12 June 2015
If you have been injured due to another person's negligence, you may have already retained an attorney to protect your rights. There is always hope that the opposing side will offer you a fair settlement for your injuries, but, at some point, going to court may become inevitable. At this stage in the process of your claim, the stakes are much higher. Your lawyer is no doubt ready and quite able to represent you in court, but you will need to take a major part in the trial as well.
29 May 2015
If you are planning on filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 laws, there are some things that you shouldn't do to help your filing go through smoothly. Some of these things could be done accidentally, and may cause a creditor to challenge your bankruptcy. Be sure not to make these 3 mistakes. Transferring Property or Money A common mistake is thinking that transferring assets to someone else's name will help protect those assets during a bankruptcy filing.
13 May 2015
Auto accidents involving pedestrians are not as common as accidents that involve two vehicles, but they still occur far too frequently. Pedestrian-related accidents often result in serious injuries to the pedestrian, so legal actions sometimes arise from these unfortunate events. This article takes a closer look at some of the legal issues surrounding mishaps between vehicles and individuals on foot. At Fault Laws generally demand that drivers must be extra careful in order to avoid striking a pedestrian.
23 April 2015
You may include yourself among the many people out there biking on the road, skateboarding on the sidewalk, or using some other modern ride-on. These conveyance devices aren't automobiles or motorcycles, but if you find yourself in an accident while on one of them, you still have many rights. Those rights include pursuing a personal injury case. However, you need to understand a few things before you attempt to sue someone for personal injury.
13 April 2015
Dealing with a worker's compensation claim can be extremely hard if you're doing it alone. You're trying to lay claim to your rights, but it can be hard to be approved because of the fact that insurance companies are so leery of paying out to constituents in a sue-happy society. Regardless of how severe your injuries are, you won't be able to get the monetary restitution that you deserve if you are not adequately able to prove your case.
1 April 2015
If you are in the process of fighting for custody of your child, then it's important to sit down and tell your lawyer all of the facts that are relevant to your case. Even though there are some things that you might rather keep private, you do need to tell your lawyer all of these things and anything else that might be relevant to your case. Otherwise, you could risk not getting custody of your little one.
25 March 2015
Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is a common occurrence all over the country. Laws and penalties are becoming more strict each year and those who make the mistake of driving after a few drinks can find themselves facing jail time, thousands of dollars in fines and the loss of their driving privileges. Sadly, teenagers and young adults under the legal drinking age also make the mistake of driving under the influence and their penalties become even more damaging.
12 March 2015
Posting bail is used to get yourself out of jail prior to a court appearance. It's typically required if you have a previous criminal history, or if you committed a serious crime. Bail is used to ensure you will show up at your court hearing, as you will lose the money if you do not show up. Arraignment Your first time appearing in court will be for your arraignment, and a judge will make a decision about your potential release before your court date.
3 March 2015
If your doctor has made an egregious error that has led to a serious decline in your health, then you should consider filing a legal case for malpractice. By doing so, you can recover some of your future medical costs and possibly be paid money for the damage that was caused to you by no fault of your own. Definition of Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice is simply legal-speak for a medical error.
19 February 2015
If you live in a state that recognizes at-will terminations, your employer has the right to fire you for no real reason. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. If you think that you were wrongfully terminated, you can take legal action. What Is Wrongful Termination? Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires a person for reasons that are illegal. In the event an employee can prove that the reason for the termination was illegal, the employee can file a complaint with the state's labor board and a civil lawsuit.