What Are The Legal Consequences Of Frivolous Litigation?

We’ve all heard the term “frivolous lawsuit” bandied about by those who believe no one should have the right to sue for any reason whatsoever. Whether they like it or not, victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, identity theft, and fraud have the right to sue for damages — especially when the people responsible knew what they were doing was wrong. That doesn’t mean every…
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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 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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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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Big Personal Injury Cases To Make Strides In 2020

Personal injury occurs when you are injured due to the negligence of another individual or organization. It can happen to anyone. That means cases range from small to big. Sometimes lawyers will band together small personal injury claims to make an enormous class action lawsuit against a giant corporation. Lawsuits like these help keep big organizations in line when they try to skirt or break…
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Pennsylvania Medical Negligence Repose Law Dropped Because Of Constitutional Violations

A medical negligence repose law recently came under fire in court for potentially violating the state constitution of Pennsylvania. A judge recently ruled that the seven-year-old law should be nixed after determining that the laws don’t serve government interests. The law was part of the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act, and set a (relatively lenient) statute of limitations…
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Qualified Immunity Might Soon End Because Of A Dog Bite Case

Right now might be the time to acquaint yourself with a legal doctrine called “qualified immunity.” This doctrine provides many government officials (and legal authorities like police officers) with conditional immunity while they are on the job. When acting in an official capacity, these government officials must still act in line with federal laws and without infringing on a person’s…
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