I Just Got a Jury Duty Summons as a Single Parent—Now What?

Jury duty is an important part of being an American citizen; you’re helping to give your peers a fair trial. While it’s often associated with negative feelings of inconvenience, jurors are critical to the legal process. Being summoned can cause some issues in the best of situations, so what happens when you’re a single parent?

What Is Personal Injury Law?

The basis for filing a personal injury or tort law claim involves two essential things: liability and damages. If you are able to prove both, you will receive compensation for your claim. This article will discuss some of the basics of this law. What Is Personal Injury? Personal injury occurs when...

What Kind of Damages Are Calculated in a Lawsuit?

Often during civil lawsuits, the plaintiff will be directed by their lawyer to seek compensation for any loss that occurred during the incident in question. Although there are various ways to compensate a plaintiff, the most common of those is through monetary compensation. However, not everything can be presented as a reason for asking for monetary compensation....

What Happens if You Get into a Rideshare Accident?

Ridesharing is when groups of people use the same car and can include anything from carpooling to companies like Uber and Lyft. Despite ridesharing's popularity, however, this means of travel is no more immune to vehicular accidents than any other. Understandably, the idea of being in a rideshare accident may seem daunting. After all, not only have...

Is America Too Focused On Lawsuits?

When we consider litigation, we should first recognize that 80% of the world's lawyers live in the U.S, with a 15% increase in lawyers since 2008. This is a clear snapshot of American culture. Over your lunch break, you may discuss with your colleagues how this country's population has become obsessed with earning money by any means...

Who’s at Fault in the Event of a Car Accident?

A car accident could cause property damage, property loss and bodily injury. Generally speaking, the person who is deemed to be liable for the crash is responsible for paying any damages that other drivers, passengers or pedestrians incur. However, it may take many different types of evidence to determine who caused the crash. Was...

4 Things Republicans Get Wrong About the Criminal Justice System

When someone breaks the law, they deserve to be punished for their actions. However, it doesn't mean that an individual is a bad person or intended to harm anyone else through his or her actions. It also shouldn't mean that an individual loses the ability to make a positive change in his or her life. 

How to Know if Your DUI Charge Can Go to Mediation

Have you or someone you loved been charged with a DUI? If so, it's important to know your options before heading into court. In fact, depending on your specific situation, you may be able to move your case from criminal court to mediation. However, not everyone is eligible for this step. Here's a look at the three...

Who is at Fault in a Personal Injury Case?

Accidents, incidents or outright attacks, the issue is clear that you were hurt because of someone else. Personal injury cases can include dog bites, car crashes and even catastrophic injuries.  What is Fault? Fault is a two-sided element of the law. On one side, it includes negligent acts, and so someone...

3 Frequently Sued Professions and How They Can Protect Themselves

Lawsuits can be devastating to an individual or business. Facing a lawsuit can eat up a professional’s time and resources, cause significant distress, and potentially end their career if the suit is successful. Certain professions are sued more than others. What measures should they take to protect themselves? Attorney Even though...

Why You Should NEVER Be Your Own Lawyer

You might not be a lawyer, but there's something romantic about the notion of representing yourself in court. To deliver a passionate argument for your innocence or deservingness to win a case and move the entire courtroom to tears is fun to imagine, but it's not at all practical. These reasons will help you understand why being...

As an Independent Contractor, Should I Form an LLC?

It is becoming increasingly common for individuals to start their own companies or to provide products or services as a side hustle. Whatever your reason for being an independent contractor, it is important to have the right organizational structure. Let's look at some questions that you should ask before starting an LLC. Do You Have Assets That Need Protecting? Legally...

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