Drowsy Driving

Americans are busier than ever. There never seems to be enough hours in a day when balancing work, family, and personal lives. This has led to the increased risk of drowsy driving, the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. Drowsy driving has become a major problem in the U.S. According to the National … Read more

What if I Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

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Represent Yourself Representing yourself in court is never advised, but it has been done, generally only occurring in small civil trials. If you do decide to represent yourself, it is crucial to learn the law and rules that apply to your case. Although deciding to represent yourself is an option, you are expected to know … Read more

What is “Contributory Negligence?”

Contributory Negligence

When a personal injury case arises, the jury will allocate responsibility to all parties reasonably involved. The amount of damages the plaintiff can collect, if any, is dependent on the state in which the accident partakes. Contributory Negligence In a pure contributory negligence state, the plaintiff is barred from recovering if he or she acted … Read more

Types of Police Misconduct

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Unfortunately, police misconduct occurs more than you would think. In fact, 84% of police officers have stated that they have witnessed a fellow officer using more force than was necessary. There are many types of police misconduct, in addition to the excess use of physical force. Police misconduct refers to any illegal or inappropriate action … Read more

Mischief Night: Beware of the Law

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What do you call the night before Halloween? For three quarters of Americans, it’s simply October 30th. Yet, for those that live in the Northeast, you know that October 30th is referred to as “Mischief Night” or some other variation. Mischief Night is an informal holiday on which children and teens engage in pranks and … Read more