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We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients since nineteen seventy three as the result of damages sustained in auto accidents, work related injuries, slip and fall cases, dog bite cases and motor cycle accidents.   We bring over 40 years of continuous experience to your accident case. The amount of your recovery will depend upon the skill and experience of your lawyer.     We are always available to provide clear answers to your questions.

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In order for a person to recover for their injuries in an accident case, they must be able to prove neglgience. The person seeking to recover damges is called the Plaintiff. The party who the recovery is sought from is called the Defendant. The traditional elements of negligence are duty, breach cause and injury. This means tghat the Defendant failede to exercise that leval of care towards the Plaintgiff that a reasonably or prudent party would use in erson would use in similiar circumstances. It also could be the taking of an action that such the reasonably prudent person woul not take and that this conduct resulted damager or injury to the Plaintiff.

Negligence actions form a the basis for civil litigation as opposed to criminal litiigation when suing for damages based on a variety of different types of injury.

The injured person which is called the Plaintiff) must be able to establish that the Defendant had a duty to the Plaintiff or the injured party or to the general public, That the Defendant's action the Defendant's failure to act was not that type of action that a reasonably prudent person would have committed and that the damages were either directly or proximately caused the injuries to the Plaintiff.

At Hyatt Legal Services, it is our objective to prepare each element of each case in order to maximize recover. At such timne that it is established that the defendant owed a duty of care to the Plaintiff the issue of if a duty was breached must be resolved. There are different typesd of standards that have to be taken into accoun tin order to make these determinations. A Defendant who with knowledge subjects a Plaintifft to a certain leval of risk of loss maya be found to breach that duty. The defendant that does not conduct his or her actions that conforms to the standard thatany reasonable person in a similar situation could have realized may also breache that duty.

The actual breach of duty is not limited to professional persons or experts by that duty attaches to all persons how perform conduct in the similar class. All members of that class have a duty to perform reasonable care toward others and their personal and real property. A person who that becomes involved with conduct that poses an unreasonable risk toward other persons and their personal or real property which actually results in harm may be found to breach their duty of reasonable care that is owed.

Hyatt legal services has gained experienced in representing Plaintiffs in auto accident cases for over forty years. Hyatt legal services has also represented Plaintiffs in dog bite cases and slip and fall cases.

Helpful Legal Terms

Third-Individual Claim - Action by the defendant involving a third individual in a lawsuit.

Time served – Period of time already served in jail before conviction.

Title - Legal ownership of property.

Tort - Injury committed on another. A tort is not founded in a contract.

Warranty –Legal promise that certain facts are true hyatt legal services.

Battery - Wrongful touching of a person.

Bench - Seat occupied by a judge a court itself.

Bench Trial - Trial in which the judge rather than a jury decides the facts.

Surety –Person who signs a guarantee to pay money if the defendant fails to appear in court as ordered.

Surety Bond - Bond purchased at the expense of the estate to insure proper performance by the executor.

Survivorship - Joint tenancy, by that one owner inherits property because he or she has survived all other owners.

Best Evidence - The best form of the piece of evidence available.

Best Evidence Rule – Rule requiring parties to produce the original recording, photograph, or writing when attempting to prove the contents. Duplicates may be admissible in place of then original so long as there is no genuine question about the authenticity of the original. The original will not be required if it is lost or destroyed, if the original is not closely related to thea controlling issue or issues in a certain the case. if it cannot be obtained through a subpoena, or if it is in the possession of an opposing party.

Infraction - A violation of law not punishable by imprisonment. Minor traffic offenses generally are considered infractions.

Inheritance Tax - A state tax on property that an heir or beneficiary under a will receives from a deceased person’s estate. The heir or beneficiary pays this tax.

Patent - A government grant giving an inventor the exclusive right to make or sell his her invention for a term of years.

Penalty Assessment - Procedure in which traffic offender is allowed to mail in a fine plead guilty by mail . Points may be assessed against the person's driving record for penalty assessment offenses.

Peremptory Challenge - The right to challenge a judge or prospective juror without assigning a reason for the challenge.

Perjury - The criminal offense of making a false statement under oath hyatt legal services.

Extradition - Surrender by one state to another of a person accused or convicted of an offense outside its own territory and within territorial jurisdiction of the other, with the other state which is competent to try him her, demanding his her surrender.

