Being injured through no fault of your own is extremely distressing. On top of dealing with the physical pain of your injury, you might also need to take time off work to recover. Coupled with related medical bills and missed paychecks, your situation may feel out of your control. Whether injured in a motor vehicle accident, on another person's property or through any number of situations, you can get the help you need.
The summer holiday is the perfect time to hit the beach, and people often travel significant distances in order to enjoy the beautiful beaches that California has to offer. Most people are aware of the possible dangers of spending time at the beach and keep an eye out for dangerous sea creatures or thieves who might target their personal items. However, few beachgoers -- if any -- expect to see truck accidents so close to the ocean. This was the terrifying reality that one family recently faced.
Student loan debts have continuing rising each year in the United States, even amid the post-recession economic recovery in 2017 and 2018. Even though California graduates have some of the lowest student loan debt averages in the country, at around $22,000, student loan debt now is one of the largest consumer debt categories in the United States. It ranks only behind mortgage debt and now surpasses credit card debt and auto loan debt.
The lingering effects of the Great Recession are still impacting individuals across California. Following the end of the mortgage and housing crisis, many consumers had little choice but to borrow money. As consumer debt continues to grow, some people might need to consider the potential benefits of filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
A California man was killed in a recent accident. The driver accused of causing the wreck was also injured in the collision and will be released into police custody following treatment as he is facing multiple criminal charges. This could be important for the victim's family if they choose to pursue a wrongful death claim, which is not uncommon after these types of fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Some California residents might fear getting sick or injured not because of the health implications, but because of medical bills. Many Americans struggle with overwhelming medical debt that they simply cannot seem to find ways out of. These hefty debts are so troublesome that they are actually one of the most commonly cited reasons when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.