Where to Get Legal Representation for Your Injury Claim

Written by Granny's Mettle

Nowadays, getting legal assistance and representation are so costly that many are finding other ways to look for cheap and sometimes "free" legal advice. The Internet is filled with online sources and legal websites that offer supposedly free legal counsel.

Quite a few sites actually, offer detailed analysis of situations most often for free, or sometimes for a minimal fee. Many of them entertain legal queries. However,repparttar legal advice that you may get from these sites are not reliable, and most ofrepparttar 119152 sites even have a disclaimer onrepparttar 119153 advice provided.

Nothing beats advice coming from a reputable and knowledgeable lawyer. Here are some ways to help you find a good, experienced personal injury lawyer, whom you feel you can trust:

Innie Minnie Miny Moe… Who do you refer?

Getting referrals on experienced lawyers is easy. However, you need to meet with each of them to discuss your claim before you decide to hire someone. And be prepared to get rejected. Remember that lawyers are practicing their profession for their own gains. Many do not take cases if they fall below a certain potential recovery amount. In addition, there are also those who reject claims that are not crystal clear. So make sure you have everything in place and allrepparttar 119154 information when you meet withrepparttar 119155 potential lawyers.

You can get referrals from (1) friends and acquaintances, (2) other lawyers, and (3) referral services. Talk with friends or acquaintances who have been represented by a lawyer in their own cases. If they have nothing but good things to say about a lawyer, put him/her onrepparttar 119156 list. Discuss your case with that lawyer and decide if you feel that you will be comfortable working with him or her.

Other lawyers you know would also be able to make referrals of other lawyers. They usually confer cases with one another so most of them may know someone who can handle your case.

Onrepparttar 119157 other hand, most bar associations have referral services where names of lawyers and their specialties are available.

Let's discussrepparttar 119158 problem… As with all referrals, discussing your case with each ofrepparttar 119159 lawyers will help you determinerepparttar 119160 best representation that could handle your personal injury claim. Bring all pertinent documents fromrepparttar 119161 police report, to medical bills and correspondences withrepparttar 119162 insurance company. Most lawyers do not charge atrepparttar 119163 initial consultation. Nevertheless, there still those who already want to charge for discussing whether or not he or she will takerepparttar 119164 case. When this happens, it's time for you to go look somewhere else.

DOJ Ruling on Disabled Rights in Cruise Ships

Written by Lala C. Ballatan

It is interesting to note that many disabled persons, instead of slinking away and being embarrassed by their conditions, are asserting their rights. They already educate themselves withrepparttar basics ofrepparttar 119151 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, a law which protects them against discrimination and rules that establishments and such give proper accommodations for them.

Adopted to removerepparttar 119152 barriers that preventedrepparttar 119153 society from benefiting fromrepparttar 119154 participation and contributions of individuals with disabilities,repparttar 119155 ADA took effect in July 26, 1990. Its Title I prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities – whether in job application, procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. It also hasrepparttar 119156 qualifications of a person with disability. Four other titles of ADA includes other aspects whererepparttar 119157 issue of disability is very much considered: public services and public transportation, public accommodations, telecommunications and miscellaneous.

Many states have also adopted and enforce versions ofrepparttar 119158 federal ADA. Now, onrepparttar 119159 Supreme Court rulings posted by Peggy McGuiness at Opinio Juris, referred to by Walter Olson on March 2, 2005 atrepparttar 119160 site, http://www.overlawyered.com/archives/cat_disabled_rights.html several important and interesting issues aboutrepparttar 119161 ADA were raised.

An argument ensued atrepparttar 119162 Supreme Court whenrepparttar 119163 Department of Justice (DOJ) sided with a group of disabled cruise passengers who sued Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) for failing to providerepparttar 119164 kinds of accommodations required on public transportation underrepparttar 119165 Americans with Disabilities Act. The defendant, NCL argues that they should be exempt from ADA regulation inrepparttar 119166 same way that they are exempt from federal labor laws because their ships fly underrepparttar 119167 Bahamian flag. The DOJ andrepparttar 119168 plaintiffs argue thatrepparttar 119169 ADA can be applied to foreign flagged vessels operating in US waters precisely because they come in and out of US jurisdiction and operate as a public accommodation.

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