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Learn more about select legal topics. These articles give you a quick overview of the principles and important aspects of each topic area to help you be better prepared.

Appeals

An appeal is a process whereby one party in a lawsuit undertakes to have a lower court or federal administrative agency’s decision overturned by a higher court, also typically known as an appellate court.

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alabama wage and hour lawArbitration and Mediation

Mediation and arbitration are legal alternatives to resolving a dispute in a court of law. Both are forms of alternative dispute resolution, also known as ADR. Mediation allows parties involved in civil disagreements, such as …

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Bankruptcy

By filing for bankruptcy, individuals or entities that are unable to handle their financial burdens can have their debts cancelled, paid through the liquidation of their assets and/or reorganized into

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Bike Accident

Most bike accidents involve collisions with a motor vehicle; over two percent of all vehicular fatalities are the result of bicycle accidents. Bicycle crash fatalities increased 15% over last year.

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Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are among the most devastating events in a family.  Sadly, they can go unnoticed in the delivery room in the midst of so much medical activity. Unfortunately, a significant amount of these injuries …

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Photo of boat accidentBoat Accidents

While boating can be a lot of fun, many tend to forget the boating accidents that result in so many injuries and fatalities.

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Brain Injury

If you or a loved one has a brain injury, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that a this type of harm can take on individuals and families. …

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Bus Accidents

School bus accidents are a rare, but dangerous, occurrence, particularly because most school buses have few safety devices, such as seat belts, that are even used.

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Business Law

Starting a small business can be a daunting but ultimately rewarding challenge. Small business owners face a number of complicated laws that a business lawyer can help them understand.

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Car Accidents

With over 130 million cars on our roadways, auto accidents are bound to happen; in fact, automobile crashes are the most common type of tort.

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Civil Rights

Civil rights are basic human rights established and guarded by the U.S. Constitution. Examples of these rights include voting rights, protection against discrimination and freedom of speech.

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Consumer Protection

Consumer protection laws are federal and state statutes that regulate seller and lender practices concerning consumer goods.

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vermont criminal defenseCriminal Defense

A lawyer will help you to understand the full process of a criminal proceeding, as there can be many overwhelming things, such as bail, arraignment, preliminary hearings, plea bargains, the trial itself, sentencing, and appeals.

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These crimes are considered to be among the most serious driving offenses, due to the heightened risk of traffic fatalities. DUIs tend to carry heavy penalties and are trending towards stiffer punishments.

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Education Law

Education law concerns the collection of laws and rules that govern the operation of education systems in the United States. Education law also concerns the principles and government policy making in the realm of education.

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Elder law is a legal term that describes the legal practice area that places an emphasis on issues that affect the growing aging population.

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Employment Law

Employment law includes protections against discrimination and sexual harassment. It also encompasses wage and hour laws and your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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E-discovery is fundamental to the evolving legal process as electronic data continues to star in the courtroom.

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Estate Planning

Estate planning is used to eliminate uncertainties regarding family and property after death. Estate planning also serves to minimize tax liability.

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idaho family lawFamily Law

Divorce typically includes considerations of income and assets, property settlements, alimony (called maintenance in most states), child custody, visitation and child support.

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Health Care Law

When you think of health care these days, you probably think of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare”. The ACA was enacted with the goals of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance.

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Litigation

A lawsuit is a civil action brought in a court of law, where a plaintiff demands legal or equitable remedy. The plaintiff is the party that alleges incurred losses as a result of the defendant’s …

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Medical Malpractice

A malpractice attorney generally pursues or defends against claims of medical malpractice or legal malpractice. Professional malpractice can involve administrative law that governs professional licensure, depending on the nature of the case.

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Photo of mesothelioma X-rayMesothelioma

Mesothelioma is caused by inhaling or swallowing asbestos, often in a place where the victim lived or work; the victims breathe the asbestos fibers or dust, which settle in the victim’s lungs.

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utah motorcycle accidentMotorcycle Accidents

Due to the smaller size of a motorcycle, drivers in other vehicles may fail to notice an oncoming rider, causing a deadly crash. Additionally, negligent drivers may try to pass motorcyclists or share a lane, …

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Picture of paramedicsPersonal Injury

Personal injury law firms assist clients who have suffered injuries or damages as the result of an accident or other negligence. A person’s injuries can be more than just physical; these injuries can also be …

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Real Estate Law

Buying a piece of property is a tremendous investment, and an array of legal issues comes into effect when buying or selling real estate. Even issues involving the management of a piece of property may …

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Social Security Disability

Social Security provides financial assistance for those with disabilities. Those who apply for and successfully receive Social Security may receive benefits to help them live as they are unable to work.

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Tax Law

In the United States, tax laws are difficult to comprehend without a professional at your side. A number of lawyers are also CPAs, and other types of attorneys focus on tax litigation.

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Traffic Accidents

In most states, the person at fault for a traffic accident is the one found negligent, and that person or the insurance company (who has a third-party contract with the driver) is responsible for the …

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Train Accidents

Due to the complexities involved in determining responsibility for a railroad accident, experts may be needed to reconstruct and reenact the accident and the scene of the accident. Based on this expert testimony, liability and …

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utah truck accidentsTruck Accidents

Many of these truck wrecks occur as a result of jackknifes, truck rollovers, driving at high speeds, driver inexperience or driver fatigue, decreased visibility or difficulty in seeing blind spots, mechanical failures, improperly loading a …

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Workers Compensation

Though some jobs are innately dangerous, any worker is at risk for being hurt on the job. If you are hurt at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation; an insurance program that gives …

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