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An Overview Of Strict Liability Crime

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What It Is In most cases, a crime is only a crime if you intentionally committed the criminal act; the lack of intention or knowledge can be a defense in many cases. For example, if you are accused of stealing someone's phone, you may be able to defend yourself successfully if you can prove that you honestly believed that the phone was yours (maybe you had a similar model in the same color).

4 April 2018

Why You Could Lose Your Workers Comp Case

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If you need to file for workers comp, you'll find that the process is quite difficult and long. Throughout the process, there are things that could cause the claim to be completely denied or potentially delay it. Unfortunately, many people don't know what mistakes they can make along the way. Here are some things you might do that can be a problem. You Don't Tell The Truth Lying is not just a morally wrong thing to do, but it can cause you to not win your workers comp case.

4 April 2018

3 Things You Should Never Do During A Divorce

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If you are going through a divorce, you probably already know how stressful it can be. It is not unusual to feel a great deal of frustration during a divorce, as you go through the process, but that doesn't give you a free pass on making mistakes. Too many people make divorce so emotional that they don't use their rational brain to make decisions, and instead, act of hurt, revenge, or anger.

3 March 2018

When The Adjuster Calls

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The time right after a car wreck can be a confusing and stressful mess. You might be dealing with injuries, a wrecked car, missing work, and the insurance claim. While it's easy to let your guard down at this time, you must remember to use extreme caution when speaking to anyone about the wreck, especially the insurance adjuster. Read on to learn more. Talking to your own insurance adjuster Most people don't really take the time to read all that small print that comes with their auto insurance policy, but if you did you might find some surprising rules.

29 January 2018

Boosting Your Chances For Personal Injury Success With Witnesses

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If you have had the misfortune to be hit by a careless driver, you are entitled to several forms of money damages. Every way that your life has been impacted by the wreck should be returned to you in the form of monetary compensation, such as medical expenses, lost wages, repairing your vehicle, pain and suffering, and much more. If your accident was witnessed, your chances of success increase with their testimony.

27 December 2017

Should You Hire A Negligence Attorney? Here Is How To Know

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If you have suffered due to the negligence of someone else, either an individual or a company, you may have started to think about whether or not you have a case for a lawsuit. To help you have a better understanding of whether you should go ahead and get in contact with a negligence attorney, you will want to read through the following points. If these points ring true as a part of life that you are now dealing with, it may be time to retain a skilled attorney to help fight this battle for you:

28 November 2017

Common Questions Concerning Medical Malpractice Disputes

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Seeking medical treatment for illnesses and injuries can be a routine part of life, and you may have an expectation that you will receive thorough and competent care. However, medical malpractice is far more common than many people realize, and this will make it beneficial for individuals to enhance their understanding of medical malpractice so that they can protect themselves. Does Medical Malpractice Only Involve Actions Taken By The Doctor?

30 October 2017

Is The Residual Functional Capacity Form Necessary In A Disability Claim?

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In considering your application for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA), will review a lot of documentation. One of the most important documents that is considered is the residual functional capacity (RFC) form. The form is usually completed by your doctor and carries considerable weight in your disability determination. Why Is the Residual Functional Capacity Form Important? The RFC form is a record of your mental and physical health and how it affects your ability to perform your usual job duties.

2 October 2017

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