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What is an ERISA Dispute?

After the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) was enacted, federal law began regulating retirement plans and insurance for private employers in the United States. The Act established legal guidelines for all private pension plans, investment practices, and the administration of these programs. Minimum standards regarding life insurance, disability, welfare, and health plans […]

Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

For the most part, physicians work hard to care for their patients, and they always have their patients’ best interests at heart. However, sometimes doctors make mistakes. When those mistakes lead to serious consequences, injury, or death, a patient may choose to file a lawsuit against the physician for the harm he or she suffered. […]

Elder Abuse: Misusing Power of Attorney Documents

Unfortunately, financial fraud targeting the aging population are extremely common within the United States. Some these scams even involve relatives, friends, and family members who steal funds from their elder family member when they receive power of attorney. In a power of attorney scam, the family members who have been granted power will claim they […]

Things to Consider Before Signing a Pipeline Agreement

The construction of pipelines in the country has been increasing, especially with the continuation of Marcellus and Utica shale developments in the oil and gas sector. More landowners in the Utica area have or will be approached by a company requesting to receive an easement so that they may construct a pipeline on their property. An […]

5 Common Myths Regarding Car Accidents and Whiplash

Whiplash is a very common injury associated with rear-end collisions and other types of motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the sheer force that causes whiplash can lead to other serious conditions, including debilitating chronic pain. The validity of a whiplash claim often comes under question, but it is a real condition that many accident victims suffer. […]

Top Cellphone Apps That Combat Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a well-known danger on the roads, but hundreds of drivers still continue to drive while using their mobile phone or engaging in other forms of distracted driving. In response to the threat of these devices, several app developers have worked on creating new applications that combat distracted driving. Today, there are numerous […]

Why should you have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?

It is estimated that 1 out of 7 drivers in the U.S. are uninsured or underinsured. If you are involved in an accident where the other driver is at-fault, typically their liability coverage would be responsible for any medical bills and auto repair costs. However, if the driver does not carry any insurance, or not […]

Should You Feel Guilty for Wanting Compensation for Your Injuries?

Guilt is often felt by potential claimants. After a serious accident or injury, some people choose to suffer in silence instead of pursuing a claim, no matter how obvious the fault may be. The insurance industry has succeeded in labeling claimants as greedy plaintiffs, but seeking fair compensation for an injury is not greedy. If […]

Elder Fraud & Financial Abuse

Financial abuse of the elderly is increasing. Only one in 44 cases of financial abuse are reported. Family members or close friends account for 90% of abusers, which makes the victims reluctant to pursue legal action. Read further to understand ways in which elderly people are exploited and the common scams that are used by […]