Making a will can seem like a very big deal. It's always seen as the moment of truth after somebody passes away in a movie or television show. In such dramatizations, relatives may gather to hear the reading of the will, and they may have expectations of the treasures left to them by the dearly departed. However, in real life, the reading of a will is typically a much simpler procedure as most people are not leaving behind a great deal of money, but they do want to make sure that their assets are passed on to the people of their choice.
The scandal-plagued Olympic swimming team's legal troubles in Brazil may be far from over, especially if Ryan Lochte and James Feigen end up being charged with giving false testimony to the police—but the events over there should serve as a stiff reminder of something that many U.S. criminal attorneys wish they could tell their clients all the time: when you're already in trouble, stop talking and don't dig yourself in any deeper.
If you are on private property, such as a residential home, and you are bitten by a dog, you need to consult with an attorney. There are many reasons why this is true. The following are among the most important ones.
The laws can vary greatly from one location to another
Laws regarding dogs and an owner's responsibility for bites vary by state, and also at the county and municipal levels.
Wrongful death sounds simple enough on the face of it, but it can be a complicated concept. The central question is what constitutes a wrongful death? A secondary concern is if you suspect that someone you care about died wrongfully, how do you prove it? A basic understanding of how you make a wrongful death case can help you make sure that your loved one did not die needlessly.
The light at the end of the tunnel, for those who have been injured in a car accident, is the prospect of fair compensation. You know the accident was not your fault, but what can you expect from the other side's insurance company? Read on for a guide to how insurance companies determine how much you are entitled to receive as a result of your injuries.
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