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Personal injury case trials: Get the help you need

When you're hurt as a result of another person's actions, you may want to pursue a personal injury claim. If that claim can't be settled outside court, then you may have to go to trial.

This is where your personal injury attorney can be of major help to you. Perhaps you're unable to go to trial because of the extent of your injuries, or you're not confident in speaking to the jury or judge. Whatever the issue is related to your time in court, your attorney will be able to help prepare you.

What should you do if there is a dispute over an estate?

Probate is a fairly straightforward process of settling an estate. It involves authenticating a decedent's will, appointing an executor, identifying creditors, determining date-of-death values, paying debts and taxes, locating assets and distributing assets. Within each of these steps does lie the possibility of litigation; however, especially if someone contests the will or other aspects of the estate.

What are some common causes of probate litigation?

Yes, a contract is vital for small businesses, too

Since you have a small business, you might not see the importance of creating contracts, especially if you have only one or two people that you work with or rely on. It's usually a good plan, regardless of past successes, to work up a contract whenever you work with someone that could affect your business.

Not all contracts have to be complicated or complex. A contract can be as simple as explaining what you expect to receive and when or the tasks you'll perform and the compensation that you'll receive in return. A contract also usually has sections outlining what happens if you or the other party can't complete the contract as written.

5 injured in 2-vehicle crash in Escondido

Good Samaritans help save lives and make the world a better place. That's certainly the case in this instance where a two-vehicle collision could have resulted in fatal injuries.

According to a story out of Escondido, it was a United States Postal Service carrier who heard a crash at around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Harding Street. Witnesses there ran to help three people who were in a Ford Ranger, and the mail carrier ran to the other vehicle, a Volkswagen.

Protect your business when there is a breach of contract

Strong contracts are some of the most important tools available to a business. Without contracts, it would be difficult for a California business to work with suppliers, employees and other companies without exposure to legal and financial complications. A contract informs both sides of a business relationship of rights, responsibilities and requirements. 

When the other party fails to meet its end of your contracted terms, this is breach of contract. This can result in financial loss, legal complications and other difficulties for your business. This is much more than just a complication – it's a threat to your company's well-being. There could be certain remedies available to your business if you are experiencing breach of contract matters.

What do you need to know about commercial law?

Commercial law, which is also known as trade law, is an important sector of law that applies to the way businesses engage in commerce with and treat one another. Commercial law is regulated by the Uniform Commercial Code, better known as the UCC, which is a grouping of laws that dictate the way leases are made, goods are sold and transactions are completed.

Every state is able to make modifications to the UCC laws, but all states have UCC laws. In these laws, there are a few terms you need to understand. These include:

  • Acquisition. A person or entity takes over a controlling interest in a company
  • Negotiable instrument. A note or check containing a promise to make a specific payment on demand
  • Mergers. One company absorbs another into itself
  • Security. Financial assets guaranteed to make sure debts get paid
  • Secured transaction. Transactions that create a security interest in parts of a property or a piece of personal property

Protect your rights during personal injury litigation

When you suffer a personal injury, it's important that you have someone on your side who can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. After your injury, you may have to go through physical therapy or surgeries, long-term medical treatments or other therapies.

During that time, it can be hard to work on a case against the other party or to seek compensation through an insurance claim. That's why it's a good idea to work with your attorney.

San Diego's market heats up in spring, summer

Realtors believe that the real estate market in San Diego is picking up the pace in the spring of 2019, and with that means that it will be a busy spring and summer. An active market can be great for sellers and buyers, but there can also be dozens of disputes as a result.

When you enter into the process of buying a home, you may sign a contract to purchase the home under certain conditions. If the seller can't meet those conditions, then you can walk away from the purchase. In some cases, sellers and buyers get into heated arguments over the terms of their contracted agreements and may end up going to court over them.

Don't use deceptive tactics: They're illegal

As owner of a company in California, you need to be aware of California's laws regarding deceptive trade practices. These practices are explained as making false claims, providing misinformation or other tactics to get the public to buy a service or product despite knowing that the information given is false.

A good example of this could be claiming that a supplement can cure cancer. There is no such thing in 2019, and guaranteeing results is a surefire way to end up with a lawsuit against your company — or worse.

Facing the breakup of your partnership

While statistics show that the odds are against business partnerships, you certainly hope yours can be among the 30 percent that are successful. Partnerships offer many advantages, including a division of cost and debt, a wider scope of ideas and creativity, and a mutual support system when the business hits hard times.

Experts often compare partnerships to marriages, and you may know that a clash between you and your partners may be just as common as a tiff between you and your spouse. Still, just as marriages find ways to surge through these disagreements, you and your partners may have similar skills for resolving your conflicts. Unfortunately, this may not be the case 100 percent of the time.

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