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What Is The Definition Of Business Organization Law?
This Qeusition From Business Law Subject....
"Business law encompasses the law governing contracts, sales, commercial paper, agency and employment law, business organizations, property, and bailments. Other popular areas include insurance, wills and estate planning, and consumer and creditor protection. Business law may include issues such as starting, selling ,or buying a small business, managing a business, dealing with employees, or dealing with contracts, among others.
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which governs sales and commercial paper, has been adopted in some form by almost all states. There are agencies at the state and federal level which adminster the law in such issues such as employment affairs and consumer and credit protection. The laws aim to protect fair business practices and due process rights for aggrieved workers and others."
Taken from: http://definitions.uslegal.com/b/business/
Appropriate Settlement Amount For Personal Injury??
My Situation: Was At A Golf Course Eating Lunch On Their Restaurant Patio When A Strong Gust Of Wind Kicked Up. The Wind Pulled One Of The Table Umbrellas Out Of The Table Because It Wasn'T Secured Properly , Sent It Through The Air, And It Nailed Me In The Head Pretty Hard. I Went To The Er And Have 10 Stitches, Potential 1.5 Inch Visible Scar.
Insurance Adjuster Indicated They Would Pay All Medical Bills/Lost Work Time, Etc. However, He Mentioned Nothing About Pain/Suffering, Only Found This Out Through My Own Research. How Does Someone Assign A Value To The Non-Monetary Components? Also, Any Clue Where To Start When Asking For A Settlement Amount? I Am In No Hurry To Settle. I Am Suppose To Get Stitches Out Today, So I Want To Make Sure Nothing Else Comes Of This Besides A Scar. I Have A Tiny Bit Of Jaw Pain Left And The Laceration Spot Doesn'T Have Feeling, But I Am Hoping That Will Go Away With Time. Also, Do I Make Them An Offer, Or Let Them Make One To Me First?Thanks!!
To answer your main question normally the settlement requests that I have seen are roughly based on adding your medical bills and lost wages and multiplying this by 3, i.e. if your medical bills & lost wages add up to $2,500 you should end up with a settlement of $7,500. The reasoning behind this from what I understand is that 1/3 of the settlement goes to the injured party's attorney, 1/3 for the medical & lost wages, & 1/3 to the injured party.
As to your other comment about making sure that nothing else comes of this besides a scar. Head injuries can become complicated. My mother suffered what she believed was a minor head injury (a metal cover fell on her head) and since all she got was a lump and headache she did not pursue it (she did not even get the other parties info). Long story short 3 months later my mother started having epilepsy which continued for over 25 years. Basically if I were in your shoes I would make sure I had been seen by a neurologist & had at least a brain ct scan. I would also probably visit a dentist since your jaw hurts to rule out TMJ. Hopefully your injury will turn out to be limited to exactly what you have which is a scar but as you stated you are not in a hurry. So IMHO I would put my health first and check out any possibility before entering any settlement negotiation.
Once you enter into a settlement agreement, you will be signing a waiver of any future claims with regards to this injury on your behalf and on behalf of your heirs. Even if you were to find out later that you developed any other problem, you would not be able to go back.
You also might want to consider visiting an attorney just for his/her opinion. Most attorneys do not charge for the initial visit in a case like this nor would you be making a commitment just investigating all your options. If you do decide to go to an attorney, please make sure that you do not choose one that advertises on TV or the yellow pages. The best attorneys do not need to advertise since most of their clients come through referrals (i.e. they have built up their reputations). You can ask for a referral at the bar association or from friends or family.
Freedoms In Law Versus Fredom In Practice?
Everybody In America Is Has The Same Constitutional Rights But These Rights Cannot Be Excercised By A Large Proportion Of The Citizens. E.G. Everybody Has The Right To Hold Political Office But In Practice You Can'T Become President Unless You Are A Rich White Male. White And Male May Change At Some Stage But Rich Never.
