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What Does Maximum Medical Improvement Mean To Your Workers' Compensation Coverage?

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Maximum medical improvement (MMI) is an often-used term to describe the medical status of the injured. You might hear MMI used in connection to both personal injury law (car accidents, for example) and in workers’ compensation cases. Its meaning is the same regardless of its use, however. MMI is used to describe an injury that has reached a plateau where no additional improvement is expected. Read on to find out more about how a ruling of MMI will affect your workers’ compensation benefit case. Read More»

What You Should Know About Settling Financial Accounts For A Deceased Loved One

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Any time you are dealing with the loss of a family member, it’s a difficult and emotional time. However, for those who are experiencing this loss for the first time, there are often many questions that need to be answered. For example, who do you notify? How do you settle their estate? There are many things that you will need to consider, including what happens with the money owed to the deceased as well as that the deceased owes. Read More»

What To Expect If You Will Be On House Arrest

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If you are facing a DUI crime and are trying to work out a plan that allows you to serve your time through house arrest instead of in jail, it is highly important to understand what to expect from house arrest before you pursue this option. House arrest is not a piece of cake, and it requires following a lot of rules. Here are several things you should expect if you plan to use this to serve your time. Read More»

Factors That Can Increase The Severity Of A Loitering Charge

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Loitering isn’t necessarily a serious criminal charge, but it’s still something that can result in you getting arrested and needing to mount a defense with the help of a local attorney from a criminal law office. Sometimes, people are charged with loitering and other charges; in other cases, you may simply be charged with loitering following an incident of you remaining in an area after being told to leave. Some loitering charges can be relatively easy for a skilled attorney to defend, while others are more challenging. Read More»

Understanding Long Term Disability Benefits

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Many employers offer their employees short term disability policies and long term disability policies. IT is also possible to purchase these types of policies on your own to protect yourself in the event that you may need them. People often use short term disability benefits for things such as recovering from childbirth, a surgery, or an injury or illness. In most cases, employ-sponsored short term disability policies will require a person to exhaust all paid time off before being eligible for short term disability benefits. Read More»