Constitutional Protection: Understanding the Bill of Rights

We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

—Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Of course, we’ve encountered these words over and over again throughout our lives: in grade school, in high school, in college, and even on television. But, as a practical matter, what do they mean? Do they have any effect on your everyday life?

The Constitution and the Freedoms It Affords

In order for our representative democracy to work, there need to Read More

Insurance Tricks That Lower Your Car Accident Settlement

Although it can get expensive, having proper car and health insurance is essential to protect you and your family from unforeseen accidents. Ideally, your insurance coverage will not only help pay for sustained injuries, but also cover property damage and recovery costs—at least it should.

Many insurance holders are led to believe that as long as they have insurance all of their bases are covered.

  • Medical costs? No problem, they have insurance
  • Need a new car? Insurance will take care of it
  • Recovery forces them to miss work? Their insurance will help them out with bills

After all, they pay insurance premiums for exactly this reason, so why wouldn’t their insurance companies have their back? Unfortunately, the answer is simple: money

Insurance Companies Boost Their Bottom Lines by Throwing You Under the Bus

Just like any other business, insurance companies strive to make money. Read More

Abuse and Neglect—Nursing Home Exploitation

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that, as of the beginning of 2015, over 50 million people in the United States were over 65 years old. This means that roughly 16% of the nation is considered elderly, with a projected increase over the next 40 years. The elderly population growth, which began as a result of aging baby boomers, has made the business of nursing home care extremely lucrative. As people age they require more daily help and health monitoring—and that’s why over 15,500 nursing homes are registered in the U.S., housing nearly 1.4 million residents.Needless to say, nursing homes are obviously filling a niche in the market of health care. Unfortunately, some facilities aren’t exactly doing so safely or respectfully.

The Uncaring Faces of Nursing Home Exploitation

When you entrust a nursing home to take care of your loved one, you expect that care to be genuine. You pay for the assurance that she’ll be treated with respect and compassion, and that her needs will be fully addressed. However, this may not always be the case. According to the National Center of Elder Abuse, one Read More

Misdemeanor or Felony?—Understanding Your Charge

When you’re charged with a criminal offense, the possible sentence you may face depends upon the severity of the crime you’re accused of committing. Depending on the type of crime, you may or may not need special representation to build a strong defense. However, if the alleged crime is substantial, the need for an experienced defense lawyer could make the difference between freedom and a lifetime in prison.Don’t jeopardize your future by not knowing when to reach out for help. The McDaniel Law Group, PLLC, is here to help you get the best possible outcome for your case, no matter the severity.

From Infractions to Felonies: Minor to Severe Criminal Charges You Need to Know

Different crimes ultimately result in different legal penalties. An instance of speeding isn’t charged the same as a sexual assault, for example. Therefore, in order to classify crimes based upon severity and consequence, crimes are separated into three distinct categories: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. By understanding the difference Read More