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The cost of raising a child can be exorbitant, especially for those who go at it alone. Whether a child was born out of wedlock or the child's parents have since divorced, many Hoosiers find themselves struggling to find a way to pay for their child's needs. Of course, by taking legal action, child support may be ordered, but even then it can be difficult to recover owed payments. On the other hand, many non-custodial parents find themselves facing overwhelming and unrealistic child support payments, given their current situation. In both cases, it may be time to seek counsel from an experienced family law firm.

Commercial vehicle accidents and vicarious liability

It can be tough to recover in the aftermath of a commercial vehicle accident. A victim may have extensive physical pain and suffering caused by broken bones, torn muscles, sprained ligaments, and even head and neck injuries, and the emotional toll can be devastating. Financial losses can leave a victim overwhelmed, too. After all, medical expenses need to be paid, which can be challenging when the injuries suffered have left a victim unable to work. A personal injury lawsuit may, of course, lead to the recovery of compensation that can help alleviate these damages, but sometimes the damages are so extensive that a liable individual may be unable to pay the full extent of compensation awarded.

Despite efforts to stop it, drunk driving still far too common

Drunk driving has been the target of legal reform and countless public service initiatives. The penalties for driving under the influence have become harsher, and television, print, radio, and social media campaigns have sought to spread statistics on the dangers of drunk driving. However, despite these efforts, drunk driving continues to be a problem that plagues the country. In fact, according to the CDC, nearly 30 people are killed every day in alcohol-related car accidents. After doing the math, this equates to one death in less than an hour every day.

Keeping in touch as the noncustodial parent

When you are the noncustodial parent, it can be difficult to feel as if you are a part of your child’s life. But your child needs you to be present, as children who have a lot of parental involvement do better academically and emotionally. 

Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can connect, even if your kid lives out of state: 

  •          Take advantage of technology, such as Skype, text, messenger and social media.
  •          Keep your communications positive: no arguing, complaining or gossiping.
  •          Allow your child to have a flexible schedule with you. If you have an arranged call but your kid has other plans, adjust your schedule.
  •          Write letters or send cards by regular mail. Send postcards and pictures of your place and travels.
  •          Do not ask your child to take messages to the other parent.
  •          Put your child’s needs first. Ask your child about her personal preferences in communication.

Considering a wrongful death claim? The clock is ticking

There may be no more devastating experience than losing a loved one in an accident. Oftentimes, these accidents happen in the blink of an eye, leaving friends and family members reeling from shock in addition to immense grief and sadness. 

If you are in this situation, it is not unusual to feel like you need to wait to talk an attorney about filing a wrongful death claim. You already have so much on your mind, and the thought of adding the complexity of a lawsuit on top of everything can be overwhelming. However, take care not to wait too long to examine your legal options, as you could wind up missing out on critical compensation you need and deserve.

Child support and weekly gross income

Getting divorced can be emotionally devastating, but the financial realities of marriage dissolutions can also take a toll. This can be especially true when children are involved. Why? Because noncustodial parents are often ordered to pay child support to custodial parents in an attempt to help fairly balance the costs of raising a child. Yet, this issue can lead to heated disputes, primarily because a child support obligation can be based on a number of ever-changing factors.

Indiana firm fighting for commercial vehicle accident victims

Being injured in a commercial vehicle accident in Indiana is no small thing. If you have been injured in one of these wrecks, then you've likely experienced physical, emotional and financial harm that can lead to pain and suffering, limitations to your everyday life and monetary shortfalls. Your stress levels may be through the roof, and your anger leave you thirsting to seek justice against those who turned your life upside down. If this is the case, then you may want to consider the legal options available to you.

Untreated sleep apnea may result in truck accidents

The trucking industry has played a pivotal role in our economic development. By moving goods across the country, these massive vehicles allow consumers to have access to a plethora of goods at an affordable price. However, these trucks, when driven negligently, can pose a significant danger to other motorists in Evansville and nationwide. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has implemented regulations in an attempt to ensure trucking safety, but even these regulations and the penalties they impose are not enough to prevent injurious and fatal truck accidents.

Steps to take after you are in an accident

When you are in a car accident, several traumatic things happen in a short period of time, and that can be enough to shake anyone up. That is why it is important to have a plan of action for the day when you do have to deal with one. By having a plan, you are going to be prepared to handle all the details the situation calls for, which will mean protecting your interests in the long run and helping yourself gain access to any resources you need to overcome injuries or damage to your vehicle.

Reduce driver distractions to reduce accident risk

You might know that distracted driving is among the most popular topics when it comes to automotive safety today, but it is easy to miss just how extensive the problem is. The fact is that each year sees more emphasis placed on curbing distractions while driving because they constitute such a broad range of risk factors. In fact, while texting and driving might be an instantly recognizable source of driver distraction that is likely the reason for the attention on the topic today, distracted driving has actually been a problem for generations.

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