There are literally hundreds of different situations for which you might need the services of an attorney. There are both criminal and civil matters, and under each of those banners there are dozens of different specialty areas. That’s why it is important to pick an attorney with the right training and experience to deal with the particulars of your individual case.
Though there are jack of all trades attorneys who do all types of civil cases as well as criminal cases, it’s hard to get really good at certain areas of the law if you don’t specialize. For example, if you are in a boating accident, you don’t want an attorney who specializes in car accidents, you want a Continue Reading No Comments
Police departments know the importance of upholding the law. Innovations are changing the way that police perform their jobs for the better. One of these innovations is the body camera. Previously, police departments used dash cameras to record their activities. In a recent survey, 77% of police officers stated that body cams are a more effective option than dash cameras are. Dash cameras are a great innovation and have provided much protection to police departments. However, the body cam is quickly becoming the preferred method of all officer recording devices. Here are three reasons for your department to strongly consider using dash cameras.
- Collecting Additional Evidence – Body cameras aren’t just being used to make the public feel more at ease, they’re helping officers at t
When most people leave their homes to go somewhere, few expect to be in a car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents happen all too often. While most people understand that driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous, many do not think twice about texting or talking on the phone while they are behind the wheel of their car or truck. It has been estimated that engaging in these activities can increase the likelihood of being in an accident by at least a factor of three. Distracted driving accidents are in the rise throughout the United States as are accidents caused by fatigued driving. Despite this, at any given daylight minute, there are about 660,000 people driving around doing somet
Car crashes are an inevitability. At some point in your life, you most likely will be involved in some kind of accident involving a motor vehicle. With any luck, it will be a simple fender bender and no harm will come to anyone and now damage will be done to either car. On the off chance it is more than that, here are five things you should do in the aftermath of being in a car accident.
1. Remain Calm Going through the trauma of being in a car accident can leave you feeling a bit vulnerable and unsure of what to do next. It’s important to keep yourself calm so that you’re thinking straight and clearly about what step in needed next. Remind yourself that this
Many people consider marriage to be one of their ultimate goals in life. Fall in love, get married, and live ‘happily ever after.’ But sometimes, life has other plans, feelings change and many married couples end up filing for divorce. Divorce rates among couples over 50 have doubled in the last 20 years, according to a study by Bowling Green State University. The divorce process can be complicated and overwhelming, but it’s still important to know the facts, be prepared, and take care of yourself.
First, the top five reasons for starting the divorce process in the U.S. include communication problems, infidelity or betrayal, financial problems, abuse and loss of interest. Some of these things can be improved through therapy or counseling, but others, such as abuse or infidelity, are much harder to address
On what is the five year anniversary of the brutally death of Trayvon Martin, his parents find themselves finally able to put into words what the death of their son means to them, and how the feel the world should respond to other senseless citizen or police misconduct cases that result in the loss of lives of young black Americans. In fact, the parents of Trayvon Martin likely never took imagined that it would take this long to put their pain into words. The book “Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” which was published by Spiegel and Grau last Tuesday, book recounts the journey of these two grieving parents, who found themselves in the spotlight by tragedy. And while five years may have passed since that dreadful day, these parents hope that their book can help the nation r
Unless you’ve been through the experience before, you probably don’t know what to expect in a divorce. However, even if you have been previously divorced, each one tends to be different. Depending on your particular situation, you will have several legal questions about divorce proceedings.
When you’re beginning the process to locate a divorce or family law attorney, you will have a number of questions to ask a divorce attorney. When there are children involved, you may, for example, want to know about parental rights for fathers as well as how to terminate parental rights.
You may be interested to know that in the United States, women are usually the ones that file for divorce. It has been found that they initiate two-thirds of all divorce cases.
On average, according to the U.S. Censu
When you have to find lawyers to help you through a situation, it can be difficult to know where to start. You need to make sure that you can trust your legal representation and their ability. In order to help you find the best personal injury lawyer possible, it is therefore important to create a list of questions to ask them prior to determining whether or not you want to hire them.
Most law firms will grant you a free consultation, which is basically an interview. As you locate lawyers that you think might be the best lawyers for your specific case, you will want to ask each of them a series of questions that are r
Workplace discrimination is a topic that is kept under wraps these days; it does, nonetheless, ring loudly in the ears of everyone who has fallen victim to its indignation. Although workplace discrimination is against the law, it is alive and well in more workplaces than anyone would care to admit.
Discrimination comes wearing a variety of masks. Age discrimination is an ugly one, but no uglier than sex discrimination or racial discrimination. People who suffer with disabilities, physical, mental, and emotional, are often the victims of discrimination as well. An interesting fact is that in 2011, according to a survey performed, 45% of people admitted to having
VA math is not the same as regular math, especially when it comes to disability claims. If you have multiple disabilities — one rated at 60%, for example, and another rated at 20%, the combined rating is not 80%, but 68. How can that be?
The percentages are determined through a military disability calculator, which takes into account multiple disabilities that may affect your ability to find or perform work. Calculating these percentages correctly is of the utmost importance, as even small percentage differences in veterans disability ratings c