Monthly Archives: | April, 2015

The Timeline of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury lawsuits are an important recourse in our legal system for individuals who have been hurt due to another person’s negligence. But how do these cases actually work? It’s not much like what you’ve probably seen on TV. Here’s a simple breakdown: Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit The Plaintiff Is Injured The beginning of any personal injury lawsuit, predictably, is a personal injury. If the plaintiff cannot prove that he or she has been injured, then there will be no case. The Plaintiff Hires an Attorney In almost all cases exceeding the limits by small claims court, the plaintiff hires an attorney for

Injury and Loss in Traffic

Injury and Loss in Traffic We all drive whether to work, to the store, or to pick-up the kids at school. Car accidents happen, and can happen to anyone. Three million injuries and 40,000 deaths happen annually in the United States from the 5.5 million accidents that occur on our roads and highways. The loss can be in financial burdens of an accident, personal injuries, or the loss of life. Most lawsuits involve a traffic accident, which totals more than fifty million cases. There are also 20.6 million criminal cases that stem from these very same incidents. In 2013, the expenses, damages, and losses, due to car accidents cost an estimated $267.5 billion. A car accident attorney can help you mitigate the financial costs of an accident. They can navigate the legal proce

Three Things You May Not Have Known About Protection Under Civil Rights Laws

The struggles of civil rights activists didn’t end decades ago. These issues are ongoing and violations of the law still sadly occur. Fortunately, more laws are in place today than ever before that protect citizens from unfair treatment, extending to areas of life ranging from employment, housing, education, healthcare, law enforcement, and other public and private spheres. If you suspect that your rights have been violated in any way, you have the right to seek legal advice from a qualified attorney. Here are three things you should know about civil rights laws and how you are protected under the law: You are protected from discrimination. Whether you’ve faced issues with trying to secure housing or you’ve been targeted on the job, you have legal protecti

So You’ve Been Deposed How to Prepare

So you’ve been served and you have to speak to lawyers for a pending court case. Before now, you may have even wondered, “what are depositions?” Whether it’s some shady business your neighbor was engaged in or your boss’ wife looking to get info for her divorce case, once you’ve been served, you have to respond. Here is what you need to know about how to do a deposition, including legal video depositions. They can come to you. Don’t break the bank trying to get to wherever you deposition is supposed to take place. By working with the attorneys, you can arrange a virtual deposition. In

States Take Steps To Stop Drivers From Running Red Lights

There is a huge discrepancy in our driving habits in the U.S. Nearly all drivers run red lights from time to time, with more than half of drivers (56%) openly admitting to it, according to the City of Baton Rouge official website. Still, wholly 97% of drivers say they feel as if their safety is threatened when other drivers speed through an intersection while the light signals them to stop. Various towns and cities are noting increased red light running (the 200 million licensed U.S. drivers run 2 million red lights annually) — and many are taking measures to do something about it. Do Roundabouts Prevent Traffic Violations? Up to a point, the answer is a resounding yes. Simply put, “Roundabouts are a safer alternative to traffic signals and stop signs,” ac