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Who Files the Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Posted on March 11th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit If your loved one died because another person or entity was negligent, a wrongful death lawsuit might be on the horizon. Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit and when does it need to be completed? The following goes over some basic information about wrongful death lawsuits. Filing the Lawsuit […]

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If wrongful death damages are recovered, is that money taxable?

Posted on March 9th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

What Are Wrongful Death Damages? When someone dies as a result of another party’s negligence, the deceased person’s estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party they believe to be at fault. If the court agrees, it may award wrongful death damages, which are financial penalties that the negligent party pays to the […]

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Security Claim

Posted on March 9th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Personal Injury Lawyer Personal injury claims arising from several different incidents. While motor vehicle accidents may be the most common way for an individual to pursue a personal injury claim, it is not the only way. There are claims that are filed against property owners are business owners for negligence on the property, and this […]

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Beyond Legal Support — Additional Resources After Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on February 19th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

When a traumatic brain injury affects a family, often finding resources for legal recourse is at the top of the to-do list. However, next on that list could be the beginning of a very long road to recovery and a lifetime of managing symptoms. After the legal team is gone and the health insurance stops, […]

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Inheritance Rights of Children and Spouses

Posted on February 16th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Generally speaking, your will gives you the right to dispose of your property as you see fit after your death. However, if you choose not to leave property to your spouse and/or your children in your will, or you leave less than you could, it may invalidate the will. Alternatively, your family members could challenge […]

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Accidents with Big Trucks

Posted on February 14th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

While being in an accident of any kind is frightening, an accident with a big truck can be downright traumatizing or even fatal. The sheer weight and size of these big trucks alone made them more dangerous in an accident than a regular vehicle. In the aftermath, you may be wondering what the legal differences […]

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Why You Should Include Pets in Your Will

Posted on February 7th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

A pet is like a member of your family and you love it to pieces. Your furry family member provides you with unconditional love and makes you feel better when you’re sad. That’s why it’s important to consider your cat or dog when you’re writing up your will. Here are a few important reasons to […]

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What Will Happen if Someone Else’s Drugs Were in My Car?

Posted on February 6th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Consider this scenario: you’re driving down the street and a friend is sitting next to you in the passenger seat. After you’ve been on the road for a while, your friend pulls out a blunt and decides to light it in your car and smoke it while you drive. You’re not 100 percent sure about […]

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What Should I Do If I’m Injured on a Construction Site?

Posted on February 6th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

All workplaces can be dangerous, but the construction industry is especially so given the type of work employees perform. Injuries are common, and while workers’ compensation is usually responsible for covering the costs associated with those injuries, an employer may not be the only party responsible.  If you were injured in an incident that happened […]

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Estate Planning After Children

Posted on February 6th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Having children is a life-changing event in many ways. In the commotion of it all, don’t forget to plan for today and tomorrow with estate planning documents.  Plan for Today Create “living documents”, which cover your needs, and therefore your children’s needs, in the event of your incapacitation. This includes a financial power of attorney, […]

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