Neat Legal Statistics From the Attorney Newsletter

The legal system of the United States of America is the backbone of its democracy. But that is not without a huge price. Check out the following graphic to find out some interesting legal statistics. Clearly there are a large number of lawsuits, and a lot of resources are being spent on legal matters. Read More

Personal injury claims: how to improve your chances of success

In the UK, many people still find the notion of making a personal injury claim vaguely distasteful and as a result, fail to take the proper steps to ensure their claim is successful. It’s important to understand that making a personal injury claim is not about seeking compensation at all costs, it’s about receiving an amount which helps to address the losses and damage – monetary, physical and emotional – which you may have suffered. Contrary to what you may have been told, a successful personal injury claim is based on honesty and the reporting of facts. However, when you suffering from pain and discomfort, recalling information can be difficult. The steps suggested below will help you provide the necessary details, and as a result, improve your...

5 Tips to Help You Determine If You Need a Lawyer

None of us really want to find ourselves in the position where we might have to hire some legal counsel to assist us with a matter, but sometimes “life happens” and we can’t handle what is going on without their professional insight and support. The thing is, while it’s obvious that a lawyer is needed when it comes to handling things like a criminal case or a divorce, there are other times when the need for one is not quite as clear. If you’re currently going through a situation and you’re wondering if you should obtain a lawyer or try to handle the matter on your own, we have five tips to help you decide of an attorney is exactly what you need below: If you have legal documents that you don’t understand. There are all...

5 Reasons for Law Firms to Hire a Document Shredding Company

Law firms handle sensitive documents on a daily basis when dealing with clients and working on court cases. In order to project the legal business as well as the safety of clients, law firms often need to dispose of documentation properly and effectively when they are done using it. Shredding paperwork through a document shredding company is often the ideal way to handle this paperwork in bulk for enhanced security, reliability, and effectiveness. Here are 5 reasons for law firms to hire a document shredding company. The legal world is all about protecting your clients and preserving confidentiality between the attorney and the individual seeking legal counsel and advice. While some documentation must be saved and kept on file, other documents should be properly...

5 Tips for Selecting and Preparing an Expert Witness

Court cases could involve all manner of witness testimony, from people involved in the incident in question, to bystanders that actually observed the events, to character witnesses that have known the people involved the longest, just for example. In most cases there is not a lot of choice involved where these types of witnesses are concerned. However, prosecutors and defense attorneys may also choose to call in expert witnesses as a way to bolster the credibility of the case they’re building. These professionals could be doctors, researchers, psychologists, forensic techs, professors, automotive specialists, or pretty much anyone who has expert knowledge of the evidence being presented and is willing to confirm the argument of the side that hires them. But...

Common Legal Issues That Nurses Face

There are so many great things about being a nurse. Not only are you able to serve as viable professional support for your patients and their families but you have the skills and training needed to also plan and implement certain levels of care so that the patients in hospitals and doctor’s offices can be restored to a level of optimal care. However, being that you work in the medical profession, this means that you can also find yourself subject to all kinds of legal issues (which is why a lot of nurses actually purchase personal liability insurance). So that you can be prepared for potential challenges in this areas, we wanted to share some of the most common legal issues that nurses face below: The patient doesn’t agree with the approach to care...

5 States With the Most Controversial Gun Laws

Plenty of states have gun laws that could be considered controversial, although some are lambasted for being too strict while others are called out for their extreme leniency. While the 2nd Amendment allows all citizens the right to bear arms, it’s no surprise that restrictions have sprung up since the Constitution was written. For one thing, firearms have become much more deadly, not only due to increased power and accuracy, but because of the invention of automatic weapons. Still, there are certain states that seem to have gone too far with their gun laws. Here are a few that have sparked controversy. Iowa. The Hawkeye State spawned a lot of controversy in 2010 (and it continues to this day) when they passed a law that made them a “will issue”...