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Frauds and Scams: What are Your Legal Options as an Investor?

Frauds and Scams: What are Your Legal Options as an Investor?

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Investors are often defrauded out of their hard-earned money by scammers, con artists and, sometimes, even seemingly legitimate companies. While most of them would not be able to do so with large companies, they target smaller investors. Unfortunately, they fall easy prey to such scams and frauds due to inexperience and/or a lack of knowledge. If you find yourself defrauded as an investor, or at least believe that to be the case, know that everything is not over just yet. There are strong legal options that you can take to fight back. Read through as we discuss some of the powerful legal steps that investors can take if they suspect forgery or noncompliance. Consult with a FINRA Arbitration Attorney FINRA stands for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which is an extremely po...
The Steps to Take if You’re the Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident

The Steps to Take if You’re the Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident

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Have you ever been in a road traffic accident that was not your fault? Worse still, have you been unfortunate enough to have been in a road traffic accident that was caused by a drunk driver? Would you know what to do if it happened to you? The best thing you can do for yourself is to be prepared for the worst while still hoping it never happens. Stay Where You Are Try to remain calm and stay at the scene; try to access the situation as soon as you are able. Ideally, you should stay exactly where you are unless your safety is at risk from doing so. Try and help others involved in the accident with any injuries they may have suffered and, most notably, contact the police and other emergency services as soon as possible. Record Everything While at the scene, document everything, take...
A Complete Guide to Winning Your Truck Accident Case

A Complete Guide to Winning Your Truck Accident Case

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No matter how careful you are as a driver, collisions can and do occur. If you have been through a terrifying experience like a truck collision, it’s normal that you will want answers and support in the immediate aftermath. To get the right compensation for your injuries, here is the ultimate guide on how to win your truck accident case. Seek Medical Help Above anything else, your health and wellbeing should be your top priority after a truck accident. You may experience shock or internal bleeding that can have severe consequences if left untreated. So, calling an ambulance and getting medical assistance immediately is critical. Even if you feel overwhelmed, make sure that you contact the emergency services promptly. Also, make sure you document everything as you may need your medica...
Top 5 Attributes of an Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer

Top 5 Attributes of an Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Whether it’s drug dealers, murderers, or sex offenders, criminal defense lawyers defend the rights of all kinds of criminals. While the public may view them with contempt, especially if they win the case for their client, criminal defense lawyers have a vital role to play. Regardless of what has happened, each American has the right to a fair trial. If you need to find a criminal defense lawyer like Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates, LLC to help with your case, here are five attributes that your attorney must possess. Research and Analytics When looking for a criminal defense lawyer, you must settle for one that has excellent research and analytical skills. As you’re hiring somebody from the legal sector, they must know how to use whatever information is available to strengthen ...
4 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them

4 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them

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If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you will probably love nothing more than to hit the open road on your bike and go on exciting adventures. When on the road, there are several dangers and challenges that all motorcyclists face, especially when you factor in that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a crash when compared with car occupants. Whether you’ve recently passed your test, or you've been riding for many years, here are four common causes of motorcycle accidents and what steps you can take to avoid them from happening. Speeding One of the leading causes of all kinds of auto accidents is due to speeding. As a motorcyclist, you must adhere to the rules of the road to keep you and other motorists safe. If you speed, your reaction time will decrease, putting you at...
5 Immediate Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

5 Immediate Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

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In many instances, we tend to overlook the severe dangers presented by a slip and fall. No matter how good your balance is or how careful you are, we have all slipped or tripped over something before. While most of us get back on our feet and continue with day to day life, others can experience severe and debilitating injuries that can impact their health and wellbeing. Whether you have had a slip and fall at work, or in a public setting, here are five immediate steps you need to take. Seek Medical Attention Your health and wellbeing should come before anything else after a slip and fall. Even if you believe you’ve sustained minor or no injuries, it’s best to get yourself checked out by a medical professional first. Your doctor will examine any harm you’ve suffered and deliver pro...
Proven Ways to Find the Best Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

Proven Ways to Find the Best Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

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When a person becomes injured, various areas of their life can immediately become upended. Someone injured in a catastrophic car wreck might be permanently out of work, require physical therapy, and be out of a car. Whereas, the victim of a traumatic brain injury may be completely unable to make important life decisions without the assistance of their trusted relative or friend. What all accident victims do have control over is who they hire as legal counsel. Here are a few suggestions for locating and retaining the best type of attorney for a personal injury case. Narrow it Down by Specialization Personal injury attorneys regularly handle cases that involve people who become injured as a result of careless, or even plain old negligent actions. This area of the law is specific and ye...
Can You Take Legal Action Against a Drunk Driver?

Can You Take Legal Action Against a Drunk Driver?

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Despite strict laws regarding driving while intoxicated, an alarming number of people still get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Sadly, their decision to drive while drunk often has tragic consequences. More than 10,000 people are killed every year in the U.S. due to drunk driving and many more are injured. Even though there is increased awareness regarding the dangers of drunk driving, it is still a common occurrence. Due to this, it’s important for government organizations, charities and communities to continue to educate people about the risks of driving while under the influence of alcohol. What Are Your Rights? If you’ve been involved in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you should be able to take legal action against them. Typically, drunk drivers will ...
4 Ways a Lawyer Can Help After a Hit-and-Run

4 Ways a Lawyer Can Help After a Hit-and-Run

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You’ve just been in a car accident and just when you thought your day couldn’t get any worse, the driver who crashed into you flees the scene leaving you with nothing in the way of meaningful information to go by that you could use to identify them and claim back expenses from their auto insurance policy. Being the victim of a hit-and-run on the road can be seriously stressful, time-consuming and downright upsetting, so if this is the position you’ve found yourself in, the best thing to do is hire a good car accident lawyer. What can a car accident attorney do for you right now? Liaise with Your Insurance Company: Unlike most consumers, car accident lawyers tend to be well-versed in insurance lingo and can speak to your insurance company on your behalf to ensure that they are working...
Cases and the winning options with the trust and litigation lawyer

Cases and the winning options with the trust and litigation lawyer

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An experienced trust property management attorney will help you determine the most practical type of trust for your particular needs. Once a trust is created, the trustee is empowered to fulfill the objectives of said instrument; however, your actions should always be in the best interests of the trust and its beneficiaries. If the trustee does not respect the terms of the trust, the beneficiary can file a lawsuit against her for breach of a fiduciary obligation. How can an attorney help you in the administration of your trust assets? A trustee must obey the terms of the trust and the law; in addition, it contracts certain fiduciary obligations towards the beneficiaries of the trust and towards the trust itself. These fiduciary obligations include the obligation to diversify the ...