If a customer owes your local business money, it’s hard not to feel angry, like you want to do anything possible to get your money back. But the days of going all out to collect on a debt over. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, designed to protect consumers from harassment or intimidation, sets firm limits on what you can do to collect a debt from a consumer. The federal debt collections law even prohibits practices that were once standard, and that you might not consider harassment at all.
Besides, as a local business, you have an even more powerful reason to be especially careful about legal debt collection issues. You have something much more valuable at stake than a lawsuit: your business’s reputation in the community.
Legal Debt Collection Best Practices
There are plenty of articles on the web that lay out in plain English what the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act says you can and cannot do. Just to give you some idea of the law’s requirements, here are some of the biggest:
* No telling any third party about the debt (except collection
Lawyers have a responsibility to guide their clients through the legal system with both skill and tact. A good lawyer can make all the difference in a client’s case. There are a number of different attributes that it takes to be a successful lawyer. However, the success of a lawyer also depends on how one to chooses to measure success.
Part 1 Knowing the Law
1. Know your information. Keep yourself up-to-date on your area of law. Be aware of new developments, as laws and rules often change and new cases are being decided every day. States introduce new legislation that affect your area of law practice every day. Federal laws also regularly change.
2. Conduct research when needed. If you have a non-routine case involving issues that you have not dealt with before, take the time to do the legal research and find the answers. Don’t assume that you know everything, even if you have practiced in the same area of the law for several years. New issues and cases arise every day, and you have to do the research to find the
With all of this in mind here are six tips all practices should be mindful of whether they are large or small. Failing to be mindful of these six tips could seal a firm’s fate like Denny Crane and Ed Stevens. But instead of cancellation, the real world penalty is often disbarment.
- Legal practices should employ the use of legal accounting software opposed to general purpose accounting software. Firms that utilize general purpose accounting software will not be able to easily remain compliant while using an out of the box software solution made for general accounting. If a firm were to be successful in doing this, it would require multiple rounds of customization. The process of customizing business accounting software would cost both time and money. The finished product would be far from simple to operate too and would make it more complicated to use and require a higher level of expertise by the bookkeeper or whomever is entering the data. Everyday diligence becomes necessary to ensure transactions are posted correctly. The software must also have customized reports that meet both management needs and
Reckless Driving Lawyers – How to Select the Best One
Reckless driving is a term that has varying meaning in different states, but it roughly means driving in a careless or dangerous manner that can harm the others. Many people have received speeding tickets, but it is less common to be charged with reckless driving and you are required to appear in court. However, in some states, simply surpassing the speed limit can result to a reckless driving charge. There are many other instances when someone can be charged of reckless driving and having one of the reckless driving lawyers can help you deal with court appearance.
Reckless driving charge can lead steep fines, points on your insurance, loss of your license and even jail time based on how serious the incident is and whether you caused injury to someone or damage to property. Because laws vary from one state to another, make sure you know the rules and penalties in the state where you are charged. Selecting one of the reckless driving lawyers in that state can help to minimize your charge to a simple speeding violation or improper driving.
When you are charged in Virginia, you can find
Jobs An International Law Expert Can Take
Studying international law means you should be aware of the importance of the job that you would be taking in the future. As a matter of fact, most lawyers regard this field as a vocation or a calling.
Many aspiring lawyers feel that international law is a subject that is not very important since it covers topics that are outside the scope of a typical legal system. Nevertheless, most law experts shares that international law play a highly important role in this day and age. Studying international law allows law students to develop a better understanding of the global legal system and its influence on both national and international policies.
Work Opportunities For International Law Graduates
Graduates in international law can find work that is exciting and highly satisfying. Salary is highly dependent on the nature of the job that you picked. You can either choose between long-term or short-term project-based, the field of study is highly competitive and exciting
Applying For International Law in the Private Sector
The private sector industry is a goldmine when it comes to hiring experts in international law. Along with the upsurge in globalization has led to
Things To Know About Insurance Bad Faith
People depend on insurance companies to be there when they need the aid the most. Whether it is a medical insurance for a serious illness or a car insurance for a car crash. After all, people do not pay for insurance premiums every now and then because they feel like it. They do this because they know that these insurance companies will help them in future purposes.
