Airplane, helicopter (Aviation & Space)
Injuries to a person or object while traveling in the air by airplanes, helicopters, air cargo or related matters.
Bank Loan (Bank Loan)
Bank Loan: Injuries that take place when something is given as security for a loan. This could be a house, a car, stock, a trust, jewelry, etc. Types of loans can be subsidized loans, unsubsidized loans, mortgage loans, stock-hedge loans, and pre-settlement loans.
Business disputes (Commercial Litigation)
Commercial litigation: Business disputessuch as business torts, commercial real estate, debt collection and contract law.Conflicts between business partners for breach of partnership or limited iability company operating agreement, and between past employees, competitors, vendors, suppliers and other businesses which include fraud, employee contract disputes, unfair competitive practices, false competitive advertising, computer fraud and abuse of statutes, partner breaches.
Car, bus, motorcycle, bike (Automotive)
Injuries (mental or physical) to people involved in car accidents (in or out of the car).
Chemical Leak (Toxic Torts)
Toxic Torts Law concerns people exposed to toxic chemicals from pharmaceuticals, consumer products, the environment, home, or at work. Typically this deals with exposure to higher levels of chemicals which could have greater risk of disease development than the regular exposures of the general population
Civil Rights (Civil Rights)
A person, company or entity treating a person unequally, as related to the treatment of others, (ie discrimination) due to race, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or other reason. All citizens are entitled to equyal protection of the laws.
Claim denied (insurance) (Insurance Law)
Insurance law is concerned with legal issues which deal with insurance policies, claims, and the payment of claims. Policies refer to the contract between the insurer and the insured which determaines the claims which the insurer is legally required to pay. failure to pay ;on peoper claims can lead to a claim of bad faith insurance.
Construction (Construction Law)
Construction law: Injuries related to building construction. These things can be contracts, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, tendering, construction claims, and consultancy contracts.
Copyright law: Protects an author or creator's rights to an original work such as a novels, maps, sheet music, dramatic works, paintings, photographs, architectural drawings, sound recordings, motion pictures, and computer programs.
Criminal (Criminal Law)
Criminal law: Penal code violations prohibited by the government to protect its citizens against harmful activity by another person. The laws are enforced by the state or federal governments and defendants are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If adjucicated guilty (or upon a plea of no contest), jail, prison, fines, and/or probation time can be part of the sentence.
Criminal, admin, constitution (Public Contract Law)
Public Contract Law deals with the government paying for any work constructed for public use, protection, or enjoyment. Some examples of public works include buildings, highways, and bridges. Public Contract Law makes sure the government money goes directly into the public works and prevents abuses such as fraud, favoritism, and extravagance.
Cruise, boat, ship (Admiralty & Maritime)
Admiralty & Maritime: This category covers injuries to people or goods that occur at sea. Accidents can include cruise ships, sailing, fishing, racing, freight accidents, sailors, marine navigation, and commerce.
Disability (Disability Law)
Disability law: Discriminating against people with physical or mental handicaps in the areas of employment, housing, education and access to public services.. This law is mostly contained in the "American With Disabilities Act of 1990" (also known as ADA).
Discrimination laws: Injuries resulting from the unequal treatment of people based on sex, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, religion, and sometimes political views.
Divorce law ends a legal marriage. Issues also concern the division of marital property acquired during the marriage, money paid for spousal and child support, child custody (child care) and visitation rights.
Doctor mistake (Medical Malpractice)
Medical malpractice occurs when a health or medical professional's work fell below the proper and acceptable standards of care causing injury or harm to the patient.
Elder Abuse (Elder Abuse)
Elder abuse involves abuse or taking advantage of the elderly (defined as age 65 or older). Different forms of abuse include physical abuse (acts of violence causing pain, injury, disease, death, impairment, and psychological or emotional injury) financial abuse (the taking or misuse of property or money for personal gain), or sexual abuse where an individual does not consent to sexual contact.
Eviction laws concerns the process by which a landlord requires a tenant to leave his property. Typically this is brought about by a tenant who breached the terms of their rental agreement either by staying over the term of the lease or not paying their rent.
Foreclosure law deals with the process in which a borrower of property is unable to pay the mortgage on that property, causing the lender of that property to foreclose it, or sell the property.
Hospital Error (Hospital Error)
Investment (Securities Law)
Securities law concerns assets which individuals can buy from corporations and governments which act as investments that pay off later. Examples of securities include notes, stocks, treasury stocks, bonds, debentures, certificates of interest or participation in profit-sharing agreements, collateral-trust certificates, investment contracts, and more.
