Although the tide has turned in favor of legalizing possession and use of marijuana (it is currently legal in 25 states and Washington D.C.) that does not mean people who smoke cannabis won't experience any consequences from consuming this drug. In fact, if you're seeking Social Security disability benefits, marijuana use can have a negative impact on your case. Here are two ways smoking cannabis can result in denial of benefits.
24 June 2016
If you have been injured on the job, it is not unusual to be sent for a drug screen following your injury. What is found during this drug screen can have a direct impact on whether or not your worker's compensation claim may be approved. But what happens when the drug in your system is marijuana that has been approved by your doctor for your use to address a medical condition that you have?
13 May 2016
Between medical bills, car repairs, and lost wages, the aftermath of a car accident is an expensive time. Unfortunately, lawsuit settlements don't always come quickly. It can take months or sometimes even years to reach a settlement or receive a judgement in your favor, even if you have a good case and a great lawyer. But your bills don't stop piling up while you're waiting. To address this need, there are companies that make lawsuit loans to plaintiffs – money that you can use now that will be paid back upon receipt of your settlement.
8 April 2016
Attending a sports game at a stadium is thrilling and exciting, but it also has dangers associated with it. Whether you're attending a baseball game, football game, or even a large pro-wrestling event, you should not be held responsible for injuries that occur to you while attending a stadium. If you have been injured at a stadium, it's a good idea to consult with a lawyer and determine your options for seeking a settlement.
14 March 2016
Getting caught shoplifting can potentially lead to jail time. Every case is different, especially in the world of shoplifting. Different factors in a shoplifting case include the time you were caught, the value of the items, and any other past crimes that you are on your record. Along with these details in the case, technology could have a big impact. This is why consulting with and hiring a criminal law attorney is essential for breaking your case down and getting the best defense possible.
18 January 2016
One of the biggest problems that couples face when going through a divorce is the fact that they see it as a battle. This need not be the case, especially if you have children and simply want what is best for them. A divorce mediation is a process where an attempt is made to work out everything as amiably as possible. This means that both parties will attempt to work out what is in each other's best interest.
21 December 2015
Many times when a marriage ends up in divorce court and there is a custody battle, the court is only able to see the husband and wife. They are not able to see the extended family members, especially the grandparents, who will also be directly impacted by any orders handed down by the court. In certain divorce cases, when it comes to visitation, the grandparents may have a right to be seen.
8 December 2015
There are many different laws that can affect small business owners, and it can make it difficult for any new entrepreneur to keep things straight. This can lead to a variety of struggles, including the potential for lawsuits. It's important that you protect your business from risks like these, but that means being familiar with the laws that can put you at risk. Here are a few of the most common mistakes that new entrepreneurs can make and some tips to help you avoid them.
30 October 2015
If you have the funds to pay for your next house in cash, doing so may be a good choice for you. Cash buyers have some distinct advantages when it comes to the negotiations process. You can close the deal faster and with less fuss than someone who has to go through a mortgage approval process. For a seller who's motivated to get rid of their old house and move on, a buyer with cash in hand is an attractive proposition.
2 October 2015
If you have suffered an accident, illness, or met other certain qualifications, and are unable to work, you may have filed an application for Social Security disability. Although, you may already know that you only have a 36% chance nationally of being approved, it is still disheartening when the denial letter comes in the mail. Fortunately, that is not the end of things, but what you do next may determine whether or not you will receive benefits.
9 September 2015