A personal injury is injury to an individual’s body, mind, or emotions. In some instance of a personal injury an individual or a company may be liable for the resulting suffering that the personal injury caused. Personal injuries can occur out of negligence, an intentional infliction of harm, or the injuring of another person despite any type of negligence or intent. Personal injuries vary widely in both the cause and result of the accident.
A personal injury as the result of negligence is the most common type of claim. Common negligence personal injury causes are slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice. There are existing regulations that exist in order to prevent personal injuries from occurring, but in some instances an individual may be liable for the personal injury that resulted from their failure to act, whether intentional or not.
Personal injury law covers the physical harm the individual may have, as well as the suffering they endured. Suffering can include emotional humiliation an individual may have felt because of the personal injury. A personal injury lawyer can help the individual seek the proper compensation they are qualified for as a result of the personal injury. The more serious the personal injury, the more of an impact and influence it probably had on the individual’s life, thus making a higher compensation more likely.
Wrongful death law refers to the law that seeks to protect victims who are harmed by the action or inaction of another entity or person. A claim can be filed for injury incurred by an individual either physically or mentally. Wrongful death lawyers seek to win compensation for their clients. If you feel you are a victim and are uncertain what your options are, your best option is to speak with wrongful death lawyers who will guide you through the process.
Medical Malpractice is the failure of medical professionals to provide adequate treatment to patients resulting in a personal injury or substantial loss of income.
Medical Malpractice is a doctor’s failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances. Medical “standards” not followed, also called med mal. A lawyer that knows about medical problems & medical laws is needed to help a claim reach the courts in the fastest, accurate, and most complete way possible. A medical malpractice lawyer will work with the hospital system & medical law system to find out what your rights and legal options are. While you or someone you know gets better or recovers from your medical mistake or injury, the medical malpractice attorney will fight for your legal rights.
Civil Litigation – State and Federal
Compensation for injury to an employee arising out of and in the course of employment that is paid to the worker or dependents by an employer whose strict liability for such compensation is established by statute
Note: Where established by statute, workers’ compensation is generally the exclusive remedy for injuries arising from employment, with some exceptions. Workers’ compensation statutes commonly include explicit exclusions for injury caused intentionally, by willful misconduct, and by voluntary intoxication from alcohol or illegal drugs.
The principle or practice or a program of public provision (as through social insurance or assistance) for the economic security and social welfare of the individual and his or her family.
Federal Criminal Defense
A type of behavior that is has been defined by the state, as deserving of punishment which usually includes imprisonment. Crimes and their punishments are defined by Congress and state legislatures.
An organization comprising neighbors concerned with managing the common areas of a subdivision or condominium complex. These associations take on issues such as salting and sanding a subdivision when it snows and collecting dues from residents. The homeowners’ association is also responsible for enforcing any covenants, conditions & restrictions that apply to the property.
A company hired by a creditor to collect a debt that it is owed. Creditors typically hire a collection agency only after they have made efforts to collect the debt themselves, typically through letters (called “dunning” letters) and telephone calls. Collection agencies are regulated by the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Unfortunately, too many collectors ignore this law.
A lawsuit brought by a prosecutor employed by the federal, state or local government that charges a person with the commission of a crime.
Domestic violence has traditionally been defined as violence in the home, or between family members. As society’s definition of family has changed, so has the law’s definition of family violence. While some states cling to the traditional view of domestic violence as between spouses or former spouses, increasingly legislatures are expanding the scope of the law to include children, relatives, unmarried persons living together, persons with a child in common, and even those in an “intimate relationship.”
A written and signed statement, made by an individual, which provides for the disposition of their property when they die.
Powers of Attorney
A document which gives a person the right to make binding decisions for another, as an agent. A power of attorney may be specific to a certain kind of decision or general, in which the agent makes all major decisions for the person who is the subject of the power of attorney. The person signing the power of attorney is usually referred to, in law, as the donor and the person that would exercise the power of attorney, the donee.
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