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From Reality Television To Real Life: The Law And You


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From Reality Television To Real Life: The Law And You

Do you watch police and border security reality shows? I rarely watch television but never miss an episode when these are on. I am intrigued by the motivations of people who break the law and even more curious about the punishments they receive. I research the relevant laws after an episode finishes and have become quite the bush lawyer! Through research, I have noticed that laws related to an offence like dangerous driving can vary in our different states and territories. I realise that most people are time poor and do not have the opportunity to explore our laws in detail. I started this blog with the intention of giving you some insights into your rights and responsibilities under Australian law. First and foremost, I hope you find these scribblings to be entertaining. I will be extra pleased if you find some useful information. This blog is now in session.

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Situations In Which You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

You've probably seen advertisements on TV for personal injury lawyers, usually in relation to car accidents. But if you think that personal injury lawyers only deal with motor vehicle related claims, you are mistaken. So to help you understand the other situations in which these legal professionals, like those at Kemp Law, can be of use, here are the services they can offer you.

Wrongful Death Claims -- Wrongful death claims are one of the most serious types of cases that a personal injury lawyer handles on your behalf. If someone you love has died as a result of another person's negligence, such as a vehicle that had a mechanical fault or a doctor who prescribed the wrong medication, a personal injury lawyer can file a wrongful death claim against the company that is responsible for your loss. This type of lawsuit is punitive and seeks damages due to lost wages that the deceased would have earned, medical bills and the loss of that person's presence in your life. Your personal injury lawyer will use case precedent to determine how much to sue for and will have to present evidence that shows a direct correlation between negligence and the death of your loved one.

Worker's Compensation -- Worker's compensation is set up to pay you when you are injured on the job and can't work for a specific period of time. But if you are injured on the job and your employer is refusing to pay, a personal injury lawyer can file a suit to get you the money you deserve. Many worker's compensation suits are related to injuries that permanently cause you to be unable to work. Some companies don't want to pay their workers these claims for one reason or another, which requires a personal injury lawyer to present evidence of your disability and to prove that the injury was sustained during the regular course of your work for the company you are suing.

Plane Accidents -- One of the lesser known types of cases that personal injury lawyers handle are plane accident claims, also known as aviation loss claims. If you or someone you love is injured in a plane accident, or if someone you love is killed in a plane accident, a personal injury lawyer can ensure that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled. Plane accidents include any incidents that occur when you are boarding or leaving an aircraft, and any acts of terrorism aboard the plane. In most commercial airplane claims, personal injury lawyers file class action suits in order to bolster the chances of a settlement.