Every marriage is not meant to last forever. No matter what the reasoning behind the divorce, it is important to have legal representation for each side. I almost lost everything because my former spouse said that he was taking care of things and that he would be fair about how the assets were divided. It took several weeks for me to find out what he was up to. It was then that I hired my own attorney and got what I deserved. You should never attempt to go through a divorce without a lawyer working on your side. On my site, I have listed several of the issues that can get overlooked if you are inexperienced with divorce documents and proceedings.
Almost everyone has heard about a personal injury lawsuit that resulted in the plaintiff getting a lot of money for the lawsuit. Since people are injured every day in accidents, you might be wondering what sort of thing you need to be able to be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and win. There are a couple factors that you must have in order to have grounds for a lawsuit. Here are a couple of things.
1. The Defendant Had To Have A Responsibility And Duty Toward You
One of the first things that the lawyer will look at when you call for a consultation is if the defendant had any sort of duty toward you. This means that they had to have some sort of responsibility to keep you safe or to protect you. For example, if you were walking by a construction zone and there were no cones up to tell you there was a hole and you fell into the hole, the construction company could be liable. This is because they had a duty once they started the construction to label the area so that people didn't hurt themselves while walking by. Conversely, if you were doing some maintenance on your own property and someone trespassed and fell into a hole in your yard, you would most likely not be held liable, because you had no duty to protect the trespasser.
2. There Had To Be Quantifiable Damages From The Accident
In order for you to file a lawsuit, there actually has to be some sort of injury that you can quantify for damages. This is because when you ask for money in a lawsuit, you have to be able to prove how much the injury hurt you and why money will help. Using the earlier example, if you fell into a construction site hole, but had no injuries, just a little embarrassment, you have no reason to sue. You can't put a number on feeling embarrassed. However, if you fell into the hole, broke your back, lost your job and needed psychotherapy because you are now severely depressed, this can be quantified. The attorney can calculate lost wages, medical bills, therapy bills and so forth. This is why it is important that before you try and file a lawsuit that you know about how much in damages you will ask for.
These are just two things that you need before you can file a lawsuit for personal injuries.