Civil Rights and the Lawyers Who Defend Them

A San Antonio civil rights lawyer advocates on behalf of their clients whose rights have been infringed upon. This infringement can come from public officials, such as police officers, employers or any individual. A good civil right lawyer in San Antonio is well versed in Texas civil law and is willing to address a wrong done to their client.

When we say “civil rights,” we are actually talking about the basic rights ensured by the constitution. These rights belong to every American citizen and give everyone the right to practice religion, speak freely, own a gun, and to live without discrimination based on race, gender, or religion. When a person feels they have had their rights breached, they can seek the help of a San Antonio attorney.

The history of our rights is a long, and sometimes unpleasant one. Over the course of that history, countless numbers of people from all racial groups have given their lives to fight for these freedoms. Cesar Chavez, Susan B. Anthony, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are just a few historical figures who drastically progressed the lives of the people from their generations.

Texas state laws and the codes of San Antonio are directly influenced by the regulations of the constitution, and any San Antonio civil rights case should be handled by a lawyer who understands the limitations of all of the state and federal laws. Some of the best attorneys will be very passionate about protecting the rights of all citizens.

A civil rights lawyer should have a legal education in this particular area of law. Their experience should be noted and their cases are well documented. Using online sources to check credentials and review the lawyer’s resume helps the client understand better the caliber of the attorney and their potential to be a good advocate.

What the Lawyer Can Do for You in Case of Personal Injury

Personal injury refers to any injury caused to you by the act of commission or omission of any other person and also includes psychological damages. Even a slip or a fall comes under the purview of this category. You stand to receive compensation if you were to fall in front of any shop due to an obstacle and you can sue the shop owner for not having noticed the obstacle at the entrance of his shop. In fact, all accidents in which a person receives bodily injuries come under the broad category of personal injuries. In all such mishaps where you have to undergo treatment at a hospital and foot the medical bills, you can theoretically sue any other person or organization if you think the injury was a result of negligence of some other person.

You must have seen all that advertisements on TV and internet regarding the benefits of hiring the services of an attorney in cases of personal injury. Well, you always thought that these lawyers are always interested in charging exorbitant fees and that it is better not to take help from them. Nothing can be farther from truth. Though it is true that attorneys make a living out of helping victims like you, it is equally true that they are the ones knowing everything about the law and also about how to get the maximum compensation for you. In any case, you are going to pay the lawyer out of the settlement amount you receive from the insurance companies of the defendant. So why not make use of their expert advice.

Personal injury lawyers know all about the laws pertaining to personal injury and they know the clauses which ensure you get a decent amount of compensation. There are many types of claims which you may not even be aware of, and lawyers play with the loopholes of the law in a legal manner to make it look that your injury was totally a result of other person’s negligence, even though you may have contributed to the accident in a major way. You may think that you are entitled to only up to the amount you have got yourself insured for, but there are clauses which entitle you to a bigger compensation and thi9s is where the knowledge of insurance laws comes handy.

In any case, different states have different laws pertaining to personal injury and the compensations a victim is entitled to, and it is not possible for a common man to interpret all of them. Hiring the services of an attorney is always beneficial as he is using these laws day in and day out. You cannot estimate the value of different bodily injuries as well as a lawyer. In fact, he can add up all the injuries and also include many other things such as mental loss and the loss of income because of absence from work to increase the value of compensation for you. You may not know it, but you also stand to receive compensation for not being able to provide sexual pleasure to your wife.

Employment Law – Know the Facts and Hire the Best Lawyers to Protect You

By far one of the most litigious areas of law is employment law, every employer knows that if you make a mistake here, it can cost you years of profits, lots of stress or even your company’s reputation in the industry or your local community, as these types of lawsuits nearly always end up in the newspapers. The best way to protect yourself is to make sure that your company manuals are current, that you follow the OSHA laws and that your human resource folks know the laws.

If your company is small, then you better know the laws too, and know them well. You need a competent attorney who specializes in this area of law to keep you from getting into hot water, that could cost you dearly later on down the road. You have to know the facts, but you need to have some background knowledge first. So, I recommend that you buy a book or two on employment law and a book on employment forms too. If there ever is a lawsuit, the side which has the best documentation, generally will win.

Ask your attorney what types of information you need, what is important to keep track of and learn about the most common types of lawsuits out there. Even if you are a small company with only a few employees, you need to be careful and know the facts. I have seen companies go out of business over simple employment lawsuits. I do not want to see that happen to you, I want you to succeed in your business, so hire the best, and get some knowledge under your belt to hedge yourself against any future lawsuits.

A Conversation With: One Of The Best Lawyers In Dallas, Chad West

Chad was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine in 2014 and has been repeatedly selected as “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly (Thomson Reuters) in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

AE: What drew you to working in the legal field?

CW: Working in the legal field peaked my interest while serving my country by serving in the military. The importance of helping those that cannot help them-selves was very important to me.

AE: You have had your own law firm since 2011, what are the significant differences being an owner of a law firm versus working as an attorney for one?

CW: Owning my own law firm requires a great deal of time and energy to make sure everything runs smoothly and the bills get paid. However, the personal reward is much greater. Being in a small law firm in such a community based part out of Dallas give me the ability to connect with each client to make sure we are getting them the best results possible.

