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5 Tips for Conducting a Basic Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scenes are very delicate. You want to make sure you take the time to thoroughly inspect the area when investigated any crime scene in order to ensure all relevant evidence is appropriately collected and all clues are identified to help police, scientists, lawyers, and investigators work together to solve a crime. Here are 5 essential tips for conducting a basic crime scene investigation. First you will need to have a keen eye. Look for common... [Continue Reading]

Infographic: The World's Most Dangerous Roads

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How to Prevent Hidden Marital Assets From Going Undetected During Divorce

When you first get married, you never even consider the possibility that you could one day be facing your spouse in divorce court, wondering where all the marital assets have disappeared to. And while your younger, love-struck self would never dream that the person you married would hide away assets just in case of divorce, the older, wiser you is starting to wonder. After all, if you have any notion of the income you and your spouse were earning, as... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Family Law Attorney

Any time you enter a relationship, get married or decide to have children you do so with only the best of intentions in mind. The future is bright, and you’re building a family with the person of your dreams. Although you won’t want to hear it at the time, the reality is that plenty can go wrong to darken those bright visions for your life. A family law attorney can help you navigate through some intensely emotional situations. So just... [Continue Reading]

Are you being compliant? 5 safety rules you may have overlooked

As anyone who’s worked on a construction site will tell you, safety must come first. After all, there is perhaps no other working environment which offers the same potential for injury to anyone who doesn’t show respect to the necessary procedures. Full training should always be provided by your employer, but if you’re looking for a little bit of guidance, then these tips should help to get started: Ensure that you get on or off... [Continue Reading]

Construction Site Safety - the Basics

If you’ve never worked on a construction site before, the chances are it might seem like a bit of an intimidating environment. Whilst anyone who is sensible and takes their own safety and the safety of others seriously should be fine, there isn’t any point denying that construction sites can be hazardous. So we’ve put together this essential construction site safety guide to ensure that you, and all others working around you, stay... [Continue Reading]

What Is a Structured Settlement?

A structured settlement is an amount of money paid periodically. It usually comes from successful settlement after a lawsuit. When a large amount of money is won structured settlement companies will come in to advise on a plan that will mean the money is paid over time instead of one lump sum. If you want to buy settlement plans then it can mean that you won't be paid the full amount you received in compensation as the rest goes to settlement... [Continue Reading]

5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Criminal Defense Attorney

Just because an attorney has a criminal justice degree, it doesn’t mean that he or she is completely competent to practice law. Whether you are being charged with a crime or one of your loved ones has been charged with a crime – whether it be a \misdemeanor or a felony – finding the right legal defense is critical. There are a number of things to look out for – if you want to increase your chances of winning your case –... [Continue Reading]

Obama’s Plan for Climate Change to Face Legal Challenges

If you were to poll a majority of Americans from all ages and walks of life, chances are you would come away from the experience wondering why more hasn’t been done to alter climate policy. Most people agree that environmental sustainability is a crucial issue, and that greenhouse gas emissions and our addiction to fossil fuels is slowly but steadily leading to climate changes that are impacting people around the world. Even President Obama... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips and Tactics for Fighting a Traffic Violation

If there’s one thing that all of us can agree on, it’s this: We don’t like receiving traffic violations. Yet, according to many reports, there are approximately 100,000 of us who receive a speeding ticket each and every day in this country. This means that 1 in 6 individuals will receive one this year and with the average cost of a traffic violation being around $150, that adds up to an amazing six billion (give or take a few bucks)... [Continue Reading]

What Are the Legal and Ethical Aspects of Cord Blood Banking?

There is currently a battle being waged in the medical field – between the people who believe cord blood banking can have a significant, substantial, and beneficial impact on society, and the people who believe cord blood banking is posing an Orwellian risk that could put the lives of millions at risk. While cord blood banking as a procedure is still in its nascence and only time will tell its long-term impact, there are many issues to consider... [Continue Reading]

Can a Doctor Be Sued for Failure to Diagnose?

Statistics say that almost half of medical malpractice lawsuits stem from one doctor or another failing to properly diagnose a patient. Some of these cases are less severe and range from minor to completely frivolous, but some of them are much more serious. Some of the more severe cases include doctors who have failed to perform proper tests – either due to stubbornness or arbitrary unwillingness – and the patient becomes critically ill or... [Continue Reading]

Facts about Injury Lawyers

If you have suffered an injury that was not your fault, it is important to research reputable injury lawyers, such as IL4U (Injury Lawyers 4U), who can work hard on your behalf to achieve a worthy amount of compensation. When you really need that assistance it is worth hiring people you trust and feel will fight your corner accurately to get the best possible outcome. Here are some interesting bits of information that may open the door to... [Continue Reading]

Major US Retailers File Sweep Fee Lawsuit Against Visa and MasterCard

The prevalence of plastic over paper for shoppers all over the world is rapidly changing the way retailers and credit institutions view each payment transaction, and some retailers are not happy about the changes that are taking place. Several major US retailers have accused credit giants Visa and MasterCard of inflating transaction fees and putting additional strain on retailers to cover the bill. Lawsuits around this issue have grown stronger... [Continue Reading]

What Does An Injury Solicitor Do?

What Does An Injury Solicitor Do? You have probably never made a claim before, in which case getting injured will be a worrying and confusing time. Injury solicitors are there to help you through the claims process and the court process if need be. No-one expects you to be able to take on the person or organisation that injured you on your own, but how exactly can your solicitor help? Gather facts and paperwork As with any case or claim, the amount... [Continue Reading]

5 Ways to Limit Your Personal Liability As a Landlord

Although holding on to property as a rental investment carries all sorts of benefits, including regular income and the anticipated continual increase in value of your holdings, it’s not without it’s difficulties. In theory the landlord/tenant relationship should be smooth sailing. You provide the property and agree to maintain it effectively, and they agree to pay rent on time and not to destroy anything. Regrettably, it doesn’t... [Continue Reading]

What Are the Legal Limits on Conduct for Private Investigators?

Private eyes aren’t impervious to the law. Contrary to popular belief, private eyes are regular citizens – just like the rest of us. The movies tend to characterize private eyes as trench coat wearing super sleuths that will do anything and everything to solve their case. They’ll rough people up for answers, break into homes and go through closets, tail people in cars, taps phones – the list is endless. However, there are a... [Continue Reading]

Basic Parental Leave Laws for Men

When people think of parental leave, they usually think of a mother who after delivering a baby must take time off work. However, what about the dads out there? Dads have to take time off too and they are entitled to it. Under most labor laws men and women – regardless of gender – are allowed 12 whole weeks of paternity or maternity leave without the fear that they will lose their jobs or have their benefits taken away from them. Many of... [Continue Reading]

Should You Consider a Lawsuit Loan?

If you find yourself embroiled in a long and contentious legal case, the result could impact your entire life. As the plaintiff you brought the suit because you felt significantly damaged by the actions of another. The United States court system is there to right these sorts of wrongs, and you are certainly entitled to attempt to receive restitution. But how do you manage your life in the meantime? You won’t have to pay most lawyers out of pocket... [Continue Reading]

How to Establish Liability After a Slip and Fall Accident

If you have fallen in a supermarket or even on a city street it is important to have all your ducks in a row before you file a suit against the party responsible. If you have fallen as a result of untied shoelaces or out of your own carelessness, you probably don’t have much of a case. However, if there is certifiable proof that the fall was the result of someone else’s carelessness, like a spill that wasn’t cordoned off or a hole or... [Continue Reading]