Parents Who Have Childcare Providers Should Be Aware of Negligience Issues

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Personal Injury | Comments Off

Parents Who Have Childcare Providers Should Be Aware of Negligience Issues

A recent series of St. Louis Post-Dispatch articles have focused on the lack of accountability surrounding child care providers in Missouri. The articles highlighted the specific dangers of using in-home care providers, but the same concerns also apply to institutional providers such as church-run or private companies who provide daycare services. Parents who use child care providers should ask a series of questions before entrusting their children to their care: 1. Does the provider carry liability insurance? 2....

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Legal Malpractice: Should I Take My Attorney to Small Claims Court?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Lawsuits, Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Legal Malpractice: Should I Take My Attorney to Small Claims Court?

Legal malpractice cases have a high burden of proof, and it is often difficult to find legal representation while pursuing a lawsuit against another attorney. Some people choose to lower the stakes and take their attorney to small claims court where attorney representation is often unnecessary. This is typically not a smart or easy solution, however. According to a study by the National Center for State Courts, 20% of defendants in small claims court win outright. In another 20% of the cases, the defendant is...

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Legal Malpractice: Do I Have a Good Case Against My Former Attorney?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Lawsuits, Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Legal Malpractice: Do I Have a Good Case Against My Former Attorney?

To win a legal malpractice case, you must prove the following: Attorney-Client Relationship. This simply means your attorney owes a professional duty to you, the client. Attorney Carelessness. Your attorney failed to provide ordinary service that met recognized standards of practice and ethics. This is difficult to prove in court and often requires written or verbal testimony from an objective, knowledgeable third party. Attorney Directly Caused Harm. Your attorney’s carelessness caused you to lose an otherwise...

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