Archive for September, 2014

Are You the Victim of a Personal Injury Incident?

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Personal injury refers to any damage that is caused by the negligence of another person. Fortunately, if you have been the victim of personal injury, you can fight your case in court to receive the compensation you deserve. By first determining which form of personal injury you have been a victim of, you can experience the benefits of hiring the best personal injury attorney. Common Forms of Personal Injury Unfortunately, accidents can happen nearly anywhere, and many times these accidents are caused by someone else. For example, 15% of personal injury lawsuits stem from medical malpractice, and three million car accident injuries occur in the United States each year. Luckily, whether you have been a victim of medical malpractice or you were involved in a car accident that was not yo

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Basic Info About the Three Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

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If you have suffered a personal injury, you might be wondering whether or not you have a case for filing a personal injury claim. Usually a personal can file a personal injury claim if they have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence. Here are three of the most common types of personal injury, and basic things to know about each of them.
Accidents Probably the most common reason that people file personal injury lawsuits is accidents. This typically includes things like car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and slip and falls. The most common of these are traffic related, which account for over 54 million lawsuits.
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Can Fathers Win Child Custody Cases Over Mothers?

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It’s an age-old question when it comes to divorce and child custody. Are courts more likely to favor mothers over fathers when it comes to child custody?
Changing Child Custody Trends
In the past, courts in many states ruled almost completely in favor of mothers when children were 5 and under and still required years of formative care. In many states, this rule of thumb has become outdated and if anything, will only serve as a tie-breaking factor if two parents are both fit to care for preschool-aged children.
Now, there isn’t a state in the US that requires child custody to be awarded to the mother automatically, and rulings are based on the fitness of each parent and what’s best for the children, without taking gender into account.
What Divorced Couples Usually De

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How Shared Parenting Can Help Your Family After a Divorce

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The family law system has long been dogged by claims of a pro-mother bias, in which women are more likely to walk away with custody, child support and other desirable victories in the wake of a divorce. Ultimately, critics and fathers rights lawyers both make a number of good points in discussing the subject: for example, critics usually point out that an estimated 82% of divorcing women in the United States want to be the custodial parent, meaning many likely gain custody during out-of-court negotiations with their former partner. However, fathers rights attorneys often point out that traditional gender roles, which often prioritize the mother as a caregiver, are still very much at play in the U.S., a claim that cannot be easily refuted.
In spite of this debate, however, man

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5 Facts to Know About Domestic Violence Cases

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Issues of domestic violence have been brought to the fore this week with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s new domestic violence policy and the arrest of 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald. But even aside from this recently increased coverage, the numbers are staggering: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence sometime during their life, and an estimated 95% of domestic violence victims are female. If you or someone you know has experienced abuse, these are a few things you should know:

Choosing the Right Attorney Matters
Make sure your attorney will be transparent, sharing all information and strategies, and communicates with you regularly. If you are consulting a lawyer for domestic violence, make sure to bring any documentation you have regarding the incident or i

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