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 […]

When people start considering getting a divorce they think that they must go before a judge in a courtroom, and there will be several questions asked by attorneys who are hostile and tactical. People start to worry once they daydream about shows like “Law and Order” and how the courtroom experience can be so daunting. […]

As counter-intuitive as it might seem, it is important to be at your sharpest immediately following a car accident, especially if it involves more than one driver. You should always attend to medical emergencies first, and see to the safety of anyone affected by the crash, but after those immediate needs are taken care of, […]

In general, benefits under a Worker’s Compensation Act are based on an injured worker’s ability/inability to work. Thus, an injured worker’s decision to remove him/herself from the workforce by means of retirement raises a set of complex concerns and arguments that may impact an injured worker’s ability to claim benefits. First, temporary total or partial […]

As a car accident lawyer respects might attest, lawyers will generally evaluate a case on two broad factors: liability and damages.  If there are catastrophic injuries involved, a lawyer is more likely to take on a case with a questionable police report, if the client can articulately and clearly prove why the police report is wrong. However, […]

Knee Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents With the winter in full effect, we have to look at out for a few hazards outside.  Not just ice, but also a host of other things we have to look out for.  Although we will talk about the two main objects to look out for to slip, […]

As a car accident lawyer respects might attest, no motor vehicle collisions are routine – every one is unique.  So you’re on your way to pick up the kids and you’re in a car accident.  You are immediately experiencing pain, and through the haze, you are told that the person who hit you was in a […]