IOUs And Promissory Notes: What To Know Before You Lend Money To A New Business

Posted on: 2 April 2015

A lot of people who start home-based businesses turn to their friends and relatives for a little financial help to get started. Usually, they lack the collateral to go to bank for a loan, so the best they can offer their backers are an "I Owe You" (IOU) or a promissory note as security on the loans. Are IOUs worth the paper they're written on? If you're thinking about lending money to a friend or relative to help with their new business (or any other reason), here's what you should know. [Read More]

How to Be a Team Player with Your Auto Accident Lawyer

Posted on: 23 March 2015

A car accident can be devastating, leaving you injured and feeling confused. You've made the smart move and hired an attorney to help you get compensation for your injuries, but did you know that your attorney needs your help? You and your attorney will need to work as a team to be successful. You can help your attorney to successfully fight for you in the following 5 ways. Bring him up to speed with documents. [Read More]

What Is The Difference Between An Interrogatory And Deposition?

Posted on: 16 March 2015

If you and your car accident lawyer have not been able to settle your claim with the insurance company, a trial is probably imminent.  In preparation for the trial, you could possibly face an interrogatory or deposition. To know what to expect, it is important that you know the difference between the two procedures.  What Is an Interrogatory? An interrogatory is part of the discovery process before the trial. To interrogate a witness or the other driver involved in the accident, your lawyer would send a questionnaire to him or her. [Read More]

Recourse When Your Rights Are Being Violated By A Police Officers On The Road

Posted on: 25 February 2015

When you are on the road and get pulled over, you may be unsure of what your rights are. Some recent civil cases in the news have demonstrated that a person's rights can be abused by a police officer due to an exaggerated desire to find drugs. When the police go too far, the results can be very disturbing. It is important to be aware of things you should comply with, and what things you can object to. [Read More]