AE: Prior to becoming an attorney you served in the military and had a very distinguished career going, what made you decide to leave military service?

CW: I wouldn’t trade my time in the U.S. Army for anything. It was a time of my life that really shaped who I am as a man and as a leader. I left because I wanted to start my own business that focuses on helping people, and I saw the legal field as a way to do so.

AE: How did your time in the military prepare you for running your own law firm?

CW: The military prepared me for running my own law firm by instilling dedication to a greater good, defending freedoms, and working hard.

AE: You are a member of a number of organizations, do you think leaders and business owners have an obligation to get involved and give back to the community?

CW: Without giving back to your community, you should not expect to receive much from it. As a small business in the Oak Cliff part of Dallas, it is a privilege to be able to give back to such a vibrant and evolving area.

AE: The workplace has changed drastically over the last 20 years, do you think what motivates leaders and their teams have changed?

CW: Absolutely. The millennials are swarming the workplace, and the motivations and personalities are completely different than my generations (Gen X’s) motivations.

AE: How do you empower, inspire or motivate others in the workplace?

CW: I hire the best people and do my very best to give them everything they need to succeed. I avoid micromanaging whenever possible.

AE: What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?

CW: The ability to recognize your own weaknesses and needs to put a team together to turn one’s weaknesses into strengths.

AE: What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?

CW: To continue to grow and develop as a leader I look for new ways to challenge myself both professionally and personally. Finding new challenges to take on is a good way to remind ourselves to remain humble.

AE: Have there been any role models for you?

CW: Both of my parents, for very different reasons. My mother taught me compassion and the love for learning. My father showed me the benefits of owning my own business. Both taught me the value of hard work.

AE: What do you attribute your success to?

CW: Success would not be possible without a good support system. My family and friends are my biggest supporters.

AE: If you could give one piece of leadership advice to your employees what would that be?

CW: Work on your most brain-intensive projects first thing in the morning, as you are at your best when you first get to work.

AE: What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time?

CW: Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work hard. Don’t sweat the small stuff and never lower your standards.

AE: What has been your greatest professional accomplishment so far as a leader?

CW: Starting my own business. Nothing beats it!

AE: What is something people don’t generally know about you as a leader?

CW: I absolutely hate public speaking, but I work hard to overcome it.

AE: If you could have a conversation with one leader alive or dear who would that be?

CW: Thomas Jefferson.

AE: What would you want to ask them?

CW: He was a multiple-business owner and brilliant politician and was ahead of his time in many ways. I would want to know what motivated him and how he became the leader he portrayed to the world.

AE: They say anyone can become a leader, in your opinion do you believe that?

CW: Absolutely!

AE: What do you want your leadership legacy to be?

CW: I want to leave a legacy of achieving high quality results and making a difference in the lives of others. Helping to start a charity 5k, Dash for the Beads, was a great way for me to give back and help a large number of people while focusing on healthy ways of life.

AE: What is next for you?

My firm is expanding to South Dallas, a second location, and we are welcoming two new lawyers to the firm in June and November of 2015, which I’m really excited about! In the non-legal world, I’m opening an express car wash with my family in Ennis, TX in early 2016.

http://www.chadwestlaw.com/

AE: I start each day off with a motivational quote, do you have a favorite?

CW: Just do it!

Accident Injury Claims – Appoint The Best Lawyer

You never know when you meet with an accident or any other mishap on your way to office or while jogging in the parks. You can become an accident victim for your own carelessness or for the negligence of someone else. If you or anyone known to you ever have been a victim of an accident for someone else’s fault or negligence, you should file for compensation claims for your injury and sufferings. To file a legal case of compensation and to win the amount of compensation, you should take the assistance of a reputed accident compensation claims lawyers. Assistance of a lawyer is very important for your case. So, you should be very careful about appointing the lawyer for the case.

When you are appointing a lawyer for representing your legal case of compensation, you should check his expertise in this field. To get the best assistance from the lawyer, you should not only verify their experience as a law practitioner but you should check his relevant experience in the field. Not all lawyers have the expertise of representing accident compensation cases and by taking their assistance, you might not be able to get the desired result from the case.

To appoint the best lawyer for your accident injury claim case, you should check the reputation of the lawyer in the field. Many lawyers have experience in representing compensation cases but they do not have a decent reputation in this field. Therefore, it will be better to avoid them. When you want the best assistance without spending a large sum of your money, you should take the assistance of a reputed lawyer. These types of legal cases involve different type of intricacies and hazards. If a lawyer is not aware of all these legal technicalities, it will not be possible for him to provide you with the best assistance for the case.

You must be aware of the fact that representing a legal case in the court of law is a matter of huge amount of money. Lawyers charge a significant sum of money from their clients for the representation of their cases. It is not possible for all people to fight for their right to compensation.. If you are one of them, there is nothing to worry. By searching the web, you will be able to find different lawyers who are ready to represent the case without charging any initial fees. There are many reputed lawyers, who charge fees only after winning the case. Thus, if you lose the claim, you will not have to pay the fees.

When you are appointing a lawyer for representing your accident injury compensation claims case, you need to find the best one for your purpose. You need to check each and every detail of the lawyer minutely before appointing him to represent your case. Always spend some time in comparing the database of the lawyer so that you can be sure of the best assistance from him.