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Criminal Law: Understanding Your Right

Hello, my name is Wendy. Last year, I got my first taste of Australian law when I was accused of a serious crime. I run my own business and one day, the place was raided by the police who were investigating alleged financial fraud. I was taken in for questioning and then released on bail. I was really worried but then I found a great criminal lawyer who explained what was going on and how I could defend myself. When the case finally came to court, my lawyer was ace and all charges were eventually dropped against me. I hope my blog is useful.

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What you need to know about personal injury

There are some situations in life that you do not have any control over, like if a car veers off the road and injures you. Though no one wishes that such a thing happens, it does so the law has gone a step further to make legislation on personal injury.

Personal injury can be either physical or psychological. If you have suffered any of these or you are a direct dependent of someone who has suffered the personal injury, you could be eligible for a claim. The causes of personal injury that are recognized are classified into;

Negligence

This is where you suffered injury because someone failed to do something that could have prevented you from getting an injury when it is their responsibility to do it. Consider a driver over speeding. If someone is injured as a result, the driver's conduct is likely to be deemed negligent in the eyes of the law. You could also get injured when shopping, maybe the shop has a slippery floor but there was no warning sign or the warning sign is not reasonably discernible. If you slip and fall, the injury you suffer can be legally attributed to the negligence of the shop's management.

Crime

If you suffered injury as a result of a criminal's actions like stabbing or even being shot, you can seek compensation for the injury that arose under criminal injury compensation.

Work

Sometimes in the course of employment, mishaps can occur and cause you injury. It can be due to machine failure, negligence or possibly harassment. Whether the injury is physical or psychological, you can seek damages.

Accidents

If injury results from a vehicle accident, you can make a claim if the other driver is to blame to an extent for the accident.

Important details to note

In order to make a personal injury claim, it is important to keep any medical and financial records that are proof of the injury. Also, it is important to report to the police when an incident that causes injury occurs. Lastly, the cause of the injury should be verifiable and attributable to the act that caused it. When you go to see a personal injury lawyer, these are the main points you will go over.

It is important to note that some injuries might not be deemed to have financial implications that support a claim. In a different scenario, you can forfeit you right to pursue claims if you stay beyond the period which you are allowed to file for claims after the event which caused the injury.