If you receive a settlement offer before you have spoken with a lawyer, know this happened for a reason. The settlement offer is almost certainly lower than you deserve since the insurance company is a business that is protecting its own interests. Instead of making these mistakes, choose the right personal injury lawyer to represent your legal claim to recover fair compensation for your accident injuries. Read more
According to statistics, the majority of car accident insurance claims are resolved before any lawsuits are filed from either party. And even when a lawsuit is filed, an agreement is reached before a trial takes place.
However, there are cases where an agreement cannot be reached, and when that happens, the trial is necessary. Now you may be wondering what happens if your car accident case goes to trial. There are many rules and regulations that vary from state to state; however, there are also procedures for trials that are common to most states. Read more
Ohio, like every other state, makes it illegal for anyone younger than 21 to purchase alcohol. Consuming and possessing alcohol in public before reaching the age of 21 are also criminal offenses.
It only makes sense, then, that police, prosecutors, and judges in Ohio take charges of operating a vehicle after underage alcohol consumption very seriously. A first-time conviction for driving under the influence while below the legal drinking age can bring all of the following penalties: Read more
No marriage is perfect. In fact, relationships are always good in the beginning. However, the level of mutual understanding and intimacy may eventually fall down for some reasons – mostly due to long-term marital relationships. Statistics show that there is a continuous increase of divorce rate in Australia since 1975, the year when act of Family Law has been declared in the country. This type of principle covers all family-related issues including: relationships (same-sex is involved), financial and property agreements, parenting style, child custody, and divorce. Read more
In the recent past, the cyber crimes have become more threatening for individuals, corporates, institutions and nations. In such times, the law enforcement agencies are finding it difficult to check and prevent the crimes in the cyberspace as the perpetrators of the cyber-world are tough to crack and while it incurs a very low cost to carry out a cybercrime, the cost of cracking down or even prevention is extremely high. Read more
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide competent services and causes harm to a patient. It is a common problem in the medical field and, while patient care is the primary concern of most doctors, nurses, etc., sometimes mistakes happen.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, it is important to understand how and when to file a claim. The laws vary from one state to another, but there are several broad rules that apply in most situations. If you are thinking about filing a medical malpractice case, continue reading to discover some helpful tips and advice. Read more
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, one of the first things to do is to find an experienced medical malpractice lawyer with a history of success. Here are some tips to make the process less overwhelming for you. CHALLENGES FACING VICTIMS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Read more
Rhonda Burgess is the Marketing Director for Kopelman Sitton Law Firm. They specialize in providing personalized, quality representation of those who unfortunately suffered catastrophic injuries and death, or the destruction of property as the result of negligence or misconduct of others.
One of the most critical factors in a personal injury case is whether or not the elements are present. Without the four essential elements, you do not have a case – which means you cannot collect compensation.
These four basic elements are whether the defendant owed you a duty, breached the duty, if the breach caused your injuries, and whether you suffered damages. These elements are established by using a preponderance of the evidence because, as the plaintiff, you carry the burden of proof in an injury claim. Read more
While medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, it can be especially difficult to prove such claims in Canada. Research suggests that in Canada approximately 70,000 people a year suffer from a preventable, serious injury as the result of medical treatment, and another 38,000 to 43,000 people die annually as a result of medical malpractice. Despite these statistics and the known issue of doctors failing to perform the functions of their job correctly thereby injuring patients, little is done to hold medical professionals responsible for the harm they cause. Read more
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