The laws are on the books. But due to personal vandettas, opinons, preceptions, the practice of the law is distorted. And society doesn't hold the misuse or abuse to task unless they feel to a greater extent, it would spill over to encircle them. A low level dealer is nabbed selling on his corner but is allowed to walk or just slapped on the wrist because the law wants the guy higher up. It the "I will modify it as I see fit, or can get away with" Imagine you are at a football game and a player inadvertantly tried to tackle a person and his pinky hooks the face mask pf the ball carrier for a second, and did not even effect the run. And the refs flag the play and because they don't like the player who they threw the flag on, seek to dish out the most servere punishment they can. But a few plays later during an interception, a player like a Jerry Rice that most like, deliberately snatches the face mask of a player, snapping his neck around, to save a touchdown. Then having the refs either not flag the infraction or if they threw the flag, picked it up, and said "no foul happened", or gave only a 5 yard penalty. How much respect do you think people would have for the officiating or the intergrity of the game? It will be like you can cheat all you wnat if the refs like you and if they don't, you can have the refs rob you of the game by whistling bogus penalties. If you want to have integrity of the law, you carry it out to the letter EVEN if by doing so, you have to allow some people you know are guilty to remain free until you can get better evidence against them. Not just get it by allowing some small fish to walk or offering him a deal to get him to drop a dime.
Should I Get A Lawyer For My Personal Injury?
My Fiance' & I Were Rear-Ended Monday By Someone Exceeding The Speed Limit By 80Mph. We Were Going About 15 Mph (Just Pulled Out And Got Straight In The Road) The Other Person Was Doing 125 Mph When We Were Hit. It Of Course Totaled My Car And Unfortunetly The Other Driver Did Not Survive. I Still Owe About $1600 On It So I Am Sure I Will Get That Much For It. Their Insurance Company Took Fault Of Course & Got Me A Rental Car For 70 Days. I Went To Er That Night & All X-Rays Were Ok. I Was Released W/A Cervical Strain & A Thoracic Strain & A Knee Strain. I Have Only Slept Maybe 8 Hours Total In 4 Days, Everytime I Close My Eyes I See The Accident, I Am Working B/C I Can'T Afford To Stay Out But My Production Is Going Down Hill B/C I Can'T Focus. My Neck Pain Is Getting Worse & My Back As Well. I Went To Doctor Yesterday & He Basically Said I Had Strains & Muscle Spasm That Should Go Away. He Gave Me Anti-Inflamtory Meds & Something To Help Me Sleep But That Hasn'T Worked Yet,
Insurance adjustor (bodily injury) here:
Let's start with the damage to your vehicle. If your vehicle was a total loss, do not assume that you will get at least $1600 (the amount you owe on it). The other carrier only owes you the Actual Cash Value of the car that was totalled. If the vehicle was a Geo Metro worth $400, you will only get $400. The rest of the payoff amount will come out of your pocket. Whatever the value of the vehicle, the insurance company is obligated to pay off your loan first. If the auto damage settlement does not cover the repayment of the loan, you must pay the rest. If it does, the amount of settlement over and above the payoff will be sent to you. If you do not agree with the settlement offered by their carrier, you can make a collision claim on your policy if you have that coverage. More often than not, your carrier will value the car higher than the other driver's. You will be liable for the deductible on your collision coverage, but if the other carrier has already accepted liability you should get that back. Your insurance company will send the bill to the other company in what's called a 'subrogation' action, so don't worry about your rates. They won't go up. The advantage of using your collision coverage is that your policy should have an appraisal clause. If you don't agree with the value your own company assigns to the car, you can invoke that clause and hire your own estimator to value the car. You do not have that right when you deal with the other insurance company. You can settle your auto damage claim separately from the bodily injury, and it most cases it's advised. One thing that's odd is the fact that the other insurance company had you in a rental for over two months. While they are legally obligated to provide you with a vehicle similar to the one that was hit, they are only obligated to do so until your car is fixed or, in the case of a total loss, a loss settlement has been OFFERED. The minute they make an offer, whether it is fair or not, they can pull the rental out from underneath you. That gives you incentive to settle quickly, just make sure you don't get taken to the cleaners.
On the injury side, things get much more complex. In most municipalities, you only get ONE shot at settling your injury claim. In exchange for the check, the insurance company will require that you sign a Release of All Claims. Once you sign that release, you cannot get a penny more from the insurance company and you cannot sue the estate of the other driver. Be sure that you have all of your bills in before you settle!
Your physical injuries sound fairly common for a rear-ending accident. I would imagine you being sore for a while, but eventually everything should heal. If it doesn't be sure to go back to the MD and request additional testing for cervical bulge or other disc problems.