But sadly, many companies are not doing their responsibility when the unthinkable events happen. They look for reasons for them not to be liable of any benefits to their customers. When these insurance companies are trying to excuse from the said responsibilities they are requires to perform, they are acting in bad faith.
In legal term, insurance bad faith is “describes a tort claim that an insured person may have against an insurance company for its bad acts.” In most countries such as United States, insurance companies are bound a duty of good faith and fair dealing to those they insure. It is an implied duty every time an individual enters into a legal insurance contract with a company. When an insurance company failed to
Attorney Sam Tooker of the Law Firm of David R. Price, Jr , P.A. Publishes Two Articles
The articles may be seen in the South Carolina Lawyer Magazine and the SCAJ Justice Bulletin, reports GreenvilleLegal.com
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(Greenville, South Carolina) The law firm of David R. Price, Jr., P.A. proudly announces that Attorney Sam Tooker has published two articles in publications. “Non-Scientific Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Trials” appears in the March 2016 edition of the South Carolina Lawyer magazine and the article “Synthetic Cannabinoids in South Carolina State Court: An Overview” ( appears in the SCAJ Justice Bulletin Winter edition. Both articles show the firm’s commitment to defending clients in situations that may be unfamiliar to the general public.
“New issues arise in the legal community every day. Expert qualification in child abuse cases is one and defending synthetic cannabinoid cases is another. Our firm stays on top of these issues to ensure we can provide each client with the strongest defense possible in their case. Others in our industry also turn to us when they need assistance with matters such as this, as they know we remain knowledgeable about the latest defense strategies which may be used,” Sam Tooker of the law firm of David R. Price, Jr., P.A. announces.
Car Accident Attorneys – Vehicle Accident Causes, Disruptions and Legal Representations
You can’t prevent accidents from taking place even though you are very cautious. The duties of owning and driving a vehicle are very great than you could ever imagine. And accidents will still happen whether your car is in the parking or in the road. There are a few auto accident attorneys across many countries, hence, it is vital that you opt for one that has a high reputation.
A great deal of accidents are due to disruptions which could either be an external or internal source. Internal accidents could be one’s thoughts about certain things that are not associated with one’s driving. On the other hand, external distractions are stuffs that can either be inside or outside the automobile. Both of these sources, however, are usual situations that a car accident attorney are well-acquainted with.
The internal form of distraction can cause the driver to be distracted, hence, losing his or her thoughts while driving. Thoughts can be, but are not limited to family problems, personal problems, financial problems or even current or future situations that have a great value. On the other hand, external type of distraction
How To Choose The Right Accident Attorney
An auto accident is one of the biggest mistakes in a person’s life. An experienced accident attorney needed so as not to be associated with the devastating effect. If cases like these are mishandled by inexperienced attorney most often the victim is left in despair. Victims in such accidents can search for experienced accident attorney that will surely help them find justice to what they have been through. In Saint Louis for example has a lot of experienced injury attorney and they focus entirely on their practice in accident cases. Taking to a few attorneys before deciding on who are you going to choose is the best way in finding the right attorney. Some attorney might be a little too confident while others seems to have little experienced while others you easy get along and this is very important. The reason why you need to talk to a few of the attorney is to find out if you are comfortable talking to them or not as you will be putting your future in their hands. So how do you know that you are choosing the right attorney? Below are questions that you might
Benefits of Engaging a Legal Professional in Your Whistleblowing Claim
While many organizations operate on the principles of honesty and integrity, some substitute these values for deception and fraud. Whistleblowers also known as relators, are individuals who sheds light on criminal activity taking place in their places of work. These are mostly individuals with access to the company’s contracts and financial dealings.
