DUI charges have changed over the last few decades. Some years back, DUI was considered a minor offense, and the penalties were limited to DUI classes and low fines. However, these charges now carry serious consequences, including hefty fines, lengthy jail sentences, and the potential to have your driver's license suspended. Because of the severe consequences of DUI charges, talking to a DUI lawyer should be the first thing you do.
14 April 2021
Working in the construction industry can be lucrative and rewarding, but there is also the risk of accidents occurring at construction sites. If you are involved in a construction accident, it is very important to react properly to ensure that the matter is taken care of. Failure to act can result in a number of problems down the road, both physically and financially. In the event that you are involved in a construction accident, take the following steps:
15 March 2021
When it comes to child custody cases, the courts must make a determination based on the best interests of the child or children involved. As a result, you may find that the judge orders a custody evaluation before they will make a determination on your case. For those who have never experienced such an evaluation, you may not know what to expect. Here's a look at what your child custody lawyer wants you to understand about the upcoming evaluation.
12 February 2021
Many people wait too long to start thinking about estate planning, and some people end up passing away before making plans for how their assets and money will be handled after their death. This can have a serious impact on your family, however, so it's important to focus on estate planning if possible. They May Have to Cover Your Funeral Expenses Many people don't really think about how expensive a funeral can be, especially if they have never had to plan and pay for one.
18 January 2021
When it comes to injury law, the American system frequently emphasizes the foreseeability of what happened. The system uses two terms, objective and subjective foreseeability, in ways that might seem odd to the average person, though. It's important to understand how both kinds of foreseeability work and what they mean to a personal injury lawyer. Subjective Foreseeability The legal sense of subjective foreseeability refers to what was specifically known to the subject, meaning the defendant, in the time before an incident happened.
14 December 2020
In the American court system, each party to a lawsuit is expected to pay for their own attorney. Thus, judges typically won't order plaintiffs or defendants to pay the other's legal expenses if they lose. However, here are two times when that rule is exempted, and one party may be required to pay the lawyer fees of the other. The Contract or State Law Requires Payment It's not unusual for business contracts to contain clauses stipulating the losing side is responsible for paying the winning side's attorney's fees in the event of a lawsuit.
13 November 2020
One of the biggest reasons why people choose to not hire a personal injury lawyer is that they're worried they partly contributed to what happened. Fortunately, the system allows some room for this sort of scenario, and such people are often able to successfully pursue claims. Let's look at the factors which will determine if you can recover damages and how they may influence what you might receive as a settlement or judgment.
16 October 2020