How Can An Estate Plan Make Things Easier On My Family After I Die?

There are very little or very few choices that have to be made once you have an estate plan. The only thing your family would really need to do once somebody passes is hire an attorney for a probate or hire an attorney to settle up the trust matters. You’ve already presupposed what you want to do with everything prior to your passing so it takes a lot of the burden off your family when you’ve already made those decisions. Picture Credit: Pixabay

SLAPP Lawsuits

SLAPP lawsuits have nothing to do with an aggrieved party suing after getting smacked around by another. SLAPP is an acronym for “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”. Currently, 30 states have statutes to prevent SLAPP lawsuits. What’s this about? If you’re a fan of John Oliver’s show HBO comedy news show, “Last Week Tonight”, you already know. In 2017 Oliver ran a segment mocking a particularly horrid businessman for negligent actions against his employees which arguably resulted in the death of his coal workers. His Read More +

How To Royally Screw Up Your Injury Case

Whenever a new personal injury client is interviewed in my office, I always address the issue of social media. In short, be very careful what you post on social media. While Instagram and Facebook may be the most effective way to communicate your fun happenings with friends and family near and far, social media postings are discoverable in the event of a lawsuit. This means that if you’re injured from a car crash or some other event of negligence of another and you end up Read More +

Will Your Family Physician See You After Your Car Wreck?

So, you’ve been in a car crash and you’re achy and sore. You didn’t go to an emergency room because you knew you didn’t have any broken bones, internal injuries or bleeding. Will your long term family doctor now see you to assess the injuries? Well, of course, my family doctor will see me. Why wouldn’t he? I’ve been a patient for years! There’s about a 50-50 chance your primary care physician will want nothing to do with you after a crash. Is it because they can’t Read More +

Xarelto Lawsuits

The FDA approved xarelto (also known as “rivaroxaban”) in 2011 as an alternate drug product to other prescriptions that thin the blood. Those who suffer from atrial fibrillation are at extra risk for blood clots that might lead to a stroke. Blood clots are also a risk after major joint reconstruction surgery, such as hip or knee replacement. Blood thinners are the answer. Drugs such as the newer xarelto and the older warfarin both work as an anti-coagulant – that is, to prevent the blood Read More +