Tacky TV Lawyer Ads Throughout the Land…

It’s great fun to travel around the country and when I can, I always watch local TV stations to see how personal injury lawyers advertise in those jurisdictions. It’s always easy to find these ads too: Just turn on the half hour courtroom reality shows that air mid-day. The commercials that fill in between screaming, moronic litigants and a hapless “judge” are almost nothing but lawyer ads preying on those who are sitting at home during the middle of the workweek. For those who don’t Read More +

Forensics vs. Common Sense

One of the more interesting cases I had a few years back had to do with an older gentleman and his wife who were walking through a local parking lot to go to the movies on a Friday night. Because of the popularity of this destination – especially on a Friday night – my client had to park many aisles away from the theater. His wife had agreed to walk ahead of him to get on line at the box office since the movie starting Read More +

My First Jury Trial – “You Want Me to Try That Case?”

Years ago when I was a new attorney at a relatively large Tampa personal injury firm, the partners decided that it was time I expanded my courtroom experience to an actual jury trial on an injury case. Excited, yet nervous, I inquired about the case they had in mind. They kind of smirked and said, “It’s the kind of case even a new trial lawyer can’t screw up.” Intrigued and relieved, I asked for more information about this great car crash case that was a Read More + Read More +

Why Should I Settle My Injury Case?

Many people who suffer a serious injury are reluctant to hire an injury attorney because “I don’t want to end up in court.” In reality, very few cases end up in front of a jury. Most claims settle long before then. The real reason to settle an injury claim rather than trying it in front of a jury trial is summed up in two words: reducing risk. As you sit there waiting for 6 jurors to return their verdict, you will get full value of Read More + Read More +

Let’s Talk Car Insurance! “Zzzzzzzz….(snore)…….”

This might be the most important thing you read today, but it may also be the most boring. Nobody likes to discuss car insurance, so I’ll keep it short. You need UM/UIM car insurance on your policy! It could save you and your family… Let me explain: So many people in Florida think they have “full coverage”. That phrase is so misused it has almost no meaning. When you buy car insurance you’re actually buying about five different types of insurance. “PIP” –  will pay Read More +

How To Be Your Own Best Advocate in Personal Injury Cases

When a client asks if there’s anything they can do to assist me with their personal injury claim, the answer is always, absolutely. First, when an injured client isn’t feeling well, it’s easy to become forgetful, easily distracted and lose mental acuity. It may help to print out these simple steps to ensure that you’re doing as much as you can to help yourself out medically as well as to enhance your legal claim. Always, always keep your doctor appointments. Failure to timely treat will Read More +