Many insurance companies rely on automated computer programs to decide how much they think your damage claim is worth when you have been injured in a car wreck. Using a computer program to determine settlement amounts simplifies the claims process for the insurance company. But the computer program is not designed to work in your… Read More
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Jones Act employers must provide seamen with maintenance and cure if injured or become ill while in the service of the vessel. However, there are certain defenses that allow employers to avoid maintenance and cure liability. For example, under the McCorpen defense employers may deny benefits to injured seamen who “knowingly fail to disclose a… Read More
A natural disaster can come in many forms — hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, flooding. When disaster damages or destroys your home, you need to act quickly to recover the insurance money you need to rebuild. As soon as it is safe to do so, contact your insurance agent or company. They will send an adjuster to examine… Read More
Occasionally feeling lightheaded is not rare, especially among older adults. Usually, it is nothing serious. The most common causes are dehydration; the side effects of medication; a sudden, temporary drop in blood pressure when standing up; or low blood sugar. Having a drink of water or orange juice and lying down for a few minutes… Read More
Corporate misconduct is not just a news story on the financial pages. As big companies play an ever-increasing role in our daily lives, misconduct impacts us in our work spaces, our homes, our cars, our phones, and even in our medicine cabinet. Click here to download 2017’s worst examples of corporate misconduct.
We know we need to make a change in our lifestyle — to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier, learn to relax, quit smoking. Our intentions are good, and we start with a burst of enthusiasm. At some point, we hit a bump in the road. Vacation disrupts our exercise routine. A stressful day has… Read More