Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

Three Situations When You Should Have A Vehicle Accident Attorney

You see commercials on television, on billboards, and on the internet for lawyers wanting your business after an auto accident, but do you need a lawyer with every accident? The truth is that you may not need a lawyer when it's a small fender bender, but there are times when you should always call for legal help. The following are a few instances when you need legal assistance from a vehicle accident attorney. Read More 

How A DUI Lawyer Can Get You A Reduced Sentence

Being charged with a DUI can be very stressful. Not only will the charges affect your driving record, but you may also spend some time in jail. Fortunately, there are options your DUI lawyer will explore to ensure you get a lighter punishment. Here are ways your lawyer can secure a reduced sentence. Take a Plea Bargain Your DUI lawyer can identify weaknesses in the prosecutor's case and use them to negotiate a plea bargain. Read More 

Landlord Not Responsive? How To Use Your Right To ‘Repair And Deduct’

Nearly all states protect the renter's right to a livable home. And if your landlord refuses to provide a livable space in exchange for your rent, many tenants have the right to make certain remedies. One of these is known as the right to repair and deduct. This means you can make the necessary repairs and deduct them from your monthly rent payment without legal reprisal from the landlord. But to avail yourself of this right, you must also follow its rules. Read More 

Do You Need Live Scan Fingerprinting

Numerous agencies require fingerprinting for people every day. Fingerprints are part of a background check for employment or volunteer opportunities. In the past, law enforcement personnel obtained your fingerprints with a pad of ink and a card. Once the personnel recorded them, they had to physically enter them into background processing systems. Fortunately, things have changed due to live scan fingerprinting. What is live scan fingerprinting and what are the benefits it provides? Read More 

A Lawyer Can Help You With A Variety Of Situations Without Ever Walking Into A Courtroom

When you picture a lawyer in your mind, you might think of someone standing up in a courtroom and yelling "objection" or someone grilling the person on the witness stand. But a lawyer can do so much more for you without ever getting to the point where they look like they are doing an impersonation of what you might see on your favorite legal drama. There are a variety of reasons to hire an attorney even if you don't ever plan on having your case escalate to the point where a judge or jury would become involved. Read More 

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Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

I never gave a lot of thought to needing a lawyer until I was injured while walking down a sidewalk. The accident happened when a biker decided to use the sidewalk instead of the street, and plowed into me as he turned a corner. What followed was a lesson in what is involved with pedestrian accidents. I found a traffic attorney who took my case, and she was able to obtain a settlement that covered the legal fees and my medical bills. If you have been injured through the negligence of another party, you do need legal representation. Keep reading and I'll share how I found the right lawyer and what we did to ensure that my rights were fully protected in a court of law.