On August 1, 2014 General Motors  started an informal claims procedure to settle accidental injury/death cases caused by   their faulty ignition switches.  Some accidents were single vehicle and sometimes more than one car was involved.  The claim procedure will expire 12/31/14.  This is a very short time, less than 6 months.  It does not…

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There are a lot of things is jury is not allowed to be told about in a civil case: 1. That the defendant has liabilty insurance (The argument is that a jury will be more likely to be sympathetic to the plaintiff if it knows an insurance company will bear the loss. This is based…

Ryan Dempster, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox,   nailed Alex Rodriguez, a New York Yankee with a wild pitch recently.  Sometimes even major league pitchers throw wild pitches. Sometimes they are on purpose and sometimes they are not.  They can control a fastball  well enough to throw  a strike over the corner of…

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If you are reading this it is likely you have RSD and wondering if you have a case. A lawyer takes into a mix of facts and circumstances, some objective, some subjective when he evaluates a case. Here is a short list of important considerations when I decide whether to take RSD cases: Did the…

What do you expect from your lawyer?  The truth, his opinion about your chances, a prediction you can count on? Or just results?  You are guaranteed by the Statement of Client’s Rights the right to “make the final decision” to settle or not.  Most of my clients want to be a part of the case,…

      I had the pleasure of helping a young 18 year old lady settle an accident injury case yesterday.  I reminded her the settlement did not include any money to reimburse her parents who missed a lot of time from work, driving first to visit her for days in the intensive care, and…

When you get hurt in an accident it is natural to want your friends to know what happened, and how you are are doing.  You or a loved one may want to post this information  and pictures  using Facebook. Posting private information about your accident, how it happened, what your injuries are and your recovery…

It took four months for the Court to suspend  Thelma Wagenhoffer’s driver’s license. Lucky she did not cause another accident in the meantime.  She was an accident waiting for a victim. By that time her license had already been taken away by DMV. Remember her? She drove her car into the Publix grocery store on…

Once in a while i get requested to assume the responsibilities for a client’s file.  Clients have the right to change lawyers up until their case is on the verge of a trial.  Before then they can just send a letter to their lawyer and say I am getting a new lawyer on my case….

It seems like a rash of new clients have been given tickets for alleged violations of red lights, stops signs, illegal backing, etc.  It costs about $165 to pay a ticket and more than that to hire a lawyer to go to traffic court, so many clients want a few tips so they can win…

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