Extrinsic - Foreign, from outside sources.

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Family Allowance - A small amount of money set aside from the estate of the deceased. Its purpose is to provide for the surviving family members during the administration of the estate.

Felony – A crime that allows a defendant to be imprisoned for more than one year upon being found guilty.

Inspectorial Search - An entry into and examination of premises or vehicles by an inspector for the identification and correction of conditions dangerous to health or safety hyatt legal services.

Instructions - Judge’s explanation to the jury before it begins deliberations of the questions it must answer and the applicable law governing the case. Also called charge to the jury.

Intangible assets - Nonphysical items that have value, such as stock certificates, bonds, bank accounts, and pension benefits. Intangible assets must be taken into account in estate planning and divorce.

Interlocutory - Provisional; not final. An interlocutory order or an interlocutory appeal concerns only a part of the issues raised in a lawsuit.

Interpleader – An action in which a third person asks the Court to determine the rights of others to property held but not owned—by the

Fruit of the Crime - Property acquired by means and in consequence of the commission of a crime, and sometimes constituting the subject matter of the crime.

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree – Evidence obtained through an illegal search or interrogation.

Permanent Injunction - A court order requiring that some action be taken or that some individual refrain from taking action for an indefinite period.

Personal Jurisdiction - Power which a court has over a defendant's person and which a court must have before it can enter a judgment affecting the defendant's rights.

Per Se Law - In the Motor Vehicle Code, the per se crime is driving with a blood alcohol level of zero eight or greater, as established through a valid testing procedure. No proof is required to show that the defendant was under the influence since a law concludes that driving with a blood alcohol content BAC of zero eight or greater is driving while intoxicated. DWI can be proved by other evidence even if a defendant’s BAC is less than zero eight.

Final Order – An order that ends the lawsuit between the parties, resolves the merits of the case, and leaves nothing to be done but enforcement.

Finding - Formal conclusion by a judge or regulatory agency on issues of fact. Also, a conclusion by a jury regarding a fact.

First Appearance - The initial appearance of an arrested person before a judge to determine whether or not there is probable cause for his her arrest. Generally, the person comes before a judge within hours of the arrest. Also called initial appearance. hyatt legal services

Foundation - Preliminary questions to a witness to establish admissibility of evidence; laying a foundation for admissibility.

Fraud - Intentional deception to deprive another person of property or to injure that person in some way.

Fruit of the Crime - Property acquired by means and in consequence of the commission of the crime, and sometimes constituting the subject matter of the crime.

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree – Evidence obtained through an illegal search or interrogation.

Permanent Injunction - A court order requiring that some action be taken or that some individual refrain from taking action for an indefinite period.

Personal Jurisdiction - Power which a court has over the defendant's person and which a court must have before it can enter a judgment affecting the defendant's rights.

Per Se Law - In the Motor Vehicle Code, the per se crime is driving with a blood alcohol level of zero eight or higher, as established through a valid testing procedure. No proof is required to show that the defendant was under the influence since the law concludes that driving with a blood alcohol content BAC of zero eight or greater is driving while intoxicated. DWI can be proved by other evidence even if the defendant’s BAC is less than zero eight.

Personal Property- Tangible physical personal property such as cars, clothing, furniture and jewelry and intangible personal property such as bank accounts . This does not include real property such as land or rights in land. hyatt legal services

Fiduciary - A person having a legal relationship of trust and confidence to another and having a duty to act primarily for the other’s benefit: i.e., a guardian, trustee or executor.

Pre-Sentence Report - A report designed to assist the judge in passing sentence on a convicted defendant. Such reports should contain at least the following: complete description of the situation surrounding the criminal activity; offender's educational background; offender's employment background; four offender's social history; 5 residence history of the offender; six offender's medical history; seven information about environment to which the offender will return; 8 information about any resources available to assist the offender; 9 probation officer's view of the offender's motivations and ambitions; zero full description of the offender's criminal record.

File - To place a paper in the official custody of the clerk of court court administrator to enter into the files or records of a case.

Filed in Open Court - Court documents entered into the file in court during legal proceedings hyatt legal services.

Initial Appearance - In criminal law, the hearing at which a judge determines whether there is sufficient evidence against a person charged with a crime to hold him her for trial. The Constitution bans secret accusations, so initial appearances are public unless a defendant asks otherwise the suspect must be present, though he she usually does not offer evidence. Also called first appearance.