Job loss (Labor & Employment)
Employment law involves the Labor Codes and statutes which regulate discrimination, wages, unemployment compensation, pensions, workplace safety and workers' compensation for injuries which occur at work. This area of law regulates the legal rights of working people and their organizations including trade unions and the employers.
Lawyer mistake (Legal Malpractice)
Legal Malpractice Law deals with cases where a lawyer failed to comply with a code of ethics and as a result, his client suffers for it.
Medicine, drug (Pharma Law)
A Drug/Medication/Prescription Injury
Natural Disaster (Environmental Law)
Disaster law: Damage caused by sudden events caused by humans or by nature. Natural disasters can be floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, explosions, volcanoes, windstorms, landslide/mudslides, and tidal waves. Human disasters can be commercial fishery failures or fishery resources disasters, riots, civil disorders, and more.
Oil Spill (Oil Spill)
Other Torts (Other Torts)
Tort laws are related to legal issues regarding one individual acting unreasonably to harm another. Frequently, it will involve remedies such as money damages and court orders forbidding the unreasonable action in question.
Patent law deals with applications by an inventor to claim an invention which is new and useful. It also prevents others from making, using, selling, or distributing the patented invention without first getting permission from the inventor.
Ponzi Scheme (Ponzi Schemes)
Ponzi scheme or pyramid scheme law refers to a system of making money which requires a group of investors who will give money to an organization which promises them false returns. The system is actually a fraud, however, because no new money is generated.
Premises Liability (Premises Liability)
Premises liability law entails those cases where a person is injured on someone else's property, such as, a "slip and fall."
Probate (Probate & Wills)
Will & Probate Law is concerned with the document a person leaves behind after his or her death to transfer their property to whoever they wish to. In addition it handles verification that the will is valid. If a will does not exist, it concerns the appointment of an administrator to settle the deceased's property.
Railroad law concerns all matters related to railroad services whether it involves personal injury of passengers, non-passengers, or employees.
Rights violated (Human Rights)
Human Rights law is concerned with the basic civil and political rights entitled to every individual. Examples of these rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, equality before the law, and other social, cultural, and economic rights. It also includes the right to food, to work, and to education.
Strict Liability (Strict Liability)
Strict Liability Law makes a person responsible for the damage and loss caused by his or her acts regardless of how much they are to blame.
Trade Secret (Trade Secret)
Trade Secret Law is concerned with a company's protection of a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known from a competitor, which can use that trade secret to gain an economic advantage.
Trademark laws are concerned with the words, phrases, logos, symbols, sounds, fragrances, or colors used by producers to identify their goods.
Trusts, estates (Trusts & Estates)
Trusts and Estates Law deals with planning the management of a person's property and assets while they're alive and the distribution of them after they're deceased. Three basic options people may look into are a will, a living trust, or an intestate succession, which is when a person dies without a will and the state laws determine how the property passes on to the person's heirs.
Warnings, labels (Consumer Law)
Consumer law: Protects people from the businesses that sell goods and services. This can include credit repair, debt repair, product safety, services/sales contracts, bill collector regulation, consolidation, and personal loans. Another emphasis of consumer law is often on consumer protection and covers legal issues with product liability, privacy rights, unfair business practices, fraud, misrepresentation, and other consumer/business interaction.
Warranty Broken (Breach of Warranty)
Breach of Warranty: Injuries that result when a promise as to the condition or function of something is broken. That promise can be for a product, a piece of real estate or any information that someone rightfully relies on when making a purchase. Types of warranties include: title to real estate, refunds, replacements, warranties that are expressed or implied, Lifetime Warranties, Second-hand Product Warranties.
Whistleblower Law concerns an employee reporting suspected illegal activity they see performed by their employers or colleagues in their company. It protects them after they report the violation of the law, so that they will not be retaliated against by their employer.
Wildfires (Disaster Law)
Environmental law generally deals with two broad categories of topics: pollution control and resource conservation. Essentially it concerns the liability of emitting excess pollutants beyond what is permitted and the responsibility of a company or individual to cleanup the mess they make. This may include pollutants which affect air, water, soil, or other environmental mediums. Environmental law is also largely concerned conserving natural resources such as forests, mineral deposits, animals species, and other valuable economic sites.
Women's Rights (Women's Rights)
Women's Rights Law deals with gender discrimination in political or economic situations. This includes legal issues concerning areas of employment, domestic relations, reproductive rights, education, and criminal law.
Work injury (Worker's Comp)
Workers' Compensation laws protect employees who are injured or disabled at work by providing them with medical care including compensating them for future medical care, temporary payments while they can not work, and payments to compensate them for any injury which they sustained that has permanent consequences. Job retraining can be another benefit to help the injured worker return to the work force.