What Can You Do About Wrongful Death?

By on 5-03-2015 in Hazards

In the entirety of human history on this planet, there is not a single person who has survived life. Everyone dies in the end due to one cause or another. Sometimes, it’s because of a sickness or medical condition that could not be helped. Sometimes, it’s because the person has aged significantly and it was simply time for them to take their last breath and rest, after a long and fulfilled life. Other times, it’s because of the rage or recklessness of other people. And it’s because of that last reason that has the surviving kin in the most distress.

See, the thing about death and people dying is that it’s more than a one-person ordeal. The dead leave the grieving behind and with the grieving comes the process of trying to live without the now-recently deceased. This is actually more literal than the emotional duress as, for example, what if the deceased was a family’s prime income earner and they are now in a state of panic and disarray as well as grief because of the loss of financial security?

It can be difficult to work with and, sometimes, there are even people or parties that capitalize upon the emotional state of the grieving for their own avarice.

According to the website of the lawyers with Williams Kherkher, a lot of people who have just lost a loved one tend to have a lot of stress on their shoulders—from the emotions of having to prepare funerals, last will and testaments, and then dealing with the repercussions that a death can give to survivors – that then makes them easily susceptible to deals that would not be beneficial for them in the long run.

Some insurance companies can take advantage of this time of your being in a state of distress to offer an initial deal that you might be tempted to take, especially if you don’t have legal representation to offer you advice and guide you through the costs of what you’re most likely owed. More often than not, you are owed better than the initial offer and though it can be tempting to take something that looks good at first, it would be ideal to have someone with a more objective stance to advise you on what to do next.

Asking for help is not something shameful and sometimes, it’s the only chance people have left.

Natural Hazard Reports: More than Faith and Pixie Dust

By on 5-03-2015 in Hazards

It is the effect of fairy tales – that some houses can nurse something magical beneath the floorboards, that there might be fantastic secrets hidden in the between the cracks in the walls. But there are also the other stories – the ones of ghosts, of the more nefarious sort lurking in the dark spaces that you cannot see. Unfortunately, these stories are only too true – in a more literal sense, but not in the way you might, at first, suspect.

Purchasing a home can be something both thrilling and daunting. It is, after all, the goal of so many Americans today to be able to have a home to call their own. Some people have dreamed and worked for the goal of owning their own four walls their entire lives. That is why it is so important for the house to be properly scrutinized, with only the most fastidious care, in order to make sure that the house is not haunted from something worse than ghosts.

There is appropriate documentation that sellers are legally warranted to give to prospective house buyers and one of them is the natural hazard disclosure reports or NHD reports. These are the reports that tell the hazards that the buyer should be made aware of before purchasing the home. There was an incident of a couple buying a house, for example, without knowing that it was previously foreclosed as it used to be a meth lab. Since the home they purchased was not properly cleared of toxins, the couple then experienced detrimental side-effects to their health.

Other natural hazards that buyers need to be knowledgeable about before purchasing a home are such things like: is the area susceptible to forest fires or flooding? Is the home structurally sound enough to withstand heavy storms and earthquakes? These are important questions that need to be taken account before purchasing a home in order to make sure that your investment is not wasted. Faith in the façade can only go so far.

A lot of the stories are true, after all – even the ones that you wish weren’t. You can make sure yours gets a happy ending.