Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

July 15, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

July 8, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

July 1, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Points to remember when you go to a bankruptcy lawyer’s office

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After a phone call, you may decide to meet the Houston lawyer in person so that both of you can go deep into the nitty-gritty of the case and move your bankruptcy filing procedure to the next level. However, when you visit their Houston office, make sure you are adequately prepared for the consultation to avoid wastage of time and delay in the process. Here are a few tips that you can follow to ensure you have a productive meeting with the attorney.

1. Collecting documents

Monthly household spending

Calculate all the bills and expenses related to your household that you pay every month. It includes everything, right from rent, utility bills, telephone bills, cable, food, laundry, clothes, transportation, entertainment, recreation, charity, insurance, property tax, pet care, medical bills, maintenance, child support, etc.

Income proof

Whatever is your earning, you should carry proof of that with you when you go to the lawyer. It can be your pay slip, retirement earning, workers compensation, business income, etc. The bankruptcy litigation attorney may need a record of the last six months. So, keep that in mind.

Income tax return

Carry the receipt of your income tax returns that you filed. It will be better to have records of the previous two years. In this context, it is essential to note that some lawyers may ask you to pay your taxes first if you had not before beginning the filing procedure.

Identity proof

The law needs to know your real identity. So, having your driver’s license, passport, social security number ready is essential.

Financial statements

You will have to provide your bank statement of last two months or so along with all the debts that you are liable to pay, including credit card, mortgages, loans, lawsuits, medical bills, etc.

Property papers

The lawyer may also want to look at your property documents to assess your financial situation. So whatever investments you have, make sure to carry their documents with you. It can be mutual funds, 401k, retirement accounts, etc.

2. Making a list of questions to ask the attorney

You may have some more doubts or questions regarding the bankruptcy filing to clarify with the lawyer. So, note them down whatever they are. It can be about the option of the bankruptcy filing, debt payments, service charges, and attorney’s fees, mode of payment, property, etc. At the same time, you may want to know how much time this entire process is likely to take, who you can contact in case of any question or doubt, or if you have to provide any more details.

3. Preparing answers for the questions the attorney may ask

After identifying the main problem, the lawyer may inquire some more things from you to suggest you the best bankruptcy plan for you. The queries can be concerned with your marital status, the number of kids, debts you owe, assets, recent investment or transfer of title of the property, and so forth. Hence, make sure you have all the data readily available.

These are some basic things that you have to be careful with while meeting your attorney in his office. It will only help you take quick actions.

July 1, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The most widespread personal injury cases that are worth knowing

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Vehicle accidents are perhaps the top personal injury incident taking place in America. But it’s not the only one. There are dog bites and slip and fall events also, which belong to this category. No matter you are a victim of which of these or other accidents, if you have suffered any harm due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, then you can claim damage from the other party going through a legal route with the assistance of a licensed and qualified personal injury lawyer. Here is a small brief on some of the types of personal injury cases to help you understand your situation better.

Car accident

Physical injuries or fatality are some of the common occurrences in case of an automobile accident. It can involve cars, bikes, trucks, motorcycles, bike riders, and pedestrians too. Whether you are a driver, a walker, or a passenger, you can claim for compensation for sustaining an injury, either physically or financially.

Wrongful death

When a victim dies because of the carelessness of the other party, a lawsuit for wrongful death applies. There can be several factors leading to such an instance, including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, construction accident, vehicle crashes, a supply of the defective product, and so on. By filing a lawsuit in such events, you can expect to recover the damages. These cases follow a different approach than a non-fatal case.

Workplace accident

Workers are eligible to apply for workers’ compensation in the event of injuries for medical treatment and the resulting financial loss. But sometimes, they don’t choose this path either out of fear or fondness for their employers. The fact is that laws cover both injured employees as well as employers. If you don’t have a clear understanding of what to do in such a situation and how, you can go to a legal advisor, who specializes in workers’ compensation.

Slips & falls

It is another common incident, which can happen in a store, in one’s home, or on a sidewalk. The event can take place because of the negligence of the landlord or caretaker of the property. Anyway, since their carelessness paved the way for dangerous conditions, which culminated in the injury, you can claim for compensation.

Dog Bites

It is probably the third most common type of personal injury case in the USA. Since biting can lead to severe medical consequences, in terms of both physical and psychological health, and monetary expenses, you can claim compensation from the pet owner.

Products liability

If you receive any defective or harmful product and succumb to severe damage at home, in a public area, or at the workplace, you can again file a lawsuit for compensation for the injuries you sustained. The product can range from anything, including medicines, food, consumer items, medical equipment, defective automobile parts, etc. In this case, the defendants can be manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who bring those items in public. If you or your loved one receives any personal harm due to the use of an unsafe thing, you can get in touch with an established attorney who can check the quality of the product and spot the real individuals involved in it to make sure you get fair compensation.

Are you facing any such dire situation? Get in touch with a law specialist for help.

