What Are The Different Types Of Immunity?

Crime dramas often portray immunity as a blanket for all the crimes that a person commits in exchange for his or her testimony. In reality, immunity is not as cut and dry as seen on television. There are different forms of immunity and each one only offers so much protection to a person. If you are in a position to receive immunity, here is what you need to know.   What Is Use and Derivative Use Immunity?

Three Examples Of Cognitive Biases That May Lead To Diagnostic Errors

Diagnostic errors are some of the leading causes of medical malpractice. Some of the top causes of diagnostic errors can be classified under cognitive traps. A cognitive trap is an erroneous conclusion an individual makes when they analyze a situation in an illogical manner. Cognitive traps have multiple causes, such as these three: Filtering Filtering occurs when the doctor over focuses on one serious symptom at the expense of other less serious ones.

What Happens If Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Gets Dismissed Instead of Discharged?

The majority of Chapter 7 bankruptcies, which individuals use to ask for total debt relief, go off without a hitch. After the paperwork is filed, it's usually just a matter of some routine meetings and a short waiting period while the trustee goes over everything. Then you're granted a discharge and a clean start. What happens, however, if the bankruptcy is dismissed instead? This is what you need to know.

Four Tips To Avoid Getting A DUI

A DUI is one of those traffic violations that you definitely do not want to receive. The fines are high, as well as the additional punishments, such as jail time and having your license taken away. On top of this, you are likely going to have to attend driving school in order to get your license back. Of course, the only way to completely avoid a DUI is to not drink and drive.

Common Questions About Car Accidents And Statute Of Limitations

The statute of limitations sets a time limit that a person can file a claim for a car accident. This time is set by the state, and you will need to seek damages within this timeframe or you lose your ability to claim compensation. Here are the four most common questions about car accidents and statute of limitations. How Long Do You Have to File a Claim for a Car Accident?

A Guide To Preparing For A Criminal Defense Case

When you are up against something as serious as a criminal charge, you will need to truly have your ducks in a row in order to come out of this situation with the best end result in mind. To make this a reality and to navigate the legal system to the best of your ability, you will need to get a clear idea of what to expect, get some guidelines to prepare for trial and shop around for the best criminal defense attorney for the job.

Don't Like Your Public Defender? What You Need to Know

If you've been arrested, you've probably heard the line in the Miranda warning about having the right to a lawyer, and that a lawyer will be appointed for you if you can't afford one. Those appointed lawyers are called public defenders, and it's their job to represent anyone who can't afford a lawyer. But what happens if you don't like the public defender that your case is assigned to? More to the point, what happens if you believe that lawyer is not doing a good job for you?

The Basics Of Estate Planning For Someone Who Doesn't Have An Estate

Estate planning isn't just for those who have physical estates to leave behind. Anyone will benefit from planning ahead. Here's a basic guide on planning ahead when you don't have an "estate" in the physical sense. Think About Your Business You may not have a home to leave behind, but you may have your own business. This could be something to keep the roof over your head or a widely successful local business.

When You Have Disability Insurance: Applying For Benefits When You Have Private Insurance

While each private disability insurance policy is a bit different, the reason you have disability insurance is to cover lost wages if you find yourself suddenly disabled. You will have to take a careful look at your policy to see what constitutes a disability, and see if your current condition applies to your policy. If you believe you are disabled, you will need your primary care physician to share detailed information regarding the aspects of your disability, so that your insurance provider can determine whether to approve benefits or not.

Determining Liability In A Single Bike Accident

A single bike accident – which is a motorcycle accident that involves no other cars, motorcycles, or pedestrians directly – may at first appear to be the motorcycle rider's fault. The fact is, there are other factors that can lead to the accident, and some of them could leave someone besides you responsible. The following information can help you determine the cause so you can determine where liability may lie.