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What you need to do After an Accident at Work

 

If you find yourself being the victim of an accident that occurred at your workplace then you need to know what steps you need to take in order to protect yourself and your assets. We at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo can help you and inform you of exactly what steps need to be taken. With the tips listed below and the expertise of our personal injury attorneys you can make sure you are covered. 

 

File an Accident Report

The first step you want to make sure to take is to file an accident report with your employer. Many states have a very short period of time in which you must report an accident in order to be covered under workers compensation. Because of this, you should report any accident that you are involved in on the job, whether or not you believe you are injured. If it turns out you aren’t injured filing an accident report is a good way of informing your employer of safety measures that need to be reevaluated. 

 

See your Doctor

After an accident you will want to go and see your doctor or go to the ER as soon as possible. Take into consideration, if you are not seriously injured, you should ask your employer if they require you to see a certain doctor or if you can choose which doctor to go to. If your employer chooses the doctor and you are not satisfied with how things went at your visit, you may want to consider seeing another doctor of your own choosing. If needed you can always get a second opinion. The more you do to receive honest confirmation of the injury and the extent of it the more evidence you have to provide.

 

Visit with a Lawyer

To protect yourself even further you might want to consult with one of the personal injury attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo. We can provide you with the information and suggestions you need to make sure you are covered. For more information on our law firm and the cases we handle on a regular basis call to schedule a consultation or browse our website today.

Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act

 

Over the few years you may have heard various opposing views regarding the No Child Left Behind Act (NLCB). The No Child Left Behind act of 2001 was President George W. Bush administration’s attempt at providing this basic human right to children of the country during his 2-terms as Commander in Chief. While the act was replaced in 2015 there were some very positive aspects of the act that can help you in better understanding why it was implemented. We at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo can provide you with an attorney and the facts listed below to help you to better understand the No Child Left Behind Act.

 

Accountability of Schools

One aspect of the act was to hold the schools accountable by keeping track of their progress with the children. Schools who participated honestly and avoided the cheating scandals of falsifying test scores actually benefited. Schools that meet their goals were rewarded. On the other hand, schools that did not meet their goals for two consecutive years were labeled “in need of improvement” and then were to notify the families.

 

Federally Funded

Due to the amount of funds available and the way they were implemented the program had a very broad reach throughout the nation. More than $1-billion in NCLB funding was spent annually on a reading program that ensured all children received adequate instruction learning to read. NCLB also allowed for States and Districts to spend their money flexibly.

 

Qualified Teachers

The NCLB Act actually required teachers to be qualified for the positions they held and provided funds to make this possible. It was mandated that all teachers be licensed and hold at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree. The act also required teachers to be educated in the specific area they were teaching.

 

Proven Teaching Methods

The NCLB Act also made it so teachers were required to teach in particular methods that have been proven to be successful. These methods were provided to reach all the children and help them in increasing their successes. 

 

While you may have your own opinion on the No Child Left Behind Act there were some positive aspects of the Act that were proven to make an impact. If you find yourself needing more questions or needing a consultation with one of our attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo regarding your child’s right to an adequate education please call and make an appointment today.

Steps to take when your Child’s School isn’t taking their Bullying Seriously

 

Hearing that your child has been dealing with bullying at school and having their school seem to not take it seriously enough can be very frustrating. We at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo can provide you with a lawyer that can walk you through the steps you should and can take to help your child in their situation. Below are just a few of the steps you can take when you feel like your child’s school isn’t taking their bullying experience seriously.

 

Have your Voice Heard

The best thing you can do is to talk to everyone you can about your situation. Most importantly take the time to continue talking to your child. Being there for them to express how they are feeling and what they are going through can help them through the process. Bullies want their victims to feel isolated. Talking to your child about every aspect of their life that they are willing to share will help to take the feeling of isolation away. The next step is to talk to the school officials. It is best to do this by scheduling an appointment and allowing you to gather your facts and thoughts on the situation. Try not to let emotions take control of the meeting. Finally, you can talk to your fellow parents and community members to help create awareness of what is going on at your child’s school.

