If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, then you should be prepared for the assumption of risk defense. This is where the defendant claims that you knew the activity that caused your injury was dangerous, but you went ahead and participated. The defendant must prove you knew about the risk and voluntarily accepted to participate in the dangerous activity. However, the assumption of risk is not a watertight defense; it has its weaknesses.
Despite increasing amounts of technological advancements to make cars safer, auto accidents continue to occur on a regular basis. Although you can't predict when an accident will occur, there are certain things that you should and shouldn't do after being involved in one. While you might already be aware of the things that you should, like take pictures of evidence and remain on scene until dismissed by a police officer, here is an overview of what you shouldn't do following a serious car crash:
If you're like many people, you aren't exactly sure what needs to be done when planning your estate. A lot of decisions must be made, but it's important that you focus on some key issues that are important to your family after you pass away. Here are some things to ensure you remember when doing estate planning.
Choosing a Suitable Executor
Choosing an executor for your estate may seem like the easiest part of planning your estate.
As a grandparent, in some circumstances you may feel a need to petition the court for visitation rights to spend time with your grandchild. Normally, a judge won't consider the issue of visitation for grandparents if the parents are happily married and the child is happy and healthy. If, however, the circumstances warrant, grandparents can get visitation rights. If you are interested in taking legal action to assure time spent with your grandchild, read on to find out how a judge determines your rights to visitation.
If you've recently been pulled over and arrested for DUI, there are a few important things to understand about the legal system and what you'll be required to do. You'll have two different court procedures to deal with: criminal and civil. Here are a few tidbits of information and some advice to help.
Criminal court & DUI charges
You'll have criminal charges and need to go to criminal court for your DUI.