Posts Tagged‘lawyer’

Advice for Seniors: Types of Compensation from a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury is one of the most common types of lawsuits filed all across the United States. Part of the reason why is because personal injury covers such a wide range of lawsuits. As a broad definition of personal injury, it occurs when a party (a “defendant”) either by negligence or deliberate action caused definable and financially quantifiable harm to another party (a “plaintiff”). The plaintiff then hires a personal injury law firm in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred and sues the defendant. For example, if a plaintiff was injured in Portland Oregon, the plaintiff would hire a personal…

Senior Citizens: What is power of attorney and how do you grant it?

Life is unpredictable, especially at a person’s later years. Medical emergencies may occur and, when something like this happens, an elderly person may not be able to make decisions for themselves. This is why they need to grant power of attorney to a trusted individual who can make certain decisions in their behalf. Here is everything you need to know about power of attorney: What is power of attorney? A senior citizen can give power of attorney (POA) to a trusted individual. The senior citizen is called a principal and the individual is called an agent. The agent doesn’t have…