, but it could also even save your life, and the lives of other road users and people in your vehicle.It’s not worth the risk. Today, we’re going to explore the top eight distractions that can help to cause an accident, eight distractions you need to be mindful of.#1 - Cellphone UseOf course, the biggest distraction, making up around 12% of all distraction-caus
How a FINRA Expert Witness Impacts Your Securities Cases

How a FINRA Expert Witness Impacts Your Securities Cases

Law
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is the largest arbitrator for all securities claims in firms in the USA. It is a result of the merger of two major corporate (The Newyork Stock Exchange and National Associations of Securities Dealers) in July 2007.It is an inexpensive way of settling security claims. It is a non-profit organization that aims to resolve security-related cases for firms. It uses an arbitration method in solving disputes. However, the arbitration reward cannot be appealed against. In rare cases, the parties can detest the arbitration award in a court of law.FINRA arbitration bodies employ independent parties who oversee the claim allegations. The parties that have filed the petition need to hire a FINRA expert witness.The role of a FINRA expert witnessA...
Foundations of a Prosperous Future: 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Real Estate

Foundations of a Prosperous Future: 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Real Estate

Legal Advice
If you are thinking about investing in real estate, then you’re not alone. Real estate gets a lot of attention from investors if they want to get into a market where the assets are considered stable. Of course, there are safer and riskier ways to invest in real estate, but in general, it is a good place to put your money long-term. Here are the five most compelling reasons that you should genuinely consider real estate if you have a chunk of money to invest.A Future Income StreamIf you purchase a house that is in livable condition, then you can at least consider keeping it as a rental property. You could hire a management company to handle the maintenance for it, and they can find qualified tenants as well. If you like, you could also avoid having to pay the management company by f
Hiring a Lawyer for an Offshore Injury Lawsuit

Hiring a Lawyer for an Offshore Injury Lawsuit

Personal Injury
Do you work on an offshore drilling platform? Did you recently suffer a very serious injury while you were on the job? If this is the case, you need to make sure that you have the right lawyer to represent you during your case. The quality of the lawyer you hire will directly impact your ability to get a favorable outcome in your case. This is why your choice of a lawyer is so incredibly important. Here are a few useful tips that can assist you in finding the best lawyer to be your legal counsel during your offshore injury lawsuit.Talk to other people who have been injured while working offshore and filed a lawsuit.You need to speak to individuals who were once in the same situation you are in now. Reach out to all the people you can find who filed a lawsuit to collect damages be...
6 Great Ways to Protect your Investment

6 Great Ways to Protect your Investment

Law
Any entrepreneur knows the importance of protecting their investment, because they know that anything that you put your resources regarding your energy, money, and time needs to be protected. In case your business has some legal matters in court, you can also hire an investment expert witness to help you with the case. This is also one of the ways that you can protect your investment.The following are some of the ways that you can protect your investment.You should look out for your teamYour team is an essential part of the investment, and that’s why it has to be number one. You should give plenty of your attention to your team because there are sometimes when you invest heavily on them. If you have highly qualified employees, then you should devote some of your resources in