When Harm Visits The Innocent

No matter how much care you used choosing your daycare provider, you cannot help but feel a stab of anxiety when you hear about abuse occurring in other facilities. Sometimes, in spite of a parent's best efforts, abuse happens. You have the right to expect that your children are cared for in a healthy and safe environment, but daycare abuse can happen at the best of places. Read on for a guide on spotting the signs that your child may be in danger at their daycare or babysitter.

Believe Your Well Has Been Contaminated Due To Someone's Negligence? Here's What To Do

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 15 million homes in the United States have wells that supply drinking water.  Based on research done by the U.S. Geological Survey, 20% of private wells have contaminants. Contamination of wells can cause serious illnesses and decreased property values. Due to the serious nature of water well contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency has established the Clean Water Act, which regulates water pollution and sets water quality standards and requirements that, if not met, can lead to lawsuits in federal court.

Taking Action When You Suspect Abuse in a Nursing Home

Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging. In order to ensure that your loved one has access to the care and medical attention needed to remain in good health, you might consider putting him or her in a nursing home facility. These facilities play a valuable role in helping families care for their aging loved ones, but they can also be places where abuse occurs. If you suspect abuse in the nursing home where your loved one is housed, here are three steps that you should take in order to ensure the abuse doesn't continue in the future.

Under What Circumstances Can You Sue For Emotional Distress?

Accidents and injuries can leave a person in physical pain, spending months or even years recovering. But those injuries are not always on the outside, and they can't always be seen with an X-ray or MRI scan. Sometimes, accidents can cause emotional trauma that leads to prolonged suffering. If you've recently been injured, and you feel as though you've been affected psychologically, what can you do? Here are the circumstances under which you can generally seek compensation.

Four Areas The Interrogatories May Cover To Illuminate The Effect Of A Slip And Fall Injury On Your Life

If you are preparing for interrogatories related to a slip and fall injury claim, expect the defense to ask questions related not only to how the accident occurred but also how the injuries have affected your life. Here are some of the areas the interrogatories will cover as the defense seeks to answer these questions: 1.Healthcare Providers You Have Consulted The defense will want a list of all the healthcare providers you have consulted from your injury to date.

How To Win Custody When You're Not In The Picture Anymore

Have you been in a family situation that has forced you away from home, but now you are looking to take back custody of your child? If so, this will require some help so that you can successfully win custody back. These tips can help you do it. Prove The Child's Current Home Is Dangerous When custody disputes arise between two parents, a judge will typically pick the best living situation for the child, not necessarily what the parents want.

3 Things To Do After An At-Fault Car Accident

Getting into a car accident is scary enough, but it's sometimes even more anxiety-inducing for the driver who was at fault. After all, if you or the other driver believe you caused the accident, you are at significant risk of facing fines, penalties, points on your license, higher insurance rates, and possibly even criminal charges depending on the details and severity of the accident. For these reasons, it's important to take action quickly in this difficult situation.

New Years Eve Is Almost Here: How To Avoid A DUI

New Year's Eve is just around the corner. It's time to start making your plans. If you're going to be heading out for the evening, it's time to get ready for the biggest party of the year. New Years Even is synonymous with wild parties, lots of drinking, and unfortunately, DUIs and accidents. If you plan on drinking on New Year's Eve, you need to plan a way to avoid the DUIs; not just because a DUI can ruin your driving record, but also because drinking and driving can lead to car accidents.

3 Important Actions When Faced With A Battery Charge

If you're charged with battery, a lot may be running through your mind. These incidents happen all of the time, and you may be completely incident. Don't let someone else's mistakes ruin your life by taking the following actions. Monitor What You Say to the Police Whatever altercation you were involved in with another person, the police will arrive to take an official police report. Although they are there to help and may seem friendly, it's important that you pay close attention to what you say on the record.

3 Important Legal Strategies When Faced With A Criminal Charge

Getting in trouble with the law is never something you want to deal with. Given some unfortunate circumstances, though, it can happen. If you're faced with a criminal charge and need legal help, consider these tips.  Understand Your Crime's Severity  Before you know what legal steps to take, you must first understand how serious the crime you're being charged with is. Minor crimes may not warrant legal help from a criminal defense lawyer.