I've Been Charged. What Can I Do To Help Myself?Written by Tushar K. Pain
Why me? How could I let this happen? If I could only go back and undo what I did. It is only natural to engage in this thought process when you've been charged with a criminal offence. Such sentiments may be echoing repeatedly in your mind. You may even feel that you cannot stop them. However, you must in order to help yourself.
Begin by recognizing that this thought process creates feelings of helplessness and is disempowering. If you are reading this, then you are likely seeking to understand your predicament and trying to gain some measure of control over situation. This is a major step in right direction.
Gaining control over your emotions and thought process is essential. It is first step in journey ahead. Doing this will allow you to think clearly and make effective decisions. Whatever has happened to bring you to this point has already transpired. There is no benefit to re-living it and judging yourself. Accept that it has happened. You now face a challenge that you must confront.
Take a piece of paper and write "To my lawyer" at top of page. This will preserve privileged nature of document. Write down in as much detail as possible (do not worry about including irrelevant facts) everything that happened during incident that lead to charge. If you feel there is relevant background information then include it. Also, make notes of any questions and concerns that come to mind. This exercise serves several purposes. It preserves your memory of events that you may be required to testify to many months down road. It gives your lawyer a complete and accurate understanding of situation. It helps you clarify and articulate your thoughts.
The next task is to find right lawyer. This may seem to be a formidable task. After all, what do you know about law? Knowledge of law is not something you need to find right lawyer. You are able to determine whether you like someone. You are able to judge whether you like person's approach. You are able to assess a person's communication skills. You are able to appreciate how much time that person has or has not spent with you. Use these factors to guide you. You have a lifetime of experience dealing with people. Rely on it. Trust your instincts. Trust yourself.
Wrongful Death LawyersWritten by Maricon Williams
Wrongful death refers to a lawsuit which alleges that victim was killed as a consequence of negligence or misdeed of another. Usually, wrongful death occurs as a result of personal injury accidents, medical malpractice, auto accidents, workplace accidents, dangerous or defective products, mesothelioma and other accidents. When proximate cause of wrongful death of decedent roots from reckless, careless or negligent acts of another, his actions are often subject to personal injury and/or wrongful death suits.
The loss of a family member causes great pain, turmoil, as well as inconceivable loss of family. In stage of grieving, it is hard or impossible to function in everyday life and carry on, let alone think about making a wrongful death claim. This stage leaves decedentís family feeling powerless with so many questions unanswered. When you are ready to receive settlement or filing a wrongful death suit, an experienced wrongful death lawyer can be of great help. Though a wrongful death claim cannot replace your loss but it is as close to justice.
If you have lost a loved one due to negligence of a person or a company, you may have right to receive compensation from an insurance company or from person or company responsible for said death. Surviving family members are strongly encouraged to immediately consult with a wrongful death lawyer to safeguard critical evidence of fatal accident and to avoid being estopped to institute a claim.