Slip And Fall Injuries On New York Sidewalks: What The Trivial Doctrine Means

Slip and fall accidents on sidewalks can cause serious, life-changing injuries. As such, if somebody else's negligence causes your accident, you should consider filing a personal injury lawsuit to claim compensation for your injuries. However, New York law may sometimes stop you winning your case if the court decides that a sidewalk defect is not serious enough. Find out what the trivial doctrine means, and learn more about how this legislation could affect your case. [Read More]

Understanding What a Diversion Program Is for Drug Charges

If you were recently caught with drugs for the first time, you may be able to get out of going through a court trial if you agree to a diversion program. Before you accept this type of offer, it's important to hire a drug defense attorney to represent you. Your attorney can give you advice and help you make the best decision through this time, and he or she will help you better understand what a diversion program is. [Read More]

Filing For Bankruptcy: Can You Still Pass The Means Test If You Found A New, Better Paying Job?

It's hard to keep up with debt, especially when there are high interest rates being applied onto the loans. In 2014, there were a total of 910,090 bankruptcy filings in the U.S. Americans filing for personal bankruptcy generally get to choose between filing for bankruptcy under chapter 7, which involves liquidating and distributing all assets, or chapter 13, which involves repaying debts within a time period of 3 to 5 years. Although filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy is simpler, applicants must pass a means test. [Read More]