So A Juror Fell Asleep During Trial—Here's What May Happen Next

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Court cases are rarely as exciting as they are made out to be in television shows and movies. They can be exceedingly tedious; so much so that one or more of the jurors may fall asleep. If this happens during your case, it may be grounds for a mistrial. Here's what you should know about this issue. Right to a Fair Trial Defendants have the right to be tried before an impartial jury, so anything that prejudices a juror (or the entire jury) against the defendant may result in an unfair trial.

20 January 2017

Three Reasons A Passenger Injured In A Car Accident Needs An Attorney

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If you were a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident and you have sustained injuries, you are best served by contacting a personal injury attorney, such as Prediletto, Halpin, Scharnikow & Nelson, P.S. Although it may seem straightforward to file a claim, the situation may be complex. The following are three examples of this. There is more than one car involved If there are two cars involved, then you must decide who is at fault to file a claim.

18 January 2017

Medical Bills For Car Accident Injuries When The At-Fault Driver's Insurance Company Won't Pay

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Sustaining injuries in a car accident where you were not at fault can be extremely stressful and frustrating. Not only do you have to recovery physically, but when the at-fault driver's insurance company does not cooperate, you will also need to worry about your medical bills getting paid. When you are having difficulty getting an at-fault driver's insurance company to pay a fair settlement, you need to immediately hire a car accident lawyer.

17 January 2017

Two Things Parents Need to Know If Their Teenager Gets Caught Shoplifting

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No one ever said raising a teenager would be easy, but if you teen gets themselves into trouble with the law, it is important that you keep a calm head while you evaluate what to do next. As a parent who suspects their teenager is shoplifting due to the appearance of new items in their bedroom, it is critical you know what will happen if your child is to get caught.

11 January 2017

Why Military Divorces Are Tricky And Why You Need Your Own Lawyer

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A military lifestyle is not for everyone. If you are the soldier, you are frequently deployed overseas and away from your family. If you are the spouse of a soldier and you are not military personnel yourself, it is even more difficult because you spend most of your days operating as a single person and/or a single parent. That can wear on a person to the point where divorce is a very attractive option.

15 December 2016

Worried You May Outlive Your Exotic Pet? What Are Your Estate Planning Options?

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If you own a beloved myna bird, parrot, tortoise, caiman, or another animal noted for its potential three-digit lifespan, you may give some thought to who will take care of your pet if it outlives you and how they'll be able to afford this extra expense. What can you do to prevent your pet from being shuffled around after your death or, worse, sent to an animal shelter? Read on to learn more about some of the simplest and most effective estate planning techniques to ensure your pet is able to live out its natural lifespan in comfort without placing a physical or financial burden on your surviving family members.

4 November 2016

3 Questions To Ask Your Lawyer About When You Have Been Exposed To Asbestos At Work

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If you have recently learned that you were exposed to asbestos at work or if you have recently started to develop breathing challenges, lung cancer or similar issues as a result of previous exposure, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to determine your rights and responsibilities. For example, it is a good idea to know what you can expect from the entire experience in the foreseeable future. In addition, you may also want to clarify whether your contact with asbestos can be classified as direct or secondary exposure, as that information can eventually impact your legal rights due to recent changes in those laws.

4 November 2016