State Law

What is a release agreement for a personal injury claim, and what are the consequences of signing a release agreement.

When is it appropriate to try to settle your own case without the help of a lawyer, and when to get help from a lawyer.

What is a confidential settlement, why would a plaintiff or defendant choose to enter into a confidential settlement, and what are the risks for the plaintiff.

How workers can get compensation for injuries they suffer as a result of exposure to toxins and hazardous products in the workplace.

How consumer products, including some that on their surface seem safe or simple, may result in potentially serious injury.

Who is liable for injuries caused by the use or misuse of an airgun, pellet gun, BB gun or paint gun, and when is it possible to recover damages for an injury.

What are the special circumstances that can affect the ability of injured construction workers to obtain compensation, and when can a construction worker bring a personal injury claim.

What is involved in starting a personal injury lawsuit, how do you identify defendants and causes of action, and what happens after you file your case in court.

What are the key factors in evaluating a personal injury claim and whether it is likely to result in a successful verdict or recovery of damages.

What are class action lawsuits, how do they work, what should you do if you get a notice that you're in a class action, and what to do if you don't want to join.

Why it can be difficult to recover damages from somebody who causes injury while committing a criminal offense, when recovery of damages may be possible, and other potential sources of...

What do the claims that lawyers make on their websites and in their marketing materials mean, and which claims can help you figure out if a lawyer is truly skilled.

If you're injured you may be thinking about representing yourself in your injury claim. When is it a better idea to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you?

What happens when a defendant or insurance company demands that you undergo a medical examination with a doctor of their choice, and how to prepare for the examination.

How to maintain a good relationship with your personal injury lawyer, and avoid making mistakes that could harm your injury claim and recovery.

What should you do if you are not happy with your lawyer's work, no longer trust your lawyer, or want to work with a different lawyer? What are the consequences of changing lawyers?

Why motorcycle accidents occur, how factors such as speeding, lane splitting, and how driver error contribute to accidents and the serious injuries that often result.

What is the statute of limitations for a criminal charge, is it different for a misdemeanor or felony offense, what are the exceptions, and what's the difference between the statute of limitations...

Once you enter into a contract, you may discover that the deal was not as good as you thought, or feel tricked or cheated by the other party. How can you terminate a contract and get a refund, or...

What conduct may cause a person to be charged with the crimes of assault or battery, and what is aggravated battery.

What is medical malpractice, when can a medical malpractice claim be made against a healthcare provider, and how to prove that malpractice occurred.

Issues involved with assessing and repairing damages following a house fire.

What offenses can trigger criminal charges for domestic violence, how do domestic violence charges differ from other battery charges, and what are the consequences of a domestic violence charge or...

When does a minor qualify for emancipation, what happens once you're emancipated from your parents, and what is the legal process for becoming emancipated.

What is the purpose of a deposition, what happens during a deposition, and what to expect if you're being deposed.

What are issue preclusion (collateral estoppel) and claim preclusion (res judicata), and how do they operate to prevent litigation and re-litigation of claims.

What constitutes malpractice, or professional negligence, and when can a professional such as a doctor, lawyer or accountant be held liable for mistakes that injury a client or patient.

How to look for and find an expert for a subject of law or area of legal practice.

How does a young driver qualify for a full driver's license, and what are the consequences of violating the restrictions for a learner's permit or intermediate driver's license.

What is false imprisonment, or unlawful detention, and what are a person's rights and remedies if they are unlawfully detained or imprisoned by another person or by the government.