 

Document Everything

It is so important to make sure you document everything you can when it comes to your child’s bullying situation and the corresponding meetings you have regarding the bullying. When your child comes to you to explain their bullying experiences make sure you document everything they say while the memory is still fresh. Take notes during meetings with school officials along with dates and times of those meetings. You might even want to go as far as producing a document with an agreed solution to the problem and have all of the people involved sign it.

 

Don’t Give Up

This whole situation may take some time and effort in order to see the result you want. To help you through the process and to know what your rights are legally it is always a good idea to meet with one of our trusted lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo. For more information about our law firm and how we can help you please visit our website.

Revocable vs Irrevocable Trusts; what are the Differences

 

Knowing the differences between Revocable and Irrevocable trusts can help you in making the right decision for you family and your unique situation. The experienced lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson Law Firm in Provo, Utah can walk you through what type of trust is best for you. Below we have listed some of the differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts.

 

Ownership of Property

When deciding what to do when it comes to ownership of property you need to know the differences that an irrevocable trust and a revocable trust can provide you. A properly set-up, implemented, and funded irrevocable trust can provide the best possible protection of assets from claims by creditors, as the assets have literally changed ownership. This is very different from a revocable trust situation where the Grantor retains completed ownership of the property.

 

Modification of a Trust

An Irrevocable trust works to protect your assets from every angle. Whereas a revocable trust allows the instrument to be modified or revoked at the Grantor’s discretion; this means that the assets in a revocable trust are still available for anyone to take. The term ‘irrevocable’ generally implies that the trust cannot be changed under any circumstances.

 

Appointment of Trustees

When it comes to appointing a trustee to your trust you want to make sure you have full control over the situation. With an Irrevocable trust the grantor will appoint a trustee that has a fiduciary duty to protect the assets. The trustee will manage the assets in the trust and is bound by its provisions. By having a trustee who is a separate entity from the Grantor, it is apparent that the Trustee is exercising independent control over the trust assets. With a revocable trust, the Grantor often also serves as the Trustee, maintaining control over the assets in the trust.

 

Knowing the differences between a revocable and an irrevocable trust will help you in determining what to do with your assets. The lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson Law Firm in Provo, Utah can help you to fully understand the differences and help you to choose the one that benefits your unique situation. Call us today to learn more about our law firm and how we can help you throughout the process of making trusts.

Common Personal Injury Claims

 

Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo is known for their experienced personal injury attorneys. We work hard for you when it comes to your personal injury claim. To know more about what we commonly do we have provided you with the most common personal injury claims we tend to deal with.

 

Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents are by far the most common personal injury claims we deal with. There are approximately 6 million auto accidents a year within the U.S. and most are caused by negligence, distracted driving, and bad weather. No matter the cause you need a lawyer that can get what you deserve in your personal injury case. They will guide you through the process and make sure you have all the evidence and paperwork you need in order to be successful in your case.

 

Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall cases are mainly caused by the negligence of the opposing party. Negligence injuries are typically sustained in a public area, placing responsibility on either a private business or corporation, government agency, or organization. Misplaced or faulty equipment, poorly labeled areas of danger, and failure to comply with building codes are all examples of negligence that can lead to personal injury. These personal injury cases tend to be a little more complicated when it comes to legalities.

 

Work-Related Injuries

When an employee sustains an injury at work or develops an illness related to work conditions, a workman’s compensation claim should be filed. Your employer is legally responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. It is always a good idea to have your personal lawyer involved and informed throughout the process to make sure your employer is doing everything they are legally supposed to do.

 

Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo has the expertise you need when it comes to personal injury claims. Our personal injury attorneys use their expertise to provide you with all the aspects you need to have a successful case. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Qualities of a Great Attorney

 

When you need an attorney you should have someone that you trust completely to help you no matter your situation. The attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Utah County could have all the qualities you need in an attorney. Below is a list of qualities that every great attorney should possess.

