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Plaintiff's Personal Injury February 15, 2017

RESEARCH A LAWYER’S HISTORY BEFORE RETAINING THE LAWYER

Brothers Curly, Larry and Moe got rear ended by a negligent driver and each stooge sustained various injuries.  Being the wisest brother, Curly researched his choice for legal counsel carefully and hired me to represent him. Larry and Moe, doing no research whatsoever on their choice for an attorney, went with the local bar stool […]

Yes, You Must Pay These Liens Back

Money received by a claimant as compensation for pain and suffering in a personal injury lawsuit is not taxable because that money is not enriching the person as income, but rather, is compensating in an attempt to make the person “whole” again, or as close to whole as possible after being injured. Yet, the money received […]

Plaintiff's Personal Injury December 14, 2016

It’s The Holidaze- Be Alert Out There

It’s that time of year when we parents are busy rushing around on lunch hours and weekends, gathering gifts for our little ones or significant others.  The kids’ gift lists are complete and their eyes and minds are focused on the prizes coming with the holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas.  So, what’s wrong with this […]

Call The Police!

In every claim made for injuries or damages, credibility of the claimant is essential.  A police report adds a level of credibility to any claim and you should never hesitate to contact the police after any type of accident or injury. I recently met with a new client who had the unfortunate luck to be […]

I’m Done with Westlaw

Wouldn’t you think that a company whose clients are mostly lawyers would deal with those clients in an ethical and legal manner?  Unfortunately, that’s not the case when it comes to Thomson Reuters – West, the company that owns and operates Westlaw, a company  providing computer-based legal research services. After using Westlaw for many years, I  decided […]

Plaintiff's Personal Injury February 18, 2016

More Auto Insurance Information

From reviewing my earlier posts on insurance law, I note a couple areas worthy of further discussion. If you’re a pedestrian and hit by a car, your insurance coverage for accident related bills will come from your own auto policy. If you don’t own a vehicle, then coverage for your bills would come from any auto […]

Plaintiff's Personal Injury February 16, 2016

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

You may need to continue to receive medical treatment long after your case settles.  Dealing with the payment of accident related medical bills can be a confusing and frustrating process.  Even though your case may be settled, I will continue to work with you to resolve all outstanding medical bill issues, something a lot of […]

Plaintiff's Personal Injury February 11, 2016

Identity Theft Protection

Identity theft is not a topic I usually consider.  Not until today, at least, when I was informed by one of the financial institutions I use that an account of mine had been hacked and some nefarious bad guy made off with thousands.  After spending 90 minutes on the phone with the company fraud investigator, […]

Plaintiff's Personal Injury February 11, 2016

Paying Forward Feels Good

Often during a busy work day, the phone rings while my assistant is at the copier, meeting with a client or otherwise engaged.  As I answer and before hearing the voice at the other end, I wonder if this call is the next “big” case.  While sometimes it is just that, frequently it’s someone with a […]

Plaintiff's Personal Injury February 10, 2016

We Do Name Changes and Wills

The process of legally changing your name is complicated and requires multiple steps, including filing the proper documentation with the Court, paying the appropriate fees, publishing in the local newspaper and attending a hearing before a Superior Court Judge. While the process is supposedly able to be readily done by a lay person, there are […]

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