June 26, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

June 24, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

June 17, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

June 10, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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A short guide on medical negligence

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When doctors, nurses, technicians, and other medical staff attend you, they must provide you with standard care. If they offer you wrong treatment, or misdiagnose your condition, or cause you any harm due to their lack of attention, then you can file a case for the claim on the grounds of medical negligence. Some of the ordinary instances of medical negligence have been listed below.

  • Not attending or treating emergency medical cases
  • Giving early discharge to patients without proper examination
  • Exhibiting carelessness or lack of expertise while using a medical device on patients, such as at the time of inserting breathing tubes or channels
  • Releasing patient from the mental hospital despite his or her violent behaviour
  • Not providing proper treatment to pregnant women
  • Committing errors and carelessness at the time of surgery, such as leaving a surgical knife in the stomach of the patient

Like other countries, Australia also does not let their medical practitioners go free if found guilty. However, if reasonable care has been given, and it was not possible to predict possible injuries, then one cannot make any claim. For example, if you underwent an operation which led to injury and pain due to some problem with your immune system, then it’s not the doctor’s liability.

Anyway, if there has been negligence on the part of the medical staff and certain malpractices were indulged, then you can make a claim and file a legal case against the other party, whether it involves one person or a team of them. To file a complaint, you need to prove that injuries were avoidable. You need to collect evidence to prove the Judge that if the doctor was careful, the damage could have been avoided.  Remember that not only physical injury but a case of breach of doctor-patient confidentiality also falls in this realm.

What steps should you take?

Getting a second opinion is crucial in case of medical negligence. For example, if the injury involves your brain, check it with the neurologist and not a general physician. Make sure the doctor is neutral. For that, visiting some other clinic will be a good idea. Be aware of the causes of injuries and their severity. Have a guardian to oversee all the things if your injuries are serious.

After consulting another doctor, you need to hire a legal advisor who specializes in this field and has credible experience. You can consider contacting Strategic Lawyers Townville or other law firms based on your choice. The medical law attorney will be able to have an objective look at your claim and its possible consequences. If your injuries were minor and did not have any significant impact on your health or circumstances, then your lawyer may advise you against taking the legal route.

The healthcare industry in Australia adheres to best medical practices, and the chances of encountering an instance of medical negligence and malpractices can be rare. But you cannot deny the likelihood of its existence. If you receive inappropriate behaviour or inadequate medical treatment, you should consider fighting your case under the guidance of a seasoned attorney. The amount of compensation may not be high, but if your case is strong, it will have a direct impact on the payout.

June 7, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Why hire an attorney when dismissed from your job for wrong reasons?

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Not getting or losing a job can be stressful, but getting dismissed from one can be devastating. And it feels worse if you have been removed from your employment without any fault of yours. In the job market, this is a common phenomenon, where most believe that nothing can be done about it. However, the truth is, it’s against the law to fire someone from his or her job without compensating them or giving formal notice to them. It can be challenged legally. But before proceeding further, you need to contact a qualified employment lawyer. Only can an attorney guide you on what to do and how.

Experience and expertise

A seasoned lawyer comes across many unique cases in their lifetime, and the more they work in the field, the more experience they gain about dealing with them. You may assume that your example of wrongful dismissal is unique, but for a legal advisor, it can be a normal one.

Their insight and previous dealings empower them to show you the right direction. They know how to get you out of this troubling situation.

Professional approach

Lawyers are thoroughly professional beings. That’s why you can share with them anything -even if that includes embarrassment – that led to your dismissal from the employment. They tend to maintain discretion and try their best to get you fairly compensated for the job loss.

Rightful compensation claim

Based on their knowledge, they can easily calculate how much compensation you should receive. They take into account various factors for arriving at a decision, such as potential loss of salary, bonus, retirement deals, promotions, expenses, and lawyer fees in addition to the levels of stress and trauma you go through.

Documentation

Any legal matter involves a lot of paperwork. The employment attorneys know which papers are required to be filled in and where to submit them during what time. Their presence and guidance eliminate the risk of losing a case due to some minor writing mistakes.

Identification of the causes of wrongful dismissal

Several reasons can be there behind the authority’s decision to remove you from your job. It could be discriminatory that covers your marital status, race, gender bias, disability, religion, age, maternity, ailment, etc. In many cases, employees opt out of the job themselves because of workplace harassment, such as insults, sexual comments, offensive jokes, wrong gestures, and so on.  There can be different situations that led to losing the job. Whatever be the reason, your lawyer can tell you which course of action you need to take, and how you can get justice.

If you find out an excellent legal employment advisor, you can increase your chances of winning and securing mental peace. It’s not easy to get a suitable job, and by chance when you have to leave one that you found to be the best option for you, there cannot be anything more painful than this experience. Workplace health and safety laws have been enforced so that your interests can be protected. Anyone who violates them has to be addressed.

June 7, 2019 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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