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of a private investigator following them around town as a way to gauge the truthfulness of their disabilities is an outdated concept that went out with Matlock and Perry Mason.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 +

Choosing A Personal Injury Attorney

We’ve all seen the huge amount of television commercials by big law firms that scare accident victims into believing if they’re injured and they don’t hire them, they’re making a big mistake. I guess if we don’t advertise on TV, we’re not as effective as they. That’s the implication. In reality, the size of the firm or their massive advertising budget to air these slick commercials really bears no relationship to the size of a settlement or judgment or the competence of a personal injury Read More +

Valuating Your Personal Injury Claim

By far the most frequently asked question we personal injury attorneys are faced with upon signing up a new client, is, “what’s my claim worth?” And it’s not a crass question of “what can I expect to put in my pocket?” It’s a very personal inquiry regarding the value of one’s health and welfare. Now that you’ve had the pins knocked out from under you and you’re in pain, missing work, maybe without a car, taking time out to see doctors and have a very Read More +