Legal jargon can be confusing - even for those of us who make a living based on our knowledge of the law. When it comes to the difference between a tort and a criminal act, the two can be especially difficult to distinguish. Here are the basics: Legally speaking, a tort occurs when one’s negligence directly causes damage to a person or property. A crime is defined as a wrongdoing Continue Reading
Personal injury is a copious and complex area of law that encompasses a wide range of tort cases, including car accidents, animal attacks, food poisoning, back/neck injuries, traumatic brain injury and wrongful death.
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In the grand scheme of the law, two predominant case areas exist: criminal and civil. Criminal law deals with instances in which an individual commits a crime against societal rules. For example, robbing a bank is considered criminal activity. Civil law, on the other hand, takes over when a dispute exists between private individuals. Case in point, one major area of civil law involves divorce Continue Reading
Briefly and generally speaking, the term “tort law” encomasses legal situations where an individual could be held liable for an injury inflicted upon another person. Tort law cases also involve the injured party seeking compensation for any damages they have experienced (property loss, physical harm or pain and suffering). There are three types of tort cases in which you could be involved. They Continue Reading
Like all other states, Colorado’s various types of cases have specific statutes of limitations. But one big difference lies in the damage caps that limit a plaintiff’s recovery. Source: Enjuris.com For those who aren’t familiar, a statute of limitations is the specific period of time in which a case needs to be filed before the right to file the claim is lost. These can range from just Continue Reading
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