With a background as a paralegal, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights, Sandra Dalton launched her freelance writing career in 2000 with a weekly column on Freedom for Suite 101 and pro bono projects for individuals and organizations supporting causes close to her heart. One of her first projects was for the Police Compliant Center writing about police misconduct. Sandra’s legal writing quickly expanded to include personal injury, animal welfare, criminal defense, disability discrimination, family law and much more.

About Sandra Dalton

With a background as a paralegal, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights, Sandra Dalton launched her freelance writing career in 2000 with a weekly column on Freedom for Suite 101 and pro bono projects for individuals and organizations supporting causes close to her heart. One of her first projects was for the Police Compliant Center writing about police misconduct. Sandra’s legal writing quickly expanded to include personal injury, animal welfare, criminal defense, disability discrimination, family law and much more.

5 Boating Safety Tips that Could Save Your Life

Whether you are vacationing or enjoying your days off close to home, boating is a popular choice for summer recreation. And while boating can be fun for the whole family, Accidents on the water can quickly turn deadly. You can minimize your risk of boating accidents and injuries by planning ahead and following some very […]

Burn Injuries: Burn Complications

Burn injuries can be accompanied by serious complications. Many of the initial and early complications are life-threatening. Serious burns should be treated quickly in a burn center or burn unit to prevent or minimize complications, and because they have the experience and the equipment to recognize and treat burn injury complications swiftly and properly. Burn […]

Cruise Ship Accidents

Although shipwrecks and widespread illness affecting passengers on cruise ships make headlines when they happen, injuries to individuals including fatalities often go unnoticed, even by other passengers. When someone is injured, killed, or becomes seriously ill while on a cruise ship, operations and activities may continue as normal, as if nothing happened – at least […]

Homeowner’s Insurance and Guns

If you are a gun owner or thinking about purchasing a firearm, you may be wondering if and how homeowner’s insurance will cover you. You need to know about personal property coverage and liability coverage. Most homeowner’s policies offer limited protection in both areas. If your guns are valuable, the personal property limits of your […]

Pain and Suffering When You Sue a Hospital

Medical malpractice lawsuits against hospitals typically involve damages for pain and suffering. In fact, you may find that your pain and suffering means more to you than your economic damages. As part of your non-economic damages, pain and suffering may or may not be limited in your state. You’ll need the help of an experienced […]

Getting Back to Normal

An accident turns your life upside down – particularly if there are significant injuries. It can feel like you will never get back to life as you knew it before. And while some aspects of your life may be forever changed, you do not have to live in limbo and turmoil. here are a few […]

There Are No Accidents, Just Bad Decisions

We use the term “accident” when referring to car wrecks and other collisions, because most of them are unintentional. But there’s a big problem with that. It’s just too easy to slide from unintentional to unavoidable, in our minds. And that makes it far too easy to overlook the bad decisions that lead to these […]

Dry Drowning is Real – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Child

On Saturday, June 4, 2017, a 4-year-old boy in Harris County, Texas, died from “dry drowning”. Nearly a week had passed since Frankie had gone swimming. The only symptoms he displayed in the days before he suddenly stopped breathing were gastrointestinal. Until that moment, his parents thought he had a stomach bug. After efforts to […]

Will I Lose My Personal Injury Case Because I Have a Criminal Record?

If you are completely honest and up-front with your attorney from the very beginning, your criminal record should not cost you your case. Your lawyers need to know so they can prepare a strategy to deal with it, because it will come out at some point. If your attorney doesn’t know and gets blindsided with […]