3 Tips to Find the Best Lawyer

Do you have trouble finding a legal representative for your case? Is your case a complex and unique case where no ordinary lawyer can handle? Does your case require special handling and fragile proceedings? If you do, the you might need a lawyer who is best for your case!

A lawyers job is to legally represent you in the court of law and also to protect you to the maximum legal law possible. If a lawyer does not represent you up to their best legal abilities, then that lawyer will be examined by the legal jurisdiction of your state for mus-representation and other legal consequences. But no lawyer is equal, and it may mean the difference between a ruling that isn’t in your favour!

Here are 3 tips to find the best lawyer!

1. The internet

The internet is one of the best sources to get the best lawyer for you. The reason why the internet is the best place to get the best legal representation for you is because you can search for specific lawyers who specialises in specific law areas. For instance, if you are in the proceeding for a workers compensation claim, then it is best to go to search on the internet for a workers compensation lawyer who specialises in this area. They have the experience and the legal expertise to get the best compensation for you!

2. Find lawyers who have won a large percentage of cases

It is best to find lawyers who have won a majority of their cases. This is because you will then have a higher chance of winning because they have won a majority of their cases. People who have won a large percentage of their cases means that they know how to find all the loopholes in the law. The more loopholes the lawyer knows, the better you can win your case!

3. Find a lawyer who can communicate with you in easy to understand English

You will be surprised to find that the majority of lawyers out there have very poor English or communication skills. To win a case, a lawyer must have excellent communication skills so they can give the best evidence and argument for your case! A simple way to know if they have good communication skill is if they can explain a legal document in easy to understand English and they don’t use legal or law language that you don’t understand!

Illegal Immigration Law – All About Crime in 2009

One of the biggest issues with our immigration laws is that often the criminal records of the countries people are coming from are so inaccurate or incomplete, we really have no way of knowing if they are legitimate or not. Thus, we let people into the country we shouldn’t. Of course that is only half of the dilemma and perhaps a small part of the real problem. You see, if a person has a criminal record and realizes that they will be denied citizenship in the USA, then they might simply choose to change their name and sneak in; using the illegal immigration method.

This is unfortunate because we really do not know who they are or if they are a criminal until they commit their first crime against a US Citizen’s property or person. Once they do, and “if” we catch them, they are finger printed and deported, of course, the United States has so much abundance and sneaking over the border to partake in it so simple that they come right back again and will most likely commit another crime.

Even if we punish these people by putting them in jail, the crimes that are committed such as theft, battery, assault, or even murder have already caused great harm to our nation and cost us in more police, jails, courts, and economic hardships. So, something must be done, the problem is that nothing is being done. You see, illegal immigration law is much about crime, so since it is 2009, isn’t it about time; that we fixed this crisis?

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The Role of Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injury lawyers are people who offer legal representation to victims who sustained injury either physically or mentally in an accident caused by an act of carelessness of someone else. They are also known as accident lawyer or accident attorney. Accident attorney have special knowledge in a type of law called tort law which deals with civil misconducts and damages caused to someone’s assets, social standing and personal rights. It is necessary to know what to do at the appropriate time when accidents occur. In this article, a cursory look will be taken at the role of accident lawyers when you, your family members, colleagues are involved in an accident.

Personal injury lawyers help you to make claims when you sustained serious injuries during an accident. However, when employing an accident attorney, you must be sure that such a person is capable of handling your case effectively. One way to find out is by asking how many cases the lawyer has handled successfully. Accident lawyers must be vast when it comes to the application of tort laws so that they do not lose the case.

Personal injury lawyers assist people who sustained accidents to get claims for treatment especially in a case where there is an argument about who is to be blame in the accident and if the individuals involved in the accident sustained serious injuries. Though sometimes, when an accident happens like that, major internal injuries may not be evident until victims make repeated visits to their doctors. This is where follow up visits is required when victims sustained injuries.

People who sustained injuries in a car that is not insured or is under-insured, there will be a need to hire accident lawyers as fast as possible after the incident. This is because people who own such cars many not want to pay and there may be little time available to institute legal action against such drivers. Also, some insurance policies also made it mandatory for victims who sustained injuries in an uninsured vehicle to come to an agreeable point within 60 days after the accident. In this case, the injured person will need to employ the service of an accident attorney to help trash the case before the expired date.

