If you have heard some lies being spread about yourself and you feel as though this has caused you harm, then you may be able to sue the liar for defamation. While some people may understand that hurtful lies can be damaging, they might not understand exactly what a defamation case involves. Keep reading to understand some facts about defamation. What Is Defamation? Defamation is a legal term that is used to describe the action of spreading a damaging untruth. [Read More]
Can Being a Gracious Host Leave You Liable for Someone Else's DUI?
If you're planning this year's Christmas or New Year's get together at your home, there's a good chance there'll be plenty of alcoholic beverages on hand to bring in the yuletide cheer. If a partygoer decides to drive home while he or she is still intoxicated, you could find yourself responsible for any accidents that occur as a result. Understanding Social-Host Liability Many states have "social-host liability" laws that hold hosts responsible for any injuries or damages caused by an intoxicated driver after one leaves the party. [Read More]
The Basics Of What You Need To Include In An Airtight Prenuptial Agreeement
While planning a marriage can be an exciting endeavor, it also involves making some not-so-romantic, nitty-gritty decisions about your future. This includes deciding how to handle ownership of assets that you accumulated before tying the knot. According to some experts, the best way to handle protecting your personal assets after marriage is to create a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is not just a financial contingency plan in the event that you get divorced. [Read More]
Falling Debris -- What You Need To Know If You Should Get Into An Accident With Debris That Has Fallen From A Vehicle
There are few things more frightening than having an object fly off a vehicle ahead of you while you're driving down the highway. If you're lucky, the object will land somewhere out of your path. But if you're not, you could end up smashing into the object or swerving and crashing into another vehicle. That's why it's important to know what to do if you believe a vehicle is carrying a dangerous load or poorly secured items. [Read More]