Getting into a car accident can be scary, but getting into an accident with a big truck can be downright terrifying. If you've recently been hit by a truck and suffered serious injuries or property damage, it's a good idea to get your legal wits about you. Knowing what you can do to strengthen your claim and identify legally liable parties in your accident may be the difference between getting the money you need and being left twisting in the wind.
- After being charged with a crime, your attorney will begin preparing for your trial. This trial will most likely be heard by a jury, and one of the tasks your criminal attorney will prepare for is jury selection. This is a process called voir dire and it allows your attorney to select the best jurors for your case. As you get ready to go to court for the start of your trial, here are three things you should know about this process.
- Unless you're a hermit and you refuse to even let someone put a toe on your grass, you're going to have guests over at your home eventually. When you invite people to your home, you are responsible for their safety. If a person suffers injury on your property, and you were somehow responsible for the accident that caused it, you could be sued for damages. Wait, but it's private property.
- Many employees and business partners like to target businesses for easy money, simply because things can get lost under the radar of a business' finances. It may not be until inventory or until your accountant draws up taxes that you notice something is wrong. Here are some common fraudulent schemes, and how you can both avoid them. Asset Misappropriation This is the most common type of fraud in business, accounting for 85% of occupational fraud.
- If you're the defendant in a personal injury case, you may want to avoid going to court at cost. A defendant is the person who causes an accident, and the plaintiff is the person who receives injuries as a result of the accident. As a defendant, your attorney may try to settle your case through personal injury mediation. Personal injury mediation allows you to propose and pay the plaintiff a reduced insurance settlement for his or her injuries.