26 March 2015
The ancient Roman legal system still has a big influence on contemporary law practice, at least as far as language is concerned. That's why you are likely to hear legal terms or phrases being bandied around in Latin. However, you don't have to be a language guru to know what these two Latin phrases mean in the context of family law: Parens Patriae According to Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary, parens patriae is a Latin phrase that literally means "
16 March 2015
If you have been hurt while you are at work, this can be devastating. Dealing with your injury and facing scrutiny from your employer regarding the details of the accident can simply be overwhelming. It is important to your case to know specific things that must be accomplished to receive workers' compensation in this situation. This can better prepare you for getting the money you deserve during this difficult time.
4 March 2015
Being convicted of a DUI offense can come with serious consequences including a loss of your driving privileges, thousands of dollars in fines, and even jail time. This is why it is so important to be aware of the different defenses that can be used to help clear your name after being charged with driving under the influence. Below you will learn more about these defense strategies and how your criminal lawyer (such as one from Kaiser Law Group) may use these defenses to help you avoid a conviction.
23 February 2015
If you have recently told your employer that you are pregnant, and notice a change in the way you are being treated, you may need to take steps to protect yourself if your employer decides to make up a reason to terminate your employment. It is discriminatory behavior to be judged for pregnancy, and employers are not allowed to fire you simply because they are afraid you may not return to work after the baby is born.
11 February 2015
If a family member has passed away recently and the family is involved in the probating of the will, it's possible you may have issues with the named executor of the estate. This is not a common occurrence, but it does happen from time to time. It can be a very confusing and difficult process when you have to make the decision to challenge the executor. If you find yourself at this crossroad, your best bet is to hire an estates lawyer and take it from there.
4 February 2015
Did a car accident leave you with an excessive amount of neck pain? You may be experiencing symptoms of whiplash, and a lawyer can help you sue the other driver to get money for the services of a chiropractor. Find out about whiplash and what a car accident attorney can do to help you get paid for your injury. What Causes Whiplash After Involvement in a Car Accident? The sudden impact from the other vehicle caused your neck to move with more force than it is able to handle, which is why you are experiencing whiplash.
28 January 2015
Workers' compensation is designed to help you survive after on-the-job injuries. By covering your medical costs and supplementing your pay, you and your business can be as stable as possible as you recover. Unfortunately, an injury that is severe enough to require workers' compensation may be severe enough for lasting, more complex problems as the years go by. As you consider your finances and working ability, consider a few ways to push for a more secure financial life after a workplace injury.
23 January 2015
Property owners are responsible for the condition of their property. Accidents caused by negligence--slippery floors, defective constructions, improper upkeep, etc--create a liability for the owner of the premises; this legal concept is known as premises liability. However, many people who attempt to file a premises liability claim against a property owner are shocked to learn that the owners have immunity--and that they cannot be sued for personal injury damages. A few examples of property owners who may, in some cases, claim immunity are:
16 January 2015
Being injured or suffering a financial loss can be devastating to any person. If you are the victim of this situation, you may want to rely on the legal advice of a personal injury attorney. It may be beneficial to you to know the steps of civil litigation before this process actually begins. Step #1: File the complaint As the plaintiff, you are responsible for issuing the lawsuit against the defendant.
8 January 2015
If you have recently lost someone close to you due to medical malpractice, then you are probably going through a lot while you're trying to make funeral plans and heal from your loss. You may want to avoid a wrongful death suit simply because you're afraid that you'll have to drag yourself through the wringer to get it, but you shouldn't ignore these cases. These are a few reasons why it's so important to seek justice after a medical malpractice death.