Innocent Of Murder: Can You Still Sue For Wrongful Death?
If one of your family members was killed by another person, that person was likely charged and tried for murder. However, charges and trials are not convictions, and even though that person might be responsible for the death of your family member, they could still get a "not guilty" verdict, after all, is said and done in criminal court. Many people think that if the responsible person is declared innocent, there is nothing that can be done.
6 Promises To Expect From Young Drivers
When your teen starts taking driving lessons, it's only natural to worry. However, that won't do any good unless you take actions to help prevent the potential problems that cause many parents sleepless nights when their kids hit "Sweet 16" and get licensed to drive. Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths, but many crashes among teens can be prevented. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more distracted teen drivers were at the wheel in fatal car crashes than any other age group.
Chiropractic Treatment, Strokes, And Wrongful Death: The Connection You Should Know
Losing a loved one suddenly to a stroke is a startling and emotional event, but what you may not realize amidst your grief is that you may actually have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. While most people automatically assume a stroke to be a natural occurrence, depending on your loved one's life habits and medical history, it may not have been. For example, if he or she sees a chiropractor, there's a possibility that there could be a connection.
Parent Has Dementia And In A Nursing Home? Signs They Have Been Abused And What You Can Do
If your parent is in the later stages of dementia, they cannot communicate well with you or may not be able to at all. If they do talk, what they say may not make much sense to you. Because of this they will not have the ability to verbalize any abuse that may be going on in their nursing home. Fortunately, there are some clues that you can watch out for.
Fear Your Baby's Medical Issues Are Related To The Delivery? 4 Medical Issues That Can Lead To Birth Injuries
When you go to the hospital to deliver your baby, you expect everything to go as planned. You anticipate delivering a happy, healthy baby, especially if the pregnancy was without complications. Unfortunately, accidents can happen during delivery, which can lead to birth injuries for your baby. If those birth injuries are the result of the doctor's actions, there may be cause for a medical malpractice case. Here are four common causes for birth injuries.
Gathering Evidence In A Personal Injury Case
Negligence is the key word in a personal injury case. Why? If you were injured on someone else's property or by someone else's actions, you cannot automatically assume that they are at fault for your injuries. Instead, you must prove that the person who you believe was at fault had the duty to provide supervision, maintenance, or care, and that they did not take the necessary steps to prevent your injuries.
What Happens If The Bleachers Collapse And Cause Injury
You've been looking forward to seeing your favorite band live in concert for months. The only reservation you have is that the concert is being held in an outdoor venue where you'll have to sit high up in the bleachers. You begin to have this irrational fear that the bleachers are going to collapse. Could this really happen to you? And if it does, what happens if you get hurt?
Think You Have An Outstanding Probation Violation Warrant? How A Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help
If you were on probation and failed to check in with your probation or violated your terms in some other way, you may have a warrant out of your arrest. If this is the situation you are in, a criminal defense lawyer may be beneficial to you. Here are a few of the ways that a criminal defense attorney can help you if you know or suspect there may be a warrant out for you due to a probation violation:
Five Things You Should Bring To Your First Meeting With A Personal Injury Law Firm
You may have been involved in an accident of some type -- whether in a motor vehicle, a commercial business or some other public place. Perhaps your injuries have left you with medical bills, required time away from your paid job and otherwise cost you financially. Meeting with a personal injury law firm to discuss your case is a great idea -- but what should you expect, and what should you have with you?
Had a Homemade Fireworks Accident? What to Expect if You Injured Your Own Child
Over the Independence holiday, several reports came in of parents who made "homemade fireworks" and then set them off with their kids close by. Many often get injured, and a few are killed, too. When this happens, should Child Protective Services (CPS) remove the rest of the children in that family? If the child that died was yours, what would you do? Besides consulting a personal injury lawyer, you should understand the following.