A Bad, Bad Day In and Out of Court: A War Story….

All of my blog posts to date have been informative, I hope. If you’re a client with a personal injury claim or just someone reading my blog, I’ve written about the various aspects of making an injury claim. This entry is a personal one about an incident that happened to me at the beginning of my legal career and one that still seems surreal. So, here goes. I wasn’t out of law school long and my new Florida Bar License still had a nice shine Read More +

So, What Exactly Is “Loss of Consortium” Anyway?

When you are in an accident, or hurt yourself in some way as a result of the negligence of another, you aren’t the only one hurt. Who picks up the slack at home when you can’t tend to house or yard work? Who recognizes your pain, plumps your pillows and helps you put on your socks while you recuperate from neck or back pain? Who assists you with your other chores because you just don’t have the range of motion to pick up grocery bags or even Read More +

The Importance of Umbrella Insurance? One Word – Motorcycles!

Okay, this is a subject that won’t appeal to many – but it should. It’s not just about insurance, it’s about protecting yourself, your family and your assets. Let’s say you’re traveling down the road at a reasonable rate of speed. You check your rear view mirror, then your side view mirror, and seeing no obstructions, you make a lane change. THUMP!! What was that sound?? You check your side view mirror again to see that a motorcyclist was in your blind spot and you’ve Read More +

Surveillance – Somebody Is Watching You!

For some reason, many personal injury clients think the idea of a private investigator following them around town as a way to gauge the truthfulness of their disabilities is an outdated concept that went out with Matlock and Perry Mason. I’m here to tell you that insurance adjusters continue to hire individuals to follow you around town – the practice is alive and well.  What they are looking for, of course, is to catch you engaging in activities and recreations that contradict your injury claim. Read More +

Social Media, Personal Injury Clients and the Law

If you were watching the news in the last few weeks, you might have heard that people looking for work are now being asked by some corporate employers for their social media password, as a condition of employment! The corporate mindset is, if you want to work at our office, we want to see what kind of stupid stuff you’ve been posting in the privacy of your Facebook page. You thought the photos of that drunken night out downing shots of tequila while your mate Read More +

Documenting Your Disability Tips From the Personal Injury Attorney

As the victim of a personal injury, whether through a car collision, a slip and fall or any other “tort”, you are just another claim number to an insurance company adjuster who handles your claim.  The challenge is to convince the insurance company handling your claim that you are, in fact, a person – a unique individual whose life has been altered with pain and physical disabilities as a result of this incident. Personal injury attorneys absolutely need your help in this quest. You live Read More +