Legal Guide

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Reasons Why Lawsuits Take So Long

Personal injury issues and other lawsuits take varying amounts of time to settle. While some are straightforward, others are complex and take more time to resolve. Sometimes, such issues take years to resolve.  The extent of a plaintiff's harm and treatment plays an essential role in a personal injury lawsuit's duration. However, no civil lawsuit can escape similar legal processes.  This... ❯❯❯

Unexpected Road Hazards: Steps to Take When You’re the Victim

There’s a saying that goes, “Into every life, a little rain must fall.” Despite our best efforts and intentions, unforeseen challenges can arise. On the road, this truth is clear: even the most conscientious drivers, those who diligently follow traffic regulations, adhere to speed limits, and shun distracted driving, can find themselves in accidents. More often than not, these mishaps aren’t... ❯❯❯

How to Change Your Name or Your Child's Name Following a Divorce

Marriage is the culmination of love. In many cases, a spouse may drop their surname and replace it with the other spouse’s name after marriage. This can become a permanent name change that symbolizes the unity between two parties. Unfortunately, what many people believe will be their happily ever after never materializes as married couples fall out of love. Data from the Census Bureau show that... ❯❯❯

Understanding Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits

In an ideal world, we would all interact reasonably and mindfully, upholding our duty of care towards each other. Unfortunately, reality often falls short of this utopia. At times, negligence overshadows duty, leading to accidents and harm. Thankfully, the framework of Tort Law provides a legal recourse for those wronged by such negligent actions. This blog post will analyze punitive damages.... ❯❯❯

Understanding Injuries and Fault in Head-on Collision Accidents

According to the Insurance Information Institute, head-on collisions accounted for over ten percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2020. These crashes caused more than 3,631 deaths and thousands of injuries in the same year.  Head-on collisions are undoubtedly one of the most serious crashes, especially at high speeds. They occur when vehicles moving in opposite directions strike each other... ❯❯❯

Can I be Required to Pay Child Support for a Child That is Not Mine?

Parents are obligated to take care of their children and provide everything the child needs. Relationships sometimes do not work out as planned between parents, necessitating the couple to go their separate ways. However, the obligation to cater to the child's needs is still binding even if the parents are no longer together. “Federal law is out to secure the child’s welfare through child... ❯❯❯

Do You Know The Leading Cause Of Injuries In The United States?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), America had over 57 million hospital visits for accident-related injuries in 2018. Injuries result from many causes, but some are the leading causes of accidents, such as falls, car crashes, poisoning, and gunshot wounds.  According to IIHS, an average of 32,000 people die yearly on American roads, with millions of others seeking medical... ❯❯❯

What Factors Affect Compensation Claims in Personal Injury Cases?

Knowing you suffer injuries because someone was negligent is difficult; it can turn one’s life upside down. Thankfully, personal injury law allows victims in personal injury cases to file a compensation claim against someone who harmed them. That is why you must work with an attorney to ensure you get the fairest compensation for damages. However, the compensation amount you eventually receive... ❯❯❯

How Many People Die From Car Accidents Each Year?

The global car accident toll on human life stands at approximately 1.3 million each year. In the United States, this number has almost always surpassed the 30,000 mark since 1975.  There has been a notable reduction in deaths in the last decade, but America registered an uptick during and after the pandemic, with 42,000 people losing their lives in 2021. Luckily, 2022 figures look slightly more... ❯❯❯

Homicide, a Leading Cause of Death for US Children, Is On the Rise

A new study found homicide as a major factor in children's death in the United States. The overall rate has increased by an average of 4.3 percent each year for nearly a decade. The JAMA Pediatrics study found that more black boys were killed than any other group. Firearms were the most common weapon in children's deaths. Rising Homicide Rates The researchers discovered 38,362 child homicide... ❯❯❯

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