Let's face it: People are injured every day doing a variety of activities. Sometimes the people who cause the accidents are responsible and will make restitution for their actions, while other times victims of accidents are just stuck with the consequences. The latter is the reason why there are personal injury attorneys in the world today. Personal injury attorneys work tirelessly to help victims of accidents to get what they feel is fair as restitution.
When you've been charged criminally and are discussing your court case with your attorney, the topic of you testifying will almost certainly come up. Those who have been charged with crimes don't always testify on their own behalf, but there are certain times that criminal defense attorneys will advocate doing so. It's also common to practice testifying with your attorney asking you questions. Here are some strengths and weaknesses of taking the stand, which you'll want to discuss with your attorney before you move forward.
Being charged with a burglary offense involves a couple of elements — you're alleged to have entered a structure without permission to do so, and you had plans to take something that doesn't belong to you. If you've been arrested for a burglary, you may face serious legal consequences. It's important to discuss your case with your attorney. Upon reviewing the arrest record, your attorney may express concern with the evidence that has been collected against you.
If you have been injured in a multi-car accident in a work zone (an area with ongoing road works), it may be tempting to automatically hold the road contractor liable for your damages. However, auto accident liability is not always that automatic. In fact, there are clear scenarios where the driver you collided with may be solely liable for your damages. Here are a few examples of such scenarios:
The Driver Was Speeding
The potential to become injured while performing job-related tasks exists for many employees on a daily basis. An injury sustained at work could qualify you for workers' compensation benefits, but only if you follow strict guidelines following your injury.
Avoid these common mistakes and, with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you will be able to access the workers' compensation benefits you need during recovery.
1. Waiting to seek medical attention and file a claim.