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There are several common defense strategies in personal injury lawsuits. It is helpful to know these strategies going into your lawsuit so that you know what to expect and can receive the best possible outcome. Comparative Negligence If your state follows the comparative negligence rule, damages are calculated based on the degree of fault for … Read more

file a lawsuit

This depends on whether you intend to file the lawsuit in federal court or state court, and the claims you intend to allege.   Civil Rights Violation In the event of a civil rights violation, if you intend to file a lawsuit in federal court, you must first exhaust your administrative remedies by filing a … Read more

Pedestrian injuries can occur from a multitude of angles when walking the streets of a busy city, like New York City. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) estimates that nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents and even more suffer injuries when struck by a car or truck. In addition, thousands of … Read more

NYC police

In lawsuits involving police misconduct and civil rights violations, something known as the “qualified immunity defense” will more than likely be brought up by the defense attorney. This specific defense exists to prevent the fear of legal prosecution from inhibiting a police officer from enforcing the law, balancing the need to hold public official accountable … Read more

illegal termination

The majority of employment relationships in the U.S. are considered to be “at-will,” meaning the employer or the employee is free to end the relationship at any time, with or without advance notice, and for any reason or no reason at all. However, grounds for a wrongful termination are a major exception to at-will employment. … Read more

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According to the EEOC, laws against compensation discrimination include all payments made to or on behalf of employees as remuneration for employment. Forms of compensation covered include salary, overtime pay, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, hotel accommodations, reimbursements, and benefits. The Equal … Read more

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When an accident results in a wrongful death, the victim’s family suffers both emotionally and financially. Along with heartbreak, the family is left with medical costs, bills, funeral expenses, and more. There are two types of claims that can be made by the deceased person’s family in the event of a wrongful death. A wrongful … Read more

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

Legal Aid

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

questions asked by potential employer

Have you ever gone to an interview for a potential job and been asked a question you felt was a bit too personal? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibits employers from asking certain questions during the interview process. It is important for employers to be aware of the standards outlined by EEOC before conducting … Read more

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