The term “personal injury” refers to an injury sustained by a person’s body or mind, rather than one’s property. The most common types of personal injury are car accidents, slip and fall cases, medical malpractice, product defects and industry disease (like asbestos).
Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes people’s mistakes result in criminal prosecutions. If you are being accused of having committed a crime, you should not hesitate to seek professional legal representation.
There are many reasons for families to consider adoption. Perhaps the prospective parents are unable or unwilling to conceive their own biological children. Perhaps they have fallen in love with a youngster in the custody of the state.
Though they may not be citizens, or even human, animals in America are protected by various laws forbidding cruelty and mistreatment. Animal lawyers represent people who have a legal interest in the welfare of an animal.
Bankruptcy is a process put into place by the federal government to assist debtors by removing or reducing their debts so that they become manageable. Largely regarded as a last resort, bankruptcy may be an appropriate remedy for your financial situation if you have exhausted all other options.
Businesses have very distinct legal needs compared to individuals. While a person may go through life requiring legal counsel very infrequently, a business will likely need the guidance of a good attorney from the initial incorporation until dissolution or sale of the company.
We are fortunate to live in a country where our specific freedoms are protected by multiple bodies of law and a strong historical precedent. Our civil rights are outlined in by the United States Constitution and its Amendments.
One of our nation’s largest industries, construction employs over 7 million Americans. As such, many contractors, architects, engineers, suppliers and manufacturers find themselves, at times, in a conflict that may require resolution by legal means.
Consumer protection law takes effect when a consumer is reasonably dissatisfied with a service or good, or with the terms by which a supplier has fulfilled its contract.
When a couple decides to end a marriage, a judge must issue a divorce decree. This requires one spouse filing for a divorce on the basis of grounds, including cruel and inhuman treatment, adultery, imprisonment, abandonment, or constructive abandonment.