What Is Personal Injury Law?

December 19, 2016 Written by: Northwest Legal Advocates

Personal injury law, also called tort law, is a type of civil litigation. Tort law has evolved over centuries of litigation. Years of decisions by courts and legislatures have resulted in the system we use today.

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What Is a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

December 16, 2016 Written by: Northwest Legal Advocates

A criminal defense lawyer or attorney represents people who have been charged with a crime. These attorneys defend the rights of those accused of misdemeanors and felonies.

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What Is a Plea Bargain?

December 14, 2016 Written by: Northwest Legal Advocates

A plea bargain is an agreement between a defendant and a prosecutor. The defendant agrees to forgo a trial and plead guilty to a crime. The prosecutor agrees to reduce the number or seriousness of the charges or to recommend a lesser sentence.

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What Are the Signs of Elder Abuse?

July 18, 2016 Written by: Northwest Legal Advocates

Unexplained bruises. Secretive behavior. A sudden drop in living standards. These are signs that an elderly person may be a victim of abuse.

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