Most people know that lawyers are costly, but many do not know how much they'll actually pay. Car accident attorneys charge in a unique way, when compared to the hourly rates charged by lawyers in other kinds of cases; the typical lawyer charges a contingency fee in a personal injury case. With a contingency fee, the attorney does not get paid any fees unless you win your case. If you do prevail in court, the lawyer takes a percentage of your jury verdict or insurance settlement.
If you're looking to start a business, you should be aware of the fact that 8 out of 10 business fail. While on the surface that may sound like bad news, it's actually good news because now you know that the odds are somewhat stacked against you, and you can take steps to even the playing field. One measure you can take is to consult with a financial lawyer. Financial lawyers work with entrepreneurs and business managers to help them set up and maintain their companies.
If you have recently been arrested and charged with a DUI or DWI, you are probably afraid that your life -- as you know it is over. Although it is certainly true that many jurisdictions take drinking and driving charges very seriously, you shouldn't assume that there is nothing that you can do about it.
By following the right steps after you have been charged and before your court date, you can help ensure that things go as well for you as possible when you go to court:
You have every legal right to file a workers compensation claim when you are injured during the course of performing the duties of your job. Unfortunately, harassment after filing is not uncommon, and is sometimes difficult to prove.
What is Workplace Harassment?
Harassment comes in many forms, both blatant and subtle. It can come from your management or coworkers. Harassment can present itself as name calling, teasing, being given undesirable work assignments, not being informed of schedule changes then being written up for tardiness, having your personal property damaged, and even being physically harmed.
If you were falsely accused of a crime, can you sue for defamation of character? Maybe. A lot depends on what you crime you were accused of committing, and the circumstances of the accusation. Here's what you should know.
Some Accusations Are So Awful They Automatically Damage Your Reputation
Defamation cases can be hard to prove because you have to show that your reputation was actually wounded in some way. That can mean showing the court that the defamation caused you to lose a job or a promotion, turned friends and neighbors against you, or subjected you to harassment that caused you intense emotional distress or anxiety.