Being pulled over for a suspected DUI is enough to cause a serious disruption in anyone's life. But when you are arrested for driving under the influence with a minor passenger as well, you will likely face much stiffer charges and their associated penalties, including potentially being convicted of a felony. If you believe that you have been wrongfully accused of a DUI or simply wish to avoid the harsh consequences being punished to the full extent of the law, you will need to hire a skilled DUI attorney to take up your case and fight for you within the complex and often severe system of DUI law.
If you have been named as the executor of a small estate in the will of someone who has recently died, then you may be wondering if you should contact a probate attorney for help. In general, the advice you'll hear is that you should consult with an attorney, but for many families, there may not be a large enough value to the assets of the deceased to justify this. Although in many states a small estate can be handled by an executor without any legal assistance, there are situations where you may still need to contact an attorney.
You may already understand what to expect from your personal injury claim when it comes to medical expenses, lost wages and loss of personal property, but what is meant by "pain and suffering"? This term is a catch-all for mental and emotional injuries you have suffered due to an accident that was not your fault. It may be difficult to imagine how anyone could put a price on such an injury, but insurance companies can and do on a regular basis.
Filing for bankruptcy can be a very helpful thing for many people. If you are too far in debt, bankruptcy may be the only way to get the new beginning that you need and get back on steady financial legs. However, if you do choose to file bankruptcy it is very important that you avoid making some mistakes that could potentially harm your ability to get approved for bankruptcy. Here are some things you need to know.
When you are injured due to another driver rear-ending your car, you would think that the case should be pretty clear about who was at fault. Unfortunately, it's possible for the other driver to place the blame on you so that they are not stuck paying for your medical expenses and car repairs. Being compensated for an injury goes beyond just the bills though, as it can also cover lost wages and the stress you had to go through.
If you've recently moved into a new house and your neighbors are claiming you've infringed on their property line with your new fence, you may not know what to do. Sure, the idea of contacting a lawyer can be intimidating, but if your neighbors are insistent that you're on their property and you can't prove otherwise, an attorney may be the best choice. I created this site to help people just like you understand the laws surrounding property boundaries, real estate claims, and similar issues. I hope that the information here will give you some clarity as to whether or not you need to consult an attorney to protect your interests.