While the Internet provides an opportunity for kids to play games, chat with friends and research school assignments, it can also be a dangerous place for them. In a recent survey of young Internet users ranging in age from 10 to 17. about 20 percent said they had received unwanted sexual solicitations while online. Because the Internet allows people to remain anonymous, predators have found it easier to misrepresent themselves, often portraying themselves as children and becoming friends with vulnerable kids. Some predators may post messages in chat rooms-Web sites that allow real-time conversations with other people online-or on online bulletin boards. Some children have revealed large amounts of personal information, sent photos of themselves to predators or have even[…]

Special interest groups across the United States are lobbying heavily to limit the amount of money that seriously injured consumers can recover in lawsuits against negligent persons or corporations. Much ado is being made about the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance for doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Special interest lobbyists say lawsuits are the main reason that the cost of this insurance is increasing in some states. To further their cause, the supporters of limiting recovery in lawsuits do all they can to keep the public from knowing the truth about lawsuits. In the case of medical malpractice, special interest groups never talk about the horror stories of botched surgeries in the news on an almost weekly[…]

Whether it’s from watching a legal drama on television, being involved in ii lawsuit or receiving an inheritance through a family member’s will, many people come in contact with legal terms in their everyday lives. People often don’t know the meanings of certain words used by lawyers and others in the legal profession. Here are a few of the more frequently used legal terms: Acquittal: A defendant in a criminal trial has not been found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a judge or a jury of the crime for which he or she is accused. Affidavit: A written statement of facts taken under oath before a notary or other person who has authority to administer oaths. Bail: Money or[…]

The summer season means that many families will be getting on the highway and driving long distances to reach their vacation destinations. According to the National Safety Council, one in every eight drivers will be involved in a motor vehicle crash this year. Even very careful drivers can be involved in a wreck, but there are things that you can do to plan ahead. Contact frenso, CA personal injury lawyers for more information about car accident and other types of law. Safety and insurance experts say the following tips may help if you are involved in a wreck: □             Stop your car and turn off the ignition. Make sure it is safe to get out, and check to see if[…]