Are you thinking about looking up personal injury law firms? Do you know that your cases would match a personal injury claim? If not, that’s ok. That’s what this post is here for. In this article you’ll find 7 different scenarios and situations that could count as a personal injury claim. Read them and see if you’re situation looks similar. If so, it may be time to find an attorney.
- Driving Accidents
The first scenario is a driving accident. Imagine driving down the highway and you see a a car to your front right and a truck to your front left. You have to drive carefully because trucks have multiple blind spots. You decide to drive ahead and get in front of the truck but when you do the car to the side swerves off and hits you. This collision is an example o
Many Americans hold a wrongfully simplistic view when it comes to criminal charges — this is typically due to individual emotions which all too often trump factual evidence. In reality there are an approximate 10,000 individuals in the United States that may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes on an annual basis. Since the year 1989 there have been over 300 convictions that have been overturned thanks to breakthrough innovations with the introduction of DNA evidence analysis. When tallied up, the number of years served in the United States correction system by innocent people is a staggering 3,944 years. If you or someone you know was charged for a crime that they did not commit, it is in your rights to contact a criminal defense attorney to ensure that no innocent person needs to spend
Every day, couples make the decision to divorce. In the United States, a divorce occurs every 36 seconds, which amounts to nearly 2,400 divorces a day.
For some couples, this may be a mutually-agreed upon and amicable decision, while for others it is not. When there are children involved, decisions also need to be made on custody, visitation rights, and child support.
In the United States, more women than men tend to file for divorce. Two-thirds of divorce cases are filed by women, and 90% of these women have custody of the children.
Each parent’s financial situation is usually considered when determining child support awards. While there are other factors the court will consider, this one is primary. Mothers do tend to receive child support more often than fathers, however. Recent
Automobiles and other personal transportation devices are major parts in most of our lives. Our cars get us to work, school, the store, the doctor’s, and just about anywhere else we need to go. While our transportation systems are a great benefit and necessity to a modern society, they also pose a threat. Unfortunately, with so many people on the road, there are bound to be accidents. This is where personal injury lawyers and auto accident lawyers come into play.
What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury attorneys specialize in the area of the law dealing with physical and/or psychological harm. Victims of abuse or negligence should seek a personal injury lawyer. The job of
Utah lawmakers are deciding on what could become the strictest DUI law in the nation. The bill, which passed in the state’s House Law Enforcement Committee, would lower the legal blood-alcohol content for driving from 0.08 to 0.05%.
Bella Dihn-Zarr, vice chairperson of the National Transportation Safety Board, is testifying for the bill.
“I am not here today to stop people from drinking,” she said in a statement to The Salt Lake Tribune. “I am here to stop people from dying.”
Utah joins the ranks of other states which have recently implemented new DUI laws, including Ohio. In the first days of 2017, Governor John Kasich signed “Annie’s Law,” which reduces the 12-month license suspension for first-time offenders if they use ignition interlock systems, breathalyzers that allow a car to start only if the user’s blood-alcohol content is under the legal limit. The law is named after Annie Rooney, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2013.
At this time, more than 1 million people in Ohio have been convicted of driving while impaired. This conviction can not only result in license suspension, but also carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. For accident-free cases in which the offender has no prior record, a DUI attorney can negotiate a plea bargain if the blood-alcohol content is bordering the legal limit of .08%. DUI laws in Ohio cap this limit at .02% for individuals under 21 years old.
While DUI laws by state vary, an attorney will be able to explain the specific rights guaranteed to convicted individuals and the possible measures to limit consequences. For example, a DUI lawyer may be able to challenge a case despite the evidence from a blood-alcohol content test. Attorneys can also use witnesses and video surveillance footage in these challenges. If convicted, the offender could see an impact on future opportunities, including employment status and the ability to obtain a loan.
Nearly 45,000 people in Ohio have faced these consequences more than five times, according the Ohio Department of Public Safety. New DUI laws such as “Annie’s Law” are designed to decrease reckless driving, especially for those already convicted, and avoid the above consequences.
Nobody gets married thinking that will someday have to face a divorce. For most of us, marriage is something approached with the idea of “forever” in mind — and when we say our vows, we truly do mean them. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to want to stick to your vows 10 years down the road, however. Not all marriages work out; this is just a fact of life. Just as relationships break down prior to marriage, they can do the same after marriage. The difference is that a marriage represents not just an emotional and personal contract, but a legal one. This is why, in the case of most divorce, hiring a divorce attorney
No ones leaves the house thinking they are going to get into a car accident but that is exactly what happens to a lot of people. In 2014, nearly 90 people a day were killed in crashes involving motor vehicles. Another 6,400 people were hurt each day in car accidents. At any given daytime minute, there are about 660,000 people driving while texting, playing with their sound system or paying attention to something other than the road. The main problem with this activity is that when people are distracted, they increase the chances of getting into an accident by a factor of three. If you have been in an accident that was not your fault, you may want to talk to a car accident attorney.
There are some other things you need to do if you are considering a lawsuit. Here are some things you
Are you searching for a securities or stockbroker fraud lawyer for information or counsel? Litigation attorneys with experience in securities law are aware of the government laws and regulations that pertain to these matters. Depending on your reasons for seeking the services of a securities fraud attorney, you may be interested to know a few details about how they can assist you.
Since a financial advisor attorney is aware of the laws governing investments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, they can provide you with investment advice. According to FindLaw
If you keep up to date with large court cases, it’s likely that you’ve heard the terms class action and mas tort, or mass action, lawsuit. While you might hear these terms often, it’s understandable that you might not know exactly what they mean or how they work.
If you want to learn more about mass tort law firms and how these cases came to be, you’re in the right place. Here’s a basic history of mass tort lawsuits, as well as how they function in a court of law.
To understand what mass tort means, you need to understand what “tort” means by itself. As much as it might sound like the popular dessert, the spelling is different and the definition is certainly not sweet.
Many American adults have no will or estate in place. When asked, a full 60% say they think that all adults should have a will but only 44% actually do. For people between the ages of 30 and 39, the number of people who have wills drops to 20%, despite the fact that this is the age group where people are starting families. When asked why they do not have a will, 18% said they did not think they needed one, 16% said they thought the process was too complicated, 14% thought it was too expensive and 12% assumed their spouse or children would get any assets they left behind. The good news really is that it is not as complicated as most people assume. Whether you go for legal advice or do it on your own, here are some tips for drafting that will: