A slip-and-fall case is a very common case that personal injury attorneys undertake that usually consists of the attorney suing a property owner due to an injury sustained on his or her property as a result of negligence. Negligence can include anything from spills that were not cleaned up quickly, damaged walkways, missing railings on stairs, or even burnt-out lights. Listed below are two reasons to hire a personal injury attorney if you slipped and injured yourself due to a property owner's negligence.
10 June 2016
You have seen it in various action movies, cop shows and the like. The hero runs through the streets, chasing a bad guy and, then, in need of a vehicle, commandeers, or takes, one belonging to an ordinary citizen. In the more dramatic scenes this character will often pull out a gun and force a car to stop. The explanation normally goes something similar to, " I need this vehicle in the name of the law.
24 May 2016
After months of preparation and waiting, you finally have cause for celebration. You may have managed to settle out of court, or you may have had your case decided by a court, but there is no mistaking that you will soon see the fruits of your efforts to be fairly compensated. But there might be a few extra steps to keep in consideration. Read on to learn more about happens after you win your case.
10 May 2016
If you are a fireman, you see some horrific events and go through a lot of stress. All of this can lead up to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If a traumatic event occurs while you are at work that caused you to have PTSD, you should be covered by your employer's worker's compensation plan. A mental health condition is just as serious as a personal injury, and your employer should look at it this way.
18 April 2016
Driving while intoxicated, also known as DWI, is a serious problem for many communities. In response to this issue, some jurisdictions have instituted special programs called DWI courts. These special courts are intended to focus solely on the issue of driving while intoxicated and to minimize the problem as much as possible, while providing offenders an alternative to incarceration. Here is a look at this intriguing alternative to traditional ways of dealing with the DWI issue. Eligibility The focus of DWI is on hardcore offenders. This generally means that the people who enter into the program are repeat offenders or those who have driven with very high amounts of alcohol in their system.
30 March 2016
If you are in an intimate relationship with a cousin, you may want to consult a lawyer before you and your cousin take the next step towards marriage. Although some people think it is completely illegal to marry your cousin, the truth is, they are only half right. Almost all states in this country disallow marriage between first cousins because the genetic pool is not diverse enough between you to avoid genetic abnormalities in your offspring.
11 March 2016
Making the decision to file for bankruptcy might be a good idea if you are in a bad financial state. If this is something you are currently considering, you should talk to a bankruptcy attorney to learn more about the process. When you talk to the attorney, he or she may give you a list of things to do to prepare for this. Your attorney may also tell you several things you should not do.
11 February 2016