However, accident victims will need to ask two important questions before hiring personal injury lawyers. The first one is to know whether they will be happy employing the services of an accident attorney or not. The second one is the settlement of the lawyer employed to handle the case. Most personal injury lawyers charge up to 25% of the settlement collected.

In conclusion, it is good to employ the services of personal injury lawyers when you sustained serious injuries in the course of an accident. This will enable you to claim back the money spent on medical treatments and car repairs where appropriate. There are many accident lawyers in Dallas who can offer exceptional services in the event of an accident.

Vigilante Justice – When the Law Fails

People take the law for granted, until it fails. We assume that the man who steals our car or breaks into our house will be prosecuted and punished. What happens when that assumption is no longer valid? When the law fails to protect the citizens and punish the lawbreakers?
The small town of Skidmore, Missouri found out on July 10, 1981, when Ken Rex McElroy was shot to death as he sat in his pickup on the main street of town. McElroy had waged a twenty-year reign of terror over all of northwest Missouri, getting away with almost every crime in the book: rape, arson, kidnapping, burglary, theft, assault, you name it. The law seemed powerless to stop him; witnesses changed their stories; judges recused themselves from his cases; prosecutors dismissed indictments; the town marshal resigned.

I told the story of McElroy’s reign of terror, his shooting, and the ensuing silence by the numerous witnesses to the murder in the book In Broad Daylight, which was published by HarperCollins in 1989, and which won an Edgar Award for Best True Crime and was made into a movie starring Brian Denehey. I revisited the story in a twenty-five year anniversary edition of the book published by St. Martins Press in December 2006. This edition contains startling new information on the killing and the identity of the killers.

It is not surprising that after all this time the witnesses to the killing still have not talked about what they saw that hot July morning. You might hear them say something like “McElroy needed killing,” and what they mean is that the town believed it had no choice but to take the law into its own hands. In their view, the town had returned to the lawlessness of the frontier days, when individuals undertook their own protection at the end of a barrel. Indeed, McElroy was stalking, with a weapon, several witnesses who were scheduled to testify against him in a bond revocation hearing the next week.

You can argue whether what happened that day was morally right or wrong. On Larry King Live, King opined that taking a life outside the law was never the right thing to do. Others argue that it should have happened long before it did.

Behind the discussion is a very basic principle of civilized society, a contract between the government and its citizens: you give up the right to enforce the law and punish lawbreakers in exchange for the government’s promise to do it for you. Put your weapons away and the government–in the form of the criminal justice system–will protect you.

In general, when one party fails to a contract fails to live up to his obligations the other party is released from his promise. If the government cannot protect me, I am entitled to protect myself. If the law t cannot protect the town, the town is entitled to protect itself, to “take the law into its own hands,” as the saying goes. It’s a scary notion in many ways, and it certainly sets a dangerous precedent, in effect allowing individual citizens to decide when they are entitled to engage in “self help.”

One of the most intriguing aspects of the story was the very fragile nature of what we call law and order. We might think that the criminal justice system is rooted in reality through law and courts and cops; the fact is, the criminal justice system is rooted in perception. Once the people no longer believe that it works, it no longer works. If witnesses no longer believe the law can protect them, that it can catch and punish the lawbreakers, they won’t come forward to testify. Cops won’t put their lives on the line. Citizens won’t go to their neighbors’ aid.
In the last few weeks of his life, McElroy had reduced the town of Skidmore to a community where it was every man for himself. When McElroy fired his shotgun over a house in the middle of the night, the neighbors turned away. McElroy, of course, finally pushed the town to far. When the people, with good reason, lost their faith in the system, when they felt exposed and vulnerable to the raging of a violent sociopath, they undertook to solve the problem themselves, they exercised the fundamental right of self-protection.

If there is a lesson to be learned in this cautionary tale, it’s that the criminal justice system in the end is about protecting the citizens and when the citizens fail to perceive that the system is doing its job the descent into lawlessness is rapid and certain.