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Many drivers practice what's known as "parking by Braille": They keep moving until they feel a bump. And those bumps may be more meaningful for car owners who come back to find their cars dented and dinged.

In the best of all possible parking worlds, some sort of fairy would appear and leave a detailed note on your car -- rife with contact and insurance information -- every time your parked car was hit. However, back in the real world, you may have to get the law involved in order to get some compensation for your parking lot woes.

Here are three ways to get legal compensation for parking lot dents and dings:

When a lawsuit involves a kid, the rules can sometimes be a little different. Being under the age of majority -- which is set by statute in most states at 18 -- children generally aren't able to file lawsuits themselves, requiring the help of parent or a guardian appointed by the court.

But what about when a child causes another person to suffer injury or property damage? If you're injured by the reckless or intentional acts of a child under 18, can you sue someone else's kid?

Here are three points to consider:

Online ammo retailers have been slapped with a lawsuit over their alleged liability in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting in 2012.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced in a press release Tuesday that it was filing suit against websites "that supplied Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes with ammunition, body armor, tear gas, and other equipment used in his assault." The non-profit and relatives of one of Holmes' victims joined in court to charge these websites with negligently supplying the murder suspect with his armaments.

Do they have a case against these ammo websites?

When a large tree limb falls or an entire tree tips over, your car can suffer serious damage.

In some instances, this damage may be covered by your auto insurance policy. In others, it may be covered by the insurance policy of the property owner.

But in the event that the damage isn't covered by insurance, who, if anyone, can be held legally at fault for damage to your ride caused by a tree?

General Motors has offered to pay compensation for 19 deaths caused by faulty ignition switches in the company's vehicles.

The dollar amounts of the automaker's offers weren't announced. But the 19 deaths marked an increase from the 13 deaths GM had previously said were caused by the faulty ignition switches, Reuters reports. The ignition switch flaw, which led the company to recall millions of vehicles earlier this year, can cause a vehicle's ignition to slip out of the run position, stalling the vehicles and disabling features such as airbags.

What led to the new number of ignition switch-related deaths?

As an American citizen, you're entitled to a number of constitutional rights. But what can you do if your civil rights are violated?

Depending on which rights have been violated and by whom, there are several different options for pursuing a civil rights lawsuit.

Here are three potential ways to sue if your constitutional rights are violated:

The family of a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being punched in the head at a 2013 Kid Rock concert has filed a $150 million lawsuit.

The lawsuit filed by 25-year-old Jason McNeil and his wife names concert promoter Live Nation, the security company responsible for crowd control at the concert, and the Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center near Buffalo, New York, as defendants in addition to the man who threw the punch, reports The Buffalo News.

What led to the man's debilitating brain injury and how might he and his family recover for his injuries?

Crashing a rental car can be a real nightmare, but you can try to prepare for the worst. Not only are there practical tips you can follow, but you should also consider the legal ramifications.

Getting into a crash in your own car creates enough legal problems, but when dealing with a rental agency and your insurance company and the other party, you may be ready to pull your hair out figuring out where to start.

Not to worry, here are your five first legal steps when involved in a rental car crash:

A former player for Clemson's women's soccer team has filed a lawsuit against the team's coaches and 14 members of the team, among others, claiming that she suffered a permanent brain injury during a hazing ritual.

Haley Ellen Hunt's lawsuit, filed last month in a South Carolina court, claims that as a freshman in 2011, she and other freshmen players were forced to perform "humiliating and demeaning acts" by other players, reports the New York Daily News.

How does Hunt allege the hazing caused her to suffer what ended up being a career-ending head injury?

A California clinic has been slapped with a civil suit following charges of sexual assault by one of its nurses.

The Avenal Community Health Center, located in Avenal, California, has been accused of negligent supervision of nurse practitioner Jeff Sabino, who was arrested in 2013 and is facing 36 criminal counts including forcible penetration and sexual battery. The Hartford Sentinel reports that one of his alleged victims filed the civil suit to recover for her injury and emotional distress.

What is this nurse accused of that has this California clinic in court?