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Legal malpractice: You have rights and can pursue compensation

Legal malpractice can be a serious issue that makes you confused about the steps to take next. Fortunately, there are attorneys who specialize in this kind of case. Just like medical malpractice or any other kind of claim, when an attorney is negligent or malicious toward you during a case and causes you to lose your case, that's a problem. Violating a code of ethics or breaching your contract is a real concern as well.

Why a plea bargain is a good option in court

The first step in a trial for some is to consider a plea bargain. In most cases, a plea bargain can be made outside court and make it so you never have to step foot inside the courtroom. There are a few reasons why you may want to consider a plea bargain. For instance, you can avoid the expense of going to trial if you consider taking a plea bargain.

What is Legal Malpractice?

When you've been seriously injured in an accident, choosing the right personal injury attorney can be hard. When you discover you've chosen wrong, the result can be devastating. On top of the physical and emotional pain of being seriously injured, you find you are facing an even stronger financial hardship than you anticipated because the lawyer you hired for your personal injury case did not properly follow through on their promises. While some may tell you, "No lawyer wins every case," if you've got a feeling that your attorney was negligent in properly following the leads in your case that would have resulted in more compensation for you, there's a good chance you are right. It is possible you may be able to pursue more funds with a legal malpractice lawsuit.

You can file a claim to recover damages after a car crash

After you're involved in a car accident, there are several steps you need to take. First, you should make sure you and your passengers are okay. If you are injured, dial 911 and wait for emergency help to arrive. If you are injured but are able to check on the other driver and passengers, do so. If you can provide aid, it's important to do that when possible. If there is a direct hazard to a person who is injured, it's okay to move them. Otherwise, wait until emergency help arrives.

Fatal chairlift accident leads to injuries and death in Colorado

A fatal chairlift accident left a woman dead after she fell onto hard-packed snow. According to news out of Denver, the charlift at a ski resort hit a support tower due to electrical problems. The woman, who was riding with her daughters, was thrown from the lift and fell approximately 25 feet to her death.

When a Lawyer Drags Their Feet Past the Statute of Limitation

Making the decision to sue someone who was negligent or intentionally hurtful is not easy. Even when a person feels as if they have every right to file a lawsuit for a personal injury, medical malpractice, contract disputes, fraud or for some other offense, just knowing that there is an uphill battle ahead can make a lot of people simply accept a low ball offer, or even chock the incident as a "bad experience" or a "life lesson." Any of these types of lawsuits can be challenging to prove depending on your case and the evidence available.

What needs to happen to keep kids safe at school in winter?

The winter months can be hard on children; they don't want to be stuck inside, but they're also at risk when they're outside. When a school has a playground on site, the staff may decide it's safe for the children to go out during recess. It's important for them to make sure that the kids get warmed up and don't go out when temperatures are too low. There are also dozens of things that can go wrong on a cold, icy playground that can be avoided with a little prevention.

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