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You shouldn't settle after an accident without an attorney

Accidents happen every day. Maybe you experienced a sudden slip-and-fall on a wet floor at a local supermarket. Maybe a driver who was texting ran a red light and smashed into your car, leaving you severely injured. There are millions of scenarios where you could get injured, through no fault of your own. When that happens, you should speak with an experienced North Dakota personal injury attorney right away. Your attorney can help you determine what your legal options may be. More importantly, your attorney can help you review any settlement offers you receive before you accept them.

Injuries on the road or on someone else's property will almost always involve an insurance company. Whether it's an automotive policy or a homeowners policy, there's likely insurance meant to cover your medical costs and property damage. Insurance can be a blessing when your injuries are keeping you from working and medical bills come pouring in.

3 benefits of early estate planning

When it comes to estate planning, it is never too early to start. You may think that you have plenty of time. It was only a few years ago that you graduated from college and started your first job. It is easy to think that you have all the time in the world. Unfortunately, the worst can happen when we least expect it. That is why it is important to make arrangements as soon as possible.

Creating an estate plan can seem like a very complicated process. Fortunately, an experienced estate planning attorney in the Fargo area can ensure that wishes are clear in case of an accident or illness. Read further to find out more about three benefits of early estate planning.

Tips for Winning an Insurance Claim After a Car Accident

 

Unfortunately, car accidents are just as much a reality of the road as the pavement itself. Whenever someone gets behind the wheel of a car, there is always a chance that an accident could occur. Fortunately, most people have car insurance that could help to pay for damages to the car, replace it if necessary, and even cover medical bills.

Avoiding Critical Estate Planning Mistakes

Most people have heard of the estate tax. Also called the death tax, this is a tax that can wind up costing the beneficiaries of an estate a significant amount of their inheritance if the estate isn't planned carefully. Fortunately, there are estate planning tools that can help an estate owner maximize the amount of property that will ultimately be passed down to beneficiaries.

These tools can minimize the damage that the estate tax may cause to someone's inheritance. However, these tools can only be utilized properly when the owner of an estate and his or her attorney work together to avoid certain missteps and traps related to the estate planning process

Can I Get in Legal Trouble as a Designated Driver?

Everyone knows that drinking and driving are extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs due to the potential for injuring oneself and others along with the legal consequences of a DUI conviction. For these reasons, most people will try to enlist a designated driver if they are going out for a night of drinking.

While the designated driver is going to be a good samaritan and sacrifice their drinking for the safety of others, can a designated driver get in legal trouble for performing an act of generosity? 

Potential Issues with Tests Utilized at DUI Stops

Most people's heart rates immediately go through the roof when they see those flashing blue lights behind them. If the officer has a suspicion that the person pulled over could be guilty of drinking and driving, he or she may administer a variety of tests at the traffic stop to see if someone might be driving under the influence.

Possible tests include field sobriety tests, a blood test, and a breath test. While the legal blood alcohol concentration limit is 0.08, all of these tests have their faults and highlighting these faults is essential to a DUI defense. What are some of the defense strategies motorists and their attorneys could use to overcome these tests? 

Important Tips for Overcoming a DUI Charge

Unfortunately, there is an immense amount of political pressure against drinking and driving. Therefore, anyone who has been convicted of a DUI faces serious consequences that could include a steep financial penalty, suspension or loss of license, and even prison time depending on the prior criminal record.

Furthermore, many people will find that the social stigma against people convicted of a DUI could make it difficult to find housing or job opportunities. For those facing a DUI charge, here are a few important tips that can help people win the legal dispute. 

Should You Refuse a Chemical Test at a DUI Stop?

The unimaginable has happened. You've gone to a friend's party and had a few drinks. You feel fine and sober enough to take the drive home. However, on your way to your residence, you're pulled over.

Although you don't feel drunk, how can you ever be 100 percent sure? As the police officer makes his way to your vehicle, one question you may ask yourself: should I refuse to take a sobriety test?

Parking Lot Injuries: What to Do when Someone Hits You

It happens every year -- as the end of December draws nearer and nearer, last-minute shoppers take to crowded mall parking lots in pursuit of stocking stuffers and wish list items. As they circle seemingly endless parking lots in search of that single available spot, trolling pedestrians with each passing aisle, patience grows thin and frustrations rise.

Before you know it, you've been involved in a holiday shopping parking lot collision.

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