Legal Terms Everyone Should Know

Understanding basic legal terms is crucial for anyone who wants to fully comprehend their rights. After all, knowledge is power. While legal jargon at times can feel like another language knowing the five essential legal terms that will be used by your defective product lawyer can help you stay informed throughout the legal process**.**

Attorney-Client PrivilegeThe attorney-client privilege is a legal concept that protects communications between a defective product attorney and their clients. These communications are confidential and cannot be used as evidence in a court of law. The purpose of the attorney-client privilege is to encourage open communication between attorneys and their clients so that the attorney can provide the best possible legal representation for their client’s product liability lawsuit.

Breach of ContractA contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to uphold their end of the agreement. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as failure to pay an agreed-upon sum of money or to perform an agreed-upon service. If one party breaches a contract, the other party may be entitled to damages. Failure to receive payment from a product liability lawsuit judgment can also lead to potential charges.

Statute of LimitationsThe statute of limitations is the amount of time someone has to take legal action after an injury has occurred. For example, if you are in a car accident, your statute of limitations may be different than someone who suffered an injury from a defective product. Ensuring that your defective product lawyer files the lawsuit against the at-fault party within that time guarantees you are able to receive a proper judgment.

Admissible EvidenceEvidence is any type of information that can be used to support or refute a claim in a court of law. There are many different types of evidence, but not all types of evidence are admissible in court. For example, hearsay—or secondhand testimony—is generally not admissible because it cannot be verified. On the other hand, physical evidence—such as a defective product or DNA—is typically admissible because it can be verified through testing during the product liability lawsuit proceedings.

Burden of ProofIn order for someone to be found guilty of a crime, the defective product attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the injury resulted from the said defective product. This is called the burden of proof, and it rests on the shoulders of the prosecutor. The burden of proof is extremely high because freedom is at stake; therefore, if there is any doubt about guilt, the defendant must be acquitted (found not guilty).

Law Offices of John C. Manoog III | Products Liability Law FirmLegal jargon can be confusing, but it’s important to understand basic legal concepts if you want to know your rights and obligations under the law. At the Law Offices of John Manoog III we are proud to share our years of expertise and strive to make each step of your product liability lawsuit easy. That’s why we equip each of our clients with basic knowledge as well as a defective product attorney you can trust to protect your rights in any legal situation and helps give you an advantage every step of the way. To learn more about our services visit our website.

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