The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Authority is the regulatory and enforcement agency that sets standards for the trucking industry country wide.  While most states also have their own set of rules and guidelines, the federal regulations are always in place as the minimum standard that must be met.  Failing to follow these rules may create […]

Absolutely nothing beats the heat like having your own private swimming pool to enjoy. Homeowners across the country choose have these little bits of paradise in their backyards to privately swim in with their family and friends. However, all owners of swimming pools need to be aware of the legal responsibilities involved in their ownership. […]

Juvenile criminal law is an area of criminal justice that addresses transgressions by kids. While very violent felonies may lead to the juvenile being charged as an adult, the law generally recognizes that young people lack the capacity to fully understand their actions and cannot truly consent. Juvenile law is under state jurisdiction, but is […]

There are many irresponsible drivers who do not have auto liability insurance to provide the victim of an auto accident with compensation for damages like lost wages, medical bills, and others, in case they injure someone in an accident. If an uninsured driver hits you and causes an injury, the only recourse you may have […]

Car accidents involving pedestrians can be very dangerous, as a vehicle moving at any speed can cause significant injuries if they hit a person head on. Our roads are organized to minimize interaction between a car and a pedestrians, but crosswalks and poor sidewalks can still lead to pedestrian accidents. Most accidents are caused by […]

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is found in the Bill of Rights, which is the section following the main body of the Constitution. Here are the exact words of this amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not […]

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was part of the original Bill of Rights. The amendment is designed to protect persons, houses, papers, and effects from unreasonable searches and seizures. But the Fourth Amendment did not clarify exactly what qualifies as an unreasonable search and seizure. So it has been the courts who have […]

Criminal defense attorneys hear this kind of question frequently. The answer is easy with a certain kind of client: they didn’t do it. The most rewarding–and most frightening–criminal cases we take are the ones where our client has been wrongly accused. In these cases, our mission and the justice of our fight is obvious. No […]

Divorce is a trying time for plenty of individuals, which can lead to an assumption that divorce is a mentally and emotionally draining endeavor that produces few, if any, benefits. The reality of divorce could not be more different. For many spouses, divorce is greatly needed refresher that provides renewed optimism and an increased focus […]

In any case in which you are suing a doctor or a hospital in connection with an injury caused by a medical device, you may also have a claim for medical malpractice. The legal basis for a medical malpractice claim is somewhat different from a defective product claim. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose. As […]