Legal Guide

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How to Find the Best Car Accident Attorney

You’ve no doubt seen those commercials on TV advertising for attorneys who are going to get you a ton of money in a legal settlement for the injuries you suffered in an automobile accident. Just because these lawyers are mugging for the camera like modern-day ambulance chasers doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re bad attorneys, but you may be looking for a higher caliber of... ❯❯❯

How to Create a Living Trust

It is never too early to start planning for the future, for uncertainty pervades our lives and we can never say for sure what lies around the next corner. In the unfortunate event that something should happen to you, you will want to know that your estate and your family will both be protected. One of the best ways to ensure this kind of security is to create a living trust. Creating a living... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Settling a Lawsuit Outside of Court

There will come times in life when legal problems escalate to the point at which outside assistance becomes necessary. In these cases, many victims end up taking their claims to court. Courtroom proceedings, however, can be expensive and stressful. Many plaintiffs would rather avoid going to court altogether. If you require compensation, but want to keep your case from going before a judge,... ❯❯❯

The Legal Consequences of Driving a Car Without Insurance

So, here’s an unsettling thought. Did you know that there are approximately 1.2 million motorists on the road that are currently uninsured? What’s even more disturbing is that about 10 percent of the individuals who have been in a car accident before found themselves involved in one with someone who didn’t have an active car insurance policy. Although there are some people who... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Selling Legal Settlements

If you've received a legal settlement, you're probably left wondering what to do with it. Perhaps it's structured to pay off small amounts over time, and you'd like to see if there's some way to use this settlement to make a larger impact in your life right now? The answer is a resounding 'yes'. There are many firms and private employees that make it their business to purchase legal settlements.... ❯❯❯

A Guide To Personal Injury In the Office

If you work in an office environment then there’s quite a high chance that you won’t be entirely clued up on what to do if you were to encounter a serious accident in your workplace - after all, we don’t think accidents will happen while we’re sitting at our desks! But whilst the chances of one occurring in front of your computer are very slim, accidents in the office... ❯❯❯

Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Companies Can Patent Human Genes

In an upcoming case, the Supreme Court must set a precedent to determine whether human genes can be patented. The decision will have far-reaching consequences for medicine and medical research based in human genetics. The case concerns Myriad Genetics Inc which is attempting to patent two genes linked to breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Myriad Genetics Inc Defends Validity of Gene Patents and... ❯❯❯

The Starbucks Trademark Dilemma

Let's say you open up a business in the early 1970s, and you build it up from the ground up. You start off with only one store, and you face heavy competition as the city is known for your particular product. However, you endure and thrive because of clever marketing and a good product. You become so big that you sell your business, and the business explodes. From one shop in 1971, the business... ❯❯❯

Drink Driving: Know The Law

Under Section 4 of the 1988 Road Traffic Act, and Section 1 of the 1991 Road Traffic Act, it is illegal to operate and be in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or in a public place whilst under the influence of drink or drugs. If you are pulled over by the police on suspicion of drink-driving, you will be asked to give a breath sample to measure the amount of alcohol in your system. If a... ❯❯❯

How to Work with a Jury for a Favorable Verdict

The right to a jury trial is one of the most well-known rights that a criminal defendant has in the United States. Jury trials are also available in civil cases, if they are requested by an attorney. Generally, there are 2 types of trials available: bench trials and jury trials. A jury trial is tried by members of the public who are summoned for jury duty, and the number of jurors can vary,... ❯❯❯