Wrongful Death: Pursuing Legal Action

Wrongful Death: Pursuing Legal Action

Jul 26

It may be that very few situations can match the devastation caused by the sudden death of a loved one. The pain caused by such an even can become even more compounded if it was caused by the negligence or wrongful action of another party. Cases of wrongful death are undoubtedly difficult to bear, filled with days of grief and hardship.

Fortunately, those caught in such a situation can pursue legal action against the party responsible for their loved one’s sudden death. Devastated families can pursue a wrongful death claim as a way to pursue justice and compensation for the avoidable death of their loved one. Cases where a victim dies in an accident proven to be caused by another party’s negligent or reckless behavior can be subjected to a civil lawsuit. Here, the family left behind by the victim can pursue compensation for damages they have incurred due to the tragic incident. According to the website of The Law Offices of Portale Law, the compensation awarded to them following proper proceedings can be used to mitigate medical expenses, funeral costs, and the loss of lifetime earnings.

Wrongful death claims are usually pursued against another individual or a particular entity. In car accidents, for example, grieving families can pursue legal action against the driver found to be at fault for the crash. Meanwhile, incidents of medical malpractice will find hospitals and the staff in their employ to be accountable. Regardless of the particular situation, it’s important to point out that most states recognize a statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. This means that families are given only a limited period of time to seek justice through a civil case. Typically, cases of wrongful death will need to be tried within a period of two-years, although statute of limitations differs depending on state laws.

Bankruptcy: Giving You Room to Breathe

Bankruptcy: Giving You Room to Breathe

Jan 14

Financial troubles got you down? Well, you’re not alone. Most Americans will be faced with some form of difficulty of this nature in at least one point of their lives. It can be as a result of student loans or credit card debts or mortgages – the circumstances are different every single time but the problem is always the same. And sometimes, it gets to the point when it all just gets too much but you dread to think of bankruptcy as a possible solution. It has received quite the bad reputation – often paired with images of desolation and complete failure. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Sometimes, it is even filing for bankruptcy that will allow for you to break the chains of debt, sending you into the blissful state of financial freedom.

Talking to a bankruptcy lawyer about your situation can be a difficult conversation. It is important to note, however, that the lawyer you are talking to could have very well experienced similar financial troubles of their own. This adds to more than just invaluable knowledge of the law but also creates the sympathetic binding that allows for you to find some peace that this is a person who can understand the hardship you are going through. A lawyer who knows what it’s like can go above and beyond properly representing you when you file for bankruptcy.

The website of bankruptcy lawyer Erin B. Shank states that the problems of those who are contemplating on filing for bankruptcy are often beyond stressed and emotionally drained out. Overwhelming credit can mean getting hounded by the people you owe money to and there is already strain and fear that can be suffocating when dealing with financial matters such as this. It is perfectly normal to feel this way – and it might be an even better reason for you to try and consult with a legal expert on whether or not filing for bankruptcy could be an option that saves you all that heartache.

DUI Charges

DUI Charges

Dec 08

Driving under the influence (DUI), also called driving while intoxicated (DWI) in some states, is a major offense all across the United States. Federal and local government continue in their efforts to make it very clear to all motorists that violation of the anti-drunk-driving law means heavy fines, a jail term, suspension of driving privileges (from about a month to a year), mandatory participation in an alcohol and drug education class (or DUI School) and community service.

Records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that drunk-driving is one of the major causes of motor vehicle accidents on US roads and highways. Every year millions of arrests involving drunk drivers are reported to the NHTSA; this includes reports on the thousands of injuries and fatalities both of the drunk driving and/or their innocent victim. The high number of those getting hurt in alcohol-related accidents is more than enough reason for the federal and local governments to carry out a stricter campaign that will enable them to apprehend DUI offenders. This stricter campaign includes check points for sobriety tests and increased visibility of traffic enforcers.

In all US states, the limit of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is 0.08%, This means that anyone caught with a BAC level of 0.08% or greater will be charged with either a DUI misdemeanor or felony (depending on the number of offenses made, or if there was an accident where someone got injured or killed).

Besides the harsh punishments awaiting those charged or convicted of DUI, there are many other very unfavorable effects (of the charge or conviction) awaiting the offender. A number of these include:

  • Higher car insurance premiums, which can last up to three years
  • Negative effect divorce proceeding, especially on custody or visitation rights
  • Restrictions on international travel
  • Difficulty in acquiring or renewing a commercial or professional driver’s license

One very informative website on DUI, especially for military men and women, is www.flahertydefensefirm.com/practice-areas/military-arrests/.

Looking for Lawv

Looking for Lawv

Sep 20

You’ve been hurt in the past. It happens to everyone. Things are going along just peachy and then disaster strikes. You’re left battered and defeated and all you can do is ask yourself “Why?” You’re left all alone to reassemble the shattered remains of what your life used to be, vowing to never blindly trust another human being with the intimate moments of your life. Despite all this, the only thing you want is someone to lift your heart and gently whisper “Everything is going to be OK.”

After such life-changing events it can be difficult to find someone that can you help you recover from such a vulnerable state. Why bother bouncing from place to place looking for “the one” when the world is a void and all life is a vain and selfish attempt to fill that void? People search and search for years and never find what they’re looking for.

This does not have to be you.

The person you need will light your way through the darkness. He or she will talk to you. He or she will make an effort to understand your problems and find their solutions. He or she will file paperwork on your behalf.

After being physically devastated, it can be incredibly helpful to seek a lawyer. Your lawyer will know the best course of action to take to help you recover both physically and emotionally. Here’s to a long and successful relationship!