 

Experience

When searching for an attorney you want to know that they have the knowledge and experience to handle any case that may come their way. Having an attorney that specializes in the area of law that you need assistance with is only beneficial to your case. They can walk you through all of your options and help you to get the best outcome possible.

 

Communication

You will need an attorney that is willing to collaborate and communicate with you. A great attorney will listen to your needs and goals. They will then offer helpful and educated suggestions pertaining to your specific situation. Don’t pick a lawyer that isn’t willing to explain things in a way that you can fully understand.

 

Availability

Nothing is worse than finding your “perfect” attorney only to realize they are too busy to meet with you when you need them most. You need an attorney that is willing to make changes to their schedule to fit your needs. Ask your potential attorney about their current workload and if they will be available when you need the most assistance.

 

Reputation

The best way to determine if your attorney will suite your needs is by doing a little research and asking for references. You can easily determine on how honest and hardworking your attorney really is by scouring reviews and talking to references.

 

It is more than reasonable to be picky when it comes to hiring an attorney.  Using the tips above can help you determine what makes a great attorney. The attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Utah County strive to meet all of your expectations. Stop by our office or give us a call to learn more about who we are and what we specialize in.

What to do After Bankruptcy

 

After completing the bankruptcy process you may be wondering what exactly you need to do in order to not fall into a financial crisis again. The bankruptcy attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo can help you develop a financial plan to keep you from ever having to file for bankruptcy again. Below are just some of the suggestions we have come up with when your bankruptcy is finally done.

 

Keep all of your Paperwork

Throughout the process of your bankruptcy you will receive various reports and paperwork. Your bankruptcy attorney can guide you through the paperwork and make sure you are filling out everything correctly. You will receive copies of what is needed when you go to get a new credit card or loan. The paperwork that you need to have is the petition, notice of filing and discharge. If you lose these items you can always request another copy.

 

Check your Credit

After a few months have passed since your completed bankruptcy you can begin checking your credit reports. You can usually do so for free once a year. Some banks allow you to view it more often. Don’t be discouraged with your score at first as your bankruptcy needs time to process and you will have to build your credit score back up. Your bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for at least 10 years by law. You also need to keep an eye on making sure your debts that work processed in the bankruptcy have been discharged. 

 

Create and Use a Budget

One of the reasons you had to file for bankruptcy in the first place was probably due to the fact that you didn’t create and stick to a budget. It is so important to have a budget in place that specifically details how much you can spend each month so you don’t accrue any debt. Budgets can be hard to stick to at first but it will pay off before you know it.

 

Be Careful with New Credit

Sometimes it is suggested that you get a new credit card to build up your credit score after a bankruptcy. If you plan on doing this you need to be cautious. Never spend more than what you can immediately pay off. Just because you have a high limit to spend doesn’t mean you need to reach that limit.

 

Bankruptcy can be beneficial if you have the right guidance from one of the bankruptcy attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo. Knowing what you need to do afterwards can help you to never have to file for bankruptcy again. For more information on bankruptcy and what your options are you can call our office today to schedule a consultation.

Why you need a Lawyer when closing on your Mortgage

 

Selling your home and closing your mortgage can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. The process of selling your home takes a lot of paperwork and often times the advice of the trusted lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson Law Firm in Provo, Utah. Having a lawyer by your side throughout the home selling process can be vital to your success. Below we have listed just some of the reasons why you need a lawyer when you are closing on your mortgage.

 

Unexpected Issues

Having a lawyer with you not only when closing on your mortgage but throughout the sale can help you when you encounter unexpected issues when it comes to selling your home. A lawyer can give you their expertise on what you can and should do when certain issues arrive. It is always wise to have a lawyer to look over any and all paperwork you come into contact with as well. This will help you in avoiding any potential problems from paperwork being filled out incorrectly.

 

Easing Tensions

Going through the process of closing your mortgage can be overwhelming. Emotions can run high at the thought of something going wrong or having a disagreement with the buyers. Having a lawyer there can help in easing the tension. You can let them handle all of the legalities of the process and let you relax a little bit knowing they have your needs in mind.

