Car accidents happen so quickly that it can be difficult to recollect the event in detail afterwards. If you're involved in a personal injury claim for the car accident, you can benefit tremendously from having a witness testify on your behalf. Your witness does not necessarily have to attend court and might only be required to provide a statement. In general, witnesses are only summoned to court if the case cannot be settled; however, finding the right witness can help you settle your case more easily.
16 January 2017
If you were pregnant and lost your unborn child in a recent car accident, your car accident lawsuit will have several unique challenges compared to other types of car accidents. To settle your case and receive compensation for all your losses, you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer for help. Your lawyer will help you work through the case, and this will include working through these three unique challenges.
3 November 2015
Have you been charged with arson? Were you intoxicated at the time of the crime and are you wondering whether or not you can use this fact as a criminal defense? Read on to find out. General vs Specific Intent Crimes There are a few things you must understand before determining whether you can use intoxication as a legal defense against arson, and the first of those things is the difference between specific and general intent crimes.
29 July 2015
If you were involved in an accident with a semi-truck and suffered major injuries and losses because of this, you should immediately hire a truck accident attorney. Truck accident attorneys know the laws in your state relating to truck accidents, and they will know how to help you prove that the accident was not your fault. Your attorney will look into every aspect of the accident to look for reasons the accident took place.
13 February 2015
While divorce is becoming more and more common, children still struggle to understand the concept of their parents separating and don't know what it means for them. While your divorce is undoubtedly going to have a significant impact on your children, you can help set the stage for a positive outcome by being supportive and avoiding contention with your former spouse. Here are 5 creative ways to ease your children through divorce, child custody, and child support proceedings.
4 February 2015
Now that your divorce is imminent, you may wonder how you'll get through the separation from your spouse financially intact, especially if you have very little income of your own and kids to care for. If you have bills and other critical monthly expenses, the divorce could potentially devastate to your finances. Bankruptcy is an option your attorney may suggest you take to help you overcome your financial problems after your divorce.
27 January 2015
Most people go to the hairdresser and enjoy the opportunity for a new style and a reinvigorated image, but sometimes things go wrong. If you slip or fall over at the hairdresser, you may find yourself dealing with more than injured pride, so it's important to understand what steps you can take. If you've had an accident at the hairdressing salon, learn more about your legal rights and the steps you may need to take if you want to file a lawsuit.
21 January 2015
You might have all of your social media settings set to "private," but that doesn't mean that the things that you post can't be used against you in court. If you are getting divorced, the things you do and say on social media can stick with you. In fact, one study showed that 81% of matrimonial lawyers stated that they used or came across social media evidence in the past five years.
16 January 2015
Recently Rolling Stone Magazine published an article about the growing problem of rape and sexual assaults on campus. And while the article brought much needed attention to a very sensitive subject, it also, unfortunately, revealed another problem -- that not all allegations and accusations in these types of cases are true. After the Rolling Stone piece ran, it was discovered that some of the accusations made by one of the women profiled in the story didn't match up with facts dug up by other news outlets.
7 January 2015
The holidays are a joyful and family-filled time of year for many -- but unfortunately, all this fun and togetherness can often result in injury. The holiday season (November through December) marks the peak time for traffic accidents, injuries from falls, and home fires. How can you avoid being involved in a holiday accident, and what steps should you take if you are involved in an accident? Read on to learn more about how to protect yourself during the holiday season.
29 December 2014