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Bail Bond FAQs

Bail Bond FAQs

If you’ve never had to deal with the criminal justice system before, navigating the process of obtaining bail or bond can be a little frustrating. That’s where having the right help makes a big difference, but having the right information matters even more. Here are some frequently asked questions by first-time bond clients.

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What’s the Difference Between Bail and Bond?

This is an important starting place. Bail is paid to the court through the jail system to ensure the appearance of a defendant, and after the court appearance, it is returned. Bond, on the other hand, involves hiring a third party to put up the bail. Typically, the cost of the bond is a fraction of the total cost of the bail, but the client does not get their money returned after appearing in court. Instead, the bail bondsman is reimbursed the amount they put up for the bond, and … Read more

Know Your Rights if You are Injured

Know Your Rights if You are Injured

An injury can occur anywhere. Most people think of auto accidents or a slip and fall as personal injuries. However, there are many situations that can cause injury, pain, and suffering. If you are injured through no fault of your own, you have rights.

Do Not Delay Treatment

When you are injured in an accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. This provides you with the treatment needed and protects your rights when it comes to seeking compensation. If you delay medical treatment, the insurance company or their lawyers can argue that your injuries occurred later or elsewhere.

Even if you think you are all right, you should be checked. Sometimes, symptoms of injuries do not show up immediately. It could be several hours or days later. For example, symptoms of serious internal injuries may not be experienced for several days. A delay in finding and … Read more

Your Legal Team Is Not Complete Without an Expert Witness

Your Legal Team Is Not Complete Without an Expert Witness

 

In today’s world, there is constant litigation, whether a risk of it or a realized situation requiring attorneys. However, what many people do not realize is the need to build a roster of diverse talents and backgrounds for these situations.

The United States is the battleground for more lawsuits than anywhere else in the world, hosting an average of 15 million civil cases every year. And while the majority of the world’s lawyers reside in the U.S., oftentimes there is a need for professionals with different experiences in order to secure a victory in the courtroom. That is where an expert witness comes into play.

Types of Expert Witnesses

Many fields have complexities beyond the knowledge of the average judge or juror, especially in disciplines like engineering, medicine, and finance. For example, without a financial expert witness, even the simplest business dispute or contract may be misinterpreted by … Read more