The majority of criminal cases in the American justice system never make it to trial. One of two things usually happens before it comes to that. First, the prosecution's case may be flawed, leading the judge to toss out the charges. Second, the prosecution and the criminal defense lawyer may reach a plea agreement. You may wonder if you have to take a deal in your case. Here is a look at that issue and its implications.
26 May 2020
When you are in a car accident that was caused by another driver, you can file a claim with his or her automobile insurance to recoup your damages. However, you have to proceed with caution when it comes to speaking with the negligent driver's insurance company. The following are some tips to help you with this process: How Does an Insurance Claim Work? After the accident happens, you and the driver will exchange information.
24 April 2020
Dog bite cases may look simple, but some of them can attract relatively serious damages. Below are some of the reasons for such high damages. Health Complications Medical bills form a significant portion of most personal injury cases, and dog bites are no exception. A minor dog bite may require nothing more than antibiotic treatment. However, complications may arise if: The bite gets infected An infected dog bites you You have an existing medical condition, such as liver disease, that has lowered your immunity The dog damages a nerve In such cases, you will need extensive and expensive treatment.
20 March 2020
Any adult taking care of a child must do their best to keep the child from harm. If the adult's negligence leads to the child's harm, then the adult should pay for the child's damages based on the legal principle of negligent supervision. Below are some of the examples of negligent supervision. Leaving Dangerous Things Unsecured Some things are inherently dangerous, especially to kids, and should be secured or locked up at all times.
14 February 2020
Only six states in the U.S., including Wisconsin, have a law on the books requiring newly divorced individuals to wait before they can get married again. But this legislative session, there are some Wisconsin legislators who would like to send heir 6-month waiting period to the dustbin for good. Learn more about how this law affects Wisconsin residents, as well as the impact these changes are predicted to have. Why a Six-Month Waiting Period?
16 January 2020
Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in every state, and a DUI charge can come with serious penalties, including fines, license suspension, and jail time. Any time you are charged with a criminal offense, you have the right to have an attorney represent you in court. While you can handle DUI charges yourself, it's best to hire a criminal defense lawyer in some circumstances. First Offenses If you've never been charged with driving under the influence before, your DUI case will most likely be fairly straightforward.
13 December 2019
When a workplace injury is permanent, you may be paid a lump-sum settlement from the workers' compensation carrier for your employer. Settlements often come after months of being paid partial wage payments and negotiations. When it's possible that you won't be able to work again, it's important to know what you are receiving with your settlement. The longer the period of time between your injury and the settlement, the more likely it is that you will have certain deductions like the ones below.
18 November 2019