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April 2016 Archives

Assisted living facilities can be wrong target of lawsuits

The professionals who dedicate their time and knowledge to work at an assisted living or long-term facility in New York are at risk of being accused of faulty care or negligence of some kind for a number of reasons. Often, assisted living facilities are targeted by families or others who have little or no real knowledge of the services rendered, the care necessary and the complications that can arise in these types of facilities. Because these professionals are at risk all the while providing a valuable service, it is important that they have effective legal representation if ever accused of wrong-doing.

Three ways bankruptcy can help your credit score

The word bankruptcy may seem like a four letter word akin to those your parents always warned you never to speak. In reality, instead of resulting in a mouth full of soap, filing for relief through a petition for bankruptcy can be beneficial in certain situations. This is not always the case, and those who are considering bankruptcy should tread carefully. However, for some, bankruptcy can help in three ways: eliminating unmanageable debt, setting you up for a clean-slate and leading to a better credit score over time.

Defense preparation for administrative hearings is a must

Most medical professionals spend years and thousands of dollars for the training and education necessary to obtain medical licenses and rights to practice. When a medical professional in New York appears before any administrative hearings, a professional license and the ability to continue in a certain field can all be at risk. Being prepared for and understanding the inner workings of administrative hearings is the first step to protecting one's license and career.

Solid truck accident defense plan can prove beneficial

The devastation of a truck accident can and often does lead others to believe the trucking company or truck driver must be at fault. Oftentimes, this conclusion of fault is assumed because of the size of the truck and general bias towards the trucking industry in general. However, just because a truck is involved does not automatically mean the insurance company should pay an outrageous settlement just to have the matter put to rest. For New York drivers, trucking companies and insurance companies, relying on a solid truck accident defense attorney and having someone take the time to consider the unique factors of the case can prove to be a beneficial move.

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