 

Expertise

Closing on a mortgage often takes some expertise on how the real estate system works. Doing that on your own can add a lot of unnecessary stress. Hiring a lawyer from Robinson, Seiler & Anderson Law Firm in Provo, Utah will give you the expertise you need when it comes to closing on your mortgage. We can give you different alternatives depending on your situation to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. Make sure you give us a call today to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers before you start the process of selling your home.

Evidence to Collect after a Car Crash

 

Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying experience. Depending on the severity of the crash your life can be changed forever. That is why the attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Utah County want to make sure you are covered when it comes to receiving compensation for your car and injuries. To help you with your case you will need to make sure you are gathering the appropriate evidence regarding your case. Listed below are a few things you will want to make sure to do in order to properly collect evidence after a car crash.

 

Take a lot of Pictures

We highly recommend keeping a disposable camera or your phone with picture taking capabilities in your car at all times. If you do find yourself in an accident you need to be able to take pictures to use as evidence. Make sure you take pictures of the damage to your car, skid marks, and the scene of the accident. All this can help in determining who was at fault in the accident. You will also want to document the damage done to the other car and their information such as their license plate number, id number, and insurance information. If you are hurt and can’t gather picture evidence you can always ask someone to do it for you.

 

Gather Witnesses

When gathering evidence for your case regarding your car accident you will want to ask around the scene and see if there are any witnesses to what happened. Having a bystander retell the scene can help your case and determine who was at fault. Get their name, phone number, and a statement. Record it if possible. If the police arrive on the scene ask them to fill out an accident report and write down their badge numbers.

 

Gather Information

As mentioned before you need to gather the other party’s information. Write it down or take pictures so you can have them on hand. You will need their driver’s license, license plate number, insurance information, name, and phone number. If you are unable to obtain this information you can call the police to ask for their assistance.

 

Making sure you take the time to gather all the necessary evidence at the scene of your car crash can save you a lot of hassle in the future if your case ends up going to court. The attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Utah County can help you through the process of your case and give you the advice you need for success. Stop by our office today for more information and to meet our staff.

The Facts of being in an Accident with a Semi-Truck

 

Being on the road you need to be aware of your surroundings and who you are driving alongside. If you find yourself in an accident with a semi-truck you need to make sure you know what to do and who to contact for help. We at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo can help you in getting the compensation you deserve after an accident with the help of a personal injury attorney. Below is a list of facts that can help you when you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck.

 

Know who to Sue

When you are seeking compensation after being involved in an accident you will need to know who to sue if your needs are not being met. It can be a little complicated when you decide to take the driver of the semi-truck to court. Big commercial trucks, including 18 wheelers, are usually owned by a business, so you would want to sue the owner of the truck. On occasion, the trailer may be owned by a different company than the truck, and they may even be insured by different insurance companies, which case you might have to sue the trailer owner too. Sometimes the truck drivers are employees, but sometimes they are independent contractors, in which case you might also want to sue the driver. Speaking with one of our personal injury attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo will help you in determining what you need to do.

 

How much Insurance does a Semi-Truck Need

Knowing the amount of insurance a semi-truck is required to have will let you know how much you can receive in compensation for your totaled car and medical bills. Each state has a required rate in which each truck needs to meet. It will also depend on what kind of load the truck could be carrying as well. A tractor-trailer hauling paper cups or bicycles only needs to carry $750,000 in insurance; but a truck carrying a hazardous substance like oil or chemicals has to carry anywhere between $1-$5 million dollars of insurance, depending on what it is hauling.

 

Coverage of Medical and Loss of Wage

If your accident results in you being sent to the hospital with extensive injuries and making it so you lose your source of income for an extended amount of time you will want to know how these costs will be covered. Usually your car insurance can help with the no-fault coverage. When you are involved in an accident with a vehicle weighing over 6,500 pounds, and that vehicle is at fault for the accident, then your insurance company can go after the at-fault vehicle’s insurance company to get that money back.

 

Knowing what you can do after an accident with a semi-truck can help you in putting your life back together. Getting the help and experience you need from the personal injury attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo is a must. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

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