You are allowed, under the False Claim Act, to bring a civil action recover funds acquired by a person or an organization, through fraud. The law allow the whistleblower to get a portion of the penalty the wrongdoer pays the government. Often, the whistleblowers get into trouble with companies and individuals due to the reporting. In such cases, there are special whistleblower lawyers who help them overcome this condition. If you are in Washington, DC, a whistleblower attorney is the best person to contact when you witness fraud or deception around you.
Whistleblower attorneys act legally on behalf of whistleblowers and can claim misconduct on the part of a company. Whistleblowing often involves complex laws and as such, having legal representation is imperative to help you win in your case. Whistleblower lawyers DC file cases on behalf
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(Lugoff, South Carolina)– Despite a drop in vehicle accidents involving pedestrians over the last decade, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports those involving motorcycles and tractor-trailers have reached an all-time high across the state. With higher fatality rates and typically more severe injuries resulting in both categories, victims often require more extensive follow-up measures after being involved in an incident of this nature. In light of this issue, Ben Connell of The Connell Law Firm LLC has launched a new website dedicated to educating South Carolina citizens about car accidents and personal injury claims.
Said Connell, “Some reports estimate one person is injured in a car accident on South Carolina roads every ten minutes. Adrenaline tends to take its toll on victims immediately following such a situation, leaving their minds racing in circles without any true clarity. We firmly believe being prepared in advance is the key to rising above any situation, and the purpose of our new website is to help those in our area understand which steps to take immediately after a mishap like this as well as during the days and weeks to follow.”
Though the legal team of The Connell Law Firm LLC emphasizes
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(Kansas City, Missouri)– With more vehicles now on the roadways than in the past and an increasing number of transportation options available, vehicle accidents are on the rise across the nation. By extension, this development has led to a surge in automotive insurance and personal injury claims as well as growing misconceptions regarding the claim filing process. With this in mind, Adam Krause of the Krause & Kinsman Law Firm has launched a website designed to educate those in the Kansas City area on such matters.
Krause elaborated, “Car Accidents happen every day though some are far more severe than others. Actions taken immediately after the incident and during the days to follow are crucial. It’s important to remember as many details as possible about the circumstances leading up the accident, the other people and vehicles involved and a number of additional relevant elements. The purpose of our new website is to help local citizens learn more about which steps should be taken to ensure their rights are upheld.”
Among the factors detailed on the Krause & Kinsman website is gathering contact information of witnesses to the situation. While the exchange of insurance policies and phone numbers is common practice
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(Atlanta, GA)—According to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, there were 140,216 workers’ compensation claims filed during the 2014 calendar year. 39,899 of those cases were indemnity claims in which a worker was permanently injured or could not return to work until the injury healed. Over 1 billion dollars in benefits were paid out to Georgia workers in 2014 as a result of both indemnity and medical-only claims.
In light of this revelation, The Bader Law Firm, a team of workers’ compensation attorneys based in Atlanta, is unveiling their new website. The site aims to provide education to workers about on-the-job injuries. It will feature information, articles, and videos related to the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim and help workers understand what steps they need to take if they are injured on the job.
Seth Bader, the Workers Compensation Attorney at the helm of the firm, stated “Getting hurt on the job can be a scary thing for both the employee and their family. This is especially true if the injury results in lost wages or the need for costly medical treatment. Our new website helps to guide Georgia residents through the process of getting what they
Military Leave and the Law
The nuances of the law take years to master and navigate. Members of the armed forces are often disadvantaged in legal situations upon their return to civilian life. There are laws both at the state and federal level that ensure your civilian career isn’t affected by your military service, which at the national level is The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).
According to the law, employers are required to grant you military leave, and then ensure your reemployment upon your return. USERRA also governs the position that you are entitled to upon your return. USERRA prevents discrimination from your employer or coworkers when you return from your military service, and it also prevents your employer from firing you without cause for up to one year after your return. Your employer must make reasonable accommodations to veterans that become disabled due to their military service. The law ensures your equal treatment when you return from military service.
