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ANATOMY OF A PERSONAL INJURY CASE, PART TWO: A brief guide for someone who is injured by another party

Posted: 8.14.2018

People are injured every day in accidents, frequently through no fault of their own. What should those persons expect if they decide to pursue a personal injury claim.This article will address what you might expect after a lawsuit is filed through the date the trial begins. THE DISCOVERY STAGE: Once a lawsuit is filed, the parties begin what is commonly referred to as “Dis  ...Read More

ANATOMY OF A PERSONAL INJURY CASE, PART ONE: A Brief Guide for Someone Who is Injured by Another Party

Posted: 3.23.2016

People are injured every day in accidents, frequently through no fault of their own. What should those people expect if they decide to pursue a personal injury claim? This article is a brief review of the initial stages of what you might expect if you desire fair compensation for your injuries. A second article will address what you might expect if a lawsuit is filed. INITIAL INTERVIEW: Almost  ...Read More

Timely Investigation Can Avoid Proof Problems Later

Posted: 8.28.2014

It is not uncommon for persons injured in an accident to wait several weeks or even months before they contact an attorney. Their reluctance in doing so may be guided by several factors. The seriousness of the person’s injury may not at first be readily apparent, or the time to recover from the injury may take longer than expected, or a second surgery may be required that was not initially anticipated.   ...Read More

What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Posted: 1.16.2014

Invariably, before my initial interview with a client who has been injured in an accident or who suffered the loss of loved one in an accident is completed, I will be asked, “What is my case worth?” Mind you, prospective clients aren’t asking this question out of greed. Rather, there are many other motivations. They often ask this question because they don’t know if it will be worthwhile to pursue   ...Read More

What to Do if You Have Been Injured in an Accident

Posted: 10.16.2013

Persons involved in an accident who have suffered injuries should protect themselves and their families by taking certain actions. Immediately after an accident, be sure to call the police, and obtain the name, address, and driver’s license number of the other drivers. You should also obtain the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident. Follow up by making sure an acciden  ...Read More

Protecting Your Insurance Coverage

Posted: 8.14.2013

The main purpose of auto insurance is to protect you, your family and the passengers in your vehicles if you are seriously injured in an automobile collision. Two of the most important protections you can purchase are Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM). These coverages protect you when a negligent driver either doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough to cover  ...Read More

The Good Client: Helping Your Lawyer Help You

Posted: 7.31.2013

There are plenty of books, articles and TV ads giving advice on how to find the “right” lawyer for your needs. While many of these are helpful, many leave out one important piece of the puzzle – your job as a client. Working with an attorney is a genuine relationship, requiring mutual trust, understanding and cooperation. While plenty of folks have tried to define what makes a “good lawye  ...Read More

A Primer on Personal Injury Law

Posted: 7.15.2013

Unfortunately, many of us, or members of our families, will at some point be injured either in a car accident, at work, or in some other manner. When this happens, in addition to the injuries you have received, you are also faced with a host of legal uncertainties. Can you recover damages? If so, from whom? How do you become fairly compensated for these injuries? What is the process you must go through  ...Read More

What You Should Know About Attorney Fees

Posted: 2.01.2013

To many people who need legal help, attorney fees are a mystery. The lack of information may mean he or she puts off calling an attorney; this can cause unneeded additional expense, or even losing out entirely on the chance to solve the problem and get peace of mind. This post gives a brief overview of how we charge for our services, and gives some guidance for anyone looking for help with a legal issue  ...Read More

Ask the Right Questions to Get the Insurance Coverage You Need

Posted: 1.28.2013

The main purpose of auto insurance is to protect you, your family and the passengers in your vehicles if you are seriously injured in an automobile collision. Two of the most important protections you buy are Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM). These coverages protect you when a negligent driver either doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough to cover your inj  ...Read More