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  • Can You Get A DUI For Taking Prescription Drugs?

    When most people think about DUI, they think of someone driving under the influence of alcohol. But the term "driving under the influence" is quite vague for a reason. A person can be charged with driving under the influence not only when they're under the influence of alcohol, but also when they are under the influence of drugs. And no, this does not just mean strictly illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine. [Read More]

  • Personal Injury Legal Preparations For Trial

    Your personal injury trial might come months after your accident, and it can never be a moment too soon. The time it takes to get to the courtroom can seem puzzling to many victims, but there are events occurring even when it seems to you that time is standing still. The period of time before a trial begins is more important than many people know, and its importance rivals that of the actual trial. [Read More]

  • Three Good Things About Being Prescribed Medication After An Injury

    The specific nature and the severity of any type of injury will dictate whether you need prescription medication to help you through the recovery process. While prescription medication is usually unnecessary following a minor injury, the likelihood that your physician will prescribe you something increases in the case of more serious injuries. Even if you're not a huge proponent of taking medication, you should appreciate that there are several potential advantages to doing so if you've been injured due to another party's negligence and you've hired a personal injury attorney to represent you. [Read More]

  • Fetus/Baby Wrongful Deaths: How These Lawsuits Work

    Defining what is and is not a baby is at the heart of every abortion. It is also at the heart of many wrongful death cases, as state law makes that determination, not federal law. Even though Roe v. Wade gave women the permission to terminate pregnancies, there was nothing in place that helped determine when, exactly, a life was a life. So when a fetus dies late in a pregnancy or the infant takes breath after leaving the womb and then dies, state law determines whether or not mothers can sue for wrongful death. [Read More]

  • Suing For Damages After Being Falsely Accused Of Committing A Crime

    Being falsely accused of a crime can have a devastating impact on a person's life, resulting in a damaged reputation and even jail time if the bogus allegations culminate in criminal convictions. If you suffered because someone accused you of a crime you didn't commit and you were eventually vindicated, here are two torts you can use to force the perpetrator to compensate you for the harm done. Defamation of Character [Read More]

  • What Your Charges Might Be if You Kill Someone with a Car

    It was an accident. You did not intentionally kill someone with your car (even thought lots of other people have). You did not even know the victims. It was just an accident. There is just one problem with that. There are still people who cannot go home tonight nor wake up the next day. Their surviving family members will likely be angry and grieving. You are charged with their deaths, but the charges do not make sense. [Read More]

  • Personal Injury Situations That Buy You Time

    Most people know about the statute of limitations. This rule exists in all states and covers everything from personal injury cases to murder, and it places finite and unbending rules on how soon you must bring a case. If you fail to take legal action after you've been hurt in a car accident, for example, your case will be "thrown out" of civil court by being dismissed. There are a few unique injury situations, however, that allow filers more time due to the nature of the harm done. [Read More]

  • Dispelling Common Motor Vehicle Violation Myths

    Driving a car may be a task that you do so frequently that you give little thought. However, it can be surprisingly easy to violate any of the numerous regulations and laws that govern vehicles on public roads. Violations of these laws are serious matters that many drivers may not fully appreciate due to the prevalence of some common notions and myths. Myth: There Are No Long-Term Consequences Of Being Convicted Of A Traffic Violation [Read More]

  • Was Your Child Harmed By Unsafe Gym Class Activities? What To Do Now

    Physical education class is supposed to be an activity for your child to get exercise while at school, while learning to participate in games, work as a team and more. If your child was forced to participate in an activity that they said they were afraid of, and that is a dangerous activity the parents should have received notification about in advance, and now they are hurt with a severe injury, you want to call a lawyer. [Read More]

  • Three Questions A Personal Injury Attorney Will Ask You During An Initial Consultation

    There are a number of situations in which you may file a personal injury claim. You may have been involved in a car accident, been injured in a slip and fall accident, been bitten by someone's dog, suffered from medical malpractice, been injured on a construction site or sustained injuries as the result of a defective or faulty product. Regardless of why you are filing a personal injury claim, if you are filing one, you will likely be meeting with a personal injury attorney for a consultation. [Read More]