My advice on attorneys is this: don't take advice from ANYONE as to whether or not you should hire an attorney. Most people are either unqualified to offer an opinion, have an agenda, or both. Only YOU and your family can make that decision for yourself. I can tell you that there are ups and downs to attorneys in auto accidents. Attorneys provide you with a safety net. When you hire one, they will become your representative to the insurance company of the other driver. The claims person CANNOT contact you. That relieves stress in many people. Also, the attorney will not let you make a serious blunder, since they will be handling the whole thing. On the downside, attorneys often require 40% or more of the settlement as their fee. Also, hiring an attorney does not put the fear of God into insurance companies. Having legal representation does not guarantee you more settlement money. I've seen good attorneys get much, much more that the claimant could have and I've seen bad attorneys settle for less than we were willing to offer the claimant before they were represented. No attorney wants to litigate these issues, so they're really just a negotiator on your behalf. You need to balance the concerns you have about negotiation with the possibility that you could receive substantially less in a settlement after the fees are paid.
The key to getting money on your claim is knowing what drives an insurance companies evaluation. Cervical strain, thoracic strain, and knee strain are minor injuries. Settlements vary by jurisdiction, but you could expect medical bills plus a few hundred dollars in 'inconvenience' for each injury. It sounds like your largest medical trouble, and the driving force to your claim, is the psychological effect the accident had. The key to treatment and reimbursement is to be sure that the doctor you see is QUALIFIED to handle it. My guess is that the insurance company will argue that an MD of almost any sort is not qualified to diagnose and treat something like Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. You need to get immediately to a psychologist or psychiatrist for help with your mental anguish. Have them fully document EVERYTHING. Even then, it will be a challenge, as something as nebulous as 'mental anguish' is highly contestable due to the number of unscrupulous people that claim it.
What Do You Think Of The Nebrask Attorney General And His Decision Not To Give Free Legal Service To Illegals?
&Quot;I'M Not Going To Use Taxpayer Dollars To File Lawsuits For Illegal Aliens,&Quot; Said Bruning After Learning The Couple Was In The U.S. Illegally. &Quot;You'Re Not Going To Get A Free Lawyer&Quot; From His Office, He Said, &Quot;If You'Re Not A Citizen Of This Country.&Quot;
The Illegal Alien Proponent Moron Answers At The End Of The Column With This Oxymoron Gem &Quot;Even If A Person Is Here Illegally, We Should Enforce The Law.&Quot;
The Complete Article Can Be Found Here: Http://News.Yahoo.Com/S/Ap/20080501/Ap_On_Re_Us/Immigrants_Discrimination;_Ylt=Agj3kpcttf2_Nkr4f3iio2vvzwcf
Those services are there for legal citizens. He understands the wording and is complying with the law. I think it is good.
Rental Laws And Service Dogs In Ny?
I'M Trying To Get An Apartment In Upstate New York, But No Body Wants To Allow Dogs. I Have 3 German Shepherds, All Of Which Are Service Dogs, One Works With Me Directly As A Passive Detecting Canine Where I Work As Well As A Search And Rescue Dog And A Mobility Service Dog. I Was Told My A Family Member Since These Are Working Service Dogs, That Legally I Cant Be Turned Down For An Apartment (I'M More Than Willing To Pay Extra Deposits And Stuff) But I'M Trying To Find Out Since We Are In Desperate Need Of An Apartment... Does Anyone Have Any Tips Or Ideas? We Cannot Purchase A Home, So That Is Out Of The Question. If You Have An Idea, I Would Love To See A Direct Link For Support If Thats Possible.
Thanks So Much!!!!
All are your service dogs for a medical condition that you have (or someone in your home has)?
This is more of a legal question than a dog question. Yes, the law states that if you have a service dog, a legitimate service dog, then you cannot be turned down for an apartment or home based on ownership of that dog. You also cannot be charged extra rent or deposits. However, I am not aware of limits with owning 3. Especially if they are all for one person.
If someone came to me owning 3 service dogs for herself, I'd get suspicious. Most service dogs are trained to handle all issues themselves, thereby eliminating the need for 3 dogs.
Your best bet is to contact an attorney familiar with the ADA laws in NY. You may also want to contact someone in the fair housing department for your state.
Added: If you can provide more info as to what kind of service these dogs provide, if you are comfortable with it, I may be able to help further?
Added II: Thank you for the additional info. The SAR & narcotics dogs are not service animals. They do not fall under the ADA or Fair Housing Act protections. They are working dogs, not service dogs. The Mobility Dog may be considered a service dog, if it's been trained to do a certain task that helps out with your husband's disability. This dog would be covered under the ADA guidelines and the fair housing act. http://definitions.uslegal.com/s/service...