Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

3 Questions To Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer During The Initial Consultation

If you're preparing to speak with a personal injury attorney after being in an accident or incident where serious injury occurred, you likely have many questions about how the initial meeting will go and what the attorney will say regarding your potential case. Some of these questions may be about the attorney themselves and if they're qualified to handle your case. Personal injury claims are complex. By hiring the right lawyer with the right experience, you can help your case succeed. Read More 

When Visitation Becomes Problematic

Visitation is part of a parenting plan when parents stop living together. Visitation may be ordered during separation in preparation for a divorce. Things can become contentious, and problems can rear up at times. The goal of visitation is to promote spending time with the non-custodial parent. However, the parties can disagree on visitation schedules, cancellations, and more. Read on for some ideas on resolving matters before things get too out of hand. Read More 

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 

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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.