Shopping malls are frequented by thousands of people each day. During the holiday season in particular, halls can become overcrowded and safety concerns may be overlooked. Mall visitors may find themselves being involved in an accident that causes considered injury. Fortunately, there are legal protections in place that are designed to keep mall goers safe … Continue reading The Dangers of Shopping Malls
The NYS Unified Court System, in its on-line Glossary of Legal Terms (courts.state.ny.us/lawlibraries/glossary.shtml#) has the following definition: Infant's violation: a civil proceeding or motion for obtaining court approval of the settlement of an infant's claim a civil proceeding or motion for obtaining court approval of the settlement of an infant's claim. Legally, an "infant" is … Continue reading What is an Infant Compromise?
If you have a lawsuit you are probably wondering how long the lawsuit will take. A lot can be riding on your lawsuit. For example you may: Have attorneys expenses that build up until the lawsuit is settled. Be waiting until the settlement arrives. Be not making money until the case ends (due to a … Continue reading How Long Does a Lawsuit Take?
Despite the fact that, individuals and the economy is moving at an unfaltering pace yet instances of individual damage is still on the ascent. We have started accepting and treating men and women equal yet the cases of personal injuries are still being heard of. Some people believe that being abrasive, or violent is a … Continue reading An Insight Into the Personal Injury
When filing a personal injury lawsuit, the claimant (or party injured) must prove that the defendant (or guilty party) has been negligent in some way. After collecting evidence and gaining the testimony of an expert witness or two, the claimant should be able to establish guilt. If the negligent act was especially egregious, the claimant … Continue reading Punitive Versus Compensatory Damages
Evaluating personal injury claims is a tricky business. In the past six years my firm, CapTran, has underwritten 10,000 requests for pre-settlement advances by plaintiffs. We have never had anyone tell us that their case was not a "slam dunk" or that they were not going to get a fundamental settlement. We are always told … Continue reading How Much is Your Case Worth?
An increase in the number of cars operating on the roads has led to a tremendous increase in the number of car accidents also. In the midst of such unwanted events, lawsuits and criminal charges are bound to arise. As accidents are events having legal consequences, the role of a lawyer is that of awesome … Continue reading Fatal Car Accident Lawyers
Tort law is an area of law that deals with civil court proceedings that provide relief for victims that have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others. A tortious act is any misconduct or negligence that results in harm to another person or property. In terms of a resulting personal injury lawsuit, the person … Continue reading Explaining Nonfeasance, Malfeasance, and Misfeasance in Tort Law
If you are injured at work, you must consider hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer to protect your rights. The laws and rules related to workers’ compensation are complicated, and a professional lawyer will take the steps necessary to protect your right to justice and compensation. Here are some of the aspects that must be considered … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Prior DUI Convictions and enhanced penalties In South Carolina, if a person is charged with a second, third, fourth or more DUI within ten (10) years of the date of their first DUI conviction, they will be subject to increased criminal penalties including fines, jail time, and license sanctions. Therefore, if a person is convicted … Continue reading Can a Prior DUI conviction hurt your new case?