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Most people do not anticipate being involved in a car, truck, or personal injury accident and so therefore, most people are not financially prepared to deal with the aftermath. From sky high medical expenses to missed work, the financial consequences caused by a car accident can be devastating. Fortunately, the U.S. court system allows accident victims to pursue compensation from the liable party via a legal cause of action. However, at an already financially difficult time in the average victim's life, it can be impossible for him or her to pay for an attorney. A contingency fee arrangement effectively resolves that problem.

What is a Contingency Fee?

A contingency fee arrangement is one in which a Dallas personal injury lawyer accepts a client's case without charging a retainer or hourly fee. Rather, the lawyer's fee is an agreed upon percentage of the final settlement or judgement that the lawyer wins for your case. Any expenses accrued during your case, such as the cost of an expert witness, is typically covered by the attorney from money he or she has won from another case and reimbursed via your earnings. If your lawyer is unable to obtain a settlement, you do not owe him or her anything.

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Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for adult children to estrange themselves from their parents. Because estrangement is a relatively silent epidemic, there are no hard and fast numbers for how many families are estranged, but the vast number of resources available to parents and grandparents alike suggest that the number is far greater than many would assume. That said, if you are estranged from your child and his or her partner, know that you are not alone. Also know that while no law in the world can bring you and your child back together, there may be something you can do about reconnecting with your grandchildren.

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Before you get your hopes up, know that Texas courts will always rule in favor of what is in the best interests of the child. Oftentimes, this means siding with the parents. However, in many instances, being barred from seeing one's grandparents is detrimental to a child's emotional and even physical wellbeing. To prove that is the case with your grandchild, you must prove at least one of the following elements to be true:

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One of the most contentious and emotionally charged aspects of most divorce cases is thechild custody determination proceedings. Most parents want full custody of their little ones, but because the courts feel that shared parenting is in most children's best interests, they often try to split custody evenly between both parties, or a 50/50 schedule. However, if the judge determines that one parent is more fit than the other, or that it would be in the children's best interest to stay at one parent's house more often, he or she may grant that parent more custody.

If you are in the midst of a child custody battle, there are a few things you can do to help your case, and many things you can do to sabotage it. At Clark Law Group, ourDallas custody attorneys strive to help our clients do everything in their power to obtain the maximum amount of custody possible. This often involves guiding them on what not to do. This post details five of the biggest mistakes parties can make during divorce that may result in a reduction of custody rights.

Partaking in Alienation Practices

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If you were injured by somebody else's negligence in Dallas, Texas, you may be prepared to file a personal injury lawsuit. While you have every right to do so, you should know that Texas personal injury damage caps may affect the outcome of your case or your ability to file a claim at all. A damage cap limits the amount of money a person can win in a personal injury case, making some cases not worth fighting.

If you want to know if damage caps apply to your case, and if you want to know whether or not your personal injury claim is worth pursuing, call Clark Law Group for a case evaluation.

Claims Limited by Damage Caps

Not all personal injury claims are limited by damage caps in Texas, so before you assume the worst, know that caps may not apply to you. Those cases that are limited by damage caps include the following:

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When you choose your child's daycare, you do so with great care and deliberation. You read the reviews, perform a background check on the teachers, ask friends and family about their thoughts, and meet with school administrators multiple times. By the time your child's first day rolls around, you feel comfortable and confident that your child is in great hands. But then you learn the ugly truth the hard way. One or more of your child's caregivers are not who they said they were. They are child abusers.

Child Abuse Statistics in Daycare Facilities

Sadly, millions of children are neglected, abused, sexually abused, and emotionally traumatized each year. These instances of abuse do not just happen in the home, either. According to studies and reports conducted by ChildWelfare.gov and NCJRS.gov, daycares are responsible for approximately 1,760 childhood fatalities due to abuse and neglect and approximately 2,500 sexual assault cases over a three-year span. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Development, 90% of American daycares are considered to be 'fair' or 'poor,' with only 10% providing high quality care. Data gathered in 2006 from 39 states found that 5,321 daycare providers were abusing and neglecting children in their care.

If your child is the victim of daycare abuse or neglect, fight back on their behalf and help put an end to the harmful behavior. Call Clark Law Group to learn more about your legal options. A daycare abuse lawyer can help you seek justice for your family.

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