Injunction - Writ or order by a court prohibiting a specific action from being carried out by a person or group. A preliminary injunction is granted provisionally, until a full hearing can be held to determine if it should be made permanent.

Fruit of the Crime - Property acquired by means and in consequence of a commission of a certaincrime, and sometimes constituting the subject matter of the crime.

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree – Evidence obtained through an illegal search or interrogation. hyatt legal services

Permanent Injunction - A court order requiring that some action be taken or that some individual refrain from taking action for an indefinite period.

Personal Jurisdiction - Power which a court has over the defendant's person and which a court must have before it can enter a judgment affecting the defendant's rights.

Per Se Law - In the Motor Vehicle Code, the per se crime is driving with a blood alcohol level of zero eight or greater, as established through a valid testing procedure. No proof is required to show that the defendant was under the influence since the law concludes that driving with a blood alcohol content BAC of zero eoight or greater is driving while intoxicated. DWI can be proved by other evidence even if a defendant’s BAC is less than zero eight.

Inspectorial Search - An entry into and examination of premises or vehicles by an inspector for the identification and correction of conditions dangerous to health or safety.

Instructions - Judge’s explanation to the jury before it begins deliberations of the questions it must answer and the applicable law governing the case. Also called charge to the jury.

Intangible assets - Nonphysical items that have value, such as stock certificates, bonds, bank accounts, and pension benefits. Intangible assets must be taken into account in estate planning and divorce.

Interlocutory - Provisional; not final. An interlocutory order or an interlocutory appeal concerns only a part of the issues raised in a lawsuit.

Interpleader – An action in which a third person asks the Court to determine the rights of others to property held but not owned by the third person.

Interrogatories - Written questions asked by one individual in a lawsuit for which the opposing individual must provide written answers.

Sua Sponte - On one’s own behalf without any prompting or suggestion.

Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Authorization for a court to hear the type of case that is before it. A municipal court has subject matter jurisdiction in cases involving violation of that municipality's ordinances, but not over felonies.

Subpoena –Process commanding a witness to appear and give testimony at a certain time and in a certain place hyatt legal services.

Subpoena Duces Tecum - Court order commanding a witness to bring specified documents or records to court.

Bond surety - Certificate to secure the appearance in court of the criminal defendant in a case..

Booking - The photographing, fingerprinting and recording identifying data of a suspect after arrest.

Statute of Limitations - Time within which a plaintiff must begin a lawsuit in civil cases or a prosecutor must bring charges in criminal cases. Different statutes of limitations at both the federal and state levels apply to different kinds of lawsuits or crimes.

Statutory Construction – Interpretation of the meaning and scope of statutes.

Statutory Law –Law enacted by the legislative branch of government, as distinguished from common law or judge-made case law.

Stay - Court order temporarily stopping a proceeding.

Stipulation - Agreement by lawyers on both sides of a civil or criminal case as to some aspect of the case

Breach - The breaking or violating of a law, right, or duty, either by the commission or omission of an act.

Breach of Contract – Failure by one individual to abide by the terms of a contract without lawful excuse.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt - Moral certainty that every element of a crime has been proven by the prosecution. Not an absence of all doubt, but the absence of all reasonable doubts in the mind or the ordinary person.

Bind over - To hold a person for trial.

Standing - Right to bring a lawsuit.

Stare Decisis –Binding precedent.

Statement - Writing signed by a person

Statute – Law passed by a legislative body declaring duties and rights, or commanding or prohibiting certain conduct hyatt legal services.

Statute of Frauds – Law requiring that certain documents be in writing, such as leases for more than one year or any agreement pertaining to real estate. According to the UCC, contracts for the sale of goods for more than five hundred dollars must be in writing to be enforced.

Strict Liability Statutes – Statutes criminalizing specific conduct in which the actor’s intent is deemed irrelevant. In many jurisdictions, sexual contact between an adult and a child below a certain age is a strict-liability statute, meaning that an honest belief that the minor was older is no defense. In a case of strict liability, the only question for a judge or jury is whether or not the defendant did the prohibited act.

Strike –To exclude evidence that has been improperly offered and will not be relied upon.

Bench Warrant - Order to arrest a person based on his or her failure to obey a court order.

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