Military Discrimination is a Real Problem
Workplace discrimination is a common problem that many of us face without even knowing it, or knowing that there is
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(Anderson, SC)—Krause, Moorhead & Draisen, P.A., a premier law firm in the Anderson, South Carolina area, is announcing the official launch of their new website. With this launch, the firm aims to better educate South Carolina citizens on what the law has to say about personal injury, car accidents, workers compensation and criminal defense. Pages on the site will feature in-depth articles and videos related to the process for filing workers compensation and give details about what steps a person should take if they are injured on the job, hurt in an auto accident, have a medical malpractice claim, or are facing criminal charges.
Steven M. Krause, one of the firm’s experienced attorneys, stated “Dealing with a personal injury issue can be overwhelming for a victim. While their injuries may be obvious, they still have to prove their case before they can receive compensation for those injuries. This can often be a very complex task, and placing a fair value on the case so that the victim won’t be tricked into taking a low settlement can make things even more confusing. It is our hope that our new website will help to alleviate much of that confusion.”
Krause goes on
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(San Antonio, TX)—The Texas Department of Transportation reports that there were 237,941 people injured in auto accidents in 2014 alone. Of those injuries, 17,152 people reported serious injuries. Unfortunately, Texas did not go even one day in 2014 without a roadway fatality occurring.
It is with these statistics in mind that The Law Office of Jesse Hernandez is announcing the launch of their new car accident and personal injury website. The purpose of this new site is to educate the citizens of San Antonio on the law pertaining to car accidents and personal injury cases and help them understand the process of filing claims for these types of incidents.
Jesse Hernandez, the attorney at the head of this law firm, stated “Auto accidents and personal injury cases are on the rise in Texas. It’s important for the people of San Antonio and those around the state to know that they do have recourse to recover their damages should they ever sustain injuries due to someone else’s carelessness or neglect. With the launch of our new website, they’ll never wonder what their options are. The site aims to fully educate victims on how to take legal action.”
Hernandez goes on to say,
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(Greenville, SC)—According to statistics reported by South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Commission, there were 62,977 accident cases filed in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. In cases with favorable outcomes, workers were paid nearly $875,000,000 for medical coverage and other expenses during that time period. Tens of thousands of workers are injured in the workplace each year, but unfortunately some people have been denied compensation because the nature of the injury was not covered under workers’ compensation laws.
It is with these people in mind that Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm is releasing information for South Carolina workers informing them of new workers’ compensation coverage rulings. In two recent unanimous decisions, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that workers’ compensation insurance will now cover injuries sustained by falls in the workplace. The cases that led to these rulings involved workers who were denied compensation because there were no specific workplace hazards that directly caused the falls. While the lower courts upheld this denial, the Supreme Court ruled that the workers were eligible for coverage because the injuries occurred when they were performing job-related tasks.
Dan Pruitt, the attorney at the helm of Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm, stated “Almost every worker in South
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(Greenville, SC) Washburn Law Firm, PLLC launches a new Immigration Law website, designed to educate the public on issues related to immigration, as the firm understands this is a topic on the mind of many. The firm maintains offices in Asheville, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina to assist individuals with matters relating to immigration. As this topic continues to heat up, the website will be a great resource for individuals who have questions regarding moving to the United States.
“As the Denver Post recently reported, there is no way to know what the Supreme Court would do in the event Donald Trump becomes president and follows through on his statement that he would close the country’s borders to all Muslims. As the president and Congress have both had wide discretion when it comes to this volatile topic, many are worried what an action of this type may lead to in the future, with some experts believing the banning of all Muslims would not be unconstitutional,” Jack Munsey, spokesperson for the Washburn Law Firm, announces.
In the past, the United States government denied visas to certain categories of individuals, including those who were born to parents who weren’t married and
What Accident Lawyers Can Do For You
An accident lawyer can assist you in winning a personal injury case. When you have been in situations like a car accident, work accident, injury from defective products, or an assault victim, it is best to hire an accident lawyer. An accident lawyer will do their best to give you a strong chance of winning your personal injury case based on details and medical information.
