In many parts of the world, people have no legal recourse when they have been wronged. In the U.S., Americans value their constitutional rights and believe in receiving fair treatment under the law. The five most common reasons for lawsuits are shown below.   Car Accidents Car accidents are a leading cause of lawsuits. Many accidents are minor and easily settled,…

When you have a teenager who is learning how to drive, it can be a stressful time. Teenagers tend to have more accidents than other drivers, whether it is because of overconfidence, inexperience, or just bad luck. It can be a stressful thing to deal with, but there are a few things you can do to help reduce the stress…

Bankruptcy is a federal court procedure that provides a second chance for individuals or businesses who find themselves unable to pay off their financial debts. Financial assets and liabilities are brought before the court so that a judge can determine whether or not to discharge the debt due to an inability to repay the accounts now or in the near…

Keeping your place of business secure is very important. One way that you can make your place of business more security is by installing ADT cameras around the location. While this can help you to monitor activity, and potentially prevent crime or poor behavior, there are situations when it could violate privacy laws. There are several privacy law factors that…

It may seem that while getting a divorce can be complicated, that there is really only one way to do it, just with different components. There are actually a few different ways of approaching the end of your marriage. The type of divorce you can get depends on how long you have been married, the state of your finances, if…

US law is unique when compared to many other legal systems around the world. This fact is mostly attributed to some very defining precedents that have been made by the courts since the country’s founding. Below are five things that the US does that many other legal systems do not.   Adversarial The US legal system is described as adversarial.…

Civil law and criminal law are two separate limbs of the legal system in America. Each one is broad, with its own set of laws and punishments. There are several differences between criminal cases and civil cases. Criminal cases aim to punish the offender, who has offended the state (or society). Civil lawsuits, on the other hand, are filed to…

People literally put their lives in the hands of medical professionals every day. We do this because we trust that they have the knowledge and experience to help us. Most of the time, this trust is merited and goes without any complication. However, doctors are human beings, which means they can make mistakes. Fortunately, there are ways to actively avoid…

In many legal proceedings, it is common for one of the parties involved to feel that the court may have committed an error that led to a ruling that was unfair to that party. Depending on the nature of that error, and the potential consequences of allowing the original ruling to stand, it may be necessary to file an appeal…

When you're in law school, there's a standard set of questions you're used to fielding from family and friends. How much reading is there? Are you thinking like a lawyer? Is it like The Paper Chase or more like Legally Blonde? At some point, someone's going to ask you what field of law you plan to enter. Even a 3L might not know…

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