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Archive for September 2016

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Criminal Injury Cases

Steven woke one night to find a robber in his home. In the tussle that followed, Steven suffered a broken rib, but luckily the intruder was caught by the police. Due to the injury, Steven decided to file a criminal injury claim to get compensation for the injuries. It should have been easy for him…

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Criminal Law 101: The Habeas Corpus Petition Process Explained

If you or someone you know has been wrongly detained, you should consider filing a habeas corpus petition in court. Habeas corpus (translation: produce the body) is an important legal concept that safeguards individuals’ freedom against lawless actions of the state. It ensures that miscarriages within the justice system are identified and corrected. The petition…

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What Does Half-Time Motion Mean in A Criminal Defense Case?

One way to get a criminal charge dismissed is by filing a half-time motion in court. This motion is filed by the defendant to dismiss criminal charges filed by the prosecutors. While it may sound like a simple case, there are certain legal complexities involved in filing a half time motion. Here we will take…

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How to Make a Personal Injury Claim for a Sports Injury?

Taking part in sports is a great way to remain in top shape, both mentally and physically. Almost every sport carries the risk of injuries such as a bruise, bump, or muscle strain. However, if a sports injury is serious and inflicted recklessly or intentionally, you can receive compensation for the losses. If you or…

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What is Colossus and How Does it Relate to Personal Injury Cases?

Colossus is a computer application that is used by insurance companies, and some attorneys, to evaluate personal injury claims. The software helps in determining the settlement value of the claims. In the US, it is used by more than 50% of claims adjusters and over 300 insurance companies, according to the developer of the software,…

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How to Maximize Personal Injury Settlements

Whether you have sustained an injury in an auto accident, a workplace, someone else’s home, or due to medical malpractice, the result is usually great emotional and financial hardship. The cost of treatment, lost days at work, and physical pain all add up, causing great suffering for the victim. Justice demands that you receive compensation for…

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Rickards defeats DUI and Refusal in Middletown, New Jersey

The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards recently represented a client charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and refusal to submit to an alchotest (sometimes erroneously called a “breathalyzer”) in Middletown, New Jersey.  The client was allegedly found passed out in her car in the parking lot of a convenience store, the car’s engine…

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