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A closer look at the process of securing a Green Card

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A closer look at the process of securing a Green Card

It can be a dream come true when the federal government grants a person authorization to both works and lives here in the U.S. on a permanent basis, a reality evidenced by the issuing of a permanent resident card, or, as it is more commonly known, a Green Card.green card renewal  - attorneys

As exciting as the prospect of someday holding a Green Card can be, however, it’s important to understand that the process of getting there is by no means easy thanks in large part to a rather complex set of eligibility requirements mandated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

An overview

At the outset, anyone looking to secure a Green Card should know that there are four eligibility requirements that must be satisfied, including:

Eligibility under an immigrant category set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act, including family, employment, refugee/asylum, and other special categories
Filing and approval of a qualifying immigrant petition

Availability of a visa
Admissibility to the U.S.
Immigrant category eligibility: Family

Those seeking to secure a Green Card may be sponsored by a relative who has secured either citizenship or permanent residency here in the U.S.

In fact, those who qualify as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens — including spouses, unmarried children under 21 and parents — will not be required to wait for a visa, as Congress has placed no limit on the number of these visas issued in a given year, and can file their application for a Green Card immediately.

As for those family members who don’t qualify as immediate relatives, a relative who has secured either citizenship or permanent residency here in the U.S. can still sponsor them. However, these relatives will have to wait for a visa to first become available before they can file their Green Card application.

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Choose a Texas/ Texas Construction Accident Attorney Who Will Fight for Your Rights

Choose a Texas/ Texas Construction Accident Attorney Who Will Fight for Your Rights

You must realize the critical importance of acting swiftly. In construction accident injury cases, the evidence begins to fade immediately. The accident scene itself changes quickly as construction sites are in a constant state of change. And witnesses change their stories or forget what they saw. If you wait too long to hire an attorney and put him on the investigative trail, you are doing lasting damage to your ability to secure the restitution you deserve.

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Here’s a recent example. Our attorneys were very quickly hired by the loved ones of a construction worker who died after a fall from a crane. The employer had ordered the worker on the rig but didn’t provide a safety harness. And when the man plummeted to his death, the employer hurried to a construction supply store, bought a safety harness and attached it to the dead man before reporting the accident. Our attorneys were able to prove this willful deception by interviewing his co-workers, and we made this employer pay: and pay big.

We also mentioned defendant asset checks as part of our investigations. Many times, liable defendants have the money to pay for your injuries but hide their assets by giving them to a family member or tossing them in an offshore account until the danger to them passes. But if they have the funds to pay, we’ll find them.

There are many construction injury attorneys in Texas. How can you decide which one is right to handle your case? Our respected personal injury attorneys recommend interviewing at least two or three before choosing the lawyer that you want to hire. Ask each one about his track record for settling and litigating car accident cases. Find out what each attorney thinks the strengths and weaknesses of your case are. See if the lawyers can provide you with the names of former clients whose cases were similar to yours. Ask if you can contact them. And then reach out to them and ask the same question you asked the prospective attorney.

If you do all of these things to your satisfaction, then you’ll be able to hire an attorney whose experience in handling cases as yours gives you confidence, as well as peace of mind that this is the lawyer you can trust with your case. And if your family member is not able to do this, you need to take this responsibility on yourself for the sake of your family’s compensation rights. The longer you wait, the more risk you run of ending up with nothing but a pile of medical bills and no money to pay them, or the rest of the damages to which you have a right to be compensated.

The experienced construction accident lawyers with our Law Firm help injured construction workers deal with their challenging work-injury cases. We have spent decades accumulating the expertise required to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Put our experience to work for you. We can tell you your rights, how to proceed with your claim, how much compensation you can secure and aggressively represent your case or claim to its final resolution: be it through successful negotiations or a favorable verdict in civil court.

Call our Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free), for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.

This blog was posted by Ford and Laurel Attorneys Laredo, Texas

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The Hard Road that Can Lead to Success – Personal Injury Law

The Hard Road that Can Lead to Success

Initially, your Texas personal injury attorney will investigate your accident thoroughly, then file appropriate claims with the defendant (or defendants’) insurance companies. Many times these companies will deny your claim out-of-hand. Then your legal counsel shows them the quality of that evidence. If it is compelling enough, good-faith negotiations might begin which could produce the rightful compensation from each defendant’s insurance company. When that happens, you are able to avoid an emotional (and expensive) trial.car accident lawyer

But if the insurance company refuses to settle, then you have to take them to civil court where your attorney must argue the merits of your case, and the compensation you deserve in front of a jury. No one likes a trial because you never can tell what a jury might do or think. Juries are composed of citizens who, for some reason or the other, weren’t able to avoid their obligation as a citizen. You know what you think when you see that jury notice in the mail. They, like you, can think of a million things you would rather do than sit in a courtroom and listen to a bunch of lawyers argue. For that reason alone, you can’t trust juries to do what you hope they will: what you think they should do. But neither can the defendants either.

Settlements can be agreed-to up to the time the jury renders a verdict. So the stronger your case and the more compelling your attorney presents the facts in court, the better the chance the defendant, their attorneys and the insurance company who is paying for this trial will see reason and settle while they have a chance. Or it will go all the way to jury verdict before you win your damage award.

Having a shrewd and aggressive personal injury attorney to represent you is the best way for you to come out on top; regardless of the twists and turns, you may experience. For one thing, is certain. Without a good attorney, there are numerous ways for you to lose long before it’s even time to think about going to court.

Put our years of experience to work for you if you want to know what your rights are, how to proceed with your claim and how much compensation you can win from your personal injury case. Regardless of how it happened, we’ll answer all of your questions. Call our Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.

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