Saturday, October 25, 2008

Election Day is November 4, 2008

SISTERS IN LAW PREDICT 2008 Presidential Election
Barack Wins By 10 Electoral Votes: 274 to 264
Votes are allocated based on the 2000 Census.
Total Electoral Vote: 538; Majority Needed to Elect: 270

Alabama 9 McCain
Alaska 3 McCain
Arizona 10 McCain
Arkansas 6 Toss Up
California 55 Obama
Colorado 9 Obama
Connecticut 7 McCain
Delaware 3 Obama
D.C. 3 Obama
Florida 27 McCain
Georgia 15 McCain
Hawaii 4 Obama
Idaho 4 McCain
Illinois 21 Obama
Indiana 11 Obama
Iowa 7 Obama
Kansas 6 McCain
Kentucky 8 McCain
Louisiana 9 Toss Up
Maine 4 Obama
Maryland 10 Obama
Massachusetts 12 Obama
Michigan 17 Obama
Minnesota 10 Obama
Mississippi 6 Toss Up
Missouri 11 Obama
Montana 3 McCain
Nebraska 5 McCain
Nevada 5 Obama
New Hampshire 4 Obama
New Jersey 15 Obama
New Mexico 5 Obama
New York 31 Obama
North Carolina 15 McCain
North Dakota 3 McCain
Ohio 20 McCain
Oklahoma 7 McCain
Oregon 7 Obama
Pennsylvania 21 McCain
Rhode Island 4 Obama
South Carolina 8 McCain
South Dakota 3 McCain
Tennessee 11 McCain
Texas 34 McCain
Utah 5 McCain
Vermont 3 Obama
Virginia 13 Obama
Washington 11 Obama
West Virginia 5 McCain
Wisconsin 10 Obama
Wyoming 3 McCain


Monday, October 20, 2008

Personal Injury

If you are injured through the negligence of another, you may have a personal injury claim against that person. One way to define negligence is an act carried out without regard for the safety of others. If someone injures you without regard to the proper standard of care, their carelessness may entitle you to compensation. In every negligence claim, the injured person has the burden of proving every element of the case.

In addition to negligence, the injured person must prove causation and damages. Causation is the nexus between the negligent act and the damages incurred. In other words, but for the negligent act, would the person have suffered the damages.

Damages take many forms, including medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, permanent or temporary disability.

In order to prove the elements of the case, it is important for the injured person to preserve evidence relating to the claim. Police reports, medical records, photos of a damaged vehicle, coroner and autopsy reports, as well as witness statements are all important forms of evidence in various types of injury claims.

If you have been injured through the negligence of another, take the following steps:

1. seek medical attention if you are in pain
2. photograph the scene of the incident
3. photograph any injuries to your own body
3. get contact numbers and statements from any eye witnesses
4. notify the at-fault party that you intend to seek compensation
5. notify your own insurer, if applicable
6. seek legal advice quickly - statutes of limitation can bar your claim if not made timely