Monthly Archives: | January, 2015

A Short Guide to Domestic Violence

Every year in the United States, more than 4,774,000 women suffer physical violence from an intimate partner. Since it’s something that people don’t like to talk about and something that happens behind closed doors, it’s sort of a problem that seems out of sight, out of mind. But domestic violence abuse does exist, and it is a problem. 1. What is domestic violence abuse? Domestic violence abuse is, simply put, violent or aggressive behavior in the home or other intimate setting, which generally involves some dynamic of control over another person. It can take a number of different forms — emotional, sexual, financial, and so on. The most known type of domestic violence abuse is physical, and it generally involves a close couple or a family. 2. What are th

Myths and Facts about Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal defense firms play an important role in making sure that even if someone is accused of a crime they get fair and quality representation in court. A DUI attorney in Ohio is one of the first people someone talks to if they are accused of a crime, because clients usually want to talk with an expert so they can understand their options. The Ohio legal system and local law enforcement officers actually use the term OVI, which refers to operating a vehicle under the influence, as opposed to DUI, which is driving under the influence. These terms mean the same thing but it’s best to understand the different phrases if you are in Ohio.

How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

Having to deal with any part of the legal system can be stressful, which is always worse if you also have to deal with recovering from an injury. Personal injury is one of the toughest things to deal with, since there are so many effects of it — from the injury itself, to insurance claims, to lost work, and medical expenses. If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer, it can feel like one more stressor added to the pile, but don’t fret. Here’s how to choose a personal injury attorney. 1. Practice Area The first thing you need to consider when you’re looking at potential lawyers is what area of law they practice in. Not all types of law are the sa

5 Things the Best Accident Injury Attorneys Do

There are so many accident injury attorneys that it can be tough to figure out which will give you the best chance of resolving a case in your favor. Basic screening like double-checking bar association standing can only get you so far. How can you find a truly great attorney who will represent your interests and guide you through this often intimidating process? Here are five characteristics to look out for: They Let You Come to Them Accident injury attorneys who call you up after an accident probably aren’t getting much business, and that might be for a reason. Of course, all businesses need to advertise in some way, or you’d never be able to find them. But you should never feel pressured or pursued; taking legal action is a serious decision, and it’s one only you can

What to Do After a Car Accident That Will Strengthen Your Claims Later

What do you do after a car accident? Who do you call after a car accident? When these unfortunate events happen, you’re often so flustered that you forget those answers, even if you’ve previously thought it through. Of course, the first thing you should do after a car accident is assess whether anyone needs immediate medical attention. If so, call 911. If no one has been seriously injured, then you can move on to assessing property damage. If the damage is very minor (a dinged bumper, a scratched door), then you don’t need to call the police. But if the accident is more serious, then calling the police should be your next move. This will make it easier to file an auto

Three Common Questions About Filing for Bankruptcy

If you’re trying to figure out how to file for bankruptcy, you likely have a number of questions about the process itself, the proper way to follow the procedures, and how it will affect your life. Unfortunately, it can often be difficult to find the bankruptcy help you need to ease your concerns and move forward with confidence. Below are answers on some of the most common questions people have about financial decision to help you determine the best course of action for your specific case. What Are the Different Types of Bankruptcy? There are five different types of bankruptcy filings: chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 and 13. Most of these types are not used by individuals, such as chapter 9, w