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Month: April 2018

Posted on April 23, 2018 in
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act does not specifically address text messages, email, and other modern forms of communication, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean debt collectors can contact consumers via these modes of communication. Fortunately, there are steps to stop the receipt of text messages when consumers wish to cease these communications. The Outdated FDCPA...
Posted on April 23, 2018 in
Federal law requires skilled nursing homes that are federally funded by Medicare and Medicaid to establish emergency plans with written evacuation procedures that protect patients from harm. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a nursing home accident, call a Las Vegas injury attorney at Cogburn Law Offices today for a free...
Posted on April 16, 2018 in
Popular spring break locations across the country show a significant rise in traffic-related accidents, injuries and fatalities, compared to other times of the year. Spring Break Traffic Fatalities Spring break, a popular event that brings large crowds of young people to hot spots each year, also results in a significant rise in car crashes. According...
Posted on April 12, 2018 in
Nearly 20% of consumer credit reports contain errors that can have a significant impact on an individual’s finances including loan denials, higher interest rates, and other negative financial outcomes. These mistakes can make the individual appear as a high credit risk. In the United States, the law allows consumers to challenge these mistakes and it...
Posted on April 9, 2018 in
The recent bridge collapse at Florida State University has drawn attention to the safety of a rapid bridge construction technique that is used to erect bridges throughout the United States. The Florida bridge was built with accelerated construction techniques that have been linked to at least two other bridge failures in recent years. If you...
Posted on April 6, 2018 in
Debt collectors will go to great lengths to collect payments from consumers, and consumers should know their rights prior to making payments when a debt collector contacts them. In 2016 alone, there were more than 850,000 complaints filed with the FTC regarding the actions of debt collectors. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers...
Posted on April 6, 2018 in
When Daylight Savings Time arrives, it’s time to spring forward and check home safety features. Moving the clock forward each spring provides the perfect yearly reminder to inspect items around the house that can create safety hazards and lead to injuries for family members. If you or a family member was seriously injured due to negligence,...