Go For Broke the Right Way Why Finding a Bankruptcy Lawyer is So Important
The saying go or going for broke usually means a last ditch, all-out effort to accomplish something important. This is typically applied to a major sporting event, such as a championship game, the last night of a big play or show, or even when someone finally works up the nerve to ask their crush out on a date. Rarely, however, is this applied to filing for bankruptcy.
In fact, filing for bankruptcy has such a deep rooted stigma attached to it that many people choose not to disclose whether they are or have filed for bankruptcy in the past. Unfortunately, the stigmas and negative associations linked to bankruptcy are based on fear and do not paint an accurate picture of why people choose to file or what the filing process is actually life. In fact, the majority of bankruptcy filers Continue Reading
3 Times When You Need to Seek Advice on Legal Issues with Police
The police are supposed to protect the people of the United States, but occasionally some officers won’t uphold the law. Incidences of police brutality, false accusations of a crime, physical bullying, and even wrongful imprisonment have all appeared in the news in the past year or two. However, many people believe that they can’t find back against police, but thankfully, there are resources that can help people who have dealt with these issues.
What types of issues involving police could necessitate the advice of an attorney? Here are three situations that, if they’ve happened to you, should push you to contact a lawyer:
1. If you’ve been injured by police: One of the topics regularly making the news is police brutality, which is a form of police misconduct. If Continue Reading
Would You Know If You Were Fired Illegally?
Unfair dismissal claims (also called wrongful dismissal cases or wrongful termination lawsuits) are an important recourse for U.S. employees who feel they’ve been wrongly fired from a job. But if you’re considering filing one, you should know that, despite their name, unfair dismissal claims are based not truly on fairness, but on illegality. How can you know if your firing was illegal? Although you’ll want to talk to some employment rights attorneys in person before you get too far along in your case, you can start off by educating yourself on the three biggest categories of illegal firings:
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The Hard Truth About Missouri Dog Bite Injury Laws
In the state of Missouri, dog bites are some of the most unusual personal injury cases the courts deal with. That’s because Missouri law differs from many other states which protect dog owners with “One Bite” laws. In the Show-Me state, local laws favor the victim of dog bites in nearly all cases.
Although pet owners might think their four-legged best friends are big softies, the truth is that dogs bite more than 5 million people every year, and a dozen or more of those victims die from infected bites annually.
What Makes Missouri Laws Different?