When you've been harmed by another, you have the right to seek financial compensation. In many cases, the at-fault party will attempt to form a settlement with you to avoid trial. Unfortunately, the amount offered can fall short of what is needed. When a court trial looms, you and your attorney will need to prepare. Part of the pretrial process involves discovery procedures. These tasks will illuminate your case and allow you to find out more about the other side's case.
Some people mistakenly believe that alimony (or spousal support) is a dying concept. Alimony has been known as a way to provide spouses, who had given up their careers and/or educational opportunities to stay home and care for the children, with an income once the marriage dissolved. Alimony, however, is much more than that and it is still very much alive and well. The reasons for awarding alimony are numerous and depend a great deal on the age, education level, health, income of the spouse and more.
Now that you have your motorcycle, you're probably anxious to hit the open road. Road trips are a great way to get out and see the sights. First, your view isn't obstructed by the inside of a car. Second, you can explore roads that aren't always accessible to cars and trucks. Riding a motorcycle does come with some added risks. According to statistics, there were about 92,000 motorcycle accident-related injuries in the United States in 2014.
Sometimes victims suffer scarring and disfigurement as a result of an accident. While the law lets victims collect compensation for emotional, physical, or social pain caused by the disfigurement, it can be challenging getting a fair settlement or judgment, because plaintiffs must depend on other people's valuation of their pain and suffering. Here are two things you can do to show how much of a negative impact the disfigurement has had on you and your life, so you can get the compensation you're due.
In most states, being charged with the distribution of drugs is a serious offense. Because of this, it's important to hire a good drug defense attorney if you're charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. With the help of a good attorney, it might be possible to get your drug trafficking charges dropped to a lesser charge so that you don't have to spend a long time in prison.