Make sure you get details about what happened in the accident
It is important to seek for medical help if you have gotten into an accident. They will assess how you got hurt and tend to your medical needs. You should file a report to the police. Besides telling the police, you should also have your own copy of the accident details as well as photos. Ask the help of a friend of family member to help you with this step in case you are unable to. Your accident lawyer will benefit from the police and medical report, as well as your own account of what happened.
Would you really need to hire an accident lawyer?
When you have had rest from the accident, you
Avoid These Mistakes When Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim
Most people have been in an accident at one stage or another in their lives. Most accident involve injury or property damage of some sort, if you have been involved in an auto accident and you require compensation, the best course of action is to seek the services of a qualified personal injury attorney. It is your legal right to pursue a claim if you were involved in an accident that was not your fault. Most people think that it’s easy, economical and faster to file a personal injury claim alone; this might sound acceptable before you are met with complex legalities of which surely need the services of a lawyer.
Accident victims are usually confused and devastated following a disastrous accident, apart from the pain and suffering, emotional trauma, lost wages, and medical bills are among the other mind boggling issues that accident victims are faced with after an accident. It is in this way important that the vital steps are taken when documenting a personal injury claim. If you are pursuing such a case, the careless party will be held responsible for their shortcoming in the accident. It is
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Lawsuit Legal, one of the nation’s top case review and attorney referral networks, is now working with those who have experienced employment discrimination relating to pregnancy. Through the new program detailed at victims of job discrimination related to being pregnant or subsequent childbirth can sign up for a free, no-obligation case consultation with an experienced, award-winning employment lawyer. For those with cases who experienced illegal discrimination in the eyes of the law, they will have the option of pursuing their legal options.
“There is still a lot of progress to be made in the fight against pregnancy discrimination in the workplace,” LawsuitLegal representative Chris M. Levin said, “Women who choose to bring a new life into the world are protected under the law, and should not have to suffer career damage or worse for it, and the laws provide some very important protections against discriminatory firing, retaliation, and other unfair employer treatment. Female workers nationwide can have their cases reviewd and rest easy knowing they have recourse when their employers violate the law.”
The 1978 federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964, adding pregnancy to the list of factors that employers are
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(Greenville, South Carolina)– The past few years have marked a number of milestones for same-sex families throughout the United States, the most significant of which could be considered official recognition of marriage. While this movement changes the landscape of American families, it has also brought about a number of additional legal concerns among those in the community. In light of these developments, Jack Munsey of Greenville-based Washburn Law Firm, PLLC has launched a new website dedicated to LGBT and Same Sex Family Law.
Munsey affirmed, “Though all these changes signify a step in the right direction for our country, they have also created an entirely new level of confusion in regard to the laws governing this sector. Same-sex couples face the same challenges as traditional marriages at home and are equally susceptible to dissolution and the legal matters to follow. At the same time, this evolving landscape opens the door for discrimination from a number of angles. Our new website is designed to help clear up some of the perceived gray areas now emerging and help those in the LGBT community better understand their rights.”
Among the primary focus areas of this website is family growth and reproductive elements. Despite
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(Kennesaw, GA)—Over six thousand car accidents that occur in the state of Georgia each year result in serious injuries to at least one party. Across the United States, doctors and other professionals make medical errors that result in nearly 100,000 deaths each year. Furthermore, another 1.5 million injuries occur because of errors in prescribing and administering medication. More than just statistics, these numbers represent people and families who have been or will be involved in personal injury lawsuits and cases.
It is with these people in mind that The Law Offices of Roger Ghai, P.C. is announcing the launch of their brand new website, which is now live at Attorney Roger Ghai fights for car accident victims, those with Injury claims, and those facing bankruptcy. Currently, his law office is seeking clients who have sustained injuries due to taking the drug Xarelto.
Roger Ghai, the attorney leading the firm, stated “In many personal injury cases, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff bringing the case. Unfortunately, obvious injuries or death is not enough to prove a case. Victims must be able to prove that a driver, medical professional, or drug manufacturer was negligent in some way and then show