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What’s the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Cases?

Our legal system is composed of two different types of cases, criminal and civil. From how they are prosecuted to the burden of proof, criminal and civil cases are very different. Criminal actions are considered offenses against society as a whole, even though the crime may have been directed at one person. They are generally…

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How Contingency Fees Work in Personal Injury Cases

Many, if not most, personal injury attorneys work for their clients based on an agreement known as a contingency fee. It allows a person who has been injured to have legal representation even if they do not have the money to pay a lawyer at the beginning of the case. There are no up-front fees.…

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Why Retaining Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyers is So Important

Under New York Law, attorneys for the plaintiff (the injured party) and defendant have the option of making a motion for summary judgment at any time during the course of the case. Summary judgment in negligence actions are appropriate where “no genuine issue of material fact exists.” In other words, where everyone involved in the…

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A closer look at nursing home negligence

It seems that every other week, a story breaks in the media about negligence at a senior living facility, the most recent about a Colorado facility that lost a $3.2 million lawsuit when a man under their care died from bedsores. Like many people, you may have an elderly relative, or you yourself may be…

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Hiring a malpractice attorney

If you’re the victim of medical malpractice, there is one thing you should know up front: Never sign anything presented by the doctor, the hospital or their attorneys, even if they’re offering what appears to be a fair settlement. They are operating in their own interests to make you and your case go away. Although…

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