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5 Causes Of Commercial Vehicle Accidents 

An accident involving a commercial vehicle can result in multiple devastating injuries that can take a long time to recover from. If you have recently been in such an accident, you can rely on a quality lawyer like one to advocate your rights as a personal injury victim. Many accidents involving commercial victims are a result of driver negligence. You can boost your compensation by obtaining quality legal assistance from an accomplished and skilled personal injury lawyer like the one at Kreizer Law.  Driving at an Unsafe Speed Failing to drive at a safe speed is a common cause of many types of commercial vehicle accidents. These accidents are too common, whether a driver is trying to switch lanes or speed past another vehicle. Commercial vehicles like buses or trucks are much more difficult to control than smaller vehicles.  Fatigue or Poor Sleep  Commercial vehicle companies often pressure their drivers to travel for longer periods, even if they are not in the best condition to drive. As a skilled commercial vehicle accident lawyer like one at Kreizer Law can explain, tiredness and poor sleep quality are one of the most common factors in commercial vehicle accidents. For example, a trucking carrier is found to have encouraged their drivers to continue driving despite having a lack of sleep, they may also be held liable.  Lack of Experience  One of the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents is inexperience. An example is when a carrier or employer may hire a driver despite them failing their driving test, and letting them operate a passenger van. Another example is when a truck driver causes an accident because they lack basic knowledge of operating a commercial truck. Talk to a lawyer to learn about your legal options.  Aggressive Driving  Road rage happens all too frequently. Drivers become impatient in a hurry to get to their destination. Unfortunately, aggressive driving often has deadly consequences. If you were in an accident that occurred because a commercial vehicle driver cuts you off or was driving aggressively, you might have a right to file a claim against them. Talk to a lawyer about your legal options to see what you can do.  Mechanical Failure Issues such as brake failures or blown tires are another common cause of commercial vehicle accidents that a lawyer often sees. If a commercial vehicle was not inspected properly or failed its inspection,...
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What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer When you put your family member in a nursing home, you expect him or her to be taken care of. Unfortunately, however, that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes nursing home residents even suffer abuse. Since few residents will admit that they’re suffering abuse, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs yourself. If you do believe that your loved one is being abused at a nursing home, you should take immediate action. Speak With Your Family Member If you suspect that your family member is being mistreated at a nursing home, the first thing you should do is talk to your loved one. Have the conversation in a private room and express your concerns. Let your family member know that you are concerned and want to help. Keep in mind that many nursing home residents are scared to speak up about abuse because they don’t want to worry their family members or they have been threatened. Discuss the Matter with Nursing Home Management While it may be uncomfortable at first, it’s a good idea to discuss your concerns with nursing home management. Tell them about the signs of abuse you’ve witnessed. What you may believe is abuse might not be. Therefore, you should be willing to hear the nursing home’s viewpoints. However, if they can’t explain the matter or seem aloof, you may have to take formal action. Gather Evidence In order to have a successful nursing home abuse claim, you must present sufficient evidence. As such, if you suspect abuse, try to gather as much evidence as you can. For example, if you observe that the nursing home facility is dirty or understaffed, write that down in your note. Likewise, if you see bruises on your family member, take photos of the injuries. Report the Abuse to the Proper Authorities The next step you should take is report the suspected abuse to a protective services for adults agency in your state. Tell them why you suspect abuse and present them with any evidence you may have. Consult a Lawyer If your loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home, he or she deserves justice. It’s important to speak to a nursing home abuse lawyer Chicago, IL residents entrust to provide an exceptional level of legal representation and guidance, like one from Disparti Law Group, about the case as soon as possible. Your family...
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Filing Chapter 11 for Your Small Business

Bankruptcy Lawyer Most people are aware of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the two different personal bankruptcy options. However, if you are a small business owner who is also struggling with overwhelming debt in your business, you can also file for bankruptcy protection for your business. This type of bankruptcy is called Chapter 11. What Happens If I File Bankruptcy for My Business? Once a company files a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition, they gain certain key rights and responsibilities. The filing company becomes responsible for offering a reorganization plan that assigns updated legal rights to the creditors. The reorganization plan will specify how much, and when, each class of creditor is to be paid. All impacted creditors will have an opportunity to vote to accept or reject this reorganization plan. However, in some cases, the debtor company may be able to get its planned approved over the rejections of creditors. This is referred to as a cramdown. What Are the Cramdown Requirements? All Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans must adhere to the requirements in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. As a general rule, reorganization plans must be approved by each class of affected creditor. However, the code includes a ‘cramdown’ provision, which provides an exception but this can only be done if the plan meets certain strict legal requirements. A cramdown can only occur if a reorganization plan: Has at least one class of creditor voting in favor of itEnsures that each objecting creditor class receives no less under the plan than they would if the company was liquidatedIs feasible, meaning that the likely result of the plan cannot be future liquidation or further necessary restructuringDoes not unfairly discriminate against any objecting creditor class Finally, in addition to those requirements, a cramdown can only move forward if the reorganization plan treats each objecting class fairly and equitably. How Does the Bankruptcy Court Determine What Is Fair and Equitable Treatment? Determining whether or not treatment is ‘fair and equitable’ is complicated in any legal case. For cramdowns, there is a two-part standard for assessing a reorganization plan’s fairness and equitability. The plan must ensure that no payment can be made in excess of the claim and that it conforms to the absolute priority rule. The absolute priority rule states that all objecting creditors cannot be forced to accept partial payments, via a cramdown, if a lower priority level of creditor or equity...
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