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Category: Personal Injury Law

How To Sue A Company

There are many reasons why someone may want to sue a company, whether that is for a breach of contract, an injury, or another wrongdoing on the business’ behalf. The people that

When to Sue for Defamation, Slander, and Libel

Defamation of character is an offense for which a complainant may be eligible to bring another party to civil court. There are two types of defamation: spoken defamation, or slander, and written

Standard Of Care And What It Implies

Standard of care refers to the degree of care a reasonable person will exercise under certain circumstances. It is an important element of many negligence cases, especially those involving injury or death. For

The Two Different Types of Compensatory Damages

Damages are extremely common in personal injury lawsuits. Many people tend to think of damages in terms of compensatory damages, which literally compensate the plaintiff for the loss she or he has

Res Ipsa: When Things Speak For Themselves

Someone injured in an accident or other mishap might be able to sue for compensation as long as the victim’s lawyer can prove that the other party acted negligently. In most cases,

Three Ways Good Samaritan Laws Are Essential

A Good Samaritan is somebody who offers help to a person in need. Ensuring that Good Samaritans are protected from liability claims or legal actions as a result of their assistance is

Three Surprising Facts About Conciliation

Conciliation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method that allows two parties to present their sides to a neutral third-party (the conciliator), who then offers them a non-binding resolution. The parties can

No Fee If No Recovery: What Does This Mean?

“No fee if no recovery” is a phrase used by countless attorneys—particularly personal injury attorneys—in advertisements that are designed to attract new clients. While the phrase has proven popular, misconceptions about what

How To Respond To A Legal Demand Letter

So you just received a Legal Demand Letter in the mail. It may get you thinking about whether you should hire an attorney. This is how to respond to a Legal Demand

Dealing with Defamation of Character

In the United States, freedom of speech is widely heralded as having no limits; this does not mean, however, that individuals or business entities can engage in defamatory speech without suffering consequences.

How to File Internet Libel Lawsuits

Issues surrounding Internet libel and the boundaries of free speech have been around since early users accessed text-only bulletin board systems by means of dial-up modems. Back then it was difficult for

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