Defendants: Should I Retain Counsel During A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injury lawsuits are usually complicated endeavors even for the lawyers who choose to fight them — and because personal injury lawyers almost always work on contingency, they won’t take a case unless they believe they can win. What does that mean for you, as the defendant being sued? Easy. It means the opposing side believes it has a slam dunk victory. And that means you absolutely…
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When You Should Turn Yourself In To The Police

Did you do something wrong? Whether you committed a criminal act or simply think the police are after you, it might make more sense to turn yourself in rather than wait for the police to act on their own accord. You won’t always need to hand yourself over to the police, though, and it’s probably a better use of your time to speak with a lawyer to discuss the details of your case. Here are…
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My Spouse Asked For A Divorce After Winning A Huge Settlement!

People get married — and stay married — for financial reasons. Love? Sure. But many people are in love with mountains of cash. But let’s say your soon-to-be ex-spouse was hiding one gigantic facet of the divorce they requested only weeks ago: the huge settlement they expect to win from a personal injury lawsuit. Your divorce decree will be made one week before the settlement. Are you…
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When Is A Person Criminally Liable For A Car Accident?

The vast majority of all car accidents do not result in immediate prosecution or criminal charges. This can change over the course of an investigation. Were you responsible for causing a major car accident? There are a number of reasons you should worry about criminal liability — and remember, either way you could be sued for personal injury in civil court. Here’s what you need to know.…
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When Does Medical Malpractice Turn Into A Criminal Case?

Medical malpractice results in thousands of lawsuits in the United State every year. Believe it or not, many of the doctors who are the subjects of these lawsuits also face criminal charges ranging from simple assault to murder. Why? Simply put, there is a point at which simple mistakes turn into criminal actions. And it’s important to remember that most district attorneys still charge a…
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What To Do When A Dog Owner Is Responsible For An Attack

Outlandish cases aren’t always as unusual as we make them out to be. For example, we know that dog bites are common in the United States. But did you know that some of those bites occurred after a pet owner commands their animal to attack the victim? It happens. Here’s what to do when you’re the victim of such an insane attack. First, retreat to safety. Fight for your life if necessary.…
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Did The Coronavirus Pandemic Result In Nursing Home Abuse?

Everyone knows that former New York Governor Cuomo squashed the realities of COVID in nursing homes early in the pandemic to prove he had a handle on the virus. Nursing home deaths were far greater than anyone knew at the time. Many friends and family members of nursing home residents were left wondering who was liable for keeping them there under false pretenses. Shouldn’t the state be liable…
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Are Truck Drivers Held Accountable For Multiple-Vehicle Pileups?

What would you do if your car brakes failed while going down a steep hill? Would you make all the right decisions? What if there was another vehicle blocking the shoulder? Would you panic? Could you even put yourself in that position without having been there yourself? Essentially, that was the question put forth to the jury that eventually found Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos guilty on 27…
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How Do Personal Injury Cases With Multiple Parties Work?

Most personal injury cases are simple. There is a plaintiff and a defendant. The plaintiff is the person filing the claim. The defendant is the person at fault. But not every personal injury case works out this way. Sometimes there are multiple plaintiffs. Sometimes there are multiple defendants. How does the court system approach higher profile cases like these? The easiest way to provide an…
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How Long Will You Wait For A Personal Injury Settlement?

One reason folks tend to avoid filing lawsuits is simple: they don’t want the pain they feel to drag on longer than necessary. The easiest path forward for some folks is simply letting a personal injury go. Of course, we’re a group of lawyers — so we don’t condone letting it go. The law is about holding individuals and organizations accountable for their mistakes. This is especially true…
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