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Assault, Battery, and Aggravated Assault: What Is the Difference?

Assault, Battery, and Aggravated Assault: What Is the Difference?

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Although violent crime rates have been falling for decades, these crimes do still happen. When they do, the perpetrator might be charged with assault, battery, or aggravated assault. Many people have heard of these criminal charges but because there are minor differences between them, a lot of people cannot tell them apart. Below, we will be looking at what they are and what differentiates one from the other. The Basics Assault, battery, and aggravated assault are all brought against someone where there is proof that there was intentional harm inflicted or there was the threat or intention of physical harm. In many cases, crimes involving a physical attack will be labeled an assault, battery, or both. To rise to the level of aggravated assault, the attack’s seriousness as well as if ...
How to File a Lawsuit for Nursing Home Abuse

How to File a Lawsuit for Nursing Home Abuse

Legal Advice
Before we discuss how to file a case against nursing home abuse, it is important to understand what constitutes nursing home abuse. A better understanding of the legal concept will help you determine whether what the patient suffered from can indeed be termed as nursing home abuse. For example, a procedural mistake, committed by the physician in charge would be classified as medical malpractice/negligence, even though the patient might be resident in a nursing home during the incident. Read on as we explain both the concept of nursing home abuse and the necessary steps to file a lawsuit against the offending institution or individual. What Constitutes as Nursing Home Abuse? Nursing home abuse can be properly defined as neglectful and/or abusive behavior by the staff at a nursing h...
4 Ways to Improve Your Chance of Winning a Personal Injury Claim

4 Ways to Improve Your Chance of Winning a Personal Injury Claim

Legal Advice
After a car accident or another event that led to you being injured or hurt through no fault of your own, dealing with the fallout can be a very difficult process. Every year, over six million Americans are injured on the roads alone and even more sustain injuries at work, home or in public places through no fault of their own. If you believe that your injury could have been prevented, it’s worth considering if you have grounds to sue for a personal injury case. Whether it’s because another driver crashed into your vehicle or you slipped and fell in an area that was poorly maintained, if somebody else’s carelessness led to your injury in any way, you deserve compensation for what you’ve been through. So, how do you improve your chance of winning? Hire a Good Lawyer: First of all, don...
What Should You Do if You Left the Scene of an Accident?

What Should You Do if You Left the Scene of an Accident?

Personal Injury
Car accidents are a common occurrence. According to a recent report, over 3 million people are injured in road traffic accidents in the U.S. every year. However, even though road traffic accidents are so common, lots of us find it hard to know what to do when we're involved in one. The law requires anyone who is involved in a road traffic accident to stop at the scene and exchange personal details with individuals who have a reasonable need to request them. Failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic accident is an offense that could lead to you spending time in jail or having to pay a hefty fine. Even though the majority of us know that we should remain at the scene of an accident, many of us panic and flee the scene due to fear of what will happen next. If you’ve fled the sc...
4 Key Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

4 Key Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury
Being hurt or injured through no fault of your own is nothing to be taken lightly. Each year, millions of people get into accidents through no fault of their own either at home, at work or in public places. However, despite this high number of people, many people are at a loss of what to do if they find themselves in this situation. There’s certainly a lot to deal with from insurance to the legal side of things, particularly if the accident or injury was somebody else’s fault. The good news is that filing a personal injury claim isn’t something that you will have to do on your own. We’ve put together a guide to help you know what to expect from the process. Getting Legal Assistance: Before you can file a claim, you should get a legal professional on your side. Your lawyer will be the...
5 Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

5 Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Personal Injury
Cycling is a popular leisure activity, with the number of cyclists and bike riders increasing to over 47 million in the United States. When riding a bicycle, your safety and security should be your top priority. However, when cycling on the road, the odds are against you, as cars far outstrip two-wheelers. If you have been in a bicycle accident, the steps you take in the immediate aftermath will impact how much compensation you get for your injuries. To help, here are five steps you must take. Call 911 If your bicycle has collided with a vehicle, you and the motorist involved are legally obligated to stay at the scene if there has been property damage or injuries sustained. Even if you haven’t got any injuries, you must call 911 and wait for the police to attend. You may go into s...
When Your Insurance Refuses Your Disability Insurance Claim

When Your Insurance Refuses Your Disability Insurance Claim

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We all think that we are covered for those accidents and events that we hope never to happen to us. But what happens when you become injured and disabled, and your insurance provider refuses to pay out on your claim? You Must Find a Lawyer Immediately As soon as your long term disability insurance claim is officially rejected it is best to file a lawsuit immediately as you do not want to run out of time. You should make sure that you choose a lawyer who specializes in disability claims of this nature and they will file for you. Check out their website and make sure you are happy that they can provide the service that you need. Look for videos or statements from previous clients who have been in the same position as you and have achieved a great end result. What Will Happen Next? Th...
How to Prove Accountability and Win Your Dog Bite Injury Case

How to Prove Accountability and Win Your Dog Bite Injury Case

Personal Injury
Hundreds of US citizens are killed by dog attacks each year, with over 800,000 people receiving medical treatment for dog bite wounds. If you have been a victim of a dog bite, it’s only fair that you get compensation for your injuries. To strengthen your case and win your claim, you need to know how to prove that the dog owner is at fault and liable for your injuries and losses. Here is a guide on how to prove accountability for your dog bite injury and build a credible personal injury case against the dog’s owner. Call 911 In the immediate aftermath of a dog attack, you must call 911 and let them know that you have been injured. Make sure that you ask for medical assistance and inform the dispatcher if the dog isn’t under control. Depending on your situation, the operator may dis...
5 Common Reasons for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

5 Common Reasons for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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Although technology is more advanced in the medical world today, there are still prevalent medical errors that can hinder the level of care and treatment patients receive. Medical errors are regarded as one of the prominent causes of fatality in the US. Whether you’re a concerned family member fighting on behalf of a loved one’s mistreatment, or you’re a patient, knowing the common causes of a medical malpractice lawsuit such as the ones listed below could save a life. Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis One of the scariest situations you can be in is being misdiagnosed by your doctor, or having a health issue that wasn’t diagnosed straight away. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis can lead to severe complications and potentially be fatal. A delayed diagnosis can occur when the doctor r...
Why, as an Employer, You Need a Workplace Accident Attorney

Why, as an Employer, You Need a Workplace Accident Attorney

Personal Injury
Unfortunate little accidents that lead to serious injuries can and do occur in any workplace. While most of these accidents don’t result in lawsuits, there are some instances when an employer can benefit from hiring a workplace accident attorney. Keep reading below to find out why, as an employer, you need a workplace accident attorney: Business Rights and Responsibilities Running a business involves some critical responsibilities. One of the main responsibilities of any employer is to maintain the health and safety of their employees. Any accident that occurs in the workplace, or during company time, is the employer's responsibility. This includes injuries sustained while traveling, training, and during break times. Employers are legally responsible for eliminating any hazards th...