Sep 6, 2021 by BBJ Law

During the height of the pandemic, correctional facilities around the country received federal funding to combat the spread of COVID-19. Just because the money was available, however, doesn’t mean every jail or prison used it to implement reasonable measures for keeping their inmates healthy. If you or someone you love contracted the virus while behind …

Aug 14, 2021 by BBJ Lawyers

If you can’t seem to stay on top of all your monthly obligations, filing for chapter 13 may be the answer.  This form of consumer bankruptcy was designed for those who have at least some disposable income to knock out their debts but struggle to manage everything from month to month. Also called “wage earner’s …

Aug 7, 2021 by BBJ Law

Just because prisoners lose their freedom doesn’t mean they lose their basic human rights. Even while incarcerated, Americans are entitled to certain inalienable privileges, like emergency medical care and reasonably safe living accommodations. When an inmate’s rights are violated, they usually have grounds for legal action. As long as they can prove they were abused …

Aug 7, 2021 by BBJ Law

If you discharge debt through bankruptcy, your credit score will inevitably take a hit. Petitioners who have a fairly high score—think 750—can expect to lose at least 200 points. Those with a lower score, on the other hand, will see a smaller drop; however, that’s simply because they don’t have as many points to lose. …

Aug 7, 2021 by BBJ Law

Even minor brain damage can alter the trajectory of your future. From your personal relationships to your professional capabilities, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have ripple effects on virtually every aspect of your life. While those who were hurt through no fault of their own can seek compensation, they’re not going to recover a …

Jul 4, 2021 by BBJ Law

By their very nature, rear-end car accidents will almost always catch you off guard, giving you no time to react or brace for the impending impact. Not only can these collisions cause significant damage to your vehicle, but victims can also suffer serious injuries such as broken bones, whiplash, and brain trauma. If you were …

Jun 30, 2021 by BBJ Law

If you’re facing an overwhelming amount of debt and you don’t have enough income to cover even the minimum monthly payments, chapter 7 may be the answer. A popular form of consumer bankruptcy, chapter 7 can provide a clean slate for those in dire need of a fresh start. Should you decide to pursue chapter …

May 20, 2021 by BBJ Law

If you have reason to believe an elderly loved one is being neglected or abused by nursing home staff, it’s natural to be enraged. Since holding the facility accountable is going to demand a number of calculated maneuvers, however, it’s imperative that you don’t do anything rash. If it turns out your suspicions are correct, …

Apr 24, 2021 by BBJ Law

When law enforcement personal violate someone’s civil rights, they should be held accountable. At the very least, they should be expected to cover the damages that arise as a result of their wrongdoing. That doesn’t mean, however, that they always do. If you want to hold a government agency liable for infringing on your rights, …

Apr 18, 2021 by BBJ Law

For those facing an overwhelming amount of debt, bankruptcy can provide a much-needed fresh start. Before you can secure a clean slate, though, you’ll have to navigate complex legal proceedings. What many debtors don’t realize is the proceedings essentially start long before they actually file their petition. In the months leading up to the bankruptcy, …