Fetus/Baby Wrongful Deaths: How These Lawsuits Work
28 July 2018
Defining what is and is not a baby is at the heart of every abortion. It is also at the heart of many wrongful death cases, as state law makes that determination, not federal law. Even though Roe v. Wade gave women the permission to terminate pregnancies, there was nothing in place that helped determine when, exactly, a life was a life. So when a fetus dies late in a pregnancy or the infant takes breath after leaving the womb and then dies, state law determines whether or not mothers can sue for wrongful death.
Suing For Damages After Being Falsely Accused Of Committing A Crime
9 July 2018
Being falsely accused of a crime can have a devastating impact on a person's life, resulting in a damaged reputation and even jail time if the bogus allegations culminate in criminal convictions. If you suffered because someone accused you of a crime you didn't commit and you were eventually vindicated, here are two torts you can use to force the perpetrator to compensate you for the harm done.
Defamation of Character
What Your Charges Might Be if You Kill Someone with a Car
4 May 2018
It was an accident. You did not intentionally kill someone with your car (even thought lots of other people have). You did not even know the victims. It was just an accident.
There is just one problem with that. There are still people who cannot go home tonight nor wake up the next day. Their surviving family members will likely be angry and grieving. You are charged with their deaths, but the charges do not make sense.
Personal Injury Situations That Buy You Time
12 April 2018
Most people know about the statute of limitations. This rule exists in all states and covers everything from personal injury cases to murder, and it places finite and unbending rules on how soon you must bring a case. If you fail to take legal action after you've been hurt in a car accident, for example, your case will be "thrown out" of civil court by being dismissed. There are a few unique injury situations, however, that allow filers more time due to the nature of the harm done.