If you are injured while you are under the care of a doctor, you may think that you have a medical malpractice suit. After all, your doctor is supposed to make sure that you are healed and cured, not let you get hurt. However, your case may not qualify as a medical malpractice suit. How can you tell if it does?
Standard of Care
The first requirement for a medical malpractice suit is for your doctor to have violated the standard of care.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim that is filed against a company or individual by the surviving family members of a person who has died on wrongful terms. For example, if someone was working on a property and died due to carelessness by the property owner, then the surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim. Here are four types of damages that can be collected from these family members from the wrongful death lawsuit they have filed against a company or individual:
Many people believe that child support stops when the child reaches the age of majority (18 in most states). This may be true, but there are situations where you may have to continue making the payments well beyond that age. This is usually the case if the court believes that there is a need for the continued payments. Here are some circumstances that may necessitate this:
The Child Reaches 18 Before Completing High School
If you own your own company and need to fire someone who had worked within your business, you may wonder if you should seek legal counsel about the termination. In most instances, firing someone with a justifiable reason will go by without a hitch, however there are some situations where it is best to be prepared. Here are some of the times when hiring an employment lawyer, such as one from Michael Terrence Conway & Co, is in your best interest when firing one of your employees.
When you go after someone who you feel is responsible for an injury that you have received, you likely expect that there will be some form of defense strategy projected back at you. However, what you may not expect is for the other party to claim that you were at fault for your own injury!
Contributory negligence is a term that is used in personal injury claims that basically means that your